On Sunday 18th November 2018 we baptised a young couple. This is the message preached on that day to joyously reflect on the gospel that saved them so powerfully.
Living in a peaceful and happy society it is easy to feel like we humans have got things pretty well sorted. However, what we see in front of us is only a super thin slice of the broader story of human history. There is a long history of rebellion and destruction that follows us everywhere. […]
God’s gracious provision of an instant sin offering to cure the uncleanness of his people reminds us that in Christ we have one who cleanses us not externally and temporarily, but internally and eternally. Michael Howell from City North Baptist shares this powerful truth with us.
Last week we began our series on Wisdom Literature by unpacking the joys of wisdom. This week we take a look at the flipside of wisdom: foolishness, wickedness or sin. Because sin tends to be a negative thought in society, it is something that we don’t like to talk about. But for those who want […]
The preacher has called his people to embrace a life of persevering faith, to endure to the end with Jesus, never letting go. Well as he moves on from the hall of faith’s heroes in chapter 11, the preacher will unpack the beautiful glories of this life of faith over and against the horrors of […]
The concept of sin is something that can make us feel uncomfortable. Many people think that the Bible’s declarations about sin are just there to perpetuate the oppressive rule of the church… others see the brokenness that sin brings into the world and struggle with how the God of the Bible could allow it to […]
It has been a long journey through the book of Jeremiah. All that God prophesied against Judah through Jeremiah has come to pass. And now as this chapter of the history of the people of God closes we will spend 3 weeks looking at the key themes of this epic book so that God’s message […]
As we have been following the people of Judah and seeing them dive further and further into the sin of idolatry, I guess we have to ask ourselves: How did things get this bad? How did the children of God abandon their father and embrace the gods of the nations? As Jeremiah continues to weep […]
There is no doubt that there is something wrong with the world. No matter how much we try to focus on the wonders of the world there is this nagging feeling that it is in some ways broken. I think all of us at some point have asked “why?” It was no different for the […]
So young Jeremiah has been called by God, set apart to be His mouthpiece to a rebellious nation and his first task is daunting to say the least. He is to go to the capital city and proclaim God’s charge against His people. What follows is one of the more brutal passages in Scripture as Jeremiah unpacks […]