Johann explores Jacob’s struggle with God, receiving his new name Israel and his subsequent change in character. We too have a new name; Christian. What does that mean for us?
Sometimes it can be easy to give up praying about an issue when it doesn’t seem like anything is happening. Jesus tells a parable in Luke 18:1-8 illustrating the secret of praying persistently. Come along this Sunday evening as we look into this and unpack God’s word together.
Much of our thinking about how we relate children is “one way traffic”; what we as adults do for them. Do children, though, have a ministry to adults? How does God use children to be a blessing to us? What does it take to receive? What happens when we don’t?
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 one
In the uncertain times that we are living in, it is easy to forget who is in charge and that He has a plan. It is even easy to forget the many ways He has poured out blessings upon us. The Apostle Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians reminding the Church about the amazing
This morning we want to look at that moment in time when everything went horribly wrong for humanity. In the midst of paradise, a seemingly harmless suggestion leads to a desire to be-come rulers of our own destiny, independent from God. But then, as now, our craving for superior knowledge and individual greatness only destroys
In 2 Peter 3:18 God’s people are told that they are to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We looked at that verse in two evening services in October and November, and this morning I want to combine some of the main things that we saw in the
With all the positive sides that there are to Christmas, we must realize that not everyone was pleased with this miracle: Immanuel, God with us! Jesus had to face persecution very soon after He was born; King Herod wanted Him out of the way. But he failed. And Jesus continued on another 33 years of
Following on from last week’s message we learn that if we are a disciple of Jesus, a follower of Jesus, then we need to growing to be more like Jesus. For this to happen well we need each other to help each other grow as a disciple of Jesus. As a church, we need toRead More +
Psalm 101 is a psalm of commitment. In line after line, David speaks to God, and those who listen, and tells Him what he will do. It almost comes across as bravado or arrogance. Yet, it’s worth asking whether this is something we should be doing? How does committing fit with grace? Do we implyRead More +
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In the last couple of weeks Paul has being diagnosing the human condition and the news is not good. We are all doomed, without excuse. Nothing is hidden from God, not out thoughts, our hearts, our intents or our motives. So, what is next? Paul now brings to light God’s remedy for our sin; hisRead More +
Not many of us would write a song of praise to God’s law, especially not one as long as psalm 119, and yet the longest psalm in the Bible is just that. Why? Or perhaps a better question, what needs to change in our thinking so that we are as excited about God’s law, HisRead More +