We should not live in pursuit of happiness, but rather in pursuit of the purposes of God. When we do, we discover a joy that is deeper than happiness.
Peace is really important and everybody wants peace in their inner most being, and most people desire peace in their close relationships. When crisis hits us our search for peace intensifies and where we thought we had it is severely tested and can sometimes be founding wanting. Only in Christ can we find true peace.
Text: John 14:27
The Blessing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U
It is Well with My Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5o9mP22V0
Perspective is really important. It allows us to see clearly, properly and accurately. The Bible often seeks to bring perspective, and Jesus did when he spoke to the disciples in the hours leading up to his death. One crucial perspective that the Bible seeks to bring into our lives is that we are not home yet, and that the best is yet to come. Text: John 14
Hannah talks about how and why we should stand firm in our faith, especially when our world is rocked. Whilst looking at what the Bible says about how we should do this and how we should equip ourselves ready for the spiritual battle we can face.
In continuing the response to the sudden changes to our way of life, Robin takes the Christian truths of that first Easter weekend and applies its impact to our everyday reality now.
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-9; Psalm 16:8-11
Looking at Matthew’s account of Jesus walking on the water in the storm. Focusing on the words of Jesus “I am here”, “Don’t be afraid” and “Why did you doubt me?”. An encouragement to step out in faith and keep our eyes on Jesus in fearful times.
Texts: Matthew 14:22-33
In response to the sudden changes to our way of life, Robin encourages us to reassess where we find our sense of safety, certainty, and security.
Texts: Psalm 16, Psalm 90