Blueprint, part 4. The Church has been put in place by God to hold high the truth so that everyone can see it. Our job is to stand strong, without bending, subsiding or collapsing. Don’t just do something. Stand there!
In Mark 2 Jesus is confronted by four men so eager to get their paralytic friend to him, that they take the roof off what was probably Jesus’ own home. It was bold, risky and expensive.
Part 1. What beliefs lie at the very core of the Christian faith? They dictate our entire understanding of life, suffering, meaning and purpose. They shape every area of our lives. Through this series we explore the Nicene Creed: a 1700 year old statement of … Continue reading “We Believe”
Jesus is our ultimate example of loyalty. He was loyal to his Father, even to the point of death on a cross. The call to be loyal has many outworkings as we seek to follow Jesus.
Part 3. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found themselves in a culture with a different value system and beliefs. They were allowed to worship their own God, as long as they also bowed down and worshiped the golden image. We find something similar in our own … Continue reading “In the Furnace: Culture & Courage”
Part 2: Should we embrace the world we live in, along with all its values and beliefs, or should we separate and remove ourselves to live an uncompromised life? For the Christian we should be struggling with both of those, because it’s not one or … Continue reading “Move into the Neighbourhood”
Part 1. We love our towns, our cities, our country. But we don’t want to be colonised by the culture. Each of has to wrestle with this question: how do we live as faithful exiles?
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”
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”