Tag Archives: discipleship

Once Saved, Always Saved?

This morning we have the last of our “Tough questions” sermon series. In the past month or so we’ve considered such things as “What do we do with violence in the Bible?”, “Why do good things happen to bad people?”, and “Are demons real?” If you missed any of those, and for some reason find […]

Handover

This evening we are picking up our journey through the Old Testament. At the end of the last series we left Moses and the people of God, having been rescued from Egypt, setting out into the desert. They had received the provision of manna, food from heaven, the beginnings of the law, and instructions for […]

A Grind?

I wonder if you know what this is? It’s a coffee mill. Not one of those fancy electric ones, but a hand mill. You put your beans in here, turn the handle, and you get freshly milled coffee in the bottom. There’s a little adjustable screw and butterfly nut in the bottom that you set […]

All Saints

I know that you might find this difficult to believe, but when I was a teenager I could be quite annoying. Looking back I feel particularly sorry for my Sunday school teachers. You see, I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian household, I’d been in church since I was little, I knew […]

Rock

Since Easter we’ve been exploring different aspects of God’s character in our morning services. We’ve thought about the God who is there, our holy God, the God of Angel Armies, God as shepherd, ascended one, advocate. God the trinity – three in one and one in three. God our peace, God who knows, God our […]

Overflow

I wonder, does anybody here have a horse? Not very many. What about a ship, does anyone have a ship? No. What about a car, anybody here in a household with a car? Right, so let’s update James’ example a bit. What is the modern equivalent of the bit for a horse or the rudder […]

Handling Conflict

This morning we are continuing our sermon series focussed on living in community. This week we are thinking about conflict in the church, about how we can handle it well, so that it doesn’t become destructive or fracture our life together. The reality is that when people live together, work together, get closer together, there […]

Money, money, money.

What do you earn? How much money do you have? What do you spend it on? These are questions that aren’t heard much in polite conversation in this country. We tend to be quite uncomfortable talking about money. Which is a bit odd, since it is such an important part of our lives, or maybe […]

Speak Lord

I have a bit of a soft spot for good old Ananias. There he is, minding his own business in Damascus, when one day God speaks to him in a vision. In scenes reminiscent of the call of Samuel in the Old Testament, God starts with a simple call of a name. “Ananias”. Now, compared […]

Start From Who You Are

I wonder if you’ve got a hero? Someone you look up to, someone you wish you were more like, someone who inspires you. This week the Catholic church recognised the great work of Mother Theresa of Calcutta, her love and humility, her care for the poor, her inspiration in reaching out to the least and […]