Paul’s Task

Date 24th March 2019  by Stephen Cheshire  Bible passage Colossians 1:24 - 2:5

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

Glory Through Suffering

Date 24th March 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 8:18-30

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

New Life in the Spirit

Date 17th March 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 8:1-17

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

Has God Finished With the Jews?

Date 10th March 2019  by Bob Mendelsohn  Bible passage Romans 11

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.

Torn Between the Old and the New

Date 10th March 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 7:7-25

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. In￾deed we often find ourselves doing things we know are wrong.

Joy in Gospel Transformation

Date 03rd March 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Colossians 1:1-14

What sort of things do you tend to get excited about in the lives of others? A new job, great marks, topping the ladder in the local football comp? They are all good things but in Colossians 1 Paul gets excited about something quite different, gospel transformation. Not only that but he show us how

Licence to Sin?

Date 03rd March 2019  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Romans 6:15-7:6

Last week Pastor Jono spoke about how Christ has set us free and so we are to see ourselves as dead to sin and alive to God. We were challenged to not go back to the slums, nor live like we are still part of it. Paul is continuing this train of thought, again, asking

Upside-down Values

Date 24th February 2019  by Jim de Witte  Bible passage Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount has been described as the greatest message ever given…by the greatest preacher. The wisest words ever spoken…by the wisest person who ever lived. This may well be true, but have you ever stopped to think about the impact of the opening verses of chapter 5. Jesus begins with a bombshell!

Shall We Go On Sinning?

Date 24th February 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Romans 6:1-14

By the time we get to the end of Romans chapter 5 Paul has made it very clear that we are saved entirely by grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus. But that raises a question, ‘if I’m not saved by what I do, what does it matter how I live?’ Paul is going

Discipleship – Making New Disciples

Date 17th February 2019  by Jono Deenick  Bible passage Colossians 4:2-6

Before Jesus returned to heaven he gave his disciples a mission, ‘go into all nations and make disciples.’ This was a mission they passed onto those new disciples and therefore onto us. But what does that look like for the average Christian? Not all of us are gift￾ed to be evangelists, but we do have

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Romans – The Power of God

Date: 16 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

Romans 1:16-17 have been called the themed verses of Paul’s letter to the Romans. There Paul declares that the gospel is God’s power for salvation. In other words, it’s through the gospel of Jesus Christ that God will change the world. But what does it look like to believe that? How would believing that shape

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Romans – The Result of Rejecting God

Date: 23 September 2018, 10:09 by Load Audio & Video

In Romans last week we were reminded that the gospel is God’s power to bring salvation to all people. As we speak it to other, God will transform lives. Not only will people change their destination (hell to heaven), but God will change the way they live. The question is, why is that such good

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Romans – Death in Adam, Life in Christ

Date: 04 November 2018, 10:11 by Load Audio & Video

This whole passage contrasts Adam and Jesus, each of whom fixed the future of all the people in the age they initiated. Adam brought in the age of sin, and all who are descended from him have found themselves trapped in sin and death. Jesus brought in the age of grace, and all who trace

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God, Who is Trinity

Date: 18 November 2018, 09:11 by Load Audio & Video

This week we begin a short series looking at some of the big truths the Bible teaches us about God. Perhaps one of the most well known, but not always well understood truths is that God exists as Trinity, three in one. But why is that even important? Sure the Bible tells us, but does

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An Idol, A Furnace and God

Date: 30 September 2018, 18:09 by Load Audio & Video

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 continue

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