Luke 1:26-55 Mary had an unexpected surprise. Betrothed to be married, and still a virgin, she finds herself pregnant. How she responds to this provides us with a wonderful example of what it means to trust in God – in the midst of unexpected surprises!
1 Thess 5:19-22 We live in a postmodern world where all truth is considered to be relative, and where people go to all sorts of places to validate their views/foundations St Paul – in our text – tells us to test everything. But test by what criteria? Acts 17:11 says – test by Scripture The […]
Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 8:1-8 Preparation is the key to most things. But how do we prepare for the birth of Jesus? It’s not really about lighting the house, buying gifts, or being nice. Preparation for Christmas is about preparing the heart. And we do that by honest with ourselves and with God.
Phillipians 1:9-11 Growing never stops! For relationships to stay healthy, the people in them need to keep on growing. If we think we have arrived, the relationship will already be in decline. Our Focus for 2014 has been “Growing Deeper”. We will look at how this has unfolded, and celebrate how this growth has made […]
Matthew 25:14-30 There is a lot of fear mongering in our world… and there was in Old Testament times as well. Fear mongering is a profitable business; we purchase insurance, and all sorts of things, just in case. As we look at this story, we are reminded of some of the basic dynamics of fear […]
Matthew 25:1-13 Lots of people have sleep difficulties. And for lots of reasons. Jesus tells us a parable where 10 girls fall asleep waiting for the bridegroom to come to the reception. When he finally comes, they awake. 5 are considered to be wise, and 5 foolish. In this message we’ll explore what it means […]
Philippians 4:13 2 Corinthians 12:9 Paul talks about finding strength in his weakness. How can that happen when the world focusses on success? It is discovering that God is always stronger than we think.
Revelation 21:1-7 This Sunday is Memorial Sunday and the focus will be heaven and what it is like. Heaven as a place of new relationships Heaven as a place of precious relationships Heaven as a place of individual relationships Reflection Sheet
Matthew 22:1-14 Have you ever planned for a party or an event, and things don’t turn out as you had hoped? God has. He has invited the whole human race to his party, but many have ignored the invitation. This message will look at the invitation we have been given. We’ll look at what the […]
Matthew 18:21-35 We all get hurt in life. Sometimes seriously hurt. And forgiveness is seriously hard. Jesus once told a parable about forgiveness, and how we can practice it. Especially when it’s hard. The key is to first understand the amazing forgiveness God gives to me. Only then will I be able to forgive others. […]