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, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us it is too easy for a focus on spiritual gifts to become a source of conceit, thus drawing the believer into living in the flesh. Living by the Holy Spirit leads to a truly transformed life, yet requires constant vigilance.
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.
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, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us the manifestation gifts of the Holy Spirit equip us to proclaim and empower us to demonstrate the free, full and forever life promised by Jesus. Let us “desire the greater gifts” (1 Cor 12:31) that we might proclaim and demonstrate the love of God for building up the Church and for the common good.