Entries by Jon Watkins

Test the Spirit

1 John 4:1-3 There are sometimes different interpretations of scripture. We should ‘test the Spirit’ to know whether they should be believed or not.

Assurance of Peace with God

1 John 3:19-24 The Apostle John wrote to a group of people who needed some assurance that they were at peace with God. After a bit of a riddle, he gives 3 marks of those who are at peace with God.

Love is…

  1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

Looking back – looking forward

Psalms 111:1-10 As we approach our AGM, this passage reminds of all God has done for us. Others share their stories of what God has done over the past year. We look forward to what God will do this year, following John 15:5.

Freedom from Sin

1 John 3:4-10 In what way am I tempted to keep on sinning? Do I recognise the warning signs that may help me turn away from this?

Growth in numbers coming to faith and being disciples

Acts 2:38-41 We don’t know all the answers, but we just need to, and can say what we do understand and know. Do things that make a positive difference. How can we share the message of God’s Kingdom with people around us? This shows the spread of Christianity across the world. https://vimeo.com/113801439

Growing in Impact in the World

Isaiah 58:1-9 Most people in our communities don’t care much about what we do in church on a Sunday morning. They do care about how we are with them, what positive difference we make in the world. Several Bible passages indicate that God cares greatly about our impact in the world.

Growing in Depth of Faith

John 15:5-14 God wants His Church to Grow and His people to grow in depth of faith. Throughout the new testament we are called to grow in Christ. Today we take a brief look at a passage that talks about this.