Acts 1:1-11. We celebrate the pysical ascension of Jesus in to Heaven and reflect on why this is so important. Like the physical resurrection of Jesus at Easter it points us to a God who plans care about every aspect of our lives and this world, and whose plan is to redeem the whole of creation.
Revelation 17. Once again God draws back the veil to give John, and us, an insight in the things to come and the deceptive nature of human systems that appear so attractive but which deliver only death.
Habakkuk 4:1-4. Where is God when everything seems to be going wrong? As so many of us do the prophet Habakkuk wrestles with this question, but ultimately finds peace in God's faithfulness and sovereignty.
Revelation 15:1-8. In John's vision God finally calls time on world history characterised by unholiness and unrighteousness - the day of reckoning has come and the presence of sin is about to be removed from creation.
Revelation 13:11-18. John sees in his vision that there are earthly authorities, and systems of governance, that promise freedom by usurping the authority of God. Its the age old deception that began in the Garden of Eden and Christians must resist it.
Luke 15. June Mclellan was the guest speaker at our first Ladies Night. She spoke from the parables that Jesus told about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son, and about how there is rejoicing in heaven when we come home to our Heavenly Father.
Revelation 13:1-10. John's vision moves on to address the threat posed by the Roman Empire and the challenge of ungodly authority. The message of course is timeless and the church in every generation must be able o read the signs of the times.