Sermons from January 2015

God’s Survival Manual Vol 3: 1 of 2: When the crisis hits

Daniel‭ ‬3:19-30‭ Fear of the future can hold us back socially,‭ ‬professionally,‭ ‬and most importantly,‭ ‬spiritually.‭ ‬The Bible describes how the Israelites ended up wandering around the desert for‭ ‬40‭ ‬years because they were driven by risk avoidance.‭ ‬Come and hear how we can make progress in living courageously and therefore productively for God.

Our Vision 2015: 1 of 2

Colossians 1:28 A partner at a venture capital firm said: If you can’t explain your product in ten words or less, I’m not investing, I’m not not buying, I’m not interested. Period. Well here’s our church vision in just four words! – Everyone mature in Christ. But what does it mean?

One Thing in Common:‭ ‬Simon Pilcher‭ & ‬Is belief in Jesus delusional‭?

John‭ ‬20:24-31‭ Simon Pilcher,‭ ‬CEO of M&G Fixed Income manages a pot of‭ ‬£155‭ ‬billion and a staff of‭ ‬280‭ ‬who are current holders of the‭ ‬‘Fixed Income Manager of the Year‭’‬.‭ ‬He is interviewed about his life,‭ ‬work and faith in Jesus,‭ ‬and then speaks on‭ ‬‘Is belief in Jesus delusional‭?‬’

Daniel Vol 2: 3 of 3: God’s Survival Manual – When everything seems to be going well

Daniel 4:24-37 Reports from the formerly Christian city of Qaraqosh in Iraq speak of Christians being forced by the Islamic State to convert, and the church buildings have been converted into mosques or prisons. Are we still to say that God is ruling in those situations? To what extent is God’s involvement in this world limited by human free will? Listen in as we consider these questions together from the book of Daniel.

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.