We are finding our feet. We love our new home, we are enjoying our new city, and we are thriving in our new church, but that doesn't mean that we don't feel deeply for what we have left behind. You can be excited about where you are and sad about where you left all at the same time. We're human. We are complex like that.
It's a funny thing, place. It is true that you take yourself with you wherever you go, but it is also true that where you go isn't where you are from. Here isn't there, and here has been very good to us. I am sure there will be too.
The church is messed up. We don't need to get defensive about that. It is made up of messed up people, and it is led and shepherded by messed up people. But when she acts like she is supposed to act, there is nothing like it in the world.
In this message - which I preached at Midrand Bible Church - the text covers the brokenness of David's family and how the passivity of David only went on to exacerbate that problem. David wished that he could have died in his son's place. He had no idea that a son of David would die... Continue Reading →
Sermons can be a powerful device, but they can be quickly forgotten even if they were impactful on the day. We distribute small group notes for each message at BBC and that helps a lot, but people often ask me for my sermon outline. As a result, I will upload PDF's of my outlines whenever... Continue Reading →