Christian Living 

Overcoming hindrances in your prayer life

In the middle of Greg Haslam’s big book on preaching is a section by Terry Virgo on the preacher giving themselves to the word and to prayer. Terry writes, Since prayer surrounding our ministry in the Word is so vital, we need regularly to examine whether we are as devoted to prayer as we should be. Terry then identifies a number of reasons why our prayer life might be flagging:  A lack of sense of purpose A lack of discipline A lack of planning A lack of clear objectives And what…

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Book Review: The Spirit Filled Church

What should church life be like? What values and principles should be evident to any observer? How should a church be led and who by and what gifts should we be looking for? These are the questions that Terry Virgo addresses in The Spirit-Filled Church: Finding your place in God’s purpose. As the founding and father to the Newfrontiers family of churches this is a clear and accessible explanation to the way Newfrontiers has attempted to answer those questions. As a, largely, contented member and leader within that same family of churches…

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Book Review: God’s Lavish Grace

According to CS Lewis the one unique thing about Christianity is ‘grace’, so perhaps there is nothing more important in living a Christ-like life than getting a really good firm grip on grace. And Terry Virgo’s God’s Lavish Grace is one of the best books available on grace. If I can illustrate it this way, I think Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing about Grace? is the best book that illustrates grace, the stories demonstrate grace beautifully. Just a wonderful book. Virgo’s book on the other hand teaches you about grace,…

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I link therefore I am (22/02/10)

Having just attended my first gay civil ceremony this caught my attention which Peter Ould gives the treatment it deserves Terry Virgo, went to Bible College with my dad, but other than that I have had little to no connection or contact with the man who founded Newfrontiers, the church network I’m a part of. He’s also just turned 70 and Dave Bish and Matt Hosier pay tribute. At last something sensible from American Christians on climate change Adrian Warnock calls our attention to politics

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Virgo on giving (2)

Terry Virgo continues his excellent series of posts on giving and generosity. He writes, “Paul’s ‘sowing and reaping’ theme is unexpected. What does giving have to do with sowing? Surely they’re two very different activities. When you give something it’s no longer yours and you have less than you had before. You had five, you gave away two, now you have three left. Sowing is an altogether different principle. When you sow you don’t lose what you have because you commit it to a process.” Read the whole thing here

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