Over the past weeks and months our TV screens have been filled with images of people wanting to make a new life for themselves – people wanting to live in a new land. First there were the issues at Calais, some of you might have seen that first hand on your summer holidays. Thousands of people wanting to live in the United Kingdom. But I guess even that paled as we began to be shocked by the other TV images: Boats sinking in the Mediterranean; Crowds walking down motorways across Europe. How to live in Europe, the crowds were asking. Important and serious as that question is, the question in our Bible reading this afternoon is even more important. How to live, not just in Europe; How to live, not just in the United Kingdom; But how to live in God’s kingdom?
The Bible starts with God – his identity and how he’s revealed himself to us. Start there and there’ll be dramatic implications first for our identity and for our relationships – first with him – and then with others.
There’s a bigger problem to solve. A problem that’s bigger than money and bigger than family. A problem no hero either. Only the Messiah can solve our deepest problem. But who is he?
The question we’re asking today, is how to grow? Not how to grow taller, I can’t really help you to grow taller. We could lie you down and I could pull your feet while someone else pulls your hair, but I’m not sure that would work! No the question is, how to grow as Christians?
16th - 17th March 2019
Sermons from the Emmanuel Church weekend away in March 2019...
January 2019 - April 2019
September - December 2018
April - August 2018 and Autumn 2019
Sermons from the book of Acts April - June 2018...
September - December 2017
July - September 2017
May - June 2017
As Reuben teaches and then as we chat over coffee and cake, come and explore how the ancient wisdom of the Bible book of Proverbs is relevant to our lives today. 4pm at St John's Marlborough, with children's activities. 7 May: Why study Proverbs? 14 May: Why are the stakes so high? 21 May: How can we find the good life? 28 May: Truth and lies about love 4 June: Two invitations, one choice And more to follow......
February and March 2017
A thrilling series of Sunday sermons in the book of Jonah, ideal for guests. All welcome!...
What is church? What does it mean to be a church member? In January 2017 at our Sunday services and mid-week home group we're studying the Bible's answers to these questions. Do come along! Our fantastic book of the term is Why Church Matters by Joshua Harris, order your copy from Reuben (£11 £7) or ask to borrow one!...
September - December 2016