Contributed on Nov 18, 2002
We need to be credible as Christians if we’re to fulfill our reason for being here - to share the gospel with those we meet. We’ll do this by showing the sorts of Characteristics that Jesus describes in the sermon on the mount and by the way we live toget
There’s no doubt that Christianity and the Church are currently experiencing our greatest crisis of credibility since the middle ages. We have people in various parts of the world killing each other on the grounds of their particular version of Christianity. We have the churches split into ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
To be credible as Christians, men need to acknowledge their dependence on God in everything, to make God their first priority, to make their spiritual security more important than their financial security, humbly admit their mistakes and express their sex
You may wonder whether a sermon in a Sunday service is the place to be talking about being a credible Christian man, given that at least half the congregation are women, but let me suggest that at least some of what we’ll talk about today is equally relevant to women, and even those bits that ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2002
The Credible Christian church will be characterised by unity, humility, gentleness, patience and peace. Our primary task is to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth and our success will depend on our credibility.
If you were here 2 weeks ago you may remember that I posed the question, ’What is the church here for?’ That might sound like a straightforward question at first, but I think you’ll find if you ask a range of people what they think the Church should be doing, you’ll get a range of answers. Now ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2002
The Credible Christian household depends on those within it being submitted to one another, offering hospitality to others and using their tongues only to build up.
I want us to spend some time today thinking about what a Christian household might look like. Mind you I don’t mean just any Christian household. Of course I mean a credible Christian household. Well, what is it that might characterise a credible Christian household? Is there something about a ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2002
The Credible Christian woman will be found if she nurtures her inner being, if she is being herself, if she is being satisfied with the occupation in which she is engaged and if she will be present to others.
(By Di Appleby) ’For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven’. I think women know a lot about seasons. It’s tied up with our biology – we keep on experiencing changes. When we first menstruate, we come to realise that we are part of a sisterhood that shares a ...read more