This is a fabulous talk by Paul Maconochie from St Thomas Church in the UK.
He describes the work of the Holy Spirit in shaping us through life events such as eruption, erosion and excavation. In his typical style, Paul shares his personal experiences about how he developed faith in hard times, discovering what it means to “ask, seek and knock” (Matthew 7:7).
In the gospels, Jesus never refused to heal any person who asked for healing. He may have said ‘wait,’ but in the end, they were always healed. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to do the same. What a challenge!
How do we heal the sick when our experiences of prayer are so different from those in the Bible? How do we make sense of people not being healed in faith? How do we step out in faith in the power of the Holy Spirit, even when we’re scared? How do we persevere until we see breakthrough?
In this podcast, Paul Macconochie tackles this difficult topic with maturity and poise, outlining his personal stories and learnings from decades of prayer ministry.
I love this talk… Paul shares powerful, personal stories of faith in action in the context of mission. His stories can inspire us practically as we learn to listen to God’s voice and step out in obedience to respond.
In this talk, Paul Maconochie discusses the difference between success and fruit. He explains the principles of abiding from John 15 — where Jesus calls us to work from our rest, rather than rest from our work.
The principles of the ‘semi-circle’ (discussed in this podcast) are a key to understanding our approach to mission and discipleship in TPC.