I listened to a sermon last week from a powerful preacher in the USA. He likened the state of the church in the Western World to the church of Laodicea as described by Jesus in Revelation. I don't think he'd get too many arguments from Christians today.
I am a Charles Spurgeon fan. I love his fiery, heartfelt and passionate preaching. The way he pleads for mankind to consider their wretched state before God and to embrace His gift of salvation is nothing short of inspiring.
My first blog: how exciting!
Today, the 5th September, is not only my birthday (21 again!!), but my first deputation.
WOW! The best misso's letter I have ever got arrived today. The writer is a senior missionary in Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea.
My reaction was :
Such detail and very illuminating, very irritating, very frustrating and very funny.
One can do a whole TV show based on your letter.
I am doing a fair bit of planning and thinking about planning for IT systems in GRN.
We have a history of listening to God and following his lead, which is great. This does make planning difficult though. The business planning and strategy models tend towards the other extreme of very detailed planning based on detailed analysis. We don't the resources to do that, and, frankly, unless you listen very closely to God, you will probably have to redo the plan anyway.
Last night I walked the dog. Nothing very earth shattering about that, except that while I was walking the dog I started thinking about what we needed to solve the problem of replicating audio files between Temecula and Sydney and other centres around the world.
My director walked over to my desk and asked that question feared by all IT support folk, "Is here something wrong with the Internet? My email won't send." He was trying to reply to an email from a friend in one of the recent disaster areas in Asia.
A few quick checks showed that our ADSL line was operational, as was the USA internet connection, so what was happening?
What I did to reach the Muslims at our Church.
Our church in Newport, Victoria -near Williamstown in the western suburbs of Melbourne- is quite literally next door to a mosque. For some time they used to use our hall for various functions, parties, celebrations etc.