Transformed Life

Sep 2018 - Oct 2018
Sermons in this series
Sun, Oct 21, 2018

Over the last 7 weeks we have been focussing on what it really means to be a saint. No, that doesn’t mean we are members of a well known football club based on the south coast. It’s actually something very different yet it still reflects our individual involvement and personal commitment.

Being part of a church is God’s plan for every Christian and becoming part of that church is His plan too. We can’t do it on through our own effort and merit but are called by and made alive in, Christ.

In our final sermon of this Transformed life series we’ll see how God’s love and power bring us together, hold us together and enable us to grow together. It can all seem too much to grasp at times but God is able to do far more than we can ever ask or even imagine. Nothing is impossible for Him

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Sun, Sep 30, 2018

You don’t have to look too far to find a makeover show on the TV schedules.

Whether it’s your home, your garden or your image – it seems that anything is fair game. Shots of a disordered “before” are followed by the attentive intervention of experts such that in the closing minutes the final reveal (or “after”) seems to bear very little relation to what you began with.

The thing is, I don’t want a makeover, I need a transformation. There’s a danger that the work will be only skin deep and too much of the old me will remain – only to surface once the experts have left for the next victim (sorry, “project”).

The key word in today’s passage is but. Not related to water, nor anatomy but a recognition that not our outside but our very self is given a makeover by God. We’ll never be the same again afterwards, either.

Sun, Sep 23, 2018

It’s right in front of you but you just can’t make it work or even work it out.

If that’s the case for simple things like self-assembly furniture, then surely it must be impossible for us to even begin to understand God? Well, we might think that but that’s not the case.

In today’s passage, we are encouraged to pray – for prayer brings revelation. We can see and understand the nature of God and our relationship with Him. It helps us as we explore those big questions of life - identity, purpose and belonging.

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

A trip to the bank or the hole in the wall isn't always the positive experience we'd like it to be. What we think should be there isn't always confirmed by what actually is there - too many calls on our flimsy reserves!

Thinking more personally, what does your spiritual bank balance look like? What's there for a rainy day? What holds it all together?

In today's message we'll learn how, in Christ, we are eternally blessed: there's always something there whatever our external circumstances might look like. We'll see how we are chosen and adopted in Christ, forgiven and free in Christ and expectant and forgiven in Christ.

Sun, Sep 09, 2018

There’s something special about “newness.” It’s starting again; it’s grasping opportunities; it’s realising long sought after goals.

Paul was aware that great changes had taken place in his life as a result of meeting Jesus on the Damascus road. But, things didn’t stop there – there was a spiritual journey to embark on and further changes to be made. None of it would be possible without God working in his life.

Every saint has a past but every sinner has a future.

Sun, Sep 02, 2018

Over the next eight weeks, we are going to be focusing on three critical life questions: ‘Who am I?’, ‘Where do I fit?’ and ‘What am I living for?’ These questions concern our need to know our identity, belonging and purpose – and are vital for our whole existence and security.

We're using the Transformed Life materials to help us understand our relationship with God. This morning, as we look at the big picture of God's work in creation and (through Christ) in saving us - we'll see how we are marvellously made, fatally flawed but also totally transformed.