I disagree w the backlash vs Sainsburys ad. They have an advertising budget, they could have spent it on chintz. They told a valuable story
The story was of *peace* not war & they are partnering with a charity *not* selling the associated merchandise 4 profit like John Lewis
Every filmmaker (in advertising or not) is looking to turn a profit. Sains have gone out of their way to turn the profits to a charity.
One more thing: If Christians share the execrable #WestJetChristmas consumerist orgies but not the Sainsburys ad, something is very wrong
Whatever valley you walk through, the Good Shepherd is ahead while ‘goodness and love’ pursue you. (Psalm 23) #EnjoyYourDay
From the overflow of the Father’s heart His Word is revealed. His Word is Life, Joy and Forgiveness (Matt12:34; 1John1) #EnjoyYourDay
The threefold Name be upon you: Blessing/Keeping; Shining/Gracing; Giving Presence/Peace (Num6:22-27) #EnjoyYourDay
Preachers worry about whether to address Christians or non-Christians. The problem is solved if we preach to *sinners*.
The Judge of all is your Advocate! #CantLose #EnjoyYourDay
Discernment is not about figuring out what words and actions will elicit the response you want. That’s called fear of man / manipulation
Discernment is figuring out what is from the flesh and what is from the Spirit. If from the Spirit: do/say it and trust God for the results
Often our desire for “guidance” is a desire for a crystal ball to protect us from hardship. Real guidance might lead us into hardship
BTW what is from the Spirit will be biblical, Christ-exalting and cross-shaped. Otherwise it’s just the flesh in a husky voice
There is a God who reigns from the cross, turning deicide into divine glory. He will redeem you from *all* evil. (Gen 48:16) #EnjoyYourDay
If you’re evangelistically bold but church-shy you’re basically saying “My personality and methods are more compelling than Christ’s body.”
Our hearts go out, but not like His: “When the Lord saw her His heart went out to her. He said ‘Don’t cry'” Lk7:13 #EnjoyYourDay
The true Lord of this world is not death, decay, power, money, fate or some uncaring god. It’s Jesus and He’s for you #EnjoyYourDay
Whatever it holds, today is another day closer to seeing His face. #EnjoyYourDay
“Church is so alien to non-Christians” complains an evangelist. Exactly! And evangelism is an extended invitation to this strange new world
My mum told me I was born in Canberra. Because I trust her I don’t constantly assert the authenticity of my birth certificate.
God speaks in the Bible. Constantly asserting documentary evidence tends to undermine our stated belief that the Bible is God’s word.
So much ‘evangelical scholarship’ simply uses a bottom-up, liberal methodology but happens to come to conservative conclusions.
In Adam – tho u’d done Nothing – u were caught up in curse. In Christ – tho u’ve done Nothing – ur heir of all blessings #EnjoyYourDay
Church is meant to be understandable AND overwhelming to the outsider (1 Cor. 14:22-25). We tend to be one or the other.
Our Saviour sent Kindness to justify you and poured out Cleansing to renew you. (Titus3:4-7) #Trinity #Salvation #EnjoyYourDay
Been driving to Scotland today, but what’s been most exhausting has been listening to memorialist preacher after memorialist preacher.
Memorialist Preacher: You need to keep bringing to mind that you belong to Jesus
Real Presence Preacher: You belong to Jesus.
Teaching Colossians this weekend. My four talks: God is in Christ… We are in Christ… Buried and Raised in Christ… Walking in Christ
There’s a God who has loved you to hell and back, and He has the scars to prove it (John20:24-31) #EnjoyYourDay
If u invite unbelievers to Christ’s body as u invite them to Christ, u’ll be preaching the right kind of repentance / ‘cost of discipleship’
If church is not an integral part of your gospel invitation, then all your talk of ‘repentance’ will only create flash-in-the-pan moralists
< Which is why ‘repent and be baptised’ is so apt. The flipside of the old life is church life.
Feeling down? We have a lowly God who is with and for the downcast: Is57:15; Dan4:17; Zech9:9; Matt11:29 #EnjoyYourDay
Beauty goes skin deep – John 1:14
Ground down? The Lord’s speciality is breathing life into our dust. Gen2:7 #EnjoyYourDay
Christian theology follows Christ – infuriating *both* Sadducees *and* Pharisees.
The Trinity acc. 2 Rev7:17: A God who wipes away all tears, A Shepherd who dies 4 His sheep, A Spirit who slakes every thirst. #EnjoyYourDay
Heb7:24-25 If you spot Jesus being frog-marched out of heaven, worry. Otherwise #Enjoyyourday
I’m considering a ministry to Sufis. The whirled is my parish.
Camus was a tricky philosopher to get your header round.
Shout Out to all the scapegoats
Of course his music depresses. If you nick drake, it’s going to get you down.
My favourite Welsh tourist attraction is Abercus Castle. It’s the fort that counts.
Morgan Freeman needs archive material for his documentary about opera. He keeps saying: “Get Bizet living or get Bizet dying.”
If you want to reboot “PC: The Musical” the key is to delete the contralto
Mohammed Ali’s self-assessment: “persona none greater”
I’ll take my bandage off when it’s goo’d and reddy
Aladdin’s cave was the Mecca of holy grails
You found the definition of beneficial. Good for you
The Church of England has spread globally despite the fact its rites are reserved.
- Those are killer shoes!
– Not really, they’re moccassassins