Author: Firwood Church

Making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland

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Christ Centered

Guest speaker Stan Smith looks at Paul’s letter to Timothy and encourages to Christ at the centre of our lives. Scriptures: 2 Timothy 2:1–7

The Gospel in miniature

Andy Smith continues through the Gospel of John, and starts by looking at the reformation spearheaded by Martin Luther. Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:8, Zephaniah 3:17, Numbers 21:4–9, Romans 8:16–17, John 3:14–21

Jacob’s Ladder

Andy Smith looks at the story of Nathanael, and the fulfilment of the promise of a messiah as he meets with Jesus. From there he looks at the story of Jacob and his brother and encourages us to boldly seek the kingdom. Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:6–7, John 1:51, Genesis 28:16–17, John 1:43–47

God with us

Guest speaker, Anthony Royle, remind us that God is with us in any circumstance. As we pass through dark days we can be reassured of His continuing presence. Scriptures: Romans 8:31–39, 2 Chronicles 32:2–8, Matthew 1:22–23, Psalm 46:1–7

Identity of Suffering

Andrew Smith continues looking at how we identify ourselves, with death or with Christ. Identifying with Christ means we suffer alongside Him, and we should be encouraged to persevere. Scriptures: Ezekiel 11:19, Romans 8:5–8, Ephesians 2:1–10, Hebrews 12:1–17

Christ Our Identity

Andy Smith rails against the sense of entitlement that infects the modern Church, reminding us that, as we identify with Christ we will suffer along with him. As we are transformed, we need to love not only those who love us, but those who hate us and seek to harm us. It is not security…
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Putting amazing back into grace – Part 2

At the start of chapter two, Horton takes us right back to the beginning by first looking at Genesis 1:31; “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good”.  He tells us that we must first go back to creation to understand who we really are, the meaning of the fall, and…
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Scattered Part 7- Listen, Learn, Live (Matthew 13:9)

In the final part of a series entitled ‘Scattered’, Phill Marsh examines Jesus’ words; “Whoever has ears, let them hear”.

The Holy Spirit part 15 – This is who we are pt 1 (1 Peter 2:4-10)

In the fifteenth part of a series about the Holy Spirit, Andy Evans examines how for those of us who have received the gospel, there should be a tangible change in our lives.

The Holy Spirit part 13 – The Spirit gives pt 7 (1 Corinthians 14:1-33)

In the thirteenth part of a series about the Holy Spirit, Andy Evans looks at Paul’s instructions to the church in Corinth regarding the gift of tongues.