…than wearing a shamrock or even drinking a Guinness Pray his prayer ‘St Patrick’s Breastplate’! On the day we remember a powerful missionary pioneer. I’m reminded of what a revolution this man of God wrought by reading Steve Addison’s Movements That Change The World, required reading for New Thing Europe! Pray this with me, pray it for me, pray it for you and yours, for your spheres of influence, pray it out loud ( unless it’ll get you thrown off the bus)! I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. I arise today through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism, through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial, through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension, through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom. I arise today through the strength of the love of cherubim, In the obedience of angels, in the service of archangels, in the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, […]
“Anthony Delaney speaks the language of our friends, neighbours and co-workers. Using eye-catching illustrations and thought-provoking stories, he brings spiritual truths to life.”
Dr. R.T. Kendall
“It is essential that young men of God rise up and carry on the greatest task given to anyone, the teaching of God’s precious Holy Word. To aspire to such a calling is one thing, but to fulfill it is another. As one who loves God’s Word and is passionate about the continuing faith of the Church, I am thrilled that men like Anthony Delaney are one of God’s chosen vessels. He is surely one of tomorrow’s men!”
“Anthony Delaney communicates in a way that is grounded in honesty, reality and integrity. He smashes every religious stereotype you've ever come across whilst remaining passionate about his faith. A beer, a Bible and a Balti shared in the company of Anthony would be a great way to spend an evening.”
“We in Willowfield Church had a great week of outreach and mission with Anthony Delaney and a team from Ivy. Anthony himself was used really effectively in his preaching and people are now in the Kingdom who responded to his invitation to follow Christ. He is a gifted evangelist and it is so clear that nothing excites Anthony quite like seeing people become Christians. The quality of the young men and women in the team from Ivy who accompanied Anthony also testified to Anthony as a leader who is obviously able to raise up disciples who make disciples and who are very effectively discipline the next generation of radical young Christian leaders. We were blessed so much by Anthony's ministry in Belfast.”
"Please pass on grateful thanks to Anthony for his contribution at Flourish. I have been reviewing what he taught again and again with individuals since then and I am sure that it will influence our future at my churches, so am confident that it will be a similar blessing in the other churches that were represented at Flourish this year. THANK YOU"
We invited Anthony to Immanuel to help us put sharing our faith back at the heart of what we are about at Immanuel. He spoke at a men’s breakfast and our main Sunday gathering. He is a passionate and relevant communicator of the gospel. He uses language that is easily understood with many great illustrations and stories. Anthony not just shared the good news but encouraged and equipped us to continue with mission. The feedback from our church family has been incredibly positive and we are hoping he will visit us again.
As we spoke after the service his heart to invest in church leaders was evident.
Thinking about speaking...
This coming Sunday I’ll be speaking on the line in Lennon’s Imagine when he said, “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, nothing to kill or die for, a brotherhood of man.” Is money the root of all evil (as the Bible is often misquoted as saying?). Are poor people in some sense better off? Would the world be better if they just gave everyone the same, whether a little or a lot? How long would that system last? One of my readings is the famous story of the ‘Rich Young Ruler.’ He appears in all three of the Synoptic gospels, went away from Jesus sad, because he had a lot of money. Does more make you miserable? Your thoughts and ideas appreciated, as I try to gather mine.
Can I share with you what the vision of our church is? The Bible says, “Without a vision the people perish.” If we can’t see where we’re going, we’re not going. We need a vision or we’re going nowhere. Here’s what we’re about. To extend the Kingdom of God one life at a time in West Horsley and the surrounding area by becoming more like Jesus Christ one day at a time The Kingdom of God is not seen in the Bible as a limited geographical area, like our little village of West Horsley. Instead the word Kingdom could be better rendered as ‘Kingship.’ The Kingdom of God is wherever God is King. Wherever he reigns and rules. He is God of the whole universe he created. That’s his right, that’s his position. Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of Lords. But non of us are born his subjects. Like a friend of mine has recently rejoiced in becoming a citizen of this country, we have to accept his rule, and say, “My citizenship is in heaven.’ That’s […]
Next Sunday we start a series of talks (me first) based on John Lennon’s song, Imagine. I do like the song musically etc., grew up with it – but it just says so many things that I don’t think of as actually utopian. CS Lewis had entirely the opposite view: Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. I’ve been to the top of some impressive mountains, sat on idyllic beaches in various places, bought some cool stuff. But you always end up after the latest adventure or acquisition with the same question – “What’s next?” That longing for something more, better, above…where/Who does that come from? We’re not home yet. Where’s John Lennon now? Lewis said in Mere Christianity something to the effect that if people have no desire for heaven, then their presence there would only spoil it so why would God force them to go? (pg 63) The point is not that God will refuse you admission to His eternal world if you have not certain qualities of […]
Never feel like doing too much on Boxing Day. Bought a spare hard drive that doesn’t work. 750 GB of nothing! What’s the point of having memory, if it doesn’t work? What’s the point of starting one of these blogs if I don’t remember to do anything on it? What’s your happiest memory? Mine – probably lying on my Dad’s chest when I was a little boy, hearing his heart beat, surrounded by unconditional love. It does NOT get better than that. Good to remember….