Isaiah Chapter 7
We look together at Isaiah Chapter 7 and the message is “take heart”. So two short words then, how many times in the Bible are these words spoken? We see through the gospels as we read stores of Jesus healing when he says “take heart for your faith has healed you.” It’s easy to lose heart at times but we have a great God with great plans for his church so we must take heart, we are not alone we have Jesus with us.
A coffin in Egypt
Genesis Chapter 50
“God where are you?”
We look together at Genesis Chapter 50 and the life of Joseph. In times of trouble where is God? When we can look at the Psalms and the New Testament there is so much love and comfort in God’s word. But when we look at our own lives and our churches are we challenged and committed? Do we just settle for God's comfort or do have great expectations of God and not settle for a mediocre middle of the road Christianity.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 25
“Build your house on the rock.”
Today in the final entry of this series, we’ve now reached the last beatitude that concerns the foundation of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. There are only two types of foundations that our houses can be built upon; The Lord’s goodness (rock) and worldly ideals (sand). If we build our relationships on a solid foundation that is made up of the Lord’s goodness, our houses will remain strong when the storms come. If our foundation is built on nothing but worldly possessions, pleasures, etc. that take up more space than the Lord’s goodness, our houses will easily topple when storms come. Storms in our lives are necessary to test our relationship with God and only through Jesus Christ can we pull through.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 24
Matthew 7 & Galatians 5
“What about me?”
We're now at the penultimate part in our series on the Sermon on the Mount and this week we look at the subjects of "false prophets" and "fruits of the spirit". Perhaps it's time to take a look at ourselves. As we look at the fruits of the spirit how does it reflect on our actions and walk with the Lord.
Exodus 32: 19-28 & Acts 2:1-18
The theme of today’s service of worship is centred We welcome one of our members Anthony Weld-Forrester who leads us this Sunday as we look at Pentecost which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
Christian Aid Week Service
“By His wounds, we are healed (Isaiah 53).”
The theme of today’s service of worship is centred on compassion and the Lord’s call to bring hope to the darkest of places. We start off our morning service by acknowledging and contributing to the work that Christian Aid has been carrying out to help rebuild lives where disaster and destruction are prevalent. Following this, we look into and reflect upon four of the stories of Jesus’ healing; a man born blind (John 9), a man with leprosy (Luke 5), a woman loosing blood (Luke 8) and a woman crippled with arthritis (Luke 13).
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 23
Matthew 7: 7-14
“Ask, seek, knock and enter”
We're now at week twenty-three in our series on the Sermon on the Mount and today we are looking at how God expects us to ask in prayer and it will be answered in God's time, to seek the kingdom of God and you will find it, to knock at the door and it will be opened, enter by the narrow road which will lead to eternal life.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 22
Matthew 7: 7-14
“The Golden Rule”
We're now at week twenty-two in our series on the Sermon on the Mount and today we are looking at how we treat others; “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This passage teaches us how we can show gentleness, graciousness, and gratitude in our daily lives.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 21
Matthew 7 & 1st Samuel 16
“Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart”
We are at week twenty-one in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. We look this week at the subject of judging. “do not judge or you to will be judged” Are we never to judge? Or are we as Christians to make value judgments?
Anthony Weld Forester
John Chapter 20
We welcome one of our members Anthony Weld-Forrester who leads us this Sunday as we look at the aftermath of Easter and the story of doubting Thomas.
Easter Sunday Service
Mark 16 & Acts 1
“Easter Sunday is the story of the greatest day in history.”
We meet to celebrate Easter together and look at “the many convincing proofs” that history shows to confirm the death of Jesus on the cross and his rising again on the third day. The resurrection of Jesus is not just a moment in history but to Christians is the moment that death is defeated, the first church is born. Happy Easter, CHRIST IS RISEN!
Palm Sunday Service
“See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Today in our Palm Sunday Service, we refer to Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem from the first verses of Matthew 21.