We don’t know a lot about the woman called Mary Magdalene (Miriam from Magdala), but we do know that she had seven demons cast out of her by Jesus. She lingers at the tomb, desperate to find the body of Jesus, and has the honour of being the first believer to see the risen Lord Jesus. The truth of the sins of our past do not define us or disqualify us. Through the grace of Jesus we are all equally forgiven and made holy, and Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters, sent out in His name to proclaim the good news that He is alive. One day we too will receive a glorious body like Jesus!
Why do we sometimes struggle with the word “obedience”? What does it actually mean to be obedient to God?
In the first of the series exploring the book of Philippians we look at the obedience of Epaphroditus. An often-overlooked figure, Epaphroditus played a key role in the delivery of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. How can we learn from his and others inspiring acts of obedience?
Thom Lynch shares on the growing work of Matthew’s House, the impact it has had over the last two years and the importance of thanking God and the Hill Church for being part of it all, blessing it and being the driving force behind Matthew’s House. His talk includes stories, stats and encouragements to inspire all listeners, with a message of challenges to the Hill Church focused on growing together with Matthew’s House.
In the previous week’s talk Robin referred to us all being temples of the Holy Spirit. In this talk, Grant explains the importance of being temples filled with the Holy Spirit, the gift that Jesus promised His early disciples would receive, and who we believe should fill and empower all believers today. We should not view the infilling and activity of the Holy Spirit as the ‘icing on the cake’, but an essential aspect for victorious Christian life and ministry.
As we begin a new year it is good to ask ourselves, who is the God we are looking for and how do we increase the chances of spotting Him at work?
Texts: Luke 5:1-3; Proverbs 16:9; Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:6; Matthew 25:44; 2 Timothy 2:1-7; Romans 12:1-2
When faced with the challenges, trials and heartache that life will inevitably throw at you, who do you turn to? How do you fight back?
Jesus warns us that we will endure many trials and sorrows while on earth but encourages us to take heart, as he has overcome the world. Dan introduces four practical steps we can take to overcome our daily battles, start fighting back, and march to victory in Jesus name.
John 16:33 and Psalm 91:9-16
One of the most difficult, if not the most difficult experience a person can go through is the painful process of grieving, particularly with the build up to Christmas underway and this being a vulnerable period for many. Grant explores, through the Scriptures and from his own experiences, how we can grieve well and know hope both for the present and the future.