Sid Bridges explores Deuteronomy 6:4-16 after being asked to speak on the passage 15 years previously when first coming to St James as the Youth Minister. The story of the Children of Israel briefly is mapped and the question asked, “What happened in Massah?” When God seems absent how do we respond? When we doubt […]
Gerald Barrett speaks from John 8:31-41, 48-59 about how children of Abraham find their identity in Christ.
On Pentecost Sunday, Kate Baker continues the series about the life of discipleship speaking from personal experience and the miracle at the wedding in Cana about a life of faith and trust (John 2:1-11). There is a one minute pause for listening to God at the end of the recording before a final prayer.
Allen begins with ‘pictures’ of how we see the Father and the Son, and the difficulty of imagining the Spirit. Ezekiel 37 is the text for his speaking about. the Spirit under the headings: Resurrection, Renewal, Restoration. From Romans 8 he speaks of a theology of justification.
Lorna speaks about John the Baptist. The Bible passage were Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matthew 17:10-13
Second in a series on prayer. After reading Galatians 3:26-4:7 and John 10:7-16 Allen talks about prayer in other religions – naming three and the difference with Christian prayer. He speaks about his own personal experience and how he takes time for prayer today.
Allen follows Jesus’ rebuttal of the Pharisees about defilement and speaks of the heart. He reflects on the Church’s role as a royal priesthood following the decision taken by the nation in the EU Referendum.
As we continue to read carefully through Matthew’s gospel, looking at all that Jesus said and did, we are taking note of who Jesus is, his character and the actions that flow from that. We note too that Jesus is teaching disciples; disciples who will continue to demonstrate that the kingdom of God is among us until that day when Jesus returns.
Peter Cunliffe speaks from the lectionary texts of Advent Sunday about having confidence in God’s word and so not fearing the news because the ‘Good News’ which is the gospel is of new creation and Christ’s return as king.
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22 Christ’s church, this body of people, benefit not only by what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross, but also that he has made us into a […]