Why did God rescue his people from Egypt? Why does He still rescue people today? Here's the all-age sermon from this morning. You can read Exodus 19:1-6 here, and here's the sheet that is referred to:
Do you ever grumble?! It's so easy to do, and in our passage today we see how God's people did fell into the trap time and again and how God graciously helped them.
"What we suffer may be bitter, but it need not make us bitter."
You can listen to the sermon at the link above and read the passage here.
What or who do you fear? God's people were frightened of Pharaoh, in some ways we can understand, but in other ways it was crazy! You can read Exodus 14-15 here and listen to the sermon recording above.
At the moment some are waiting for their exams to be over, perhaps you can remember what it was like? The nervous anticipation, but once they were over it was the start of the holiday!
God's people had been waiting for 400 years to be rescued, Exodus 12 is the night before the great rescue, what would it feel like? You can read Exodus 12 here and listen to at the link above.
Sometimes, people say "I like to think of God as..." but the truth is we can only know what God is like if he reveals himself to us, and in Exodus 3-4 that's exactly what God did for Moses. Have a listen to see what Moses discovered that is the most important thing for us all. You can read Exodus 3-4 here, and listen to the sermon at the link above.
Does God hear when we pray? What about those times when he seems not to answer? This must have been a question for God's people enslaved in a foreign land, but as we saw on Sunday, God hears, God remembers, God sees and God knows, and even in the silence he is working his purposes out. You can read Exodus 1-2 here and listen to Sunday's sermon at the link below:
North Korea have the capability to fire nuclear weapons and yet most of the country don't have enough to eat. What does it mean to be deluded, in denial? How can a church or a Christian be in a delusion? Listen to Bishop Ferran's sermon from Drung this morning at the link above, and you can read 1 John 1-2:6 here.
Where was God on April 7th when the chemical weapon attack happened in Syria?
Closer to home, where was God on August 29th 2016 when Alan Hawe murdered his family?
Or maybe it's something more personal. For all of us at times we ask "Where was God when THAT happened?" You can listen to this morning's sermon as we explore where God was when Lazarus died in John 11. The Bible readings can be found here, and the sermon listened to at the link above. Do get in contact if it raises anything you'd like to talk about further.
The day started the same for them both, but something happened that day that would change the destination of one of them forever. Listen to the Good Friday message at the link above and you can read Luke 23:32-46 here.
Why did Jesus sweat blood?
Jesus was in such agony in the Garden of Gethsemene that his sweat became like great drops of blood. What was causing him such anguish? Was it just the thoughts of crucifixion? Others had faced crucifixion with less angst and Jesus had told people not to be frightened of those who can only kill the body (Luke 12:4), there was something else, find out what here:
You can read Luke 22:39-36 here.
Jesus is the leader who is totally committed to his followers
· He's not like the thief (v1, 8, 10)
· He knows the sheep by name! (v3) (Ezekiel 34:11)
· He’s the door to abundant life (v7, 10)
· He’s not like the hired hand (v12-13)
· He is the good shepherd (v11, 14-16)
· He’s committed to the point of death (v15)
· He’s committed to bring all his sheep safely home (v16)
The Sheep follow (v3-4)