Many of us know of someone who once claimed to be a believer, but now seem very far from God. What happened? Could they turn away from the assurance of God’s love and mercy? Can you be unsaved? Join us Sunday night as we unpack Scripture to reveal the answer.
As Christian we know a lot about prayer. Last week we heard some good reasons why we should pray. BUT though we know a lot about prayer, putting it into practice is harder. So, how to pray? On one level that is easy to answer, in prayer we go to the Father and tell him
Giving his views on prayer, the great reformer, Martin Luther, once said that prayer is “the real calling of the Christian”. For the most part, it’s probably safe to say that if we match this understanding of prayer against our own prayer lives, both individually and corporately, we are left with many questions. If prayer
In the passage, Jesus is asking the important question, ‘What do you think about the Christ?’ For the Teachers of the Law to answer this question would radically alter everything in their lives. It would have changed their entire world view. It would have changed their associations and friendships. It would have affected their familiesRead More +
At first glance it appears that this passage in Mark is about sacrificial giving; that the widow who gave two small copper coins is giving so much more out of her poverty than the rich are giving out of their abundance and so we too should give sacrificially like the widow. However, in a closerRead More +
Mark 13 is a difficult chapter to grab hold of as it is full of Old Testament ideas and images and Jesus intertwines two strands of teaching into one. What we can know is that there are three things which give us encouragement. First, Jesus forewarned us that things would happen; God is not surprised.Read More +
In a world where the very idea of truth is questioned and claims to know the truth are seen as arrogance, it’s possible to downplay the importance of gospel truth. Sure the truth of the basic gospel matters, but how much beyond that? But the Bible is clear, truth matters. Why does it matter? AndRead More +
In the midst of hatred and betrayal Mark records and act of simple and costly devotion. Sensing where the life of Jesus was headed and being unable to alter that course in an act of love and faith she did what she could for Jesus. The question that is drawn out from the passage isRead More +