When we read the account of Ananias and Sapphira, it can easily leave us confused at God’s extreme response to a lie told by this couple. Why was their death necessary? As we unpack this passage, we are going to learn why God did it and what it means for the church.
Psalm 96 tells us to ‘declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.’ My guess is we know that we’re suppose to do that, but at times lack motivation. It’s great then this psalm also show us why? It reminds us why they need to hear the great news about Jesus Christ
What is a Christian? What are we here for? In Matt 28 Jesus tells us what He wants. We are his disciples who are to go out and make disciples. It’s an idea we may have heard before, but what does it mean and why is it that we struggle to put it into practice?
Among the commands to love and encourage one another, we receive a command for when our Christian brothers and sisters fail us in those very things. Our one-another responsibilities in the church do not cease if others break the rules. In Ephesians 4:32 Paul directs sinned-against Christians to ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another,
Ask yourself this question: “Do I really believe that I need encouragement to maintain my faith?” The answer should be yes. In fact, we are commanded ‘encourage one another’. If we want to be growing together we need to be a community that builds each other up. Some of us will need encouragement every day,
Life can be so consumed with hundreds of little activities and events. We can run from one exciting experience or one mini-crisis to the next in a matter of days, if not hours. But there is one truth that gives a rock-solidness and steadfast resilience to every Christian – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oh
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at one of our ‘G’ core values, that of Growing together. We will do this through a series that challenges us to look to one another. The first phrase comes form the lips of Jesus and is the one on which all the other phrases depend.
‘What can I do for you?’ Jesus asks that incredible question: “What do you want me to do for you?” This is the big question that Jesus asks of us as well. Jesus extends grace and love to us; he came to serve. But what has he done for us; what can he do for
We are continuing our series through the book of Jude, a book written to a church facing some serious issues. From what we have learnt so far a group of leaders were trying to lead the church away from the truth. In our passage today these men sound like they would fit quite well intoRead More +
Word are important. After all, God created the universe with words. He spoke and it was so. Jesus was called THE WORD. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Proverbs has a lot to say aboutRead More +
As Christians we are called to be “sober-minded and watchful” (1 Pet 5:8) when it comes to aspects of our day-to-day living. Have we done that when it comes to our social media usage? How do we evaluate it’s influence on our lives and others? What are the benefits and the pit-falls of it? JoinRead More +
The question of who Jesus is and what he came to do is not only a question that is around today, but has been around from the day he was born. It was a question that Matthew was attempting to answer in his gospel. He quotes from the book of Isaiah to show that oneRead More +
In the passage this morning, Paul mentions his thanks for the mother and grandmother of Timothy, his ‘trainee’. They had passed on a huge legacy to Timothy, one that would last for eternity. What was that legacy? The sincere faith that was lived out in their lives. We combine Mother’s Day with a baptism andRead More +