Worship Special

Worship Special

There is a battle for worship going on - so what are we doing when we gather to worship?

Faith Works: Responsibility of Wealth

Faith Works: Responsibility of Wealth

These verses can be a slap in the face to our western lifestyles. How do we tackle them without either melting in a heap of condemnation or glossing over them as not being relevant to us?

Faith Works: Cynical World James 4

Faith Works: Cynical World James 4

James commands us not to judge others. But in a world where ‘everyone’s a critic’ how do we recognise judgement and cynicism and also guard our hearts against it?

Faith Works: The Power of Words

Faith Works: The Power of Words

Words can either build others up or cut them down. What does James have to say about how our faith should change the way we speak to and about others?

Faith and Love in Action: James 2

Faith and Love in Action: James 2

James tells us, “Faith without deeds is dead’. How do we grapple with this statement alongside the belief that we are saved by grace alone? And what implication does it have for the way we live our lives?

Faith Works: James 1

Faith Works: James 1

Talk is cheap! It’s easy to say we have faith in Jesus without putting that faith into action. The book of James is a ‘how to’ manual sharing wisdom to help us live life the way Jesus is calling us to. Let’s put our faith to work!

Joshua: Total Devotion

Joshua: Total Devotion

In the last moments of his life, Joshua reaffirms his total devotion to God by making this declaration to Israel, “as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Josh 24:15; see also Joshua 1:7).  We see in Joshua a picture of God who is worthy of our all.  How can we live a radically devoted life? What does it look like to choose God and not idols?

Joshua: Trusting God’s promises

Joshua: Trusting God’s promises

We read in the book of Joshua that “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled” (Joshua 21:45). How do we trust God’s promises in our lives? What difference does it make to the way in which we live?

Joshua: Renewed Commitment

Joshua: Renewed Commitment

The Israelites developed a rhythm of commitment and recommitment to God. Renewed commitment to God brought blessing to Israel, as surely as disobedience brought curses. What opportunities do we have to renew our commitment to God’s purposes in the world?

Joshua: Steps of Faith

Joshua: Steps of Faith

Joshua 2: Where does trust in God and the need for for us to be active intersect?

Joshua: Courageous Obedience

Joshua: Courageous Obedience

God told Joshua to be strong and courageous. This courage was actually rooted in his obedience to God. And in Jesus we see this courageous obedience that delivers the promises of God to his people. It’s God’s promises and presence fuels our courage and strength.