Jesus’ Manifesto

We are called to do justice in the anointing and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We are called to demonstrate the total transformation that Jesus declared: freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind and the oppressed to be set free. Taking insights from Jesus’ manifesto in Luke 4, this sermon looks at … Continue reading Jesus’ Manifesto

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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)

What Are You Expecting This Christmas?

This sermon challenges us to think about what we’re expecting this Christmas. Amidst the celebrations of Christmas the expectation of Jesus can get lost. The incredible birth of Jesus into the world changes what we can expect. The wonder of Christmas means we can expect true transformation, in our hearts and in our lives; we … Continue reading What Are You Expecting This Christmas?

Totally Forgiving Ourselves

Many people carry guilt for failures that God has already forgiven them for. Instead of looking down in shame, we can look up to the God who is the lifter of our heads, standing in our identity as forgiven people. Instead of looking inwards at our past mistakes, we can look outwards and walk in … Continue reading Totally Forgiving Ourselves

The Hallmarks of Forgiveness

Extending forgiveness may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do – but there is a breakthrough on the other side of that decision. Forgiveness cannot re-write the past but it does make it possible to pen a new and better future. Hurt people hurt people; forgiven people forgive people. This message … Continue reading The Hallmarks of Forgiveness

Choosing to Forgive Unjust Treatment

We can’t choose the treatment we receive but we can choose our response: we can choose forgiveness. We can choose forgiveness that isn’t based on the other person’s repentance, that doesn't excuse the behaviour and that recognises forgiveness may be something we have to repeatedly choose. We can choose to cancel the debt that is … Continue reading Choosing to Forgive Unjust Treatment

The Prison of Unforgiveness

People may have attacked us, abused us, betrayed us, cheated us, mistreated us, ridiculed us and violated us; they may have done it deliberately, maliciously, viciously and even repeatedly – and without remorse. This can cause us deep pain – a pain we don’t make light of and a pain that God understands. But God … Continue reading The Prison of Unforgiveness

Re:model – Quit Beating Yourself Up

Often we can end up beaten and bruised not from other people’s punches but from our own. When we spend more time looking at what is wrong with us than who we are in Christ we fail to live in God’s best. This message will help you to live free of condemnation and will open … Continue reading Re:model – Quit Beating Yourself Up