Malcolm Cox

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Malcolm Cox. Prayer 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.watfordchurchofchrist.org & www.tvcoc.org

Episodes

  • Sermon on the Mount, Bonus Episode - Matthew 7.1-6

    Sermon on the Mount, Bonus Episode - Matthew 7.1-6

    17/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    Sermon on the Mount Bonus Episode - Matthew 7.1-6 Matt. 7:1 Chapter 3 dangers building toward the golden rule. Danger of judgmental-ism, danger of folly, danger of misunderstanding the father. Judge Judge (krinoœ) can mean to discern, to judge judicially, to be judgmental, to condemn.  What about the context? Must mean “do not be judgmental”, no critical spirit, condemning attitude.  Same verb found in Romans 14:10. Need to make judgments: Matt 7.6, 15-20; 18.15-17. Perhaps this warning comes here because, if we have grasped the teachings of chapters 5 and 6 and have begun to live and celebrate them, it is possible we could look down at those who have not yet done so. Carson sees this attitude as, “a scurrilous sort of zeal.” Carson, 107 You will be judged Perhaps by God, perhaps by others.  “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Matt. 7:2 In the same way Implies judgement by God. See Matt 18.23-35.  But could also refer to the way others will treat you. We see this especially when a criti

  • 50: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 50

    50: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 50

    17/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7:22–23 NIV11) Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  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 (mailto:malcolm@malcolmcox.org) .  If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplin

  • 49: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 49

    49: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 49

    16/02/2020 Duration: 03min

     ““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21 NIV11) Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.   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 (mailto: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 (http://ww

  • “Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series, Class 12: Matthew 6.25-34

    “Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series, Class 12: Matthew 6.25-34

    15/02/2020 Duration: 31min

    “Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series  Class 12: Matthew 6.25-34 QUESTION: What impact is the series having on your faith so far? ‘Therefore’  Because material treasures unsatisfactory and temporary (Matthew 6:19-21)  Because focus on wrong things (Matthew 6:22)  Because must choose master (Matthew 6:24) Because kingdom loyalty must be total (Matthew 6:19-24)  1. Worry QUESTION: When is worry helpful? QUESTION: When is worry unhelpful? Merimna, ‘over-concerned’ Paul: Phil 2.27-28. The worriers: Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:6. The lazy: 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:11.  The burdened: Gal 6.2 QUESTION: How can we recognise when we are worrying in a way that breaks this command? 2. Solutions to worry More, v25 - Jn 10.10, the ‘good life’ - the ‘more’ life needs air to breath. What we ‘look at’  Birds and Flowers  “orni-theology”  500 million Survival katamanthano  Splendour: Solomon - 1 Kings 10:5; 1 Kgs 4:32–33 How much happier we would be if we could give up trying to achieve something we cannot a

  • 33: Can a Christian be an environmentalist?, Newsletter 15 February 2020

    33: "Can a Christian be an environmentalist?", Newsletter 15 February 2020

    15/02/2020 Duration: 13min

    Caring for Creation We have seen what I would call "proper weather" this last week. Flights cancelled, trees felled, rivers overflowing their banks. It puts me in awe of God.  How are we to respond to the needs of the creation? I attended a lecture this week titled "Can a Christian be an environmentalist?". The speaker was Dr Sandra Richter.  I don't have the time or space to go into the details of the lecture here, but, it re-affirmed in me the significance of children of God loving what God loves.  Without doubt he loves his creation (“God saw that it was good”, Genesis 1:10). We are here to be good stewards of what God has made. To serve and to guard it. Not to destroy it. Certainly to enjoy what God has made. To make the most of it. But that's not the same as exploiting it to the point of exhaustion. “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15 NIV11) My part in directly affecting issues such as climate change may be small. Even infinitesimall

  • 48: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 48

    48: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 48

    15/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:19–20 NIV11) Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  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 (mailto: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 (http://www.malcolmcox.org/)

  • 119: The Sunday Sample, Episode 119: How worship helps develop the heart of Christ in us

    119: The Sunday Sample, Episode 119: "How worship helps develop the heart of Christ in us"

    14/02/2020 Duration: 14min

    We are going to take a look at how worship helps develop the heart. These thoughts are inspired by a section from the book, “For the audience of one” by Mike Pilavachi and Craig Borlase. Who we spend time with has a big impact on us. My wife is from the north of England. Her accent, having lived in the south so long now and being married to a southerner, is not so strong. However, when she gets off the phone from talking to her mother, father or brother her accent becomes decidedly more northern for a while. It rubs off after a time, but the influence is real. Paul wrote this about how God develops our hearts: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:17–18 NIV11) Quoting from the book: “Paul had just been writing about Moses, pointing out how, after he had been up the mountai

  • 47: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 47

    47: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 47

    14/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” (Matthew 7:16–18 NIV11) “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 47 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  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 (mailto:malcolm@malcolmcox.org) .  If you

