Dave Frodsham: The Real Jesus – what happens in the wilderness

Dave Frodsham: The Real Jesus – what happens in the wilderness

Dave continues his series on The Real Jesus with part two of “In the wilderness”, looking at Mark 1:9-15 – Jesus’ temptation by Satan.

He also illustrates how the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is all three at the same time, not one on one day and one on another.

It is as if the three are in a constantly moving dance.

Dave also talks about how Jesus suffered all that we suffered PLUS death on the cross, and went through it all to provide salvation for us.

Mark 1:9-15

The Baptism of Jesus

9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;[a] with you I am well pleased.”

The Temptation of Jesus

12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

 

Mark Bowell: In Christ Alone

Mark Bowell: In Christ Alone

Guest speaker Mark Bowell of Jubilee Church Liverpool on The Book of Colossians – In Christ Alone.

God wants us to know him. He draws our hearts and our heads and as our knowledge of him deepens, we change.

Jesus is the active agent of God in every part of his gracious purpose toward the human race and reveals God to us in a person. But he is infinitely more.

1. Jesus is the person of God – he is the image of the invisible God
2. Jesus is the beginning – he has supremacy over time
3. Jesus is the origin – he has supremacy over cause
4. Jesus is the purpose – he has supremacy over meaning
5. Jesus is the essence – he has supremacy over cause, effect and every step of continued existence
6. Jesus is the head of the church – he has supremacy over his body
7. Jesus is the first to return from the dead – he has supremacy over death
8. Jesus is the only way – he has supremacy over our eternal destiny
9. Jesus is the hope of all things – he has supremacy over peace and restoration.

 

Mark Bowell: In Christ Alone

Tim Hughes: Making Disciples

Tim Hughes shares his story of how God brought him and his family to Liverpool in 2020, and talks about how all of us are called to make disciples.

Tim urges us to reach the people where we are, and reminds us that we are the people God chose to do it.

Tim also shares some “Witnessing Hacks” we can use, including Asking God for opportunities​, Being a bit cheeky​, Inviting people to something​ and Using our own testimonies.

 

Dave Frodsham: The Real Jesus – beginning in the wilderness

Dave Frodsham: The Real Jesus – beginning in the wilderness

Dave continues our series on Jesus by looking at the first 15 verses of Mark’s gospel.

Mark’s gospel is very immediate, with a lot of extra detail, focusing on what Jesus did. It also identifies his authority over people and over the natural world. 

Dave also talks about how Jesus wants us to trust in Him all the time – not just on special occasions and when we need Him. If you look for fulfilment in church, life, money or even family then you will ultimately be disappointed – you will only find fulfilment in Jesus.

 

Andy Arscott, Running the race marked out for us

Andy Arscott, Running the race marked out for us

In Running The Race Marked Out for Us, guest speaker Andy Arscott talks about how how we all have a purpose in life, even if we might not always be sure what it is. 

Paul compared our life to a race. God gives that race a purpose – He knows what we’re going to encounter. He wants us to be the best us we can be and will change us, no matter how long it takes.

We may have to endure hardships along the way – in fact that much is guaranteed – but there are great rewards waiting for us if we put our belief in God.