The readings before this talk were Romans 3:9-12, 17-26 and Matthew 22:34-40. Lis uses a personal example of how she experienced undeserved grace in a number of ways last week. Key to our restoration (salvation) is an acknowledgement of our personal sin and of the unmerited grace that God offers us in Jesus.
Readings were from Genesis 1:26-31a and Isaiah 43:1-7. The preacher sets the scene for a short series about the big picture of God and us. Beginning with the perfection of creation it looks forward, beyond the world’s mess, to the image of God being restored in us. As the pinnacle of God’s creation we can […]
Allen Foster begins our series on the generosity of God and our response to Him by considering the story of the widow in Mark 12:41-44. Focussing on the poor widow’s offering we learn that God is concerned with our heart’s response and not the amount of our gift. Allen asks us to consider what our […]
Gerald Barrett speaks from John 8:31-41, 48-59 about how children of Abraham find their identity in Christ.
This passage in our series in Matthew’s Gospel was saved for Palm Sunday. the proceeding passages may be found as earlier recordings.
A short message about the need to help one another live a life of holiness by exploring and noting the “little ones” earlier in the context of Jesus talking to his disciples about the “little child” and the “lost sheep” in Matthew 18. Matthew 18:15-20
Living cross-shaped lives with an eye on eternity. Matthew 16:21-28
The Apostle Paul writes to the Romans about the significance of declaring Jesus as Lord – kurios. The sermon considers the relevance of this to what we might consider inconsequential in our lives today and suggests that what we declare with our lips be reflected in what is held in our heart. Romans 10:1-15
Gerald considers the transfiguration of Christ, speaking from Luke 9:28-36 and 2 Peter 1:16-19 showing how John was the Elijah spoken of in the prophets and about Jesus being the fulfilment of the Law and the prophets as he is joined by Moses and Elijah.
In this last in the series ‘the Life of a Disciple’, Rosie sums up some of the areas which have been considered through the series and looks at what it means to be real, authentic disciples of Christ. She illustrates this using the story from Luke 13:10-13 of a woman ‘crippled’ for 18 years.