Contributed on Feb 12, 2012
Mentoring what is it all about, learning, teaching, being part of a community that learns from others. This is an introduction to our next series.
Let me tell you a bit of a story! When I was a young bloke I decided I needed a way to make a living so I did what was the usual back in the day and looked in the paper and applied for a few jobs, well quite a few. I finally got this job as an apprentice electrician. The truth of the whole ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2012
Weighed down, wanting to grow, wanting to advance, in life, in your Christian journey, towards holy living? - may be it’s time for a BBQ!
I may have mentioned before that I’m a bit of a magpie, Can I see a show of hands from magpies please, and yes you know the gathers of the random? While I’m talking about being a magpie, the family store is a great place to gather stuff and while I’m talking about the family store I’d like to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
What an example of faith can achieve when mentoring, when being mentored. Being responcible stepping up and living it out as an example.
I’ve been talking with you about mentoring in the last couple of weeks as part of a series on the topic and I’d like to introduce you to one of the mentors who helped me in my life, some of you may know this man I’m not sure if I’ve talked about him previously, he once ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2012
The priesthood of all believers, duty, action, responsibility is that all there is? If so anybody could do it or is there more. Speak it out!
Forest Gump’s mother was a wise woman! When she said that, “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!” When I came to Christchurch I read an article about earthquake fault lines on the Southern Alps, when I discussed this with someone they told me “we’ll be right ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2012
How’s the nerves? Jesus was sending his disciples out into the world to bring the good news. "The kingdom of heaven is near!" Resources were limited but Jesus had a plan!
Mentoring 5 “Go!” Before Easter we were looking at a series on mentoring and we had discussed all sorts of stuff about apprentices, walking along side newer people to the faith, helping people to grow in the faith and the like. In the gospels we get read an account of Jesus sending out the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2012
Commitment to love one another what does that look like? The lesson from the hamburger! Living love and drawing on the sustaining power of Christ Jesus is where it is at.
As I Have: John 13:34-35. Well over the last wee while we have been looking at a sermon series that I have called ‘from here to there’. It’s been about mentoring. This is the part of a sermon when an officer hopes that some of the congregation have reasonable recall otherwise he may just have to ...read more