Usually, and rightly so, when we think of the events of Good Friday we focus on that middle cross – the cross where Jesus hung. But there were two other crosses at Calvary that day too, and there is indeed much for us to learn as we consider the story of those two other men … Continue reading Three Crosses
Although most people are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan, all too often we’ve sanitised Jesus’ message in it, which results in us missing just how challenging the call to love our neighbour as ourselves is. The Good Samaritan isn’t a story about the kindness of strangers; it’s a radical redefinition of the word … Continue reading Who Is My Neighbour?
In 'the parable of the two lost sons' in Luke 15, one son thought he messed up so bad that he was not worthy of the Father's forgiveness; the other son thought he was so good that he had no need of it. Both positions were problematic! And both sons - because of a wrong … Continue reading Far From the Father
The word Paul uses in 1 Corinthians 13 for love is “agape”. Agape means “unconditional love”; it describes the love God has for us and the love that we can have for Him and each other. Agape love gives value by the very act of loving; it’s not a reward for the value of something … Continue reading Radical Love
Faith is the way we access God’s promises, hope is the means by which we hold onto them. Hope isn't wishful thinking or trying to see the bright side of things. Hope isn’t just being an optimist about things, thinking positively or longing for things to be a certain way. Hope is biblical and is … Continue reading Unswerving Hope
We often hear the phrase “blind faith” because for a lot of people seeing is believing, so if you haven’t seen something or if it hasn’t already happened then your only option is guesswork, as there’s no physical evidence for it. Biblical faith is completely different. Biblical faith isn’t blind or guesswork; it is based … Continue reading Daring Faith
Daring faith, unswerving hope and radical love describe what we as Church are called to live out. These words outline what we need to demonstrate to see God's kingdom come - what it's going to take to see our communities, our cities and our nations impacted and transformed in Jesus' name. This sermon will inspire … Continue reading Daring Faith, Unswerving Hope, Radical Love