We are made to relate, but during the current pandemic we are cut off from many important relationships with each other. Martha and Mary showed two very different ways of relating what can we learn from them for this hour?
How can you pray when everything collapses? And when the country falls apart?
What false hopes should we watch out for? What will Jesus second coming be like?
God promises a new heaven AND earth as the dwelling place for those who follow him. It will be a perfect community, with justice and without suffering or sin. The present does not even begin to compare with the glorious future God has prepared for us
Is hell real? Is It fair? Does it go on for ever? Is hell inevitable?
Do you sometimes think I don't know what to pray for or not know what to say? Paul begins his letter to the church in Philippi with a prayer that is a model prayer for us all.
Can we be confident in God whatever the circumstances? Paul was in prison - even facing death and yet he rejoices.
How do we make and maintain good relationships with people? How do escape from the whirlpool of selfishness and self interest?
We need good models to follow. Here are two - Timothy and Epaphroditus.
We cannot stand still as Christians. Either we are growing or stagnating and falling away. Keeping our confidence and trust in Christ alone is the key to growth.
How can we find the strength to live for Jesus whatever the circumstances?
God has made a glorious world that we must steward wisely
How human sin has damaged our environment.
The best is yet too be. One day our weak fallen bodies will be transformed into something far more glorious and the whole creation too.
Trump tower on steroids with Viagra might describe the court of King Xerxes. Yet despite the sordid ugliness of a beauty competition that makes Love Island look tame God is still king and is graciously at work. (Sermon in 2 parts)
Pride is a small thing that can have potentially catastrophic effects.
God is sovereign king over all creation and so even it what might seem like coincidence God is at work.