In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us that in the explanation of the Parable of the Soil, the sower is missing. The onus is on the hearer, but what about the sower? What could he or she do differently to more effectively sow the seed of the good word and make disciples?
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, 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.
We believe that authentic Christian life begins with conversion to Christ which involves repentance and faith in him; conversion to Christ results in justification (forgiveness) and regeneration (new birth). These are gifts that cannot be earned or inherited.