1 Corinthians 13:1-3

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Thank you for listening to this week’s teaching session through 1 Corinthians. Today we’re looking at chapter 13 and especially the first three verses.

**Just to clarify about the point concerning Bar Mitzvah and chapter 13 having 13 verses: obviously these are man-made constructions (the original manuscripts didn’t have chapter or verse divisions) but in Paul’s forensically ordered and inspired thinking it seems significant that this issue of love is saved for this exact point in his letter.**

In chapter 14, Paul directly commends the distinctive role of individual instruments being played in isolation, for a special visit and for battle; in chapter 12 today, Paul indirectly commends the harmony of an ensemble of instruments being played together, for every day community life.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

What would it mean for us to be harmonious and indistinct at the time of war? What would it mean for us to be shrill and obsessed with solos as our main rhythm of community life?

All manner of possible hypothetical scenarios can be concocted, but Paul’s principle is clear: the proof of our genuine “coming of age” into the kingdom of God is that we are continuing to ask the present continuous Holy Spirit to increasingly pour into our hearts His agape love.

Love is a noun: love is not love; God is love.

Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick continues to return to full health. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

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Come, Lord Jesus!

Love,

Nick & Mairi xx

The Black Friday of Hosea

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Thank you for listening to Into the Pray! 

We would be very surprised if there was another podcast available today offering an overview of the prophet Hosea as an antidote to the madnesses of Black Friday.

As a balm for our materialistically bombarding world, sit back in your favourite chair with a coffee or in the car or on the move with your favourite podcast and listen to Nick read part of chapter 7 (HIM) from is book, Body Zero.

Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ

Don’t forget to join us for our teaching sessions on Sunday! We’re continuing to work towards the end of the book of 1 Corinthians in our series, City of Temples. This coming Sunday we’ll be looking at the first three verses of Paul’s exquisite chapter on love (13).

Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick continues to return to full health. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us. 

If you would like to support our work, you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us. 

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2019: Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
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Come, Lord Jesus!

Love,

Nick & Mairi xx

Destroying Our Gender

We are privileged to honour the memory of our friend, Melvin Tinker, who very sadly passed away earlier yesterday morning. 

We feel very grateful for the times we had with Melvin, in person and online, and will miss calling on him for the urgent kingdom wisdom that he carried and communicated so well. 

Featuring Melvin at length in a special tribute episode, the next instalment of our new YouTube series is now available here.

Destroying Our Gender: Tribute to Melvin Tinker

Please watch and share to your networks. 

Also, the recent podcast conversation Nick had with Melvin, just days before he was diagnosed, is available in full here

“Welcome him [home] then in the Lord with all joy, and honour and highly appreciate men like him…” (Philippans 2:29 AMPC).

Maranatha,

Nick & Mairi

Thoughts of U.K. Church Leaders?

Welcome to Episode #2 of “To the Church in Great Britain”.

Today we look at the Satanic strategy of “Killing our Lament” and are very grateful for the valuable contributions of the guys involved.

To the Church in Great Britain #2

There’s a shed-load of work involved in this so episodes will be coming out every other Sunday.

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Thank you again to all involved in making this series happen.

The Progressive [Wokerati] of the Church

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This week on the Into the Pray podcast we’re grateful to be joined by Alisa Childers…author, worship leader and Christian apologist from the USA. 

Do you know what “progressive christianity” is? Do you know why it’s so dangerous? Do you understand how commonplace heresy is? Do you agree that something more radical is afoot in the Body of Christ? …and that sitting on the fence will soon no longer be an option?

Conversation Tonight with Alisa Childers

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Alisa’s book, “Another Gospel?”,  can be purchased here.

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Thank you!

Love, 

Nick & Mairi

URGENT: Prayer for the Body of Christ

Early Morning Prayer: Premiering via YouTube at 6am GMT.

This is the YouTube version of the Into the Pray podcast entitled, ‘English Bishops Converting to Catholicism.’

Podcast version: https://podcast.firebrandnotes.com/900157/9374361-english-bishops-converting-to-catholicism-feat-nick-franks

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Jeremiah Chapter 1

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Thank you for joining us for our mid-week session of Into the Pray – you can find all episodes here.

You might like to watch/share our flagship 2021 film here.

This week we continue peering through the God-given window of Scripture to discover how abnormal our secularised world is, let alone our secularised Church.

The main audio in this episode is from a meeting Nick had been invited to speak in last year, hence the audio quality is via Zoom.

Continue reading “Jeremiah Chapter 1”

Paul – Apostle of Christ

A trusted friend suggested that I take a look at this film because of the prophetic sense in which it can be helpfully viewed to imagine the future of today’s fibrillating Church.

With the establishment crumbling around us (increasingly in the hearts of the faithful Bride if not in the eyes of the harlot church), it’s good and proper that we each imagine in prayer where today’s blitzkrieg of cultural Marxism is forcing us, both as a collective whole as well as individual communities.

Continue reading “Paul – Apostle of Christ”