John chapter 4
We look this week at the famous story of the Jesus and the Samaritan women. The two meet at the well and a conversation is struck up. It is said that 95% of the church has never led anyone to a faith in the lord. We are ambassadors for God and in our day to day interactions with friends and colleagues do we take the opportunity to share our faith?
Church without the Holy Spirit
Luke chapter 4
We look this week at Luke chapter four and also a short statement from the Salvation Army’s founder William Booth “Church without the Holy Spirit”. Have we lost the touch and guidance of the Holy Spirit in our churches? And if we look at the life of Jesus and see how much he depended on the power of the Holy Spirit how more is that power needed in our walk with the Lord?
Jesus' and John’s friendship
Matthew 4 and 1st John
We welcome back our pastor Alex MacPherson and look together at passages in Mathew 4 and 1st John. Focusing on John the youngest of all the disciples and the years he spent with Jesus. Who was this John and what can we see from his walk with Jesus that should touch our lives?
Joseph Meet the Family - Part 3
Genesis 44 & 45
Anthony Weld-Forrester completes his short summer series on Joseph who is reunited with his brothers only this time he is a senior figure in Pharaoh's government. This is ultimately a story of forgiveness.
Joseph Meet the Family - Part 2
Genesis 41: 9-45
Anthony Weld-Forrester continues his short summer series. Joseph is called forward from slavery by the Pharaoh to interpret his dream. Joseph tells the Pharaoh that he cannot interpret his dream and only God can. Once Joseph explains the Pharaoh’s dream, the Pharaoh makes Joseph the keeper of Egypt.
Joseph Meet the Family - Part 1
Genesis 37: 1-36
We welcome one of our members Anthony Weld-Forrester speaking on a short summer series on Joseph entitled “Joseph Meet the Family”. The story of Joseph is a very well known part of the Old Testament. The favoured son of Jacob and interpreter of dreams, Joseph is not popular with his brothers and finds himself sold into slavery. But what was Joseph like? Was he responsible with his gifts? Is Joseph's story ultimately one of forgiveness?
Treasure in Jars of Clay Part 8
Thessalonians 5 12-28
We reach the conclusion in our Treasure in Jars of Clay series. Further teachings from Paul's letter to the church in Thessalonica.
Respect and encourage our leaders holding them in the highest regard. Charles Spurgeon says "pray for Gods People".
Paul says, "Warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone".
Standing orders of the Church; Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire.
This is the Christian life, that we just keep walking.
Treasure in Jars of Clay Part 7
1st Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Our season on 1st Thessalonian’s continues as we look at the first half of chapter 5. The reading looks at the contrast between the certainty that of the Day of the Lord WILL come to the uncertainty of WHEN it will come. Therefore we should wait expectantly, be ready and not caught sleeping.
Romans 12: 9-21
How do we keep our faith strong? Phillip Yantzee talks of our relationship with God. He describes it like a pendulum, sometimes it swings closer to God and other times we find ourselves far away from God. Paul says never be lacking in zeal be aglow with the spirit.
Treasure in Jars of Clay Part 5
1 Thessalonians 3: 1-13
Our season on 1st Thessalonian’s continues as we look at chapter 3 the trials of life and faith. Well nobody said it was going to be easy and the Bible focuses a lot of difficulty’s and trials in our lives but it’s how we react and respond to the trials that is life changing. Do we rely on Gods Strength? Will our character and faith be strengthened by these experiences?
Treasure in Jars of Clay Part 3
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
“Grace and peace be upon you"
We continue in our series on the book of 1st Thessalonians. The message today is “The Church turning the world upside down.” Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica is one of encouragement and to live a life worthy of God.