Tag Archives: Jesus

How to Talk

This morning we are coming to the end of our series in which we have been exploring one of our church values, that of “Loving Each Other”. This week we are thinking about “Talking to each other and not about each other” In many ways, this is linked with what David was talking about last […]

Forgiveness

This morning we’re going back to exploring one of our church values in some more depth. As a church we value loving God, loving each other, loving our neighbours, celebrating and exploring. Over the next month or so we’re going to be looking at some different aspects of what it means practically to love each […]

Little Donkey

“Little donkey, little donkey, on a dusty road. Got to keep on plodding onwards, Bethlehem’s in sight.” No, you aren’t caught in a time warp, it isn’t Christmas, it is Easter time, but I would like us to think about donkeys this morning. A few months ago I was lent a book by Joan Ackerley, […]

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 […]

Urgent and Vulnerable

Over the last few weeks we’ve been thinking about mission in our Sunday morning services. Some of us have been exploring it in our small groups, and yesterday about 40 of us got together for a whole day to think about what mission means for us, here in Wellington, in 2019. As part of this […]

Who is he?

I wonder what you think the most important question is. A few years ago the magazine, “Philosophy Now” ran a competition for its readers to suggest candidates for the most important question. Winners of the competition included: “How can we best serve others? “Is there some property, or some rational conceptual definition, which grounds Morality?” […]

That you might believe

“These are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.” This is why John wrote what we now call John’s gospel. The word, “gospel” means, “good news”, and the good news that John saw in […]

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 […]