I Have Moved!

Hi everyone,
Thanks for visiting, however my new site is http://markneale.org. I will keep this one up for a little longer, but it will be coming down soon
Every blessing,

Mark

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The Same Sex Marriage Debate

There has been a lot of emotions running very high over this debate. Gay-Marriage-300x222[1]
In this p
ost I want to put forward the arguments from both sides in as clear a way as I possibly can, hopefully allowing people to see what is what. Because my job is to write in an uncomplicated and as brief a way as possible  (though that has proven difficult in this case)I haven’t included
Scripture references or a list of resources; these can be easily found for both
sides of the argument if needed.

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Small Is The New Big

Small-Is-The-New-BigChurch as we know it in the West isn’t working; I don’t mean people don’t enjoy themselves (as that seems to be the main directive), some do. What I am talking about is our prime directive to go into all the world and make disciples, our current understanding of church is most certainly failing in this respect. It was this understanding that caused me to make such a radical shift of direction in my life. Whilst I really don’t have all the answers I feel I am closer to what Jesus had in mind when He said ‘church’ than when I ‘pastoring’.

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The Mythology Of Christian Leadership

Myth – “an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.” Dictionary.com

John Maxwell (who told me that he is my friend) says that “everything rises and falls on leadership”, and you know what? He is absolutely right. Everything from our schools to our homes, from our businesses to our sports teams need to be led – The thing is what should church leadership really look like. Does the Bible give any clues, should we be like a corporation or is that the very opposite of what the Jesus had in mind?

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Don’t Call It Church!

ImageWe have all heard it again and again, following Jesus is a relationship and not a religion – To this I say a hearty “amen”. The thing is how does this pan out in our daily living, do we ‘follow Jesus in the way’ or ‘visit Him on a Sunday’? Ironically, the very thing that advertises as being a help can actually be very detrimental to following after the Lord Jesus; I am of course talking about church

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I Just Want To Be Happy

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It is the New Year and the social media will be awash with apparent ‘pearls of wisdom’ on how next year can be your best. I am sure the self-help books will see an increase in sales as those inspired by the season look to improve themselves – And let’s be honest there is no shortage of help out there; apparently our angels, departed loved ones, position of your furniture, daily mantra’s, understanding your chakra and being nice to small animals are all essential keys. If that is the case I have neither the time or the energy to be happy.

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God Says “I Will” – Podcast

MarkUnder the Old Covenant the pressure was on for us to fulfil its terms and conditions;  failure to do so could bring dire consequences. Under the New Covenant the story changes from God saying “thou shalt” to “I will”. The pressure of the New Covenant is born by God Himself. It is God that saves us, God that keeps us and God who will raise us.

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Do I Have To Tithe – Podcast

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In this weeks Podcast we discuss whether or not we should tithe. If we fail to tithe are we destined to be cursed and will compliance open the windows of heaven?

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Things That Make Jesus Angry

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It might be hard for us to come to come to terms with, but Jesus does get angry. I don’t mean He loses the plot and becomes the slave of an emotion warped by sin, but He does get angry and seeing as He is the same yesterday, today and forever, we would do well to be aware of what hacks Him off.

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Gotbygrace has been improved!

For more about the grace of God.

Please go to http://markneale.org for all my latest posts and podcasts.

The new site allows me a lot more flexibility and I am able to handle larger numbers of visitors.

Blessings all!

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