Sermons from 2022
This is the third week of Advent. when we light the Shepherd’s Candle – God brings Joy At this service, we have a special visitor…
Our hope does not lie in the circles of this sad earth, but in a God who breaks through with strong arms to comfort and rescue. Advent speaks of the first and second comings of Christ. We remember the Joy, the Hope, the Love and the Peace that Christmas brings. And then, as the New Year births in summer glory, comes Epiphany and we remember the Light that can lead us all the way to the Saviour of the world.
This is the first week of Advent. when we light the Prophecy Candle. Both Jesus first coming and his second are foretold by the prophets. We can look forward with great hope! Our hope does not lie in the circles of this sad earth, but in a God who breaks through with strong arms to comfort and rescue. Advent speaks of the first and second comings of Christ. We remember the Joy, the Hope, the Love and the Peace that…
Rev Andrew Hill from the B.U.V. shares about what it means to be ‘sent’ on mission.
Devote at least one period per week to the study of Christ and his work in the Gospels in order to better acquaint ourselves with who he is and how he ‘fished’ for people
Develop the habit of spending at least one period per week listening quietly and intently to the voice of God’s Spirit
We learn how to practice hospitality around the table in order to open doors into the hearts of people, then eventually share the gospel. Eat with three people a week, at least one of whom is not in our church.
Adopt the practice of regularly blessing at least three people each week, at least one of whom is not in our church, through words of encouragement and affirmation, acts of service, and thoughtful gifts. We do not bless people in order to convert them; rather we bless people because that is what we do. We were put here to bless the nations.
Mission is a habit! Whereas we often see our faith being exhibited in action, there’s also a strong case to be made for suggesting it can flow in the other direction, too. That is, our actions can shape our faith.
If we’re trying to live questionable lives, we need to become a godly, intriguing, socially adventurous, joyous presence in the lives of others.
If your neighbours did an analysis of your life, what would they learn about the kingdom? — Michael Frost