Bible Books






Nov 2017

Matthew 6.1-4, 19-24 ‘How can I live generously?’

Christian giving is not about fundraising or buying God’s favour. It is a way of responding (in secret) to God’s generosity to us - storing up the true treasure of a generous and godly life.

Nov 2017

Luke 17.11-19 ‘How can I give thanks?’

It wasn’t the act of going that demonstrated the Samaritan leper’s faith, it was the act of coming back - coming back to Jesus to say thank you.

Nov 2017
2017: Mark - Seeing Jesus [1], Vision Sundays

Mark 4.21-34 ‘Jesus is... the speaker of parables’

Financial giving is not fundraising - it is faithraising.   It is a vital way of us both expressing our gratitude to God, and demonstrating our trust in him.

Oct 2017

Mark 2.18 - 3.6 ‘Jesus is... Lord of the Sabbath’

Jesus did not do away with the Fourth Commandment: instead he taught us that the Sabbath is a gift, not a burden.

Sep 2017

Mark 1.35-45 ‘Jesus is... the famous one’

Jesus touched him...  Touched him!!  I knew the guy was mad.  You don’t touch someone with leprosy!  Jesus touched him - and he was cured - immediately.

Sep 2017

Mark 1.1-13 ‘You are my Son’

Who is Jesus?   Over the next weeks we will see how Mark answers that question.   We will see that Mark believes Jesus to be God’s own Son, the Messiah, God’s chosen and anointed one. We will see: Jesus.

Aug 2017

Ephesians 5.1, 29-30 ‘Love: yourself’

We need to love ourselves in the right way.   We need Goldilocks love - not too much love, not too little love, but just the right amount of love.

Aug 2017

Luke 10.25-37 ‘Love: your neighbour’

Martin Luther King said the question is not, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ but, ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
Series 2017: Love
Bible Book Luke
Themes fear love mission

Aug 2017

Romans 12.9-13 ‘Love: one another’

Paul’s describes deep, sacrificial love - but how often churches are full of niceness rather than love, acquaintances rather than brothers and sisters, pretending rather than sharing.

Aug 2017

Matthew 22.34-40 ‘Love: God’

Do we love God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind? What do we hold back?