April 26, 2016
God’s word calls us to submit to governing authorities – but what does that mean when the push of following God comes face to face with the shove of bad government? What are our obligations? How do we honour God as citizens when government policy dishonours God? Come Sunday, we’ll open up this hot potato, […]
April 4, 2016
There’s plenty of reason to think our society is becoming less tolerant of Christianity and the Church. This can worry us, frustrate us, and sometimes anger us. What can we do about that? How do we respond? Peter says the answer is living ‘the good life’ – but what does that mean?
March 21, 2016
This Sunday I want to ask what it means that Jesus has overcome the world when – right then – it appeared the world was about to overcome Him. What does it mean for us, that our Lord has overcome the world? What difference does it make to our mission and ministry? What difference does/should […]
March 14, 2016
Jesus’ interaction with the woman at the well challenges us at a number of levels. One of those is dryness and the significance of water. And us? Is there an unspoken inner thirst? A soul dryness which our culture is expert at masking? And how does all of that speak in a very special day […]
February 9, 2016
While discussions about the role and purpose of the church are quite common, absolutely nothing comes close to Peter’s words in 1 Peter 2:9-10. What Peter says about who we are in Christ, and how that impacts on our mission and ministry is nothing short of amazing. The teaching of this passage is possibly one […]
February 3, 2016
Stories about Christians being mocked and the Gospel being rejected seem to be more common these days. It seems that our society is becoming tolerant of everything except Christianity. Is this a new phenomenon? How should we respond? What can we do?
January 6, 2016
The manger narrative is filled with songs and stories of joy, happiness and peace. Mary, Joseph and Jesus did not stay at the manger. And we can’t either. Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth finishes with Simeon and Anna, and includes critical information about Jesus, his mission, and how we fit into it all.
December 21, 2015
There is enough terror in our world for us to know the meaning of the word. Interestingly, the Bible contains examples of people who are terrified when they come face to face with God. Why is this? How can this fear be overcome? We need to understand the answer to these questions if we are […]
December 14, 2015
Is it becoming harder to sing songs about peace and goodwill and still have a sense that what we’re singing about is actually true? How can we speak of peace with credibility? How does God’s peace come to our world?
December 7, 2015
This Sunday we have a very special presentation for – and from – the children. All Kid’s ministries have been working toward this day for some time. Bring the family, and celebrate the start of our Advent messages here at Gateway. Dave will speak briefly on Hope, and even in a dark world, God gives us a […]