On Good Friday we went to the cross as the place where God’s infinite love met every human offence.
On the 5th Sunday of Lent we meet Mary, sister of Martha and Lazarus and friend of Jesus as Jesus came by for the last time on his way to Jerusalem and the cross. In this message Francis reviews the relationship among these people especially the opposite relational styles displayed by Mary and Martha. When…
On the fourth Sunday of Lent Francis brought the fourth message in the series ‘Engaging the Reality of God’ by trusting he accepts us as sinners.
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It’s the third week in Lent and it has been a traumatic time in the Netherlands, in New Zealand and elsewhere. The readings for this week seem very relevant for the week that was, that is until we hear Jesus speak. After reflecting on this Francis links back to the series theme of encountering God.
On the second Sunday of Lent Francis considered Abraham as a model for getting to know God. This is the second consideration of how God may become real beyond words and images.
For those who could not make it to this year’s Ash Wednesday Service the message given is posted below as a text to read.
This message begins a series of talks on Knowing God that will run through to Pentecost. On Transfiguration Sunday Francis brought out what the set readings show about knowing God and the ways people can avoid actually knowing him.
Hsiang Ling digs into Luke 6:27-36 and explores the challenging teaching of Jesus about loving those who do not love us and returning good for evil. Is this simply about allowing people to walk over us or does Jesus model something else?
This is both a standalone message and a footnote to the recent series on Worship. Love is desirable for everyone for its own joy. Paul makes the point that its essential for Christian spirituality as exercised in service and worship.
This is part 2 of a message about worship that began on Epiphany Sunday inspired by the worship of the Magi. This message briefly recaps that beginning then gets down to application and the ‘how’ issues. How do you worship and how do we do that together?