Sunday mornings

We are looking at a series on Hidden Gods.

What is a hidden god? It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give. A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel hardly worth living.

A hidden god has such a controlling position in your heart that you can spend most of your passion and energy, your emotional and financial resources, on it without a second thought. It can be family and children, or career and making money, or achievement and critical acclaim, or saving “face” and social standing. It can be a romantic relationship, peer approval, competence and skill, secure and comfortable circumstances, your beauty or your brains, a great political or social cause, your morality and virtue, or even success in the Christian ministry.

A hidden god is whatever you look at and say, in your heart of hearts, “If I have that, then I’ll feel my life has meaning, then I’ll know I have value, then I’ll feel significant and secure.”

Come along to hear more. Everyone welcome!

Sunday evenings

On Sunday evening we are exploring what the Bible has to say about God’s angels and fallen angels.

Do angels have wings and fly? Do they protect us from accidents? Will we become angels? Stories featuring angels are becoming increasingly popular. Angels are a hot commodity!

New Testament writers confirm their existence, and Jesus Himself referred to angels as real beings involved in every realm of human activity.

Burning in God’s Presence – Isaiah 6: 1-7

To introduce the primary function of angels as servants of God

Angels Among Us – Genesis 18: 1-22; Genesis 19: 1-29

To discover how angels, appear to human beings in the Bible, and to consider whether that is a possibility today

The Superiority of Jesus over Angels – Hebrews 1

To demonstrate the superiority of Jesus, God’s Son, over the angels, God’s servants

Dealing with Demons – Mark 5: 1-20

To help us recognise both the reality of demons and the power of Christ alone to conquer them

The Battle Against Us – Ephesians 6: 10-20

To awaken us to the spiritual warfare raging around us and the resources that we have at our disposal

Angels and Guidance – Acts 8: 26-40; Acts 10: 1-48

To demonstrate how God may use angels to bring direction to His people and to compare that angelic work with the Holy Spirit’s ministry of guidance

Guardian Angels – Acts 12: 1-17

To explore what the Bible teaches about the protective care of angels

Jesus is returning with His Angels – Matthew 13: 24-30; 36-43; 47-50

To prepare us for the return of Jesus

Come along to hear more. Everyone welcome!