Where was God when THAT happened? (John 11v1-44)

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.

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Why did Jesus sweat blood? Luke 22:39-46

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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 (John 10:1-21)

This picture was the entrance to the farm I worked on in Brazil with the words from John 10:10, you can listen to the sermon on John 10 above and see and outline of the talk below.  You can read John 10:1-21 here and Ezekiel 34:11-24 here

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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)

 You'll have to listen to the talk to find out what this is!

You'll have to listen to the talk to find out what this is!