  • 44: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 44

    44: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 44

    13/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    Matthew 7.12 “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 44 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our website is http://www.tvcoc.org (http://www.tvcoc.org/) .   Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.   Do you have a question about the Bible or the Christian faith? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send us your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: tvcochrist@gmail.com (mailto:tvcochrist@gmail.com) .  Thanks again for listening. Have a super day.  God bless,  Malcolm  Reading, tvcoc, Thames Valley churches of Christ

  • 46: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 46

    46: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 46

    13/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    ““Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15 NIV11) Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  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 (mailto: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 (http://www.malcolmcox.org/) . Please pass the

  • 45: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 45

    45: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 45

    12/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  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 (mailto: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 (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 bl

  • Bonus Episode, “Matthew 6.16-24”

    Bonus Episode, “Matthew 6.16-24”

    11/02/2020 Duration: 16min

    It’s a bonus recording on a paragraph of the Sermon on the Mount not covered in the class series. 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: 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, coaching, coaching near me, coach, onl

  • “Matthew 6.1-4”, Bonus Episode, Thames Valley churches of Christ

    “Matthew 6.1-4”, Bonus Episode, Thames Valley churches of Christ

    10/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    It’s a bonus recording on a paragraph of the Sermon on the Mount not covered in the class series. 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: You might also be interested in my book: "An elephant's swimming pool", a devotional look at the Gospel of John

  • “Testing, Testing…”, Matthew 4.1-11. Sermon for the Watford church of Christ

    “Testing, Testing…”, Matthew 4.1-11. Sermon for the Watford church of Christ

    10/02/2020 Duration: 33min

    “Testing, Testing…”, Matthew 4.1-11 “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from m

  • 32: How to be safe, Newsletter 09 February 2020

    32: "How to be safe", Newsletter 09 February 2020

    09/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    How to be safeIt's easy to become obsessed with safety. And with good reason. The coronavirus seems to be spreading. As I type this rain is travelling horizontally outside my window. Storm Ciara is sweeping Great Britain. Roads are closed, trains are cancelled and Welsh rugby fans are stuck in Ireland unable to get home on the ferry! It's desperately tempting to make 'safety' too much of a focus. I think it was CS Lewis who said that Jesus was not 'safe'. He was loving, yes. But not 'safe'. As he went around doing good some loved him, but many opposed him. He said the same thing would happen to his followers. How should we react when this happens? With peace of heart and rejoicing! Rather a strange thing, don't you think? Jesus went further than simply telling us to tolerate our enemies. He told us to love them. No one demonstrated this more than Jesus. In Gethsemane. Peter took the violent route. An ear was separated from a head. What did Jesus do? He healed the ear. The ear of an enemy. In this very unsafe

  • 42: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 42

    42: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 42

    09/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 42 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our website is http://www.tvcoc.org (http://www.tvcoc.org/) .   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 (mailto: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

  • 43: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 43

    43: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 43

    09/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 43 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our website is http://www.tvcoc.org (http://www.tvcoc.org/) .   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 (mailto: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

  • “Kingdom Come”, Sermon on the Mount Series, Class 10: Matthew 5.21-48

    “Kingdom Come”, Sermon on the Mount Series, Class 10: Matthew 5.21-48

    08/02/2020 Duration: 31min

    “Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series  Class 10: Matthew 5.21-48 QUESTION: What impact is the series having on your faith so far? 1. Raca and Reconciliation, 5.21-26 a. Murder is in view here, not 'killing'. Exodus 20.13. “These verses make one great point. The Old Testament law forbidding murder must not be thought adequately satisfied when no blood has been shed.” Carson, 46. ‘raca’: ‘empty’; ‘airhead’; ‘brainless’. The 'hell of fire’ - Gehenna; Molech (2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31). b. Anger Jesus was angry (Matthew 21.12ff; Mark 3.1ff; Matthew 23.17).   “In none of the cases in which Jesus became angry was his personal ego wrapped up in the issue.” Carson, 46.  When he was at the point where ego might have been most involved, he was silent and submissive (1 Peter 2.23, Luke 23.34). c. Leave your gift When to leave your ‘gift’ (see Mark 11.25; Ephesians 4.26; Matt 5.9). Among children of the kingdom, acceptable worship involves repairing relationships. d. Swift settling with adversary It's kingdom or p

  • 41: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 41

    41: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 41

    08/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 41 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our website is http://www.tvcoc.org (http://www.tvcoc.org/) .   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 (mailto: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

  • 40: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 40

    40: “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 40

    07/02/2020 Duration: 03min

    “Kingdom Come” podcast, episode 40 Would you like to know more about the heart of Jesus? If so, you’ve come to the right place.    Welcome to the “Kingdom Come” podcast of the Thames Valley churches of Christ. For two months we are diving deep into the “Sermon on the Mount”, found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7.   These podcasts are designed to help us take these amazing words of Jesus and apply them to our devotional life.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. You can find more episodes in our feed. Our website is http://www.tvcoc.org (http://www.tvcoc.org/) .   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 (mailto: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

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