Saturday, April 21, 2012

This is No Thaw - This is Spring I tell you!

I am enjoying the first day off of my "new attitude" and have been re-visiting the glorious resources that are out there on the internet for free.  Who would have thought that we can listen to sermons preached on the other side of the world so quickly!?

I have been looking around the old websites I used to visit so regularly - starting off by looking at "the state of the nation" - what Christian conferences are still around and boy, are there a few!  I feel ashamed I have not been more aware.  More of that later.  But I was re-encouraged by a quote of Terry Virgo's in his final Firstline at last years final "Together on a Mission";

"From the original formation of Newfrontiers we have believed that God still pours out His Spirit and that the New Testament model of Spirit-filled churches, established on apostolic foundations and committed to world mission, remains plan A. We have never been content with a cessationist perspective that expects the church to try advancing without God’s manifest presence".

This is ALL about His manifest Presence.  Without Him - we are nothing.

And I have been listening to Rob Rufus speak to his leaders in Hong Kong on; "Charisma and Leadership";

Part 1: The Power of Influence - How to Develop Charisma. Rob Rufus from City Church on Vimeo.


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Hazel said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog and am encouraged by what I've seen here on the subject of continuation as opposed to cessationist thinking, and also the desire to see more of God's manifest presence!
Isn't it sad how people put Martyn Lloyd-Jones in their favourite theological box, especially where the spiritual gifts are concerned! I look forward to reading more of your thoughts, thanks for taking the time to share them.