a packet of proverbs: Proverbs 23v17

a packet of proverbs: Proverbs 23v17

"Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord."

1. The Temptation; 2. the Reason; 3. The Alternative

30/03/18  Good Friday message

30/03/18 Good Friday message

Jesus was thinking of: 1. His mother 2. The two criminals either side of Him 3. Each one of us

Important Things 2. Biblical

Important Things 2. Biblical

1. The Bible is the Word of God

2. The Bible is supremely authoritative

3. The Bible is at the centre of Church life

4. The value of the Bible

Important Things 1. Christ-Like

Important Things 1. Christ-Like

This talk is the first in our 7-part series of 'Important things'; to include 1. Christlikeness 2. Biblical; 3. Prayerful; 4. Evangelistic; 5. Flexible; 6. Generous; 7. Family (Community)

We start today with 1. Christlikeness.

Quoting from a book entitled 'ReJesus: a wild Messiah for a Missional Church': 

"When we say we want to be Christlike - to be like Jesus - we are not saying we are going to walk on the water or die for the sins of the world. No, being like Jesus means we adopt the values embodied in His life and teaching. Only Jesus was able to feed thousands with small amounts of bread and fish, but if we are like Jesus we can embrace the values of hospitality and generosity. We might not be able to preach to the multitudes but we can commit to speaking truth to lies. We can't die for anyone's sins, but we can embrace selflessness, sacrifice and suffering."

This sermon describes how:  I. Christlikeness is God's goal for us;  II. what Christlikeness looks like in Church life and on our frontlines, in this broken world.  III. how we can develop in our own Christlikeness.