WEEK 4: Blessing Others

16th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40) A few years ago, I had the privilege of leading a group of 44 people travelling to Egypt. I had the responsibility of getting the group…

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WEEK 3: The Great Invitation

9th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21) I can still remember some of the mission conferences I attended while I was a theology student back in the late 90s. The theme of these conferences was always connected to the Great Commission in one or another way. We listened…

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WEEK 2: Go Clean Your Room

2nd October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4) A father once told his son to go clean his room. The 5-year-old boy walked into his room and after about 15 minutes, came back and told his father that he could…

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WEEK 1: What’s in Your Hands?

25th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When He had said this, He showed them His hands and his side… Jesus said to them again, ‘… As the Father has…

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WEEK 9: The Body of Christ

11th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6) As both a youth pastor and as part of the INcontext team, it…

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WEEK 8: What’s It All For?

4th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.” (Ephesians 4:28) I stumbled across this sometimes-overlooked verse one day and it really stuck with me. At the time, I was working as a youth pastor…

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WEEK 7: What’s In It For Me?

28th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.” (Matthew 20:9-10) The parable of the workers…

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WEEK 6: Jesus, Man of Joy

21st August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11) At INcontext, we often talk about anguish – that God-given heartbreak for those who suffer. Anguish was clearly felt by Jesus, whose tears were recorded in the Gospels and whose…

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WEEK 5: Move Aside

14th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your offspring I will give this land.’ So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.” (Genesis 12:7-8, NIV) The story of God calling Abram to go…

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WEEK 4: “You bring the water, I’ll make the wine”

7th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then He told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.” (John 2: 7-9a, NIV) The water-into-wine…

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