Born King of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-23)

Sunday 16/08/2020 Worship wars are deadly. Worship wars happen in churches. One side wants ‘contemporary music’, others want ‘traditional’. And then the fur starts flying. Behind the worship wars are our preferences and our priorities. But the music we want at church is only the most obvious battle in the worship wars. The conflict isContinue reading “Born King of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-23)”

God With Us (Matthew 1:18-25)

Sunday 09/08/2020 So, here we go again. Are you ready for another lockdown? Do you have everything you need? I mean, is that everything you “need” need? Our freezer is officially full. Are you stocked up on all the essentials? Been to Bunnings? Stocked up on wool or fabric? Plenty of chocolate to get youContinue reading “God With Us (Matthew 1:18-25)”

The Right King (Matthew 1:1-17)

Sunday 02/08/2020 When everything is out of control, where do you look for leadership? Who can you trust? We see bad things happening all around us. And we wonder if God is in control. Or we say, ‘If God is in control, He mustn’t really care about us!’ Maybe you’re worried about the big problemsContinue reading “The Right King (Matthew 1:1-17)”

Where Are We Going? (Matthew 25:31-46)

Sunday 26/07/2020 Where are we going? Where we think we’re going determines how we prepare for getting there! You don’t pack swimmers for when you’re going to work, or wear a hiking gear to a wedding. It’s the same with our world and ourselves. If we think that our world is always going to goContinue reading “Where Are We Going? (Matthew 25:31-46)”

What Can Fix the World? (1 Corinthians 1:17-31)

Sunday 19/07/2020 What can fix the world? Is there a force powerful enough, or an idea convincing enough to bring real change? Movements and religions tell us what to do to change the world. But Christianity is different: where religion says “Do”, Jesus says, “Done” (John 19:30). Philosophies and life coaches tell us what toContinue reading “What Can Fix the World? (1 Corinthians 1:17-31)”