One of the beauties of the ancient stories of the Christian faith is that they are not like normal heroic tales or traditional myths that gloss over indiscretions or exaggerate the amazing qualities of the heroes. The ancient stories of our faith are warts and all tales of broken people. This is beautiful because it […]
Though they were twin brothers, Esau and Jacob were vastly different from one another. And like many siblings these differences flow over to a sibling rivalry – the boys had been engaged in a wrestle against one another for their entire lives. In the passage we look at today this rivalry comes to the fore […]
On the night of the Passover, Jesus gathered with His disciples to share the feast. As they reflected on the greatest moment in their history as a nation, their redemption from slavery, Jesus caused their minds to think of a vastly new kind of redemption. In the last of our Gospel Drama messages, Pastor Joe investigates […]
When we come to salvation in Christ what are we actually doing? Is it turning over a new leaf? Is it making a new commitment? Is it embracing a new community or set of rules for life? Or is it something more? As we look at the rite of baptism we are going to see […]
Every week in church we preach the gospel. Why? I mean if the congregation are already believers why do we persist with this same message? As we begin our Gospel Drama series, we take a look at preaching and why it is vital for both the church and the world.
We have heard about the glorious wonder of our soon-to-be future in the New Heavens and the New Earth; and it captivated our hearts. But when we look at the world as it is now, we see a different reality. So as John rounds out the account of his vision that he will send to […]
Many people have a vision of Heaven that is ethereal, like sitting on a cloud with a harp. As we come near to the end of Revelation, John is shown a vision of our future that blows this white cloud idea out of the water. Join us as we unpack the glorious wonder of our […]
The question of the Millennium for many Christians is one of confusion, controversy and division. For others it is the critical issue in studying Revelation. As we work our way through this tricky passage, we will see that this 1000 year reign has far more to offer than controversy.
The call to holiness is often viewed as a call to drudgery, boredom and joyless discipline. Normally we have combated this misunderstanding by highlighting that holiness is joyfulness, liberty and true life… but Revelation 18 has a different take on it that is equally valid. When God calls His people to “come out” from Babylon, […]
In Revelation 17 we see the two main thrusts of evil in the world and they are not like anything we might have imagined. Join Pastor Joe as he uncovers the nature of this evil and how Jesus, the Lion and the Lamb, can empower our wrestle against it.