Hebrews 12:18-24 We need to be more heavenly minded, in order that we might be more earthly good, as we head for the heavenly city.
Hebrews 12:12-17 God calls us to lift our drooping hands and strengthen our weak knees and run the race. We need to watch sexual and material temptation, and keep our eyes on our future hope.
Hebrews 12:3-11 “It’s only in heaven that Kleenex goes out of business”. In the meantime there will be plenty of tears in our lives now, and Jesus calls us to take up our cross and follow him.
Various This life is the shortest bit of our existence. We need to be people of faith who keep going by looking to those who have gone before, and above all looking to Jesus.
Romans 8:1-27Joost van der Westhuizen was a household name in international rugby. He was a committed Christian, but in 2009 his life began to unravel. He became embroiled in a sex-tape and cocaine scandal. Two years later he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He died last month aged just 45. His story highlights two struggles that everyone faces – the struggle with sin and the struggle with suffering. Where can we turn for help?
Luke 4:14-30 Most are very slow to ask for help from others. Yet in this passage Jesus says the people he’s come to help are those who know their helpless and turn to him for help.
1 Corinthians 12-13Being a football supporter and a church member may on the surface seem pretty similar. You have a common interest, you pay some money to go and watch once a week, you stand and sing, and some people get very passionate about it. But church members are more than supporters. They are part of the body of Christ.
Luke 4:1-13 The problem with temptation is…it can be very tempting. Listen in as we Jesus face temptation and bring good news- he resists where we give in and brings us power to change.
various Many see Christianity as the enemy of freedom, because it insists there is right and wrong belief and behaviour. By contrast Jesus says that he has come to set us free. But in what way is the Christian life one of freedom?