27
May 2019

If you want to come prepared to Life Group this week, why not read Mark 2 and have a think about these questions. In verses 1-12, who shows faith in this story and what we can learn from their example? Why doesn’t Jesus just heal the paralysed man straight away? Why does he heal the man at all? What was the significance of Jesus calling Levi (also called Matthew) to be a disciple? What was Jesus mission according to verses 13-17? Why aren’t Jesus disciples fasting in verses in verses 18-22? Should......

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25
May 2019

Section 1: The Beginning Read Mark 1:1 In the first verse of his Gospel, Mark tells us three things about Jesus.  Firstly, Jesus is given the title Christ (or in Hebrew, Messiah), secondly, Jesus is introduced as the Son of God and thirdly, the events of Jesus’ life are gospel. Definition: Christ/Messiah The Messiah (Hebrew) or Christ (Greek) was the anointed one, prophesied about in the Old Testament.  Anointing signifies kingship.  So, the Messiah was a king, a descendant of King David, who would reign over Israel.  He would rule wisely and......

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10
May 2019

Very excited to be transitioning to two life groups for the first time as a church. It’s a sign of how God has grown the church and added new people to us. I’m also even more excited to be making this transition now, just after God has saved two people in our Church. The brand new Thursday Life Group is going to two brand new Christians in it! The plan in Life Groups for the rest of 2019 is to read Mark’s Gospel together. I’m preaching through Isaiah 1-6 on Sunday mornings......

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26
Mar 2019

I am very sorry to any readers who haven’t had an update in a long time.  The truth is we’ve been really busy, but we are so excited about what God has done.  There’s so much to update you on! The biggest change is that we’ve moved from an afternoon service starting at 4pm, to a morning service starting at 10am.  Three months of meeting in the afternoon was a wonderful season for us, but moving to the morning makes us look more viable as an established church to visitors.  Everyone who......

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09
Nov 2018

A few weeks ago, I preached on 1 Peter 2:6-12 and my preparation raised two controversial issues.  Incidentally, I decided to address these issues in my sermon.  In hindsight, I think my sermon got bogged down in answering these difficult questions and perhaps suffered as a consequence.  You can listen to the sermon here, if you’re interested. Anyway, here are the two controversial issues: 1 Peter 2:8 raises the question of predestination in relation to the reprobate, while 1 Peter 2:6, quoting Isaiah 28:16, poses a difficulty in how New Testament writers......

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