Part 1. We are living in divided times. It seems like everyone wants to blame and attack the other side. It’s ‘their’ fault. But if we only seek to blame we shut down the opportunity to bless others. Rather than looking at the problem, look … Continue reading “Bless not Blame”
Every worldview eventually arrives at a point where it’s claims seem ridiculous. Touching on atheism, humanism, world religions and spirituality, comedian Andy Kind explains why the death and resurrection of Jesus display God’s unconditional love.
We want to review our giving, not because we want to increase the overheads of the church, but to increase the overspill. We want to love Eastbourne more. We want to bless more. We want to reach the poor, the disadvantaged, the marginalised. We want … Continue reading “Giving Day 2018”
Part 10. Coveting is a deep rooted yearning to possess something you haven’t got, something which typically belongs to someone else. We’ll look at how coveting affects possessions, position and personality.
Part 9. Very few societies in history have shown less regard for honouring parents, and older people, than ours does. Why is this? There are a whole range of reasons, but underneath it all is this: our culture has no hope beyond death. We trumpet … Continue reading “Honour Your Father and Mother”
Part 8. Looking at the ninth commandment: we’re not to speak badly or to lie. Sounds easy in itself, but we speak up to 20,000 words a day, but only around 700 have any real value. And we’re increasingly living in a culture of ‘truth … Continue reading “Do Not Bear False Witness”
Part 7. Theft isn’t something that’s just done by robbers at midnight, sneaking into your neighbours house. More often than not it’s ‘white collar crime’: tax avoidance, inflated costs, stealing from work, sick days and clocking off early.
Part 6. In our generation, the main commandment that the world objects to is the seventh. To most people today, it sounds arbitrary and backwards. So we need to ask the crucial question: why are those sexual restrictions there? We want to suggest three reasons—three … Continue reading “Faithful Sexuality”
Part 5. The command to not murder is simple, but in Matthew 5 Jesus explains that anyone who is angry with his brother is guilty of the same thing. Jesus’s primary concern is the root, not the fruit. Get the root right and good fruit … Continue reading “You Shall Not Murder”