CentrePiece, part 11. Jesus says “In the world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world”.
Part 6. Jesus is the bread of life: all you could ever need is found in him. The things of this world cannot satisfy. But whoever believes in Jesus will have everlasting life, and they will not hunger or thirst for anything.
Part 4. The statistics paint a picture: wars, poverty, crime, suicide, anxiety, pornography, addiction… the world is a dark place. But there is no contest. Jesus is the light, and light always expels the darkness.
Part 3. Most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as sheep. We prefer to think of ourselves as rugged, sovereign, independent, I-did-it-my-way individuals. But the lives we lead and the choices we make are suspiciously similar to everyone around us.
Part 2. The gospel of John kicks off with some of the most profound and controversial words found in the whole of Scripture: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”.
Part 3. Looking at John chapter 13: when the servants weren’t around to do the essential but dirty work, Jesus got down on his hands and knees and washed his disciples feet.
Part 2. Step into the story of Lazarus: Jesus raised him back to life and called him out of the tomb. Too many Christians are still sitting in the old life when we have amazing freedom in Christ.
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”
Healing: part 2. Looking at one of the most dramatic healing miracles that Jesus ever does, seeing how it shapes our theology and how we go about this at a practical level.