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My Life as a Suburban Church Planter

Yesterday, I had the rare privilege of sharing some thoughts with my brothers and sister at the Acts 29 Global Gathering in Nashville, TN. It has been a remarkable time together and I love this family more than ever. I... Continue Reading →

Building a Preaching Team – Part II: Calendars, Rhythms and Getting Everyone on the Same Page

Some time ago I wrote about some of the reasons that we were beginning to pursue a preaching team strategy at BBC. You can find that article here. It got a fairly significant and diverse response from right across the world.... Continue Reading →

Messy Grace Blog – Sanctifying Singleness

A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about Singleness from 1 Corinthians 7 and how the church should do better at discipling singles in a sermon titled "It's Complicated" - Sanctifying Relationship Status. After this sermon, one of our congregants, Gareth Brady, emailed me and... Continue Reading →

Sermon Notes – Messy Grace (1 Corinthians) – Part 20: Participating with Jesus

In week 20 of our study in 1 Corinthians, we have a look at Paul's powerful description of the ordinance of communion. What is this sacred meal? What benefit does it have for believers? How best should we prepare for... Continue Reading →

Building a Preaching Team: How and Why We Have Changed Our Preaching Calendar

I would far rather have a legacy that leaves lots of other gifted communicators of God's truth to serve the church, than one that simply saw me preach a lot because people liked it.

Sermon Notes – Messy Grace (1 Corinthians), Part 1: Unstoppable

In week 1 we looked at how the church in Corinth got its start, and how that encourages us today to persevere in the work of making disciples and planting churches.

Sermon Notes – The Good Life, Part IV: Happy and Holy

In this sermon series we are taking time to examine a theology of joy, happiness and contentment in the life of the Christian. Why does Paul command us to rejoice? What are we supposed to rejoice in or about? How... Continue Reading →

Sermon Notes – The Good Life, Part III: The Meaningful Mundane

In this sermon series we are taking time to examine a theology of joy, happiness and contentment in the life of the Christian. Why does Paul command us to rejoice? What are we supposed to rejoice in or about? How... Continue Reading →

Sermon Notes – The Good Life, Part II: The Secret

In this sermon series we are taking time to examine a theology of joy, happiness and contentment in the life of the Christian. Why does Paul command us to rejoice? What are we supposed to rejoice in or about? How... Continue Reading →

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