Our God is the most generous, and just like everything else to do with His character, His generosity is holistic and in full measures. This is evident in every page of the Bible and revealed in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we are called to follow this great example. But how do we bring Biblical truth to the culture of “don’t tell me what to do with my money”? In this talk, we’ll take a look at how the earliest followers of Jesus lived generous lives, filled with the Holy Spirit, and lead by their conviction to preach the Gospel and serve the poor.
With summer almost over, Simon gives us a review of some of the exciting things that happened this Summer.
How would you fill out the big question, Life is______? A box of chocolates like Forrest Gump!? Difficult? The weekend? A party? Amino acids?! Jesus said that he has come to bring a richer, deeper, purpose to life. He has come that we may live it out more abundantly. He tells us that there really is more to life than this! That he is the answer to the great struggle that we all grapple with…the struggle between disappointment and hope.
What does joy in the Christian life look like? It is much deeper than what we often consider it to be, and sometimes it can feel like a fight to live in that joy on a daily basis. The gospel is the joy news of Jesus, and it is as we delight in him that we encounter true joy.
In the final talk of our Summer Series, 'God Is', Mekonen, from Eritrea, speaks to us in Tigrynian through the help of a translator on the Holiness of God.
God Provides for all of his children abundantly but sometimes his provision includes answering our prayers in unexpected ways to test our faith. This was definitely the case for Abraham!
The LORD is my shepherd, but how does that really affect us? In our third Summer Sundays talk, four of our young people help us to see from Psalm 23 that God really is our provider, guide and protector.
Have you ever wondered whether God was truthful or not? Has anything ever happened to you that made you question His faithfulness? In the second talk in the Series, Julie Travis talks about God's abounding faithfulness.
Our Summer Series, 'God Is', begins with a look at God's presence throughout history, with the Israelites and with us.
'I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to'. These were parting words of Jesus that shocked His disciples and paved the way for the exploding early church. Today we too experience the fullness of Christianity through the indwelling God who comes to us. How does God the Holy Spirit make real the Gospel? What does He actually do? Why is this sealing so important? How does God want to make me more fruitful, more joyful, more alive? Be filled with the Holy Spirit!
On a return visit to Jubilee, guest speaker, Andy Ball from Turkey, presents a dramatic reconstruction of Jesus' healing of the sick woman who had suffered from bleeding for 12 years. Through this story, we see the miraculous power of the Gospel message to bring restoration and healing to all who are unclean, cast out and weary. Jesus is the hope for us all.
In this talk celebrating Baptism Sunday, Gavin unpacks what it means to be a new creation in Christ. As we give our lives to God we literally become born again, what does this mean for us as individuals?
Have you ever looked around at the state of this world and wondered, 'God why don't you do something?' So did the Israelites!
In this prophetic passage, God tells us what he's doing and calls us to be prepared for 'The Day of the Lord'.
John Hosier is a gifted Bible teacher with over 47 years of pastoral experience. In this talk he encourages us to stand firm in this truth - Surely the Day of the Lord is coming - and how do we live out that reality now?!
Who is my neighbour? The Parable of the Good Samaritan has inspired many and shaped communities across the globe. But where do we get the passion, power and motivation to live like this? Jesus engages a Jewish law expert in precisely this question and skilfully turns what starts out as a general heroic story into a personal call to change. Will we make this story ours?
Have you ever considered just how radical the phrase 'God who justifies the ungodly' is? Yet that is exactly what has happened to a Christian and righteousness has been credited to them. Knowing that God sees us as righteous in Christ helps to sustain us in both joys and hardships and live for Jesus in everyday life.
With the uncertainty of the recent General Election, Soroush encourages us to be uncompromising in our confidence in Christ and the Gospel message.
Prayer is tough! Often we loose the motivation and excitement to pray. The Bible acknowledges this fact. Yet it is probably the main we way we enter into the heart of God and His Kingdom purposes. Robert Murray M’Cheyne once said, ‘What a man is on his knees before God, that he is, and nothing more.’
In the Lords Prayer, we have Jesus responding to His disciples about their inadequacies regarding prayer. They ask Him, Lord teach us how to pray like you do? His response is phenomenal. A breathtaking, Spirit-empowered invite like no other.
Have you ever asked yourself: How does God view me? For some, this question is of no significance whilst for others, it’s a longstanding question they long to know the answer to. From the beginning of the Bible to the end, God is closely and thoughtfully involved with His creation. He has restored His creation into ‘One New Man In Christ’, which means that as “stained” as you may have become due to the darkness of our sins, through Christ and God’s Spirit we are being restored as masterpiece.
Just as everyone, including his closest friends, thought that Jesus has been defeated, there came the news that he has raised from the dead. This was such bad news for those who opposed Him that they decided to fabricate a story and claimed that Jesus' disciples had stolen his body. As we share in Christ's death, we also share in His resurrection and are therefore alive in Him. Those who believe in Christ have taken part in their own funeral, and are now living a new life in Him. For those in Christ, "I breathe, therefore I'm alive" changes to "I'm in Christ, therefore I'm alive."
How can we make the most of Christ's victory in our own lives? Gavin unpacks the truth of Jesus's victory over death and how this impacts our personal lives and the church on the whole. What areas of your life are you looking for victory in?