Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

All of us are involved in a quest for fulfilment; in the fourth beatitude Jesus shows that true fulfilment is to be found in hungering and thirsting after righteousness. This sermon shows that this means desiring to live free from the power of sin and to walk right with God. You will learn how to … Continue reading Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

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Blessed Are the Meek

In a world which often applauds might being right, Jesus says that it is actually meekness that pays dividends with God. In this message we open up the third beatitude by sketching a biblical portrait of meekness; we deal with misconceptions as to what it means to be meek and learn that meekness is not … Continue reading Blessed Are the Meek

Will You Be Ready? (The Parable of the Ten Virgins)

Jesus is coming back again - we need to let the fact that Jesus could come back at any time dramatically impact the way we live today. There will only be two kinds of people when Jesus returns to this earth: those who are ready and those who are not. This sermon unpacks the Parable … Continue reading Will You Be Ready? (The Parable of the Ten Virgins)

Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

The Parable of the Great Banquet shows us God’s amazing generosity in inviting us into His kingdom. But the invitation doesn’t just stop there - there is room at the table and God wants His house full, so we need to let others know that they are welcome, that they are invited to God’s great … Continue reading Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

Be Faithful With What You Have (The Parable of the Talents)

A key question for the disciple of Christ is not "how much have I been given?" but "what am I doing with what I've been given?". Life is a gift from God; what we do with it is our gift to Him - and ultimately we will give an account to Him for our faithfulness, … Continue reading Be Faithful With What You Have (The Parable of the Talents)

New Wine (The Parable of the Wineskins)

Jesus brings the promise of new wine, but our old lives won't be able to accommodate it; new wine and old wineskins just don't mix - new wine needs new wineskins. The great news is that God is in the business of renewal; He makes all things new. So if we're willing, if we change … Continue reading New Wine (The Parable of the Wineskins)

Cultivating Your Heart for a Spiritual Harvest (The Parable of the Four Soils)

The parable of the four soils reveals that the Word of God doesn't operate mechanically or inevitably. Two people can hear exactly the same message: one can have their life changed yet the other can remain unmoved. The ultimate reason for this is explained in this all-important parable; Jesus teaches us how the conditions of our … Continue reading Cultivating Your Heart for a Spiritual Harvest (The Parable of the Four Soils)

Peeled: What’s Under Your Skin?

We live in a culture obsessed with outward appearance but God is more interested in what's under our skin. As Christians we should be growing in the fruit of the Spirit, the 9 traits that reflect the character of Jesus. Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit is essential to us becoming more and more like … Continue reading Peeled: What’s Under Your Skin?