Month: June 2010

Making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland

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Small (part 3) – He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease (John 3:22-36)

In a statement that seems to run counter to all that the word values, John the Baptist declares the goal of each and every man to be made small so that Jesus may be made much of. Andy Evans takes the third in this series of sermons.

True Spirituality Part 6 – Spirit Worship (Romans 12)

In the sixth of the series, Phill Marsh looks at Paul’s letter to the Romans and explores the meaning of true spiritual worship.

Small (part 2) – The Glory of God in Christ Made Small (Philippians 2:1-11)

What are we to make of this great God that lowers himself beneath his own creation? Ronnie Evans examines the wonder of Christ made small.

True Spirituality Part 5 – Spirit Pure (1 Corinthians 10:1-22)

In the fifth of the series, Andy Evans looks at Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in which he cautions the believers against idolatry, following the bad example of their Israelite forefathers. He explores how the problem then is still a problem now, but the solution remains in Christ.

Nike, the World Cup, and the Desire for Endurance

I hate football (it’s for nancy boys), but I’m currently enjoying the world cup. Even I can’t help but be swept up in the advertising hysteria surrounding this four-yearly event. I particularly like Nike’s new advertisement: I think that often we like the idea of either being part of something that will last, that will…
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Small (Part 1) – The Greatness of God, the Smallness of Me (Psalm 8)

Andy Evans begins this new series by asking what God’s purpose is in surrounding us with a creation that speaks volumes about our smallness and His greatness. How does understanding this reality deal with the core problem of the human condition?

True Spirituality Part 4 – Spirit Walk (Galatians 5:16-26)

In the fourth of the series, Ronnie Evans looks at Paul’s letter to the Galatians and the passage that speaks of the works of the flesh versus the fruits of the Spirit. He examines what it means for us to ‘walk by the Spirit’.

A Profound Proposal

I discovered the latest in a long line of extravagant and meticulously planned proposal videos the other day: It just about equals another favourite of mine, this wedding entrance in America: We’ve enjoyed a couple of marriages at Firwood Church over the past 6 months. I’m not really what might be termed ’sensitive’ (indeed, I…
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Counterfeit Gods – Timothy Keller

Dr Timothy Keller, founding and lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, is still perhaps best known for his phenomenally successful first book, The Reason for God. In The Reason for God, Dr Keller provided something of a counterpoint to the writings of the proponents of New Atheism (Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, et al) in…
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The Promise (Part 12) – Acts 5:1-11

Ronnie Evans tackles this difficult passage in the book of Acts, featuring the death of Ananias and Sapphira. What are we to make of God striking two people down in the early Church?