'Persecution' tagged sermons

Marks of the Spirit-filled church: 1 of 3: Unpopular

John 15:18-16:4 One-hit wonder Joan Osborne had a top-ten hit in the 90s with a song called “One of us”. The songs asks the question about what kind of reception we would expect God to get if he became one of us. What about if God were to reveal himself to one people in the world, and if he were to show them what life’s about and how to live and flourish in this world, how do we think the world would respond to those people? Our answer to these questions reveals a lot about our assumptions about humanity. Come and hear Jesus’ answers to these questions and why a distinctive feature of a Spirit-filled church must be being unpopular.

Marks of the Spirit-filled church: 1 of 3: Unpopular

John 15:18-16:4 One-hit wonder Joan Osborne had a top-ten hit in the 90s with a song called “One of us”. The songs asks the question about what kind of reception we would expect God to get if he became one of us. What about if God were to reveal himself to one people in the world, and if he were to show them what life’s about and how to live and flourish in this world, how do we think the world would respond to those people? Our answer to these questions reveals a lot about our assumptions about humanity. Listen in to Jesus’ answers to these questions and what the implications are for our lives.

Daniel: Vol 2: 1 of 3: God’s survival manual – When the temperature’s rising…

Daniel 3:1-18 William Wilberforce campaigned for most of his adult life, often against violent opposition, to end the British slave-trade. Martin Luther King even gave his life in the cause of civil rights in the US. When we hear about these heroes who stood for what they believed in against the world, we admire them but we doubt we would be able to show such resolve. Listen in as we consider the Bibles call on us to stand against the crowd, and how we can be empowered to do it.