As we approach the spring, we look forward to marvelling at the wonder of God’s creation around us. The explosion of life and the array of beauty we are treated to reinforces a real sense of awe as the natural world displays astonishing hallmarks of design. As we progress through the growing season in the UK, we are reminded of ‘food’ and you will have heard the expression ‘you are what you eat!’.
Just as bread is the source of energy and power for us physically, Jesus is the source of energy and power spiritually. Just as we feed on bread for physical survival, Jesus uses this as a metaphor… Continue reading
Job is a slightly mystical character from the Old Testament who endured unparalleled hardship and possibly lived around the same time as Abraham. However, Job prefigured Jesus in a number of amazing ways.
Given the size of his estate listed in the first chapter, Job must have been a successful individual and he was clearly well respected – he is described as ‘blameless’.
This does not mean Job was ‘sinless’ – there is a difference between being sinless and blameless. The term ‘sinless’ describes a vertical dimension whereas being ‘blameless’ describes a horizontal dimension. Job was not ‘sinless’ before God (unlike Jesus). However, from the watchful eye of his peers,… Continue reading
There are many references in the NT to Jesus returning soon – what is meant by the word ‘soon’?
In January, Danny gave a sermon based on 2 Peter 3 where he explored questions like this as he unpacked this explosive text!
Feel free to listen via the link below:
Following the death of our Queen, we have been thinking of the theme of crowns. The Queen made no secret of her faith, particularly in more recent years, and we have no reason to doubt her security in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Queen’s life was pretty extraordinary, but one of the many things that made her life unique was that she sometimes wore a physical crown. One of the great things about being a follower of Jesus is that we also have a share in the practice of ‘crown-wearing’ as well!
There are five crowns listed in the NT:
The Imperishable Crown
‘Do you not know that in a… Continue reading
Football is the most popular game played in the UK but there can be a dark side to the game, especially with organised gangs that seem to look forward to matches for violence instead of the football. It’s refreshing to hear the testimony of Mark Alleway who managed to walk away from this lifestyle without repercussions. God was clearly at work in Mark’s life!
An inevitable path into violence
Mark, a Chelsea fan, grew up going to matches. At a young age, he could see the attention and respect that came with violence. Being surrounded by this lifestyle and even the ‘glamour’ of it, it was inevitable that he aspired… Continue reading