In this sermon, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones describes how servants and slaves were an important feature of everyday life in biblical times. The idea of servanthood is used both literally and metaphorically throughout Scripture. How might we serve in our contemporary society? The Bible was read by Elissa.
In this sermon, our Pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us if the Church is living as a Spirit-filled community, the world will test us. Yet the Spirit will lead us to test the world. It is a delicate balance but souls are at stake!
In this sermon our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, describes how Jesus prayed for the unity of his friends —that is what it is to be the Church. Our unity and fellowship leads to faith and maturity. This does not happen by accident; therefore, Christ provided all we need to this end and leaders, of all kinds, are a gift. Let us grow into our gifts and calling.
A healthy, safe and functioning local church is the fullest expression of the kingdom of God on earth. While the Church and the Kingdom are not to be equated, the Church CAN live up to its calling and fullest potential IF it lives in and by the Holy Spirit.
In this sermon, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, invites you to consider if our mouths reveal the motives of our heart, then we had best deal with the repercussions by adopting humility against pride, generosity against covetousness, self-control against lust, forgiveness against anger, restraint against gluttony. Cherish Jesus’ example to follow Jesus’ example.
In this sermon our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, explains there is a gulf between no faith and little faith, but there is only a short distance between little faith and great faith. Faith necessarily requires trust, even when all around us is chaos, so should we not want as much of it as we can muster!