Jesus was always promoting fairness, equity and inclusion. He would bring in the outsiders, the marginalised, the forgotten. If we as the church have experienced God’s kindness towards us, how can we in turn express it to the people around us?
“If Jesus is King and the Kingdom of God is here, should we expect to see more than we do? Should we see more life transformation, more answered prayers, more healings, more success and more social justice?” .
“The church is not monoculture. Our home is not here, it’s in heaven. Don’t get caught up in the wave of nationalism. The church has the capacity to look beyond race, culture and creed and see the kingdom of God. God is a God who loves people. And God is a God who has called … Continue reading “Multicultural Church”
If there was anyone in the Bible who had cause to be wrapped up in bitterness and unforgiveness, it was Joseph. But instead of holding onto the past he realised that all the turmoil and sufferings he experienced we’re being used by God to save his people.
Rachel was beautiful whereas Leah was overlooked, unloved and unwanted. But God saw Leah and gave her phenomenal blessing. The world praises the high-fliers and over-achievers, but God loves to use the weak for his Kingdom purposes.
Jacob may not have been as unrighteous a swindler as we’ve often thought. The birthright was his by the fact God chose him and yet his Dad favoured the stronger and more naturally impressive older brother. We, like Isaac, often judge according to the flesh and yet God’s choice is in fact his best ‘trick’. … Continue reading “The Choice and the Trick”
God tests Abraham’s faith whilst also promising to provide the ultimate sacrificial lamb in Jesus..
God isn’t content to leave us in our sin, he’s committed to our rescue and provides for us time and again. God is determined to see us grow, determined to see us blessed and freed from the power of death.
God has given us gifts as a blessing. Andrew talks about how we use these spiritual gifts as part of the body of Christ (the Church).