How to HOPE Today in Light of Future Grace! What are we to make of the fantastic imagery of the visions that the Apostle John is given by Jesus in His Revelation. We think that hope we can touch and see with the naked eye is reality but, the book of Revelation is reality and, there is a wonderful promise at the very beginning of that book, Revelation 1:1-3,
“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, (2) who bore witness to the Word of God and to the Testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. (3) Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.”
Preached by Colin during the Sunday Evening Services.
Recently, the Wednesday night prayer service has adopted a more informal Bible study format, rather than a traditional sermon. Since the give-and-take of a Bible study doesn’t sound particularly good in a recording, we’ve decided to produce weekly blogposts instead. These are short summaries of some of the ideas mentioned in each meeting, not necessarily an exhaustive list or a verse-by-verse exposition, but some of the ideas and themes which stood out to the participants as we read through the passages. Currently, we’re working through the book of Daniel, so this section will have short blog posts about each Wednesday night’s study.
The Wednesday night study is led by Aaron Walker.
Passing on the Torch of Truth – The Pattern for the Church. The Apostle Paul writes to his young disciple, Timothy, who is pastoring in a difficult situation in the church at Ephesus. The Apostle outlines what God looks for in the “man of God,” in the leadership of elders, and in the people in the church. In particular, he warns against the false teachers that preach a different gospel to the True Gospel, “Once for all entrusted to the saints,” Jude 3. This is also the letter in which Paul warns against, "the love of money being the root of all kinds of evils."
Preached by Colin during the Sunday Morning Services.
Taking God’s Road. Every day we stand at a crossroads and we much choose the road we will take that day. This applies to both Christians and non-Christians. There are easy roads, which eventually come together in a seemingly safe and relatively easy road, you can choose to go with the flow of secularism, religion, cultural norms, etc. However, Jesus describes this road as “the wide and easy road to destruction.” The road that leads to life, particularly to eternal life, is not necessarily an easy and attractive road. Standing at the crossroads it can look difficult and, the reality is that it is difficult but, it is the ONLYroad that leads to life. Jesus says, Matthew 7:13-14,
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Preached by Colin during the Sunday Morning services.
A series preached by Colin during the Sunday Evenings working through 1 John.
A Sunday Morning series on 2 Corinthians. Parts 1-29.
A short Sunday evening series from Colin based on “What Would Jesus Do?” Parts 1 - 5
A Sunday morning series on the topic of Hell, preached by Colin.