Sunday, 05 May 2019
Duration: 29 mins 26 secs
After Paul's arrest he was taken to Caesarea to answer the charges that the Jews had brought against him in Jerusalem. They argued that he was troublemaker on civil, state and religious grounds. Paul was none of these things, and in fact forfeited some of his rights so he may show that he was man of peace, trying to persuade these people about God's salvation through Christ. We should also be trying to live peaceful lives with those around us, because that is one of the ways that Jesus works in us. We can do that by remembering what he has done for us and treasuring it. Accept him if you don't treasure him already.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Duration: 27 mins 55 secs
The law was established by God to show the Israelites how to live as a nation. It challenged man's sinful ego, which recognised itself as under attack, and therefore furiously defended itself. The law does not changes the hearts of people but now ensures that they understand that only Jesus is good enough to save them. As a Christian, we can rejoice in the fact that God has called us His child.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Duration: 26 mins 59 secs
We are told in this passage to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Satan is powerful and we are told to live wisely and make the most of every opportunity to share the good news of Jesus. Salvation is available to everyone who accepts Jesus as their Saviour and can only be given by Jesus. The helmet is assurance of our future salvation. We are reminded in Hebrews 11:1, "that faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see".
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Duration: 21 mins 28 secs
In this passage we see the joy that both Mary and Elizabeth experienced. As Christians, we can experience this same joy knowing that Jesus was born, He lived, He died for our sins, He rose from the grave and we will spend an eternal life with Him. We can have joy because God has acted and shown us love and mercy. Even though we are saved, the right relationship we can have with God is recognising that we are eternally dependent on Him. We need to be obedient, as Mary was. Through obedience to God, His Spirit has the opportunity to fill us with humility. We can be humble because Jesus has chosen us to be a part of His family, which has nothing to do with what we have done.