Sermons on Turning back to God
Dave speaks about the Israelites; after the exodus from Egypt they have been going round in circles in the wilderness for 40 years as they were too fearful to go into the land God had promised them. Now that the previous generation had all died including Moses, God instructs them to cross the Jordan and take the land. “Be strong and courageous … for the Lord is with you wherever you go.” As you listen to Dave’s preach ask yourself;…
In response to Peter’s explanation of the coming of the Holy Spirit – the people are cut to the heart and ask the apostles “Brothers what shall we do?” Peter’s answer comes in a four piece package, like four legs of a stool. 1. Repent (turning our lives back to God) 2. Believe (have faith) in the name of Jesus 3. Be baptised in water 4. Be baptised in the Holy Spirit. As we read through Acts we’ll see these…
Rob Coleman from Grace Church Bolton speaks to us today on thinking like sons (and not like slaves). Looking at the story of the prodigal son Rob challenges us about how we are thinking when it comes to how loved, accepted and chosen we are in the Father’s eyes. Are you simply doing your best to get by, hoping that God will be pleased with you; or are you living in the fullness and freedom of your sonship?
Matthew shared with on us Sunday the story of the sinful woman who anoints Jesus feet at Simon the Pharisee’s house. He powerfully looked at the contrast between how the two approached Jesus and how our own lives can relate to the story, the challenge is how do we approach Jesus honestly ourselves and what do we think of how others approach him?
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at what it means to believe in Jesus, and what an amazing thing He has done for us. Today we are asking the BIG question – what am I going to do about it? Warning this could change the rest of your life!
Just like sheep, we have gone astray! As we continue to discover how amazing Jesus’ good news for us is, Dave outlines what it means to be far from God, and how life changing it is therefore that God has brought us home to Him. To find out more what it means to become a Christian click here.
Robin speaks about living with integrity and living honestly before God. Living for God is not about being a good person that feels good about ourselves, but about living a life that follows God – as we surrender to Him, we discover just how amazing His love for us is…
The love of God is far greater than tongue or pen can ever tell; it goes beyond the highest star,and reaches to the lowest hell. In this message, Micheal passionately explains what the Love of God is and how to embrace the gift of love in the person of Jesus Christ.
Arlo challenges us about what it means to truly live for God and understand His calling on your life. This looks different for all of us – allow God to speak to you about stepping out for Him as you listen to Arlo’s amazing story of transformation. What does it mean for you to be all out for God in your life today?
How will you respond to the news of Jesus’ resurrection? Are you a sceptic? Or are beginning to marvel at the possibility of a renewed life? Listen as Dave unfolds how the disciples reacted differently to the resurrection, but how their response (and your response) makes all the difference in the world.
As we approach the summit of our series in Luke, Dave challenges us to stand strong in life as Jesus himself stands with us in every situation. Looking at the amazing outworking of God’s plan throughout history, we see a God who is for us not against us – His good plans for you will never fail.
We all experience burnout at some point in our journey of life and today we look at a man who really knew what that meant. Elijah, the bible says, was a man just like you and me; so when we see how God’s grace worked for him in his burnout and disappointment, we can see how God wants to refresh and recommission you today.
Today we hear a story of two kings, the right king and the wrong king. As we follow this narrative from 1 Kings chapter 1, we reflect on who the true king is in our lives, and how the words we use are either of God’s kingdom; building us up in Him, or of another kingdom entirely.
Do we respond to authority that punishes us when we do wrong or authority that corrects us out of genuine love? Dave looks at authority from three different angles; showing us that as we stand firm in God in our lives, we can be true world changers.
It’s hard to trust God when the answers aren’t what we expect, but here in Luke Jesus shows us the way to press forward humbly believing in God’s goodness. But what if our life is not up to scratch? What then? – do we miss out on God’s goodness? As Dave unfolds these questions we see the righteousness we trust in is actually God’s and not ours, and discover open access to a Father who loves to give us good things…
Mark brings to us the message of God’s amazing grace and how to live in it. Through Ephesians he teaches us that grace embraces every person, meaning the gospel is offensive to the self-righteous. We will never meet anyone who does not have worth and value to God – as Mark unfolds this game changing truth we see how such thinking changes the way we live.