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Praise God for a good final day. As we looked at Ephesians 5 on marriage we found something very counter-cultural, very different to pragmatic marriage, the husband as unconditionally loving, sacrificial servant leader, Oneness, a parable of the gospel. In the workshop on evangelistic preaching (notes here) we had quite a discussion about the content of […]

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Things really warming up. Lots of Bible. Lots of nitty gritty. Enjoying it more and more… Some surprising things about wisdom from Proverbs 8: Wisdom is personal Wisdom is out-going – seeks us as before being sought Wisdom is delighting, delighted-in, loving, loved Wisdom is supremely valuable, the source of life and blessing Wisdom is […]

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Some of today’s highlights: Very fruitful time discussing pastoral ministry – looking to God’s Word and listening to Benard Kariuki and Joel Mutea sharing their wisdom and experience in wisdom. Lots of helpful things came out: The Calling and Ministry are for every member of the church (Eph. 4:1, 4, 12) Who is equal to […]

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Covered all sorts of stuff today. Praise God for teachable humble engagement with the Word. The theme that seemed to emerge through the day was about our wretchedness and Christ’s wonderful salvation. “Daily I abhor my sin. Daily I adore my Saviour.” (John Stott) “I remember that this: that I am a great sinner and Christ is a great […]

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Praise God for a good day at MTC. The theme that seemed to come out throughout the day for me was (it sounds a bit depressing to say it but actually it was wonderful) death and the greatness of Jesus who has defeated death. We started with Romans 6 and found that we’ve already died […]

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Last day of the ministry training week for the iServe apprentices and great last few chapters of the book of Job: Can you execute justice and judgement and bring world peace (40:9-14)? Can you overcome the great powers of sin  (40:14-24)? Can you put the King of Darkness, the Evil One himself on a leash (41:1-34)? […]

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From Job 32-37, the long speech of Elihu, we started to see how suffering is a far more complex issue than the ‘comforters’ had made it, with many possible purposes beyond punishment and linking to God’s concerns to speak to us, perfect us, call us to himself and above all his glory. Discussing marriage and parenting […]

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From Job 2:11-25:6: Job is sitting in gehenna/hell, unrecognisable (Isa. 52:14), a man of sorrows, acquainted with every kind of grief (Isa. 53:3). Job’s ‘comforters’ throw at him verses like “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” Job’s great hope is […]

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First day of the Ministry Training Course with the 2013/2014 apprentices. Great to hear stories from their different placements and see how God has really been growing them over the last seven months. A highlight for me was the first of a series of expositions of Job from Fidel: Job 1:1-2:10: Big question is, ‘Does God […]

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Today is arrivals day for the next iServe Africa Ministry Training Course (MTC). The theme is Steadfast 24/7 in light of the Cross of Christ. Just to give a bit of background, the idea of the MTC weeks is for apprentices to come back together once a quarter, from placements all over Kenya, to debrief, […]

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