A Macedonian Call
In this sermon by Paul Kenchington from Holy Trinity Combe Down (HTCD), he addresses the subject of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Paul highlights that the work the church participated in doing (including miracles) in the book of Acts, is the blueprint of the work that the church in today's society should be participating in.
The first point Paul looks at is submission; that a christian should be culturally relevant but firstly submitted to Christ.
Paul challenges the consumerist culture that is taking over society and suggests that discipleship (through service) to Christ might be the antidote to this.
He continues to encourage the listener to be a witness of Christ and to share the light of Christ in whatever situation they find themselves in.
Paul goes on to talk about the need to be attentive to the voice of God. Specifically through His Word and through prophecies, visions and dreams.He implies that it is when we hear and listen to God's voice that we understand more His will and plans.
Finally Paul concludes that when we are attentive to God's voice, when we trust in God's promises, and when we are submitted to His will, it is then that we will see the Kingdom of God break through.