As we trace the events of 2000 years ago, when Jesus was cruelly put to death, perhaps the most shocking thing is the way the people in the story remind us of ourselves. Their actions are more extreme that what we may have done, but we have all the same problems at least in seed
Death is the great big enemy that inevitably gets all of us, no matter how strong or weak we are. No matter how much money or friends we have, we can’t stop death. In this short Easter series, we have seen so far about how death came into the world through the fall. This week
This week we begin a brief Easter series that will lead us to the great passage that examines Jesus’ victory over death for us (1 Cor 15). To get there however, we need to ask the question, ‘where has death come from?’ That takes us right back to the beginning of history. Adam and Eve
Learning wisdom is foundational to life. Wisdom is worth far more than wealth and when you have it, you lack nothing of value. In the evening message Jack De Vries will let some of life’s wisest teachers help us learn wisdom.
Romans 8:31–39 may be the most comforting and encouraging passage in the entire Bible. We move to a grand climax of assurance of salvation and sanctification. It is a magnificent and thunderous crescendo of assurance, hope, and encouragement. No matter what the circumstances of our lives, our salvation is eternally secure because God is for
In the last two sermons on Colossians we have seen how Paul has given thanks for the church in Colossae. Epaphras has reported to Paul of the great faith in Jesus, and their love for each other. Paul now continues to rejoice in his suffering for the ministry to the Colossians, and to explain a
Last week we heard that God is doing a great work in us by His Spirit to enable us to do good. This is a process that has begun and will be fulfilled when Jesus comes again, but at the end of that section, Paul raises the issue of suffering and strangely links it to
We have seen over the last few weeks that sin doesn’t belong in the life of the follower of Jesus. However, last week we also saw that we will struggle with sin in this life. So how do we struggle? What are our tools to fight off sin in the hour of temptation and as
This evening we have the privilege of Bob Mendelsohn from Jews for Jesus from Romans 11 (which fits with our Romans series), asking the , ‘Has God finished with the Jews yet?’ He will show how Messianic Jew understands these verses.
Over the last two weeks we have seen that, having been rescued from sin, a should not go on deliberately living in sin. We have been set free from after all. But, have we? If we are honest that is not our daily experience. Indeed we often find ourselves doing things we know are wrong.
As foreigners in a foreign land followers of God will often find themselves under pressure to conform. At times, threats will be made and we will face loss of some kind if we don’t. How will we face that fear of loss? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego give us an insight into how we can continueRead More +
Last week we begun looking at what the Bible teaches us about God and who He is. We saw that He is one God, but in three persons. A wonderfully rich mystery. This week we will look at the fact that God is eternal. He existed before the universe and He is beyond this universe.Read More +
This is a beautiful Psalm written by people who were present in the Temple, who served there. In it they are expressing just how intensely they desired to be there. But this desire was not because they were separated from it but because they were exactly where they wanted to be. They felt blessed toRead More +
When people don’t know God it is easy to worry about the future. You wonder what will happen and it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. This was the case for Nebuchadnezzar. Here was the most powerful ruler of the day having bad dreams. Yet through the whole story we read ofRead More +
This week we will be finishing off the book of Daniel. It is three chapters, but it’s all one vision and the explanation. In these chapters we once again get an insight into a reality we never normally witness. Here we see angels that protect and daemons that cause havoc. How does this help usRead More +