Sunday, July 05, 2009

Phil Wall at MKCC

Today we had the privilege of hosting special guest Phil Wall today at MKCC. Phil became a christian at the age of 20 whilst a policeman. Based out of the Salvation Army he was a travelling evangelist for many years. More recently he founded the charity Hope HIV and now as well as championing the charity he is a leadership coach.

Phil had me hooked from the moment he started. Talking from the last few verses of Matthew 28 here were my highlights.

  • They all worshiped Jesus but some doubted. Why have we given doubt such a bad name in the church. (v17)
  • Doubt and unbelief are not the same thing.
  • I doubt but I believe enough for God to use me.
  • It is a travesty that all we seem to remember Thomas for is doubt. Only a few chapters earlier he was ready to follow Jesus to Jerusalem even if it meant death.
  • I'm glad that God uses doubters. Really glad.
  • Even when it does not look like it ALL authority belongs to Jesus.
  • When we are fully convinced about the authority of Jesus we can have confidence no matter what.
  • Some times we the church are so insecure that we get consumed with internal politics and theology instead of engaging the world.
  • We worship a god who is constantly lapping at the shores of peoples lives. (Man that has given me enough to think about for a long time)
  • The greatest thing we get to do as Christians in this world is kiss the scars of broken people.
  • We mist live our lives in such a way that they make no sense unless Jesus exists.
  • We apprentice people by how we live.
If you did not here Phil then you can listen or download audio here. Video will be at mkcc.org.uk Tuesday.

1 comments:

Johnny said...

Phil is one of The Salvation Army's great prophetic voices.

A good man!

J

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