Although Lent does not begin till Wednesday, this year our Lenten series begins with a look at Genesis and the world as God intended and then consider what went wrong that lead to Jesus having to come and sacrifice Himself for us. As we approach Easter our language borrows much from the story of the [ more… ]
John 5 begins with the curious story of the man who has been lame for 38 years. with no one to help him, Jesus finds him and heals him. The man who has been excluded from worship and the festivities for 38 years because of his illness, quickly goes to the Temple and nearly finds [ more… ]
Outside of the Crucifixion there are few texts in the New Testament that are as difficult to read as Herod’s slaughter of the Innocent. Jesus’ birth was not the romanticised picture that we often se in nativity scenes. If any passage brings home the reality of why Jesus had to come it is this one!
The testimony of John in John 1:19-51 begin with these words. In todays sermon we see how it is the Lord who bids us to come and see, but we also ask, who or what do we seek!
John does not begin his retelling of the Gospel on a hillside, or a manger or with Kings and wise men, but before it all began. John begins at The Beginning, when Jesus already was. What this then means that the one who created all chose to become flesh and became an infant means all [ more… ]
Paul is defending the freedom and liberty that is found in Christ, but also instructs us to examine ourselves, to sow to the Spirit and not to the Flesh
Paul encourages to live a life worthy of the calling that God has given us, to use the Spiritual Gifts He has given us. Yet Paul also feels the need to emphasise that these gifts are to be used to build up the body, to encourage one another, to strengthen one another, to cause division [ more… ]
Over the weekend of Sat 28th and Sunday 29th Aug we gathered together for a variety of meetings. We enjoyed a BBQ on the Sat afternoon which for many of us was the first time we had enjoyed each others company since the first lockdown. On the Sunday we took the opportunity to recommit [ more… ]
The first of a new series considering the Person who is the Holy Spirit. Todays introduction raises many of the characteristics of the Holy Spirit which will be considered in weeks ahead, using the structure of John 15 and 15 when Jesus is preparing His disciples that He is about to leave them, but that [ more… ]
The first Letter that Jesus sent in Revelation was to the people of Ephesus. A church that has so much history and had worked well to keep the church going and to keep the church pure. Yet, they had lost their first love! Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church
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