Be Wise about the Local Church

1 Corinthians 3 In this chapter Paul paints three pictures of the Church and, using these pictures, points out what the ministry is supposed to accomplish. – The Church is a family and the goal is maturity. 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I…

Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

One day Sir Lionel Luckhoo, one of the most successful lawyers of all times, was challenged by someone to take his monumental legal analysis powers and to apply them to the evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and come to a conclusion. He spent several years of his life studying the historical record. I…

The Hope for You to Change

“God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort.”  (Matthew 5:4) We all have some unhealthy areas in our lives. Habits, hurts and hang ups that mess us up. The first step to healing is the most difficult step for many people because it means being honest about our pain, honest about our hang-ups, honest…

The Holy Spirit is a Person

“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will…

Restoring Your Passion for Life

Mark 12:30-31 The impetus behind all great art, all great music, all great literature, the driving force behind all great drama and all great architecture is passion. Passion makes things great. Passion is what mobilizes armies to sacrifice of themselves in battle. Passion is what enables and drives scientists to find new cures to dreaded…

Praise be to God

Today’s sermon is focused on Psalm 33. ‘Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous.’ (Psalm 33:1) This admonition reminds us that we enter into worship and give an invocation of praise to God, whether it’s through prayer or song. Four things, I think, are not good to begin within any kind of worship, whether it’s…

If I Believe, Why Do I Still Doubt?

I want to talk today about a topic that is relevant for every single person here whether you’re a Christian or not. It is a topic that will affect us sometime in our life. We all wrestle with that to some degree. Let me read you a part of a letter written to the pastor…

Does Prayer Make Any Difference?

Christianity does not promise that you will have every question fully answered to your satisfaction before you die, but the answers it gives are consistently consistent. There may be paradoxes within Christian teaching and belief, but they are not conflicting or opposing to each other. There are those people who feel that Christianity has failed…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We are believing and praying for an amazing 2013! Start your year right with prayer week at New Life, Monday, January 7th from 7-9pm, right through to Friday, January 11th, concluding with Communion. There will be childcare on Friday 11th from 7-9pm. Remember, this Friday, January 4th all services are cancelled. Sunday,…