The statistics are as significant as they are surprising - nearly half the parables of Jesus deal with issues to do with money and wealth, and fully 10% of the verses in the New Testament are about the same subject. For Jesus, how we deal with our money and wealth really matters. In this sermon, the first of a short series, we look at 2 Cor 8, and see how Paul leads the Corinthians church and us - to be a 'centre of excellence' in Christian stewardship.
Serving others is perhaps the most countercultural thing that Christians can do. Where can we get the spiritual power to lift our eyes and hearts beyond ourselves and to the interests of others, except knowing the One who put our interests before His own. This sermon challenges us to live lives of service in response to the grace of our Servant King.
Conflict - most people hate it, some people love it. The surprising thing about conflict is that it is not only inevitable, but it can also be highly productive for community, when handled healthily. This sermon explores Jesus’ instructions for how to do conflict well, and his powerful word about where we get the strength to do that.
The transfiguration of Jesus is one of those wonderful, and yet puzzling events in the gospel narrative of Jesus’ life. What is really going on in the Transfiguration? And why is is a moment of glorious hope for us! This sermon marvels at the Transfigured Lord.