We're usually familiar with the Bible's stories and rules, but what about the category of 'wisdom'? Wisdom was an important pursuit of the Bible writers, as they sought to live well, under God, in the light of what he has revealed. Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book, and teaches us the wisdom of how to find meaning and purpose in an often confusing world. The answers might not be all we want, but they're all we need.
We usually work our way through sections of the Bible in a sermon series, but occasionally we have visiting speakers and others presenting sermons outside of our regular Bible teaching. Find these messages here.
The big message of Colossians is, 'Stick with Jesus, and don't ever "move on" from the gospel.' It's a message we need to hear, when the temptation is less about following some crazy teaching, and more about slowly and subtly diluting our faith in Jesus with ingredients from the prevailing culture.
John's Christmas story, in v1-18 of the first chapter of his gospel, is a very different one. No wise men, angels, mangers, shepherds, animals or stars. Instead, John pulls back the cosmic curtain to give us a 'behind-the-scenes' look at what was really going that first Christmas.
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one of the most well-known parts of the Bible, so much so that phrases and ideas from it are part of our cultural fabric. But what does it mean? Over eight weeks, we will unpack how Jesus' first major public discourse tells what real life is all about.
It's easy to misplace our fear and our faith. In many ways, our time is no different to Isaiah's in the 8th century B.C. But the solution is the same: the LORD alone must be the object of our fear, and of our faith.
The Old Testament songbook of the Psalms provide essential context to the events of the Easter weekend. Join us this Easter as we see how three Psalms help us to understand what was going on when Jesus suffered, died, and was raised from the dead.