Acts 15:1-35 “How do you get in?”

How does someone become a Christian? How do they ‘get in’ to the family of God, into the kingdom of God? What is it that makes someone a genuine Christain we might ask? Acts 15:1-35 sees this question considered and decided upon. Some Jews believed that circumcision was required along with faith in Jesus. Others […]

Continue reading

Acts 9:19b-43

The passage reveals some remarkable turnarounds! Some truly, ‘I never saw that coming’ moments. People saved and healed. We consider how Jesus is proclaimed by Saul as the Son of God, that Jesus can save even the most unlikely people and finally how Jesus can heal and do what is humanly impossible. All of it […]

Continue reading

Acts 8:26-40 stands in contrast to the first part of the chapter from last week. In Samaria, Phillip evangelised ordinary citizens in large crowds. This week he evangelises one Ethiopian palace official. The method and the people were very different, but the result was the same, that they were saved! We are encouraged to remember […]

Continue reading

Acts 6 – Submitted and Seized

After being chosen as one of the seven, Stephen continues to declare the good news. Stephen is a man Submitted to God in every way. As a result, he is Seized and then Slandered. We see how so much depends on eth words that Stephen speaks that are twisted. Despite the opposition and persecution, lives […]

Continue reading

Samson and Delilah – Judges 16

People say that you live and learn, but sadly, too many people just live! Samson is a man much like that, making mistakes, the same mistakes, over and over again. He is the saviour of Israel and yet he is a man who needs a saviour. Samson is indeed a weak man in man areas […]

Continue reading

Judges 9

Judges ch9 paints a pretty bleak picture of what human beings are like when left to their own devices. In a chapter where God is not mentioned we see what a society without God might look lie but also ask, is he absent? But God is not absent then or now and has been acting […]

Continue reading

Romans 5:3-11 – Salvation Assured

This week’s message continues to look at the benefits and blessings we have as a result of our justification. Paul also uses these blessings as evidence of the assurance of salvation that we have. There is, therefore, assurance of salvation through trials, through God’s love for us and because we have been reconciled and justified.

Continue reading