As the Christianity spreads and the church gains influence, so too does the church become distracted. It’s an era of monks, icons, popes and serfs. As Christianity spreads, the world becomes a better place, but the church must beware pursuing worldly popularity! This is the third of 9 studies in Church History.
Romans 12:19 – Is there any place for vengeance in the Christian’s life? No. Do we often, though, seek the downfall of others (at least in our minds!)? In Romans, Paul gives us helpful principles to fight against the urge to “get back” at that person. Listen and grow.
As Christianity is legalised and the Roman Empire crumbles, the church enjoys newfound fruitfulness. Doctrine is clarified, and the Gospel spreads. At the same time, new dangers emerge – false teaching gains influence and unbiblical rituals are accepted by many. The message for us is clear: hold tightly to Scripture and be wary of worldly […]
Colossians 1:28 – Speaking of Jesus and growing to maturity in Christ – this is what the church should be all about. How did St Giles do towards accomplishing these aims in 2015? What should our priorities be in the year ahead? Listen in to find out.
How did the church of Jesus Christ fare after Jesus had ascended into heaven and the apostles all had died? Let’s just say it was a “difficult” period. Simultaneously though, the gospel continued to grow and bear fruit. There’s much to learn from the persecution of those who’ve gone before us. Be faithful to Jesus, […]
Isaiah 60:19-20 – Who doesn’t find the grey days of winter dispiriting? Thankfully, for God’s people, a day of unceasing brightness and joy is coming. The Lord will be our everlasting light. This news should make our hearts throb and swell with joy!
2 Thessalonians 1:3-11 – Paul gives us 3 encouraging assurances to remember when going through trials or persecutions.
Philippians 1:3-11 Three effects of Christian Fellowship
Genesis 32-33. Jacob learns three lesson that are applicable to Christians today. Christians can expect to be overwhelmed. They ought to seek God’s help for a resolution of their trials. And they should follow God’s plan as revealed in Scripture, rather than their own plans. It is through these lessons that God’s people may expect […]
Luke 9.51 shows us that Jesus was resolute in his mission to go to Jerusalem, that his suffering was God’s plan all along, and that his death was never the end of the story. What a Saviour we serve!
Gen 30:25-31:55 – How aware are you of God’s working in your life on a daily basis? Jacob’s up to his old tricks again, but God continues to provide for and protect Jacob in spite of Jacob. Will Jacob grow in God awareness? Will you?
Micah 4.1-5 shows us that Christmas brings us to God, Christmas brings us peace, and Christmas brings us Prosperity. Let us celebrate Christmas in such a way that God is glorified, and a lost and dying world sees the joy Christians may have.
Special guest preacher Stuart Davis reminds us that in contrast to Father Christmas, Father God is real, knows we’ve been sinful rather than good, and lovingly offers us the abundant gift of salvation through his son Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 14:30 gives us to the tools to recognise, repent of, and deal with our struggles with envy. Drawing from the Genesis narrative from the morning as well as several passages in the Psalms, Pete helps us learn how to conform this important area of our lives to the image of Christ.
Gen 29:14-30:24 – A peek into Jacob’s family life is sad, but all the time, God’s promise is growing. Is your life similarly “messy?” Remembering that God is at work changes everything.
Leviticus 25 – The Day of Jubilee promises celebration, restoration, and freedom. This gives God’s people a distinct reason to hope and to continue in their battle against sin.
Genesis 28:10-29:14a – Do God’s promises still apply to a trickster like Jacob? Surprisingly, yes. As God first speaks to Jacob, we’re challenged to re-think our priorities and pay attention to the outworking of God’s plan in our lives. God is near to tricksters.
Leviticus 1-7 God’s people are to give to God their best, their are to give to God first, and they are to give to God joyfully. These practices take faith in God and committed obedience.
Genesis 27-28.9 – This is a story without a hero, at least a hero that is seen. Each character in the story is seeking blessing, but all of them seek blessing in their own ways. It is only when this family begins to seek blessing in the Lord that true blessing comes.
1 Corinthians 1:4-9 – Giving thanks for the work of Christ’s grace in the life of a Christian.