What false hopes should we watch out for? What will Jesus second coming be like?
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.
According to Jesus the secret to being happy is not what we expect. The way up is down!
Jesus commended his followers to love their enemies. Is this an impossible demand? How can we love our enemies?
Jesus taught us to be generous in our attitude to others and not to judge.
God's mercy in Christ sets us free to think wisely about ourselves and use our gifts to work together as the body of Christ.
The Holy Spirit brings freedom, but not freedom to do anything, but freedom to serve and produce spiritual fruit.
God does not change. The Same God who filled the Apostles with his presence on the day of Pentecost comes to fill and empower us for his work today.
Without the Holy Spirit the Apostles were confused, lacking in vision and unable to do God's work of taking the Good News to all peoples. If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit - how much more do we need the Holy spirit to fill us and empower us!
The strange story of a man who is good, kind humane and generous who knows he is not worthy of Jesus' attention...but even so receives just what is needed.
Two people on the edge find Jesus inviting them in...
Jesus preached good news for the poor...but not the poor quite as we know them. The greed of Peter, a man with a small business, brings him to the brink of catastrophe. Only when he realises his spiritual poverty can he become truly rich.
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