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Category: Sermons

Tough Questions: Will You Abide In Jesus?

When the storms hit and you’re surrounded with uncertainty, you need to know how you will stand firm. John’s gospel offers the invitation that holds firm. If Jesus is like a tree, we can be like branches – so close, so connected, so aware of the life of Jesus flowing through us. Enough for the best of days and for the very worst of days.

Tough Questions: Will You Follow The Spirit?

Following Jesus is not about trying harder to be ‘good’. It’s not about being frigid or rigid or self-righteous or self-condemning. It’s about being so aware of the presence of God residing in your life by the Holy Spirit that the whole world seems like an adventure playground you can enjoy with God as you follow Jesus.

Tough Questions: What Do I Do With My Doubt?

Sometimes it feels like you are the only person sitting in the church with doubts. The next thought is to accuse yourself of being a hypocrite. The next move is to stop coming. Here’s the truth: you’re not the only one. You’re not a hypocrite and you shouldn’t leave. Doubt can be the gateway to deeper understanding.

Tough Questions: Will You Lay Down Your life?

They know what we want. We are bombarded by ads that are personalised. They all offer a better life, better stuff, better experiences. And the advertising world is right. We do want life to be better. We are tired of what we have been offered so far.

Jesus points the way to this blessed life. It’s remarkably simple to understand.

And extremely hard to do.

Are you ready to explore?

Pentecost: Spirit-filled And Brave

Pentecost – the reminder that the Church’s adventures began when the Spirit filled ordinary people and they found bravery and courage they couldn’t have imagined.

For many people around the world, calling yourself a Christian is still a risky thing. But the same Holy Spirit causes them (and us) to stand firm, even when things don’t go well.

We were joined by special guest Rev Lee Proudlove from Open Doors – a group that connects us with Christians under the pressure of persecution.

Jesus: The King of The World

Jesus was such an attractive teacher. He drew all sorts of people to himself: the clever ones, the sophisticated ones and the desperate ones.

What he asks of those who want to follow him is to lay aside their fear of what people might think of them and be courageous enough to follow a totally different path through life.

Jesus: A Different King

What does a successful life look like? 

Is it when everyone praises you – as long as you are doing what they want?

Or is it about everyday acts of consistent service and courageous acts that change things?

Explore with us what Jesus thought was important and the difference it can make for us.

Seventh Sign – Jesus Is The Resurrection

Jesus is the Resurrection.

Let’s explore the themes of grief, loss and hope in John chapter 11.

Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

What does Freedom look like for us? Who can you trust? Which leader is worth our vote? Who will lead us out of the mess we are in?

Jesus promised that we would be able to hear his voice – and that he would be the leader we have been looking for all this time.

Jesus Makes Us Choose

Jesus makes us choose and gives us questions to ask ourselves. Are we willing to make a choice? Are we willing to make a stand?

Are You Looking In The Right Place?

The first Easter Sunday began with frightened women and perplexed men peering into an empty grave looking for their friend who had been killed a few days earlier.

They were looking in the wrong place.

They would find him and their worlds would be turned upside down.

It’s just that he was never going to be found in a graveyard. He had risen.

Life would never be the same again.

Jesus Gives A New Start

Sometimes our pain is caused by the reactions of others.

We can be overcome by their disapproval and condemnation of us and the way we live.

We can be overcome by their disapproval and condemnation of us and the way we live.

Watch how Jesus deals with the sense of guilt and the condemnation of others.