Jan 2018

Mark 4.35-41 ‘Who is this?’

Maybe like the disciples you think Jesus is a wonderful teacher, a kind healer, someone really special. But this – this is something else.

Dec 2017

Luke 2.1-7 ‘The Gift’

The gift of God’s own Son takes a lifetime to unwrap, but it’s never too early to start.
Bible Book Luke

Nov 2017

2 Corinthians 9.6-15 ‘How much can I give?’

Instead of repeating the Old Testament’s laws about tithing, Paul replaces the entire system with one word: generosity.

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

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.