Riches and poverty

Riches and poverty

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.

Integrated series: The habits of community: Conflict (and dealing with it well)

Integrated series: The habits of community: Conflict (and dealing with it well)

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.