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 so familiar with the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We call it Palm Sunday, remembering the palm branches dropped before Jesus as he rode a donkey into the city. We know it as the event that marks the start of the final week of Jesus life before his crucifixion. But I wonderRead More +
Have you ever been asked the question, Why the Cross? Why if your God is all powerful, why couldn’t He come up with another way, another way to Jesus on the Cross. For me to be in a relationship with God, why did it have to happen this way? Perhaps you find yourself asking thisRead More +
What happens in the Garden of Gethsemane is a particularly focused example of what had been going on throughout Jesus’ life. In the person of Jesus, we find the perfect relation of the divine will and a human will. The entire time Jesus was in the garden, there was a struggle for His will. JesusRead More +
Can you imagine how you would react if your spiritual leader suggests that we should not fight your enemies – that we should simply give in – because that will save your life. How would you react? Jeremiah did just that and he suffered the consequences. In a time of war, what do we callRead More +