"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - VoltairE

Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Bible Study Tips

Posted by Anne Witton on Monday, August 29, 2016, In : Bible study 


There are three phases to good Bible study:

Discovery (observation) What does the text say?
Understanding (Interpretation)    What does it mean?
Application What does it mean for me / us?

Remember to ask good questions:

Who is the writer?
is he writing to?
is he writing about?
is speaking?
is being spoken to?

Where    is the writer writing from?
is the intended audience of the letter / prophecy / book?
is the writer referring to?
is the action taking place?

When     is the writer...
Continue reading ...
 

4 Thoughts on Evangelism

Posted by Anne Witton on Sunday, August 14, 2016, In : Reflections 


At church today we were reminded that as saved children of God we're all on mission. Our church banner says "Word, Community, Mission" to remind us that sharing our faith is an integral part of living as Christians in our world.

So here are 4 thoughts about the privilege and responsibility of sharing our faith:
  1. Evangelism stems from our own walk with God.
    Peter of Rheims, a French Dominican friar, said "Anyone who is not burning will not be able to set anyone else on fire."
  2. We're all qualified fo...

Continue reading ...
 

The Wind and the Sun

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, August 4, 2016, In : Random stuff 


As a child, my favourite book was a collection of Aesop's fables. I loved the tales of animals and people facing moral dilemmas, and the important lessons I could learn from them.

As I've been thinking about how to communicate my faith in a postmodern world, a particular story came to mind, so I thought I'd share it here.

The Wind and the Sun

The wind and the sun were once arguing about which of them was the stronger. As they could not agree, they decided to arrange a contest.

"You see that trave...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Tags

"loving god' commandment relationship 40th activity acts addiction aesop agapé animation anxiety apologetics app apps aroma atheism audio ben folds bible bible study birthday blog book books busyness celebration celibacy charity chart child children christ christendom christmas church church history coastguard colouring comedy commentary communications community conference consumerism conversation creation creation care creativity culture cwtch data diagram dictionary discipleship discussion documentary easter education emotion enemies environment ethics evangelism event evidence ezekiel fable fair trade faith father fear feeling feminism film fireseeds flesh foodbank freshers fun fundraiser funny game gifts giving god good gospel grace gratitude great commission green growth guitar health heart history holy biscuit holy spirit home hope hopelessness hospitality house hub humour hymn identity individualism infographics interviews jesus joke kingdom of god leaflet lennox lgbtq library literature love magazine map maturity meditation memory mental health ministry mission moral morality move music nation newcomers news north east old testament online outreach parable persecution perspective philosophy photo photography piano podcast poem political correctness pool night post-christendom poverty praise prayer prayer requests presentation presents princess anne priorities prodigal son project provision psalm publicity puzzle questions quiz quotes reading reference reflection relationship relationships relativism religion repentance rescue resource resources rest retreat review reviews right and wrong royalty sabbath sacrifice scholarship science scripture secularism sermon sex sharing faith shopping showcase significance silence sin smell social social action society solitude song songs soularium spiritual gifts spirituality stats stewardship stone story student life students study support support discovery talk tech technology thank you thanksgiving theology tools top trumps training translation treasure treasure hunt trivia update value video vine visual walk website websites witnessing women words world worry worship wrong wycliffe ywam

Agapé is a registered charity in England & Wales (no. 258421) and Scotland (no. SC042332).
167 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SW   |   0121 765 4404   |  info@agape.org.uk