Stephen Brown

Have been reading Stephen Brown’s When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough recently whilst preparing for Adult Sunday School. I realise he’s a controversial figure and a quick search online brings up plenty of reasons to take a bit of extra care with him, but this is honestly one of the most helpful modern books I’ve read on Christian Liberty.

Sunday was good this week. Paul L preached on Matthew 13:44-46 in the morning. I was in crèche in the eve so missed most of the evening sermon on Numbers.

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that fiel

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

Really helpful on if you don’t think the kingdom of heaven is better than anything, you haven’t understood the kingdom of heaven.

Emma’s mum and dad were with us in church which was good to see.

Adult Sunday School was a tough one… I got slightly muddled at one point, but they are a very patient and gracious bunch. I’m hoping to bring things back down to earth next week or else risk killing probably the most glorious doctrine of the Gospel!

Emma and I have been slightly discouraged at home with usual children challenges…although we can’t help laughing at some of the hilarious antics of our three year old. There is a strange happiness in the relentlessness.

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Chris Roberts

Associate Minister at the Ealing International Presbyterian Church, married to Emma, with two kids.

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