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December 31, 2017

Looking Back To Look Forward

Looking Back To Look Forward   Our friend Ron Mahler looks into the book of 2 Peter to see how Christians might approach the New Year. The Apostle Peter was concerned that his fellow believers continue to grow in their faith and take steps forward in maturity. How do we look back in a way […]

January 22, 2017

God’s Plan For Our Life

As every Christian generation, we live in turbulent times. Times that can make living out our faith difficult. But In Jesus’ high priestly prayer of John 17 we can discover what He intended for His followers. To be in relationship with the Father, to be strengthen by His Word, to live out our faith in […]

October 30, 2016

Power To Change

What is at the root of change in the Christian life? The bible is clear that there is no penance, behaviour, work, law, personal goodness or conduct that is possible (or required) to receive God’s gift of salvation. God’s satisfaction rests in the work of Jesus on the cross and our trust (faith) that it is […]

October 16, 2016

Pattern Of Godly Living

In Philippians chapter 3 the Apostle Paul leaves us an encouraging message. He isn’t perfect, and neither will we be… but the race is worth running. More than worth it for present joy and future prize. Paul shows us that discipleship is more than just a pattern of sound teaching, of right knowledge. It is […]

June 12, 2016

Identity In Christ

The good news of life with Jesus is that we are no longer bound to old identities. Identities that were placed on us by family, or nationality, skin colour, body shape, education, income, popularity or ability. By what we have done, or was done to us. In his letter to the Colossians the Apostle Paul […]

May 29, 2016

Baptism Into A Better Covenant

Under the old covenant God gave His people the mark of circumcision to set them apart as His people. but the writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus has now come, with a far superior mission, as a superior mediator or agent of a better covenant based on better promises. There is a sign, and […]

May 15, 2016

Law, Flesh Or Spirit

In Galatians Paul argues there are three ways people try to live their lives but only one of them results in freedom. The Law, or religion only restrains behaviour but leaves our hearts unchanged. Lawlessness justifies any behaviour, but leaves us captive to ourselves and others. But God sent the Spirit to set us free both […]

May 1, 2016

Walking In The Holy Spirit

That we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus is such amazing news it’s easy for us as Christians to stop right there, and forget that when Jesus left, the Holy Spirit came. In the middle chapters of Romans the Apostle Paul throws some light for us on the purpose and work of […]

April 12, 2015

Celebrating True Knowledge

Introductory video from sermon: Broken Escalator Group Discussion Starters – 2 Peter 1:1-11   Have someone in your group read 2 Peter 1:1-4. As a group consider the following questions: What phrase does Peter use to describe who he is writing to? How does it identify who he intends the information in the letter is […]

March 15, 2015

Passing The Test Of Suffering

Group Discussion Starters – 1 Peter 4:12-19 Peter continues his theme of suffering with an explanation of what to suffer for, and what we should suffer for. What not to be ashamed of, and by inference – what we should be ashamed of. Have someone read aloud 1 Peter 4:12-19 making note of what Christians […]

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