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.
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:
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.
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)
Imagine what it would be like to have your eyes opened for the first time?! Listen to the work Jesus did a one man's life at the link above. You can read John 9 here. Also the video for one of the interviews with John Knight is here:
What does it mean that Jesus is the light of the world? What does it mean to follow him? You can listen to this morning's sermon at the link above and read the Bible readings from John 8:12-30 here and Isaiah 49:1-7 here.
And here's some photos taken after the service of Killoughter church in the snow: