More than thirty miracles were performed by Jesus and are recorded in the gospels. From turning water into wine, raising people from the dead to feeding the multitudes, and this doesn’t take into account that John said in John 21:25 that Jesus did many other things as well.
Our new preaching series starts on February 10th and we will be looking at some of the miracles of Jesus. Why? Good question…
Miracles are messy, they are hard to reconcile in our tightly boxed in empirical and materialist world view. But if we remove the supernatural from the ministry of Jesus, we remove a central part of who he was. He was the Son of God, the first born of all creation, the one in whom all things are held together and made new.
We can have many questions about the miracles in the life of Jesus. Why he chose to perform some and not others. Why he sometimes asked people not to talk about the miracles he performed. But what we need to acknowledge is that Jesus when he walked, talked and taught 2000 years ago also performed many miracles.
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at some, so see you there.
Every year we say that we are going to be more organised, we are going to start shopping earlier, book flights earlier, plan the holiday earlier and then suddenly it’s December and Christmas is just around the corner! Why is it that we end up tired, worn out and just hanging on for our holiday at one of the most awesome times of the year? Maybe we need to slow down and remember and reflect on what Christmas is really about. Continue reading Christmas Preaching Series
This week we will be beginning a six week series looking at Ephesians. We’re calling it a walk through, in essence we are just touching on some key points within the epistle.
Unlike many of Paul’s other Epistles, the letter to Ephesus is not written to confront a particular issue or heresy. It explains the nature and purpose of the church, the Body of Christ.
Come and join us over the next few weeks, as we take a walk through Ephesians.
Starting: Next Week 25th February
Jesus, the man with many names.
As we approach Easter we will be
looking at some of the names that
highlight aspects of Jesus’ life and
Come and discover more about
Jesus Christ; the central character of
“Come follow me.” It seems like such a simple statement by Jesus when he calls the disciples. But the reality was extremely complicated, over a period of three years or so Jesus taught the disciples much, showed them the reality of the Kingdom and they became his disciples. He commissioned them to “go and make disciples” and that’s what we are called to be: disciples that make disciples. Mike Breen in his book Building a Discipleship Culture says: “If you make disciples, you will always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples.” As a church we feel that God is calling us to “make disciples”.
So come and join us as we spend the next wee part of life looking at: “Following Jesus One Step at a time.”
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the moments in the early church leading up to Pentecost. The dramatic supernatural birth of the church. From the Road to Emmaus, to Christ Ascension and Pentecost itself it was and exciting and confusing time to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Actually that sounds a little like today, it is exciting to follow Jesus and it can sometimes be confusing. So come along and join us as we anticipate Pentecost!
On Sunday ( Feb 26th) we begin a new series called: “Journey to the Cross”. Annette will be kicking this off. We hope you will join us over the next few weeks as we begin a “Journey to the Cross.”