Where do you turn when things are bad? We all have something in life where turn to that makes us feel better about ourselves and emboldens us to keep going. But is your confidence in the best thing? The final chapter of Galatians shows us the only place to put your confidence.
Are you free? You’re answer to that question probably depends on what we mean by ‘freedom’. The Bible affirms that in Christ, we are free, and it’s definition of freedom is refreshing in a self-centred world.
The message of the Bible is not just of a God who exists somewhere ‘out there’, but of a very personal God who comes to us and is present in us. The role of the Holy Spirit is unique and wonderful and the Spirit is active in all who hear the gospel by faith.
One of the most common criticisms of Christians is hypocrisy. And the worst thing about it is that it is often true. We often don’t live up to the standards that the Bible says we should. So do we despair? Today we will look at what our Christian freedom means when we get things wrong.
Ever met people who needed ‘proof’ that Christianity is real? The best evidence of the truth and power of the gospel is what God has done in you. Today we will see how Paul helps his friends ‘see’ the reality of the gospel.
Do you feel free? Lots of things in life make us feel burdened or enslaved. Today we explore a bit about the freedom of the gospel and why it is the best kind of freedom.
What’s life for? The purpose of life has been on the heart of human beings for thousands of years. The Reformation helped recover the Bible’s teaching that the life lived for the glory of God is the life filled with great purpose. Today we will explore how that worked 500 years ago and how that […]
Human nature does not tend to change. This year we celebrate the 500th year of the Reformation. It is fascinating to see that after 500 years, many of the same battles that were fought then are still relevant today. A big one is the question of authority. Today it is essential that we keep standing […]
What’s a church without people who are willing to go, serve, love and proclaim the gospel? The seventh important ingredient for our church plant might just be you.
Just as a plant needs water, soil, light, fertiliser to grow, there are things the New Testament tells us that a church needs in order to grow. Today we will explore what these are as we think about how we can all be part supporting a new church in Ripley.