Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Another Midweek Message: Guess Who? (Matthew 16)

The crowds that followed Jesus were playing a game of "Guess Who?" as they tried to work out his identity. His disciples, though, had gradually come to understand who Jesus really was. 

But how can people today become convinced about the identity of Jesus?  Tom Magness explores the answers to that and other questions in this sermon based on the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16.

A Midweek Message: Degrees of Faith (Matthew 15-16)

In this message, Roger Davies looks at some of the different examples and degrees of faith we find in the Gospel of Matthew.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A Midweek Message: Truth or Tradition?

In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15, Jesus challenges us to decide which is more important: the Word of God or the commandments of people? Truth or tradition?
He then teaches that sin begins with the heart, and so the heart must be changed if we want to be right with God. Tradition tries to change us from the outside-in, but truth changes us from the inside-out. In other words, it is truth, not tradition, that changes the heart.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

A Midweek Message: My soul will be satisfied (Psalm 63)

In Psalm 63, David describes his search for God during a time of trouble.  In this sermon, we look at how David finds God, and how we can apply David's experience to our own lives today.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

A Midweek Message: Who is Jesus?

In this sermon, based on the Gospel of Matthew chapter 14, we consider the confusion that Herod experiences; the confirmation that Jesus gives; and finally the confession that the disciples make: "Truly, you are the Son of God!"

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

A Midweek Message: More Than a Makeover (Matthew 12)

In this message based on Matthew 12:43-50, we learn that a person needs more than a makeover in order to know God - they need Christ to live in their heart. 

Through him, they are adopted into God's family.  This is a blessing that they are not only meant to enjoy, but also to encourage.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Just A Final Melodic Monday - How Deep The Father's Love

Having posted Melodic Monday songs regularly for the last three years, I've decided to take a break for a while.  This is partly because the days I work are changing from next week, but also because my responsibilities in the church have changed as the church has grown, and I feel I need to focus my attention elsewhere for now.

As I wondered what song to finish with, I found this post in my "draft" folder, and it seemed an appropriate choice of song and song-writer.

"How deep the Father's love for us" is written by Stuart Townend, and helps us to focus our minds on what it meant for Jesus Christ to be obedient to his Father "even unto death" (Philippians 2:8) and how much God must love us if He gave His only Son to save us.