What Is God Teaching Us Through Covid-19? – #2 Sacrifice & Suffering

One of the biggest questions that I keep being asked by people across Everyday Church right now is: What is God teaching us as a church through Covid-19? To answer that question, I’ll be posting a few thoughts over the next few weeks from our conversations together as whole-church elders, but we don’t claim to be the only ones who can answer this question. If you are part … Continue reading What Is God Teaching Us Through Covid-19? – #2 Sacrifice & Suffering

Little Disciples #1 – Families, Where Children Become Christians

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Freddos, action songs and “the floor is made of lava” aren’t mentioned in the Bible. Perhaps surprisingly, neither is “kids work”. I wonder how you’d feel if we shut down “Everyday Kids” entirely? Reactions would likely range from “how inconvenient!” to “how dare you!” with every flavour in between. Why am I asking this? Because in the Bible, families are seen as the … Continue reading Little Disciples #1 – Families, Where Children Become Christians

The Attributes of Scripture: #5 The Bible is Authoritative

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and, finally, the Bible has authority. This feature is probably the simplest to understand. Grudem, the author of the door-wedging Systematic Theology, puts it like this: “All the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.” We don’t really … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #5 The Bible is Authoritative

The Attributes of Scripture: #4 The Bible is Clear

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and the Bible is clear. Hang on. That’s not true, is it? What about 1st Corinthians 11:10: “It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.” Touché. Let’s unpack what I mean by “clear”. The Church of England does this really well in the following: … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #4 The Bible is Clear

The Attributes of Scripture: #3 The Bible is Sufficient

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and the Bible is all that we need. Grudem, in his brilliant Systematic Theology, summarises this in the following: “…[Scripture] contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.” The sufficiency of the Bible is probably the fiddliest doctrine in this series of blog posts. It’s … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #3 The Bible is Sufficient

The Attributes of Scripture: #2 The Bible is Necessary

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and we need the Bible to know God. It’s that simple. True, we can catch glimpses of who God is without the Bible. For example, in Psalm 19:1-4, David says: “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #2 The Bible is Necessary