In this continuation of Jesus’ last talk with his disciples, He uses the image of a vine to explain the intimate way that our life and fruitfulness are bound up with His. Richard starts by talking about the meaning of verse 2, which could seem quite threatening to some. If we don’t remain in Christ, […]
When Jesus was about to die, his disciples must have been confused and anxious about the future. He must have known that, because in today’s sermon, Richard explains what Jesus promised His disciples in his last chance to speak to them together. Just as it encouraged the disciples, it will encourage us, who have never […]
Life is troubling. From bills, to relationships, to work, to everything! Even for the Christian, we can easily get wrapped up in these things and lose sight of God. Here Jesus is comforting his disciples after telling them some bad news. Their hearts were troubled, and Jesus gives them hope. If our lives are in […]
This week was the Dedication of Simeon T, one of the many babies we have in the church currently! We had Richard bring God’s word to us from a passage in John’s Gospel. Jesus washed the disciples feet, but they couldn’t see why he would do that. What might God say to you through it?
Does the earth move when you pray? It did for the apostles in this passage from Acts. Perhaps that was a proof to them that God was willing to act on their behalf, as they called out to Him. A willingness to support them as they witnessed to God’s love and power. The earth may […]
Today’s sermon talks about worship: what should our response be to a wonderful God, who loves us as a Father? The New Testament tells us that we must worship God in Spirit and truth: listen to what Richard, our pastor, draws out of the passage on how we can do that.
This week Colin is bringing us the Word, looking back over 2 Chronicles chapter 20. We have looked at this one before, but this time Colin brings out one particular example for us to look at how it can help us shape our lives around Christ. Let’s listen to what God has to say to […]
The Hebrew book of Chronicles has been divided in our bibles into 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles. The church father, Jerome, suggested that it should be called the “Chronicle of all sacred history”. In this overview, intended to introduce a short series, Richard pulls out three strands where God is not yet “done”: humanity, sinners […]
Azariah the prophet called on King Asa of Judah to seek the Lord, because if they did, they would find God. Asa and his subjects in Judah and Benjamin, did just that by pulling down idols and cleansing their relationship with God through sacrifices. As we are in the first few days of a new […]