A trip back into the GBM archives. In 2009 Jim Sayers traveled to Bulgaria for a pastors' conference in the resort town of Velingrad. , 20 years after Communism had collapsed. Young people never knew Communism, yet it shaped the lives of their culture and was a daily reality for their parents. Jim chatted to Kristu Kulichev who was imprisoned for his faith, and Charlie Hadjiev who was Director of IFES Bulgaria at the time, as well as those who grew up under Communism.
Derek French and Roger Prime look at the main purpose of John's first letter, to give Christians true assurance. Then Andrew Cook talks to Steve Kneale about the abuse of Scripture, looking at Psalm 37v4 and asking whether God will give us just whatever we want. A true understanding of the verse looks at the whole context of the psalm, how it was read in OT Israel, and what it means for a Christian to trust in the Lord and delight in him.
The latest edition of Serving Today from GBM radio, a programme for pastors and church leaders. Roger Prime continues to look at the letters of John, and Steve Kneale looks at Matt 18:20 and the abuse of Scripture
Serving Today is a GBM radio programme for pastors and church leaders.
This episode includes another installment of our New Testament survey, this time on the epistles of John. Derek French talks with Roger Prime about the apostle John and why he wrote his letters.
Andrew also chats to Steve Kneale in a new series called 'The practical preacher.' In this programme Steve looks at the task of placing a verse of Scripture in its wider context.
GBM's main event each year is our Annual Mission Day, which this year took place in London. Missionaries give presentations across the day, and some more video content can be found on our website. The day finishes with ministry from God's Word, which this year was brought by Theo Donner, who teaches at the Seminario Biblico de Colombia in Medellin.
Graham and sally Jones work in Western Kenya, serving alongside local churches where they provide training and mentoring for local pastors. In this podcast they discuss the challenges of life on the ground in rapidly multiplying local churches. Sally explains a new project to get more women reading the Bible, and Graham explains a recent discussion on how Christians deal with traditional beliefs about the spirit world.
Phil and Lydia Evans went to serve in Latvia in February 2018, alongside Malcolm and Ruth Firth in Grace International Church Riga. Listen to them talk about the challenges of the early months of missionary life, as well as becoming first-time parents in a different culture.