The book of Ruth starts with tremendous tragedy but finishes with glorious triumph. It has many more contrasts: bitterness/joy, emptiness/fullness, death/life, fertility/family and famine/fruitfulness. Ultimately, it's not about Ruth but about her loyal and loving God that sustains his people and provides for them in all circumstances. Join us as we look at this often neglected book in our series 'From Ruin to Redemption' to see the providence of God who never neglects his people.
Jesus famously calls himself "the Light of the World" in John 8. What we forget is how this is connected with Christmas. We forget that before Jesus called himself "the light of the world" he was the light of creation. He was the light of life through whom everything was created. Then he was born into creation that is often described as a place of darkness. Join us in reflecting on Jesus' birth and understand imagery of the star and the lights on our Christmas trees!
At the start of 1 Corinthians the church at Corinth is called “saints.” Yet when you read the book it was filled with sin: division, sexual immorality, selfishness, arrogance, pride and even Christians who don’t believe in Jesus’ resurrection. How can these sinners be called saints? Journey with us through 1 Corinthians and see how God calls sinners to be saints and how that looks like for us now.
It's easy to get lost in all the details and lose sight of what you're trying to do on a bigger scale, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has been hectic and constantly changing with lots of warnings, numbers and new information coming to us daily. After months of not meeting together at our church building we are finally back on 2 Aug 2020. So, why are we here again? What have we set out to do? We're doing a mini-series on our Mission so we all know what God has called us to do.
Psalms are filled with truth that God's people actually sung together, songs of hope based on the truth about God and what it means to follow Him in this life. These realities are amplified even more in the person of Jesus so that we as His followers can be full of hope, hope that makes our souls sing.