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Walking on water - who's your leader?

Published: Sunday, 19 August 2018

Our reading comes from Matthew14 22-33. "22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Today we looked at the story of Jesus walking on water. Or was it more the story of Peter who dared to get out of the boat to meet Jesus. When we step out and follow Jesus we need to keep our eyes on Jesus. When we start to focus on the troubles around us instead, we get bogged down, lose heart, get that sinking feeling.Phil Cavill spoke about the type of inspiration leader Jesus was that caused people to dare to do amazing things. Phil retold a story of a man who laid down his life for his friend. On a much grander scale, Jesus is that for us. Reliable, faithful, good, caring, able to calm the storms in our life. 

Zacchaeus – Called by Jesus

Published: Sunday, 12 August 2018

Luke 19:9-10 (NIV2011) "Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Zacchaeus was rejected by his community, but not by Jesus. Jesus:

  • Noticed him Luke 19:1-5, Luke 15:3-7
  • Reached out to him Luke 19:5-6, Romans 5:6-8
  • Saved him Luke 19:7-10, Luke 6:43-45

Jesus changed Zacchaeus from someone who used people into someone who loved people. Are you willing to let Jesus change you?
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV2011)  "17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 

After the jump, questions for homegroups and a video from the pastor!

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Rich but sad

Published: Sunday, 05 August 2018
Rich but sad

Luke 18:18-30, Luke 18:29-30 (NIV2011) "29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and…

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Lessons from Levi

Published: Sunday, 29 July 2018
Lessons from Levi

Today we hear from Kath Hawarth who continues the series on following Jesus. The main Bible reading is from Luke 5:27-32. This sermon consists of four main points. It is a cogent reminder of our actions that need to follow our mental decisions. Following Jesus doesn't just mean making true…

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