Sunday mornings

How can we remain faithful to our God in a world that contains many millions of people that reject Him?

Is it even worth standing firm, when His kingdom often seems so very far away? And is it possible to be a blessing to our nation, and show the power and goodness of God, in our day?

Those are pressing questions for us in a time when living as a Christian increasingly means being misunderstood, maligned and even mistreated. And since this is the context in which Daniel found himself, the book that bears his name will reassure, challenge and thrill us as we read it today.

In these sermons you will see Daniel and his friends seek to remain faithful in a foreign land. Let the book of Daniel show you what you can expect from this life, and how you can and must stay strong in a hostile world.

Come along to hear more. Everyone welcome!

Sunday evenings

The followers of Jesus are to be different, different from both the nominal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious.

The Sermon on the Mount is the most complete description anywhere in the New Testament of the Christian counter-culture. Here is a Christian value-system, ethical standard, religious devotion, attitude to money, ambition, lifestyle and network of relationships – all of which are totally at odds with those in the non-Christian world. And this Christian counter-culture is the life of the kingdom of God, a fully human life indeed but lived out under the divine rule.

Come along to hear more. Everyone welcome!

Third Sundays – mini series in the mornings

Want to believe in a God who fixes all your problems? Or maybe a God who would do away with tragedies and just make you happy? God doesn’t always fit within our expectations – and that’s good news! Our friends at Open Network have created a series called I Want to Believe, But…, the series begins on 26 March and continues on our Third Sundays on 21 May, 18 June and 16 July that are especially designed for those exploring faith.

Over these Sundays, we will discuss four different versions of “God” that don’t exist – they’re fabrications people often want to believe about the nature of God. But when we start to put God in a box, we create our own ideas about Him and what He’s supposed to do for us. The four weeks are:

  • On-Demand God – God should always do what I want and always make me happy.
  • Killjoy God – I don’t want to be held down by religion. I’d rather have fun and happiness in my life.
  • Goosebumps God – God should make me feel a certain way and I just don’t seem to feel Him move the way He does for other people.
  • Heartless God – There are so many tragedies in the world, and I can’t believe a loving God would allow them to happen.

Come along to hear more. Everyone welcome!