We continue our series on the Lord’s Prayer. This morning, Martin Stanisstreet explores what it means to pray, ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’.
Owen Lynch, lead pastor of Severn Vineyard, visited us today and reminded us that as well as being part of God’s family we are also a part of the Vineyard family here in Bristol.
We continue our series on freedom from fear. This morning Tim Cole looks at two storms at sea, Paul’s shipwreck in Acts 27 and Jesus’ authority over the storm in Mark 4. Tim shows how fear is transformed by the presence of Jesus the king. What can we do when gripped by great fear? Turn to something even greater.
Why is forgiveness essential for those who belong to the Kingdom? Rebecca Kishtainy concludes our series on the Kingdom of God by reading Mark chapter 11.
This morning we continue to explore the meaning of the Kingdom of God by looking at a parable of a different kind. When the disciples ask Jesus who will be the greatest in the Kingdom, Jesus replies by placing a child before them as an example. Bill Drewett asks what’s wrong with desiring greatness? Why does entering the Kingdom require … Read More
Many of us find it difficult to accept the idea that God will judge the world. It’s hard to think of another subject given so much attention by the Bible and so little by Christians. But as this morning’s parable shows, if we want to understand God’s Kingdom, we need to know about his judgement. Bill Drewett continues our series … Read More
Jesus tells many stories that show the Kingdom of God operating completely differently from the way the world usually works. The illustration of salt and light in Matthew chapter 5 is a great example of how the Kingdom breaks all the rules. Bill Drewett continues our series. Parables of the Kingdom – Part 5 from Bill Drewett
Martin Stanisstreet continues our series exploring the Kingdom of God through the parables told by Jesus. This morning we read the story of the great banquet in Matthew chapter 22..
We continue our series exploring the meaning of the Kingdom of God through Jesus’ parables. This morning, Tim Cole considers the parable of the workers in the vineyard at the start of Matthew chapter 20.
By their nature, Jesus’ parables are open to misinterpretation. Jesus himself observed that their meaning would be hidden from many. The trouble with the parables is that we can read our own ideas into them, making them mean whatever we choose. How do we guard against this? An important principle in interpreting all scripture, including the parables, is that we … Read More
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