SERMON SERIES: NEHEMIAH

1445869_94508620I’ve recently finished preaching a series of fourteen sermons on Nehemiah at Banstead Community Church.  Here are links to all the sermons in the series:

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10 OF THOSE TUESDAY

WAYHEvery Tuesday I want to highlight on this blog a great resource that is available from 10ofthose.com and some great deals for you to check out.

This week’s resource is a new book from one of the members of Banstead Community Church.  John Blanchard’s latest, Why are you here? Searching for the Meaning of Life.

John writes: “It makes no sense to go through life without thinking that there must be some meaning to it, and without making any attempt to find out what that meaning might be. This book is a straightforward search for the answer.”

As with a number of his books, this one is a great book for Christians to give away to their friends who are serious about finding out what the Bible’s answer is.

Why are you here? is available to buy HERE.

And while you’re visiting 10ofthose.com you might like to check out the latest offers on a number of resources including some books to read during advent.

THEY KNOW THEIR PEOPLE WELL

lambsinsunlight3Theodore Beza:

“It is not only necessary that [a pastor] have general knowledge of his flock,

but he must also know and call each of his sheep by name,

both in public and in their homes,

both night and day.

Pastors must run after lost sheep, bandaging up the one with a broken leg, strengthening the one that is sick ….

In sum, the pastor must consider his sheep more dear to him than his own life, following the example of the Good Shepherd.”

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RATHER DIE THAN SAY HE’S LEAVING

file0001785988452Mark Jones:

“The minister should aim to get the place where he would rather die than get up and tell his people he is leaving them.

I’m talking about the desire to be so invested in your sheep that the very idea of leaving them causes a great deal of emotional distress.

It is no small blessing from God (to the pastor and his sheep) when a pastor turns down opportunities elsewhere because he can’t bear to leave his flock.”

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LATEST LINKS

Links10 links to check out over the weekend…

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A GOSPEL VISION FOR TRAINING AND EVANGELISM

JSLast Sunday at Banstead Community Church we celebrated God’s faithfulness to us as a local church over the last 10 years.

It was great to have John Stevens (FIEC National Director) preaching at both our services.

This week he blogged and tweeted some kind and encouraging words about his time with us.

Read his post Local Church: Banstead Community Church 10th Anniversary – Celebrating God’s Faithfulness & Encouraged by a Gospel Vision for the Future.