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Category: Sermons

What if we reacted differently? (Part 3)

Wouldn’t life be simpler if we just said what we mean, and meant what we said?

Wouldn’t it mean that we could be trusted?

What if we reacted differently? (Part 2)

Israel knew that murder was wrong – but Jesus puts his finger on the contempt we can feel for one another when they don’t match up to our expectations.

Think of the outrage on social media at times.

He warns us of the consequences of those reactions, urges us to put things right with one another and uses an everyday example (making a last minute court settlement) to demonstrate how important our relationships are.

What if we reacted differently? (Part 1)

Jesus saw himself in the line of tradition of the law and prophets. He was calling his disciples to live righteously – in their everyday lives.

So did the Pharisees.

So how was Jesus different?

What if we saw clearly? (Part 2)

The poor, the meek, the merciful etc are the salt of the earth and the light of the world – they influence the world around them.

We might not think we are very powerful, but we can make a difference – as long as we stay true to who we are as disciples.

What if we saw clearly? (Part 1)

Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount by describing who the blessed are – and they are the last ones you would expect.

He is not instructing us to be poor in spirit etc – he is telling those who are that there is a bigger picture, and he is reminding all of us not to be seduced by what we usually think of as ‘the good life’.

Standing on Holy Ground

Have you ever been in a situation where you suddenly feel something is happening here that is beyond the ordinary?

It can almost feel like God has brought you into this moment intentionally, but why?

This week we look at what it means to stand on Holy Ground.

Vision Sunday

A chance to reflect on what we are doing – but much more importantly why we are doing it all!

Transformation of Mind, Heart, Body

It’s journey that takes a lifetime and is the most important journey we can take – the transformation of mind, heart and body.

Stronger Together – Jesus appointing the first leaders

Who were the women leaders in the early church & what does that mean for all of us – men and women?

Stronger Together – Jesus meeting the faithful ones

Jesus appointed the women to tell the men. Why the resurrection accounts were so outrageous and why they point to the accounts being true. (After all who would have invented the women telling the men?)

Stronger Together – Jesus honouring the outrageous one

What did she do that was so good? Why was Jesus so impressed by her? What are we supposed to remember? Jesus made this woman feel safe among the men.

Stronger Together – God in the mess of circumstances

Two Determined Women and One Good Man working together.

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