What do we do now? – 2

2015-14.3 Matthew 22:34-40 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 The main thing We are at the intersection of loving God and loving people SO what is the Way of Jesus? He said “I am the Way…” but His followers found themselves without Him, and trying to work out what this meant. It’s our problem too. However, we…

Back to basics: the kingdom 14

2015-08.5 Matthew 5:43-48 Friday, Feb 27, 2015 Jesus rewrites all the ‘rules of engagement’ We all belong to tribes and instinctively seek the safety of our own – but Jesus confronts us, like the Pharisees, for our closed groups and judgment of others, and tells us to seek the higher standards of heaven in loving…

Being a disciple 2: Transformed relationships

2013-39.2   John 13:34-35 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Love as Jesus loved   – A question up front: When did you first experience God’s love? WHEN you step up, with trepidation, and God shows up, despite all your doubts and fears, that is often a transforming moment. Bill Hull, who originated this material, tells a…

Weaving together God’s covenant love with our faith and action

1 John 5:1-5 Monday, July 15, 2013 Weaving together God’s covenant love with our faith and action 1 John 5:1-5 Everyone who believes…everyone who loves the Father… everyone born of God overcomes…  THIS is where John begins to draw together the detailed teaching in the earlier part of his letter. His objective in writing this was…

Live generously

1 John 3: 16-18 Live generously Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Key teaching: Live unselfishly, live generously – in the fellowship and beyond When it comes to our responsibilities to bless the poor, the New Testament seems to be clear – it’s the disadvantaged of our own Christian tribe, those we call brothers and sisters, whose…