Rod continues his theme of “Surviving or Thriving”. Might be the same title as previous weeks, but still lots more to learn as we continue looking at the thriving church Paul writes to in Thessalonica, and how we can follow in their footsteps today.
Today we welcome, all the way from Ukraine, Dr Sergiy Tymchenko. In recognition of Mothering Sunday/Mother’s Day/International Women’s Day, Sergei talks to us from Matthew’s Gospel about the story of Jesus and the Canaanite Woman. He also talks to us from personal experience about following Jesus in Ukraine and elsewhere behind the Iron Curtain, when…
Rod continues his Surviving or Thriving series, this time with a particularly inspiring and back-to-basics look at the vital importance of Scripture.
Humorous, challenging, thought provoking, downright interesting – grab yourself a coffee and listen to what raconteur extraordinaire Geoff has to share on the theme of Hope.
…and (suggestions on) how to overcome them. Laurence talks about the historical, spiritual and life challenges that others make to us about our Christian faith. No fool-proof “magic” answers, but a few suggestions to make us all think about how we can respond.
We start off with Stephen (in his wonderful Geordie accent!) reading from Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians. Then Rod continues his series of Thriving or Surviving. Paul says of the Thessalonian church “we always thank God for you…because your faith is growing more and more” and “your faith is growing…in leaps and…
If you have no problem with praying, then no need to listen to this! But for the rest of us, Rod’s sermon is about the absolute importance of prayer, and good some pointers to start us moving in the right direction again, so that our prayers become as natural and life sustaining as breathing itself.
This morning we welcomed Vicky & Barry, pastors of Farnhams & Hedgerley Community Church in Surrey. Vicky’s sermon is about the significance of some of God’s names used by God himself when talking to Abraham, and what those names tell us as believers today about the character and nature of God.
A privilege this morning to welcome back Les Tidball. Les talks to us about how it is the seemingly unimportant people and things in life which can make a huge diffference. Illustrated with many examples from his own fascinating and varied life, working for Vision for Mission in places like Romania.
A special treat today from visiting preacher Kingsley Armstrong. Looking at the Old Testament story of Rahab, Kingsley has lots of fascinating insights, plus a challenge to us on what our focus is in life.