Sermons from May 2018

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Living to become more like Christ


Recognising who we are in Jesus, Paul encourages believers to be patient, to care for each other, to be united, to be built up, to become mature. It sounds like hard work, it needs commitment, if flows from a deep and living relationship with Jesus. How much are you, how much are we, prepared to […]

Struggle is against dark and evil forces


For Paul the message seems simple: Those who believe in Jesus are in a battle against spiritual forces which we can’t win on our own, but we can be assured of victory if we make use of what God has provided for us. How do you respond to these claims and challenges? How familiar are […]

The challenge of repentance and baptism

This Sunday morning, as we celebrate the birth of the church at Pentecost, we have the privilege of baptising a man who has heard God calling to him and made a decision to follow Jesus and to commit himself to Him. As we rejoice with him and his family we are challenged about our own […]

Living in the fullness of God


Paul rejoices in the privilege of sharing the good news about Jesus with others, he reminds his readers of the wonderful things God has done through Jesus, he prays for other believers that they will come to experience God in a richer way, he points to the supreme power of God. How much do we […]

Focus on communion


In verse 25 Jesus speaks about a “new covenant” he is bringing into existence – a new relationship between God and humanity made possible through his death on the cross. What does it mean to you to have the opportunity to live in such a relationship with God today? What difference is it making in […]

Spiritual weapons not of this world


Our war and our weapons are not of this world. Paul experienced a struggle in Corinth. A group of preachers and teachers arrived from Judea with a letter of recommendation and practised ecstatic and visionary experiences. To them Paul was an enigma. In person he seemed to be timid. Yet in his writings he was […]