Seasonal Fruit

Jan 2020 - Feb 2020
Sermons in this series
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
16-Feb AM; Philippians 1: 9 - 11
Sun, Feb 02, 2020
02-Feb AM; 1 Thess. 4: 1 – 12
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

It's said that an Army marches on its stomach: the soldiers have to be fed in order to keep going. At the same time, they also have to train continually to reach (and then remain), at peak effectiveness.

The analogy of an army on the march is a good picture of the Christian church. To be really effective, the common elements of being fed, trained and application to the task must be observed. It is a step by step process to live by the Spirit.

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

When you're facing your worst nightmare it's very hard to stand still. The last thing on your mind is probably a face off especially if you are afraid of the issue itself or the possible consequences.

Trusting God brings perspective to any situation. It may not bring about an immediate solution but it does remind us that we are not on our own. God is not just in our corner but actively looking after us.

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Whether it's "natural" disasters or decisions which affect us all, there are things in life we simply cannot avoid. (The American humourist Mark Twain, classified these as being born, dying and paying our taxes).

The prophets - those who spoke on behalf of God - help us to see such circumstances from God's point of view. Where there are problems, what might it mean for us to be part of the solution?

Sun, Jan 05, 2020

How do we live as Christian exiles in a community where the values and lifestyles are at odds with Christ’s teaching?

A social revolution will only follow a spiritual transformation. Impacting our community will only happen once we commit to God's plans and are prepared to stock it out where we are, living by example.

Sun, Jan 05, 2020

You can’t help but be struck by the radical uncompromising teaching of Jesus as you read, say, the Sermon on the Mount. He had no time for hypocrisy wherever it came from: he took to task anyone who dare to look down their noses at the less fortunate.

When the early church eventually exploded onto the world scene, it was so totally different from anything else that it was dubbed the ‘The Way’- it was so vigorous, animated and challenging, it really did take the world by surprise.

How can we continue in that tradition of radical dissent today?

We each have a part to play as this is not the preserve of any so called spiritual elites: our example will show how much we love Christ and others.