Martin Dunkley spoke to us out of Deuteronomy 11:8-15, prophesying that, just as they have seen an 'upgrade' in the level of grace and favour over their churches in the North East, we would see that too here in the Oxfordshire.
Martin Dunkley is the leader of Salt and Light North East Region as well as Tees Valley Community Church
'The Big Ask' is a phrase commonly used in sport, or in business; we might also use it in asking a massive favour from one of our neighbours.
Many Christians are excited by the supernatural, envisioned by purposeful Christian living, but sometimes move away from the centre of everything, which is Christ Jesus himself.
As churches across the West Region we have commited together, this autumn, to study on The Kingdom of God. It’s a series that inevitably centres us on King Jesus, but which causes us to look afresh at how we relate to his rule and reign. How does his rule affect our appetites and ambitions, what impact must it have on our relationships and priorities?
‘If your Presence does not go with us’, Moses contended with God, ‘do not send us up from here.’
All too often we can find ourselves bombarded with fresh messages as we try to catch hold of the latest thing: The latest fashions, latest diet, latest technology. As churches we believe we are hearing a sustained sound from God, we are resonating with a call to be captivated by the wonder of his love, changed by the power of his spirit and commissioned to serve his kingdom purpose.