Today is the start of Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas. The word Advent just means “coming”, and it’s a time not only to remember when Jesus came as a baby, but also to prepare ourselves as we await his coming as the King of Glory. One has already happened, [ more… ]
There’s an old saying that two things are unavoidable in life: death, and taxes. That isn’t entirely true – lots of people seem to avoid paying any tax! As for death, though, a few people have delayed it, but only one person has beaten it completely. As we finish our series “I am” based on [ more… ]
We’re in a teaching series looking at the “I am” sayings of Jesus. Today’s passage is one of the most controversial statements that Jesus made – that he is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that nobody comes to the Father except by him. Is that something we can really take seriously in [ more… ]
Someone once wrote that the vast majority of problems in the Christian life stem from us not reflecting, ruminating, and resting on Christ as our Good Shepherd. That’s the description of himself that we are looking at today, as we continue our series “I Am”.
Sheep rustling is big business in the UK! But that’s nothing new – because that is exactly the problem that Jesus is dealing with in our passage today, and he has a solution to the problem.
We’re in a series called “I Am”, in which we’re getting to know more about who Jesus was by looking at the claims he made about himself in John’s gospel. Jesus claimed that he was “the bread of life” – what does that mean?
Did you enjoy your pancakes on Tuesday? That’s the annual clue that Lent is here – the season of preparation for Easter. We’re starting a new teaching series for Lent, looking at the “I am” sayings of Jesus. Today, we’re reading the account of a distinctly out-of-the-ordinary meeting between Jesus and a Samaritan woman, when [ more… ]
Visiting speaker Andrew Bramhall speaks about the “2:10” verses which remind us of who Jesus is.
Luke 9:51 begins the central section of the book, and hinges around a critical decision by Jesus to go to Jerusalem. That choice was about far more than just the next stop on his itinerary – it was Jesus setting his priorities and sticking to them. What are the implications of that choice for us?
Today’s passage from Luke’s account of the life of Jesus isn’t one that would appear on many people’s “favourite stories” list – so why did Luke spend nine verses telling us about what happened when Jesus sent out the 12 disciples?