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The Jesus Effect

Ronnie Evans continues through the Gospel of John, this time looking at John the Baptist’s reaction to the arrival of Jesus – demonstrating just what happens when God’s people put their faith and trust in the Son. Scriptures: Matthew 10:37–38, 1 Corinthians 12:26, Numbers 12:3, Numbers 11:26–29, John 3:22–36

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

Born Again

Ronnie Evans again visits the account of Jesus’ meeting with Nicodemus, noting how Jesus meets us where we are at and demands that we change so that we get to where we need to be. Scriptures: John 3:1–15, Jeremiah 31:34, Joel 2:28–29, Ezekiel 36:24–32

Lion and the Lamb

Ronnie Evans entreats us to remember that our God is both a Lion and a Lamb and we should consider both aspects of his nature. Scriptures: Romans 12:1–2, Matthew 16:23, John 2:13–25, Colossians 2:9, Matthew 23:33, Mark 3:5, 1 Kings 8:10–11, Luke 13:32, Proverbs 5:14

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

The joy of gifts

Ronnie Evans looks at Paul’s writings and the ministry of Timothy; that evidence that joy comes from exercising the gifts that God has given us. Scriptures: Acts 1:8, 1 Timothy 4:6, 1 Timothy 4:2, 1 Timothy 5:23, 2 Timothy 1, 1 Timothy 1:3–7, 1 Timothy 4:14, Acts 24:14–15, 1 Corinthians 16:10, 1 Timothy 5:4–5

The Great Commission

Stephen looks at the great commision, the powerful revelation of Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah, that retains it’s powerful attraction to the lost even today; and asks are we still impassioned to share the good news with those around us? Scriptures: 2 Timothy 3:16–17, Matthew 28:16–20, 1 Corinthians 11:1, John 14:15, John 20:21–22, John 1:35–42,…
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God’s own sons and daughters

Ronnie Evans looks back at Joshua to show how God sees us; encouraging us to remember that we should approach Him as his beloved. His sons and daughters. Scriptures: Galatians 4:4–7, Isaiah 61:10–62:3, Zechariah 3:3–5

The Father’s Plans

Continuing the Christmas story, Phil Marsh this time focuses on Joseph and questions at what point he realised that the child he was holding was actually the one holding everyone in His hands. Scriptures: Luke 2:1–7, Matthew 1:20–23, Matthew 16:25