Luke 19:11-27 The kingdom of God comes with an announcement of judgement. Luke includes the story of a master who goes away to be made king and who returns to inaugurate his kingdom. it works as a counter to the unexpected way in which Jesus demonstrates his kingship.
The introductory reading to this talk is Mark 1:9-15. The urgency in Mark’s gospel in indicated by his use of the word ‘immediately’ – some forty times. Simon Phipps explores the ‘grand plan’ of Mark’s gospel and the question Mark is answering: Who is Jesus? In our desire to be a disciple-making church Simon focuses […]
Confidence in our witness to the Lord Jesus. 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 Simon Phipps shares his own story of coming to faith from a dairy farm in Dorset to a factory in West Yorkshire. He speaks about the power of story, the need to be prepared to share our own and the importance of prayer.