Sin, Darkness and the Victory of the Cross 5

2014-14.5 Isaiah 42:7-9, Isaiah 43:18-19 Friday, April 11, 2014 Rise, fall and renew Grow, fall back and renew: This diagram starts off like the bell curve we saw yesterday, but at each plateau and falling back episode, change and renewal occurs. The point is to understand that this is a continuous cycle of rising, falling…

Here for a reason, sent on a mission 3

2013-45.3 Isaiah 61:3-5 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Who will rebuild our broken world? Isaiah 61:3-5 They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for…

Second-mile grace

Summary for the week Saturday, June 8, 2013 Second-mile grace Let’s look again at this week’s headings (covering 1 John 3:11-24): When friends prove fickle… learning to flow in grace… live generously. Values which hold us and guide us – like Speen Church’s values of being together, empowered, effective. We need values to hold us,…

The empowering of Pentecost 2

Acts 1:4-5 and 8 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 The empowering of Pentecost 2 – Jesus’ promise 4 On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptised with water,…