On his way to see Jairus's sick daughter, a woman, who had been bleeding for twelve years, touched his clothes and she was immediately healed. A story we've heard so often carries much more weight than we often give it credit for. This woman is symbolic of a rejected people, but her simple faith brought her into a position of family with Christ.
Sometimes we need reminded that we are sons and daughters, united in the Father. Sadly, the church does not always display this truth and divisions can cause an orphan spirit to enter. Let's remember the truth… that God loves us and longs for us to love one-another.
On Pentecost Sunday, we look at Acts 2, and the power of the Holy Spirit. The gifts that we're given have purpose in the kingdom of God. As we spread the word, in our families, communities, and beyond, without the power of the Holy Spirit, we're very limited.
As we read the three familiar parables of the lost sheep, lost coin and lost son, it takes a moment to turn our mind to the person – or the people – who are not the focus of the story. We might learn surprising things about ourselves, and God himself.
The Parable of the Talents has brutal truth about what happens when we don't invest what we've been entrusted with. Jesus repeatedly charges his disciples with the thought that if you can be entrusted with the small things, he will move you on to greater things. Note: Sermon begins at 09:00
If the Bible is not a rule book, or an owner’s manual (as it’s often – wrongly – described), then what is it. Well, it’s certainly not easy to understand. Especially where God seems uncharacteristically cruel.
We are comfortable where we are. We’ve been freed, why step into enemy territory? We need a Caleb. A spirit that gets rid of settling for mediocrity. It can be done. Practically walking through our towns or villages means we can’t help but intentionally pray for places and people in our community.
As the Father calls us out into the water, how does a church fellowship become a vital part in the community around it. We also look at the inspiration behind the old spiritual and gleam lessons from this period in history.
First of a Two-Parter looking at the book of Esther. What are the parallels between the kings and Jesus; Esther and the Church? This week we look at three aspects of Esther's character: obedience, trustworthiness and attitude.
If we are wanting to just get through – just to stay on the shore – we will be content to sing songs on a Sunday, with our one-hour devotions, with attending meetings, but what does it mean to go after "breakthrough"? To worship in spirit and truth?