Contributed on Oct 16, 2011
John set the stage for Christ but he also provided a model for what would become a sacrament in the church, Baptism
John the Baptiser This is how it all began! For thirty years Jesus had lived a life of obscurity as the son of Joseph the carpenter. He had been like all the other boys, had grown into a man and took over his father’s business. And now his ministry was about to begin in earnest. But it ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2011
This message looks at the 12 Apostles, how they lived and how they died.
Discover the 12 What a group. In another time and another place they would have killed one another or at least inflicted grave injury on each other. We know some of their stories and others we only know by name. But we do know who they were and even if we can’t name them all we can name ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2011
Have you ever asked God "Why?" I'm sure that was the question on the lips of John's disciples following the news of his execution.
This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end. He was the product of a good family, he had been raised worshipping God, he had followed God’s calling, had done God’s work and had preached God’s message and this wasn’t the way it was supposed to end. In a million years ...read more
Contributed on Nov 6, 2011
Jesus told us that outward behaviour wasn't the only thing but it is still an important thing
Things were beginning to escalate. Up to this point Jesus had been criticized locally for some of his teaching but now they were bringing out the big guns. The news of Jesus and his preaching was spreading throughout Palestine; remember last week I mentioned that the news had reached Herod in his ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2011
Does simply claiming the name of Christ make you a Christian?
Do you like your name? And if you do now did you always like your name? As a teenager how did you feel about it? I heard two Jr. High girls talking in a mall once and one asked “Do you like your name?” To which the other replied, “No I hate my name” and the first girl ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2011
If we are honest most of us get angry, is that right or wrong? This message looks at how to determine that.
Discover Anger Not what we would expect at all. We are closing in on the final act of the gospels and Jesus has come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, the greatest of all the Jewish feasts. On Sunday he arrived in Bethany and from there he rode a donkey into Jerusalem fulfilling the ...read more