Jesus

Theology

Into the Pray Podcast


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We’re really excited to introduce you to a new weekly podcast hosted by Nick and Mairi Franks. The podcast is called Into the Pray and follows on from a mini blog series that you can read here.

Since this mini blog series, we have launched the groundbreaking, debut book Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ. You can buy this here

This new podcast’s tag is “Breaching the Chaos of the Church”and is explained more fully in the first intro episode. Please subscribe to Into the Pray (Apple and Android) and leave a wee review here.

You can also view our new film, The Draft, below. What’s it about? The mess that is the Body of Christ and the future moving forwards.

Here’s a trailer:

Here’s the full film:

Thanks and Maranatha

 

Bible, Church, Eschatology, Jesus Come, maranatha, Theology

The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience


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The Draft (full length) is now available to watch via Vimeo, below. I encourage you guys to save this for the right space/time to be focused for listening, reflecting and praying….oh, and grab some bread and wine!

The format of the film is as follows:

// Part 1: The Future of the Church

  • INTERMISSION/WORSHIP

// Part 2: Our Learning to Pray

  • INTERCESSION/BREAD & WINE

Order your copy of Body Zero here: http://www.bodyzerobook.com

Theology

The Draft


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Next Friday we’ll be releasing a “group think” film called “The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience”.

It won’t be the kind of film to watch while eating a McDonalds. (more…)

Church, Theology

Find Some People Who Want God


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“Dear God, Many of our people go to church every Sunday. It’s only a custom; they don’t want God. Find some people who want God.”

— Leonard Ravenhill

(*Please listen to the 9 minute recording, below.)

Arguably the most dangerous lure of the enemy is to convince us that we’re part of a community that wants God when, in reality, God is far from being the priority of our corporate gathering.

Treadmill Sunday activity revolving around dull “preaching”, “praying” and “worshiping” only proves the point that our functional priority is to other things… organisation, order, structure, programmes, rotas, salaries, “vision”…we want the benefits of God without wanting God Himself, otherwise we would have tears in the pulpit and tears in the pews.

With this in mind, I’ve written a book about the radical preparation unfolding within the Body of Christ before Jesus returns. You can find it in the menu list above entitled “Body Zero” – or click here.

#FindSomePeopleWhoWantGod

Church, Prayer

The Draft Film Project – fully backed!


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We’re now less than a week away from converging on the Cultybraggan ex-POW camp in Perthshire, Scotland to film “The Draft – A Conscription of Conscience” – a new short film series exploring the future of the Church. A group of 20 sojourners and technical crew will be filming next Saturday, 11th January, 2020. Explore The Draft film series, here.

It’s not too late to invest in this documentary if you’re able and would like to? Click here.

We’re certainly very grateful for the generosity of everyone backing the project so far. 

Are we ready?

I know that the burden on everyone’s heart is the glory of God and faithfulness to Christ. However, are we ready for the radical preparation that the Spirit of God is leading us into?

Without doubt, we are living in very significant days and I covet your prayers, personally and for the project.

Jesus is coming and the fundamental landscape of the British Church is changing.

Thank you for praying.

Maranatha.

Nick & Mairi

Support The Draft film series.

music, Music and Song

Are You Saved?


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A couple of weeks ago, my friend Gareth Hides released his album Rescue as his third music project in recent years, following on from a couple of shorter EPs and a debut album in 2014.

I’ve met Gareth a couple of times in person and been Facebook friends for the last five years so I know that he is a man after God’s heart. This is why I wanted to get his album straight away now plug the heck out of it.

This blog is not a review of the album in any way but I will say two things: if you a) like Keith Green and b) want to be refreshed by the backstory, lyrical directness and production quality of an album, this will cap your weekend with joy and you should go and buy it immediately!

I met with Gareth last week and asked him a few questions: (more…)

Eschatology, Evangelism, Jesus, Theology

What Do You Think of Jesus?


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Jesus. You might love Him. You might hate Him. You might reduce Him to fanciful notion and religious crutch. Jesus. Regardless, I have come to find Him to be irresistibly, insatiably and authentically Who He said He was: the Way, the Truth and the Life – the only reconciling way to know and embrace the Father. Jesus. Very God of Very God. His loving Presence unmistakeable, incomparable. His eternal, infinite reality transcendent over everything physical and emotional and spiritual, making perfect sense of our incomprehensible smallness. Jesus. He is Sanity in anxiety; He is all substance found in faith. I don’t think we really know what it means to abide in Him; I don’t think we really know what it means to pray. So much of life and so much of “church” conspires against these bread and butter inheritances. Some wittingly some unwittingly. Either way, I believe God wants to revive us through tears. No man lives via bread alone. Check out my vlog on prayer via my author’s page here and, if you haven’t already, grab a copy of Body Zero by clicking here.

Is there more to life than this? Heck yes. The supernatural life of a disciple of Christ… enough wasted time. We need to be radically prepared for His return.