March 13, 2017
It seems inconceivable that both Peter and Jesus are rebuking one another – and so soon after Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah! What has happened? Why such strong words? And what meaning do they have for us? This is one of the most challenging passages in the New Testament.
March 8, 2017
Everybody has a view about Jesus – even those who don’t follow him. These views influence what we think about God, and how we do life. Only Jesus Himself can open our eyes to who he really is, and whether we’ve been following him for a while or whether we’re just exploring who he is, […]
February 27, 2017
So this Sunday will be different: I’ll show you one of the ways I share the Gospel with those who want to know. Thinking this through can be helpful when we have opportunity to share the good news.
February 20, 2017
While few of us are evangelists, we are all called to show our love for Jesus in every aspect of our lives. This week we’ll consider how our everyday behaviour impacts on how we pursue God’s mission. Let’s go!
February 13, 2017
These few verses present some challenges – how are we to understand them? Are they relevant for us today? What bearing do they have as we lean into outreach? Come Sunday and find out. Let’s go! Read ahead at 1 Thess 5:16-24
February 6, 2017
Ever thought back to the family you grew up in, and remembered the habits of your home? The little things that went on: quirky behaviour, family sayings, that in a way defined who you were? Plenty of great stories there! God’s family also has behaviours and attitudes which identify us as a healthy church. Let’s […]
January 30, 2017
There’s no doubt about it: every time we listen to the word of God with an open heart, we will find new challenges! Early in Jesus’ ministry, we read about crowds of followers – who were they? How did Jesus respond? And what does this tell us about how to respond to people today? These […]
January 23, 2017
2017 lies ahead of us: a year brimming with opportunity and challenge. Can we relate to the people of Israel on the border of the land of promise, where the faithfulness of God had been clearly displayed, and a clear challenge was placed before them. Are we up for the challenge the Lord places on […]
January 13, 2017
We sing about the manger, a Saviour born who is the creator, the King of Kings – ever stopped to think how this sounds to someone who has never thought it all through? .
December 19, 2016
What does it mean that Jesus has brought us into the family of God? The answer is wonderfully liberating, and breathtakingly majestic.