In this sermon, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, explains how the Church is one in essence, because it is founded on one gospel, united to one Lord and indwelt by one Spirit. Its unity is under constant threat because of the tendency to division that is inherent in fallen humanity, and needs to be continually maintained and actively expressed in fellowship.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, explains how where the Church began at Pentecost for Luke, for John it happened during the 40 days between Jesus’ first appearance to his disciples and his ascension. Let’s look a little more closely then at what John believed to be the commissioning moment for the disciples, the moment which gave birth to the Church’s life and mission, to understand his take on the matter. The Bible was read by Stuart Ryder.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, describes how when the friends of Jesus read the Bible, noticing how verses relate to and interpret each other uncovers the riches of God’s revelation of his plans and purpose. He then encourages us to move beyond looking for verses to back up what we already believe, and to justify how we already behave, to find God’s Way of Love. The Bible was read by Dennis Eagles.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, asks: Why did Jesus call his friends “sheep”? Is this really a helpful metaphor? To decide the value of this metaphor, let us look more closely at its use in John 10, so that we might better know what are the characteristics of his sheep? We may then become more comfortable with this label.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, describes for us how it was Sunday night and the disciples of Jesus Christ had met together. But there was one of the disciples who was not there. And what a service he missed!
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us that while we would prefer the power of a physical testimony, Jesus prefers we listen to the testimony of the Holy Spirit as we find our faith in God.