The Forty-Eighth | The Message | 01.03.2020

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The Bible calls us to worship in response to the work of Jesus Christ. The question is how much worship is required? In this message we understand that it is everything of what we have, even if what we have does not feel like it is enough. We come to understand the finished work of God, and the personal response that God then seeks from all of us. Text Mark 12:41-44

The Forty-Seventh | The Message | 09.02.2020

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This is the final conversation that Jesus has with the religious authorities prior to his arrest. It concludes with no one daring to ask him any more questions. In this third conversation there is the underlying message that we are made to love (God and one another), but that we are incapable of truly achieving this. We also hear in this message the purpose of the law and how Jesus came to fulfil it. Text Mark 12:28-40

The Forty-Sixth | The Message | 26.01.20

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This is the second of three final discussions that Jesus has with the authorities. This one focuses on the resurrection and sets us up to understand that a resurrection is coming and that this has profound implications for our lives. It also challenges the equivalent philosophers of our day. Text Mark 12:18-27

The Forty-Fifth | The Message | 19.01.20

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The main purpose of the Bible is write a better story than the one we have written for ourselves. We spend our lives writing God out, but fail to realise that our story is part of His story. This is a helpful perspective as we approach Mark 12:13-17 which seems on the face of it to be a story about taxes!

The Forty-Second | The Message | 27.10.2019

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Those who forget the past are destined to repeat it.True Christianity is not health, wealth or happiness. In this talk we see that every genuine Christian begins their journey with a cry for mercy. Life begins with that realisation of mercy, sin and blindness. Text: Mark 10:46-52 & Luke 24:27 & Luke 24:44 & Psalm 146:3,5-8

The Forty-First | The Message | 29.09.2019

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God calls us to a different way. How the world might rate people is not the same with God. Jesus said to his followers ’Not so with you’. They wanted one thing, he offered them the complete opposite. But what he offered was the way to a true meaningful life. Texts: Mark 10:13-14; Mark 10:35-46

The Fortieth | The Message | 08.09.2019

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People matter more than possessions. We often think we own stuff and fail to realise that often it owns us. Jesus has a remarkable encounter with a man which when considered causes us to ask how good is good enough? How valuable is this all anyway? And what can we do about it? Or is possible for anyone to really know God and if so what needs to happen? Text: Mark 10:17-31

The Thirty-Ninth | The Message | 07.07.19

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Peter asked Mark to record memories of his time with Jesus for one primary reason – so that we might know that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. In this message we cover the overall teaching of the Bible on divorce, and then focus in on the topic as it is covered in Mark – but we finish with the true reason it was included in this gospel letter all along. Text: Mark 10:1-12