Revelation 9. The consequences of evil in the world are truly appalling. But the book of Revelation continues to reveal God's purposes in allowing it and reassuring us that one day all evil will be removed from the world.
Isaiah 9:7. This is our key verse for 2019 'Of the increase of his government there will be no end.' What will that look like in our individual lives and corporate life together, and what can we do to ensure that His Kingdom does keep expanding in our lives?
With readings from Genesis, Isaiah and Luke's Gospel we reflect on the problem created by our turning away from God, and His faithfulness in providing a way of redemption - the greatest gift ever given!
Revelation 7. As John's vision continues he sees the great multitude of God's people gathered from history, and is assured of the certainty of salvation because of the sacrifice of the Lamb. No matter what persecution may come, God's people have been sealed for eternity.
CS Lewis famously said 'I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else'. In this sermon Simon explores four things that we take for granted in life, but which only make sense when seen through the lens of the Gospel.
Joshua 23. As he nears the end of his life Joshua reminds the people of Israel what God has done for them and urges them to remain faithful, reminding them of the terrible consequences of not doing so.
Joshua 13-21. God has promised us a wonderful inheritance, summarised in Jesus' promise that He had come to bring us fulness of life. But we must be bold and persistent in pushing in and taking all that God has promised us.
Joshua 10:1-28. As the people of God face yet another conflict two key themes emerge - 1. we either choose to face God and respond to his invitation to be in relationship with Him, or turn our backs on Him, with serious consequences for either choice; 2. and a faithful God calls us to be faithful in all we do.