John 2:1-11 Jesus came to give us joy

Some people have trouble understanding this first miracle of Jesus because it involves supplying alcohol to a group of people who have already drunk a fair bit. However, the Christian faith is all about joy and Jesus, as the Messiah, has come to bring to inaugurate his kingdom. As Christians we celebrate the fact that […]

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John 1:43-51

This final portion in John 1 calls us speaks of sight.  Phillip says, ‘Come and See.’  Jesus then says, ‘I saw you’ and finally tells us that ‘You will see.’ We see a model of discipleship where those who come to meet Jesus and are changed, in turn bring others to come and see him […]

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2 Timothy 1:8b An invitation to suffer

As far as invitations go, you mightn’t think too much of this one! We like invitations that speak of fellowship, personal advantage, even comfort but an invitation to join someone in suffering, for the gospel, isn’t really that exciting. I can well imagine that young Timothy would think to himself, “I’m not at all sure […]

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John 1: 35-42 “Look, the Lamb of God”

When John said, “Behold the lamb of God” he lost two of his disciples. Two of those who knew John, loved John, left to investigate Jesus, described as the lamb of God. These two disciples of John left him and followed Jesus. Now, when you think about what John did, in pointing away from himself, […]

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2 Timothy 1:12b, “I am not ashamed!”

The verse we are looking at tonight is the key verse around which Martyn Lloyd Jones writes his book, “I am not ashamed.” I personally have always found this verse encouraging and I suppose it has some nostalgia for me as when I was growing up Mum used to belong to a choir, and they […]

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