June 5, 2022 • Jenny Peters • Philippians 2:5
It's Pentecost Sunday and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! This week Jenny talks to us about a life of service. Looking at Philippians 2 she reflects on Jesus becoming fully human leaving all the glory and majesty of heaven to become one of us so we know we can approach the throne of grace with confidence.
Breath pt. 2
May 29, 2022 • Matt Coombs • John 20
Matt rounds off our mini series on the breath of God, looking at John 20 where Jesus 'breathed on his disciples' giving the holy spirit to them and to us. The holy spirit is describe in the New and Old Testament as being the bringer of life but there are also some key differences too, Matt looks at these and where we might need the bringer of life in our lives today.
May 18, 2022 • Maggie Sandilands • Ephesians 3:14–21
We are loved beyond measure, as the adopted children of God. Everyone is included, but sometimes we count ourselves out. How can we know this love? What are our barriers to receiving it? How can we be 'all in' and step into the power of the Spirit, our lives rooted in the love of God?
Dying to self
March 27, 2022 • James Glass • Luke 9:18–27
The self-centred inclination, the religion of our time (and what has indeed always been the counterfeit faith) is that "I" know best. "I" know right from wrong, "I" can rescue and restore myself, "I" know what I need. It assumes that we experience fullness of life by protecting our own self interests through our own efforts. By way of contrast, the counterintuitive reality experienced by Christians for thousands of years is that true life, rest and peace is actually found in laying down our lives before Jesus, following the pattern of how he laid down his life for us.
March 7, 2022 • Kirstine Henderson • Matthew 8:23–27
What do we do when we look upon our world and it looks anything but peaceful? What does it mean to be rooted in Jesus in times of uncertainty? Kirstine reflects on the story of Jesus calming the storm from the Matthew's Gospel, and talks about her own experience and the power of prayer and Holy Spirit.
How to pray in a crisis
March 6, 2022 • Matt Coombs • Psalm 46
Do you ever struggle to find the words to pray in overwhelmingly challenging times? In this talk, Matt explains how the Psalms can guide our prayer and help us express our fears and concerns to God. We end the service with specific prayer for Ukraine.