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
It seems a little confusing to read that the child to be born will have the title ‘Everlasting Father’. It’s intriguing. How can Jesus, the Messiah, the second person of the trinity, be called the Everlasting Father? Is it right to call Jesus, Father? It is unlikely Isaiah has the Trinity in mind here at
Just flick on the news or open the newspaper we are confronted with images of wars, diseases and famine. Closer to home we are challenged by domestic violence, senseless punches and increasing conflicts within our own nation. If Christ is really the Prince of Peace, it seems that he is doing a pretty lousy job?
As we lead into Christmas we are looking a little more closely at the prophecy of Isaiah 9. This is an important prophecy given some 700 years before the birth of Jesus that give his throne names, names which describe his character and his work. This morning we are told this child will be called,
The verses surrounding the text today were spoken by Isaiah at a dark time in Israel, both spiritually and politically. Where would help come from? Where could they find hope? The help and hope would come in the child to be born. As a Christian community we are familiar with the words of Isaiah 9,
We are starting a series delving into the letter Paul writes to the Philippian church. His letter is sometimes described as a love letter. There is a wonderful note of joy and thanksgiving that runs through this entire letter. Even these first few verses make it abundantly clear why. It has a very warm beginningRead More +
This week we begin a new series about stewardship. How do you manage the resources that God has given you? What things take priority and what parts of your life do you pass by? Over the next four weeks, we are going to consider four of the most important resources that God blesses us with.Read More +
There are few things worse than being written off. Too slow. Too old. Too young. Too inexperienced. These labels put a barrier up and are all about exclusion. As we go through the book of Acts we have been seeing that when it comes to the gospel, what once were barriers, are barriers no more.Read More +
What does it mean to glorify God? Why should we glorify God? How can we glorify God? These are the questions that come to mind when we reflect on the last point in our church’s core values which reminds us that we do everything to the glory of God. “Glorifying” means feeling and thinking andRead More +
What does it mean to live a real authentic Christian life? The New York Times asked the founder of McDonald’s what he believed in. “God, my family and McDonald’s hamburgers,” he replied, but then added, “and when I get to the office, I reverse the order.” His apparently facetious comment masks an ironic truth: ForRead More +