John 13:1-17 In an extraordinary display of generous and self-sacrificial love, prefiguring his death for us on the cross, Jesus sets his disciples, and us, a pattern for how we should love and serve on another.
John 10:1-21 Why does anyone follow Jesus? In this passage Jesus lays out his credentials as the One true king of Israel and the only One to offer fulness of life and eternal life. The Good Shepherd who calls us, goes before us, protects us and lays down His life for us.
John 6:1-15,25-40 Jesus is the One who takes what little we have to offer and transforms it into an abundance that becomes more than enough to meet the need. He is also for us the One who satisfies the deepest longing of our hearts so that we need never hunger or thirst again.
John 3:1-21. The first of a new series exploring key passages from John's Gospel. Today we touch upon John's oft repeated conviction that Jesus is the only way to eternal life, and that, therefore, we must be born again into the Kingdon of God in order to live a Kingdom life and make a difference in this world.
1 Chronicles 28. We look forward to a new year and focus on the words of David to his son Solomon, 'Be bold and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.'
Isaiah 9:1-7. A famous passage from Isaiah that will be read many times over the coming weeks and especially on Christmas Day. But how do the promises made, apply to us as individuals and how do we discover for ourselves the hope that lies at the heart of these verses?
Colossians 3:12-17 In the previous verses of this chapter Paul describes the old life that we need to leave behind, now that our lives are 'hidden with Christ in God'. Now he moves on the explain the characteristics of the life that we should now live and how to live it.
Three people share their first hand experiences of the difference Jesus makes when: you're on your own in a difficult situation; when you need to overcome your fears; and when you're faced with the loss of a loved one through illness. And of course the greatest difference Jesus makes is on the day this this life ends and we stand before Him knowing that we have trusted in Him and accepted His offer of forgiveness and salvation.
Colossians 1:15-20 Three contemporary questions: If there is a God what is he/she/it like? Why is our world so full of chaos, conflict and suffering? What can be done to make the world a better place? These few verses provide the answers: God is like Jesus; Jesus holds all things together - remove Him and all things fall apart; reconciliation with God through Jesus leads ultimately to the restoration of creation.