John Stott s Dream for the Church
- Written by John Stott
From John Stott's 'The Living Church'. It was originally penned on 24 November 1974, in honour of All Souls Church's 150th anniversary of its dedication.
I have a dream of a church which is a biblical church — which is loyal in every particular to the revelation of God in Scripture, whose teachers expound Scripture with integrity and relevance, and so seek to present every member mature in Christ, whose people love the word of God, and adorn it with an obedient and Christ-like life, which is preserved from all unbiblical emphases, whose whole life manifests the health and beauty of biblical balance. I have a dream of a biblical church.
John Stott Memorial Service Sermon by Rev. Canon Dr. J. I. Packer
- Written by Chris Appleby
John Stott Tribute by Richard Bewes
- Written by Richard Bewes
From Richard Bewes, for Anglican-Mainstream.net
‘A messenger of the church and the glory of Christ’
JOHN R.W. STOTT
Richard Bewes writes about the Founder of The Church of England Evangelical Council, and the Evangelical fellowship in the Anglican Communion
John Robert Walmsley Stott, born on April 27th, 1921, was called to rest on July 27th, 2011, after a lifetime of church leadership, Bible teaching, evangelism and writing – stretching across a canvas that covered every continent. In the minds of thousands of pastors and students of Scripture worldwide, he has been the unofficial holder of the Blue Riband in Bible exposition.As one theological college Principal
JRWS on safari. (Photo: Richard Bewes)
commented to me, “When called upon to expound a Scripture passage, I would refrain from consulting John’s published comments too early, because no sooner had I read them than it seemed there was simply nothing left to explain!” When embarking upon his commentary on the letter to the Romans, it is no exaggeration to state that John Stott read every major work available – including all fourteen volumes of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ influential expositions.
New appointment to Adelaide
- Written by Chris Appleby
- Written by Peter Jensen
EFAC Australia recognises with great sadness the passing of John Stott, the driving force and inspiration behind the founding of EFAC in London in 1961- exactly 50 years ago.
See the EFAC blog for more comments than those below or to add your own contribution/tribute.
You might also like to go to the John Stott memorial site to read and even add to the tributes that have flowed in from around the world
John was renowned around the world as the author of more than 50 books including Basic Christianity (translated into 63 languages), the Cross of Christ, Issues Facing Christians Today, and commentaries on many books of the New Testament in the Bible Speaks Today series. He was one of the authors of the Lausanne Covenant and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2005.
The President of EFAC Australia, Archbishop Peter Jensen, has written the following about the influence of John Stott.
John R W Stott
There are a few, a very few, who deserve to be called a Prince among the people of God. John Stott was one such.