Surprised by Joy, part 5. What do we do with pain, loss, challenges to mental health and heightened anxieties? Philippians 4 gives us some amazing ways though which we can set ourselves in the peace of God.
Incomparable, part 4. Peace is not the absence of trouble. It is the presence of God, even in the most troubled situation.
Part 1. 1 Corinthians 15 helps us to process life through the lens of the gospel. It asks us to consider what our hope is beyond the grave.
Venting only passes how we’re feeling to other people. When we learn to lament well, we bring those things before an infinite God, who can handle all our deepest emotions, worries and concernes, and respond to us.
Jesus promised us that in this world, we would have trouble. The question is: what do we do when it comes?
For thousands of years Christians and Jews have turned to the Psalms in times of upheaval, stress and crisis, and found comfort. Today we look at a Psalm that speaks to one of the most unexpected challenges we’re facing: that … Continue reading “Psalm 139: You have searched me and know me!”
Joy, part 11. All work, unless it’s immoral, is part of God’s Kingdom mission. We are gathered to worship in church on Sundays, and scattered to worship through work on Mondays.
Blueprint, part 6. It’s been observed that where fatherlessness increases, atheism increases. The experience of growing up without a dad is increasingly common in the UK. To address the men in our church, we have a tremendous responsibility and privilege … Continue reading “Temple: Purity, Passion & Presence”
Part 5. The expression ‘the writings on the wall’ is right out of Daniel chapter 5. Belshazzar knows his kingdom is doomed and that his departure from this world is imminent. As we approach death, how do we make sense … Continue reading “Writing on the Wall”