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Malcolm Cox Malcolm Cox. Spiritual disciplines coach (http://www.coach.me/mccx). Enjoying communicating the depth & relevance of the Bible to life today. Author of 'An elephant's swimming pool' about John's gospel. Twitter: @mccx See: www.malcolmcox.org, www.watfordchurchofchrist.org & www.tvcoc.org

  • 148: Tuesday Teaching Tips 148, "Brilliant Barnabas - Acts 4"
    by Malcolm Cox

    Barnabas is brilliant. But what is it that makes him so “effective” as a speaker (Acts 14:1)? We don’t know much about his technique, but we know a lot about his character and his spirituality. In this series we will investigate brilliant Barnabas in the book of Acts and beyond. In doing so I hope we will all gain insights which will help us to be as effective as him. We start today in Acts chapter 4. Thank you for listening to this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on the YouTube teaching tips playlist.  Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.  Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org.  Thanks again for listening. Have a terrific Tuesday, and a wonderful week. God bless, Malcolm  mccx, Malcolm Cox, Watford, Croxley Green, teaching, preaching, spiritual disciplines, public speaking, corporate worship, Sunday Sample, Corporate Worship Matters, Tuesday Teaching Tips, Quiet Time Coaching, Coach.me, coaching, coach me, coaching near me, coach, online coaching, savior, quiet time, devotion, God, Jesus, Pray, prayer, Barnabas, Acts of the Apostles […]

  • "Awesome Antioch", Acts 11.19-30, Sermon for Watford Church of Christ
    by Malcolm Cox

    **1\. sPeak words of encouragement, vv22-24 ** A. Notice what God is doing B. Speak words of encouragement  C. God brings the increase **2\. Partner with a friend, vv25-26** A. Find a partner not a problem B. Someone different from you C. Active in service together **3\. Provide practical help vv27-30** A. Listen to needs B. Respond C. Sacrifice “What this means for me is……………………………….……” Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.  Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org. Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review. God bless, Malcolm PS: If you would like some coaching in spiritual disciplines, look me up here.  PPS: You might also be interested in my book: "An elephant's swimming pool", a devotional look at the Gospel of John mccx, Malcolm Cox, Watford, Croxley Green, teaching, preaching, spiritual disciplines, public speaking, corporate worship, Sunday Sample, Corporate Worship Matters, Tuesday Teaching Tips, Quiet Time Coaching, Coach.me, coaching, coach me, coaching near me, coach, online coaching, savior, quiet time, devotion, God, Jesus, Pray, prayer, […]

  • 74: The Sunday Sample: Episode 74. Another new song: "I have seen the Lord"
    by Malcolm Cox

    Buying a new keyboard seems to have brought out more creativity from within me. I love the poems of David Adam. Here’s one from his book, "Tides and seasons: modern prayers in the Celtic tradition”. I’ve set it to music as a meditative quiet time experience. I’d love your feedback. How could it be improved?  Do you have any projects of your own you'd be willing to share with me and this community? Come on everyone, let’s get bold and creative! Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.  Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org. Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review. “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11) God bless, Malcolm PS: If you would like some coaching in spiritual disciplines, look me up on coach.me.  PPS: You might also be interested in my book: "An elephant's swimming pool", a devotional look at the Gospel of John mccx, Malcolm Cox, Watford, Croxley Green, teaching, preaching, spiritual disciplines, public speaking, corporate worship, Sunday Sample, Corporate Worship Matters, Tuesday Teaching Tips, Quiet Time Coaching, Coach.me, coaching, coach me, coaching near me, coach, online coaching, savior, quiet time, devotion, God, Jesus, Pray, prayer, […]

  • 79: "Who are you?" Quiet Time Coaching 79
    by Malcolm Cox

    Who do you think you are? Who do you think God thinks you are? How do you reconcile those two views when they differ? I read an article today in Premier Christianity Magazine which shed some light on these questions. It was written by Claire Musters. Check her out at www.ficm.org.uk. She offers a number of phrases taken from Scripture that can help us to believe that we are accepted, secure and significant. As she said in her article, “When I first encountered the “Who I am in Christ” list from the Freedom in Christ course, I was encouraged to read it out loud every day. Initially I cringed, as it felt like brainwashing, and yet, as I reflected, I realised that everything on it is biblical truth.” You might like to try meditating on some of these phrases. If you do, please let me know what you learn and share it with all of us. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: www.malcolmcox.org. Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review.God bless, Malcolm PS: If you would like some coaching in spiritual disciplines, look me up, www.coach.me/mccx PPS: You might also be interested in my book: "An elephant's swimming pool", a devotional look at the Gospel of John […]

  • 147: Tuesday Teaching Tips 147, "You're not trying to win"
    by Malcolm Cox

    I was listening one of my favourite podcast recently (Kermode and Mayo’s film review). They were discussing a film called “Fighting with my family". The true story involves a family from Britain whose daughter broke into WWE wrestling in the United States. You might not think there are many parallels between WWE and preaching, but I beg to differ. Since the results of wrestling bouts are fixed ahead of time, the only thing a performer is in control of is whether they can win the crowd over. In a similar way, we are best off in preaching and teaching when we're not trying to win the argument against our opponents (listeners), but trying to persuade them of a biblical point of view and thus win them over. It makes a huge difference to the open heartedness of an audience if they sense we are trying to win them over with healthy persuasion rather than push them into a corner proving them wrong. How do you feel about this perspective? Do you think it significant that we attempt to win our audience over? If so, what are the best ways to do this? Thank you for listening to this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on the YouTube teaching tips playlist.  Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.  Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org.  Thanks again for listening. Have a terrific Tuesday, and a wonderful week. God bless, Malcolm  mccx, Malcolm Cox, Watford, Croxley Green, teaching, preaching, spiritual disciplines, public speaking, corporate worship, Sunday Sample, Corporate Worship Matters, Tuesday Teaching Tips, Quiet Time Coaching, Coach.me, coaching, coach me, coaching near me, coach, online coaching, savior, quiet time, devotion, God, Jesus, Pray, prayer, […]