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Sermons on Participation

Partnership #2 – Behaving and Belonging

This sermon addresses two issues. A core belief we have as a church is that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. However, it is also clear that salvation leads to a changed lifestyle. This sermon examines what this new lifestyle looks like and the sort of behaviour that is associated with being…

Partnership #1 – Connected as Believers

This is the first in a 3 part series on ‘Partnership’. Previously this was referred to as ‘Membership’. This series looks at what is involved in making Partnership meaningful. This sermon looks at how the New Testament describes the church as a body and a building and what this means in terms of Christians’ relationships…

Ephesians Part 8 – Living a life worthy of the calling

Having seen God’s incredible plan for the church Paul encourages us to live a life worthy of this calling. In Ephesians 4:1-16 we see the practicalities of living a life of love, demonstrating the unity God has made, expressing the diversity of gifting and growing into maturity as every (it says every) part does its…

Ephesians Part 7 – Paul’s prayer for the glorious church

In Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul prays for the Christians in Ephesus. He does so because of the high calling and glorious destiny that God has for His Church. We see how the Church is one family with God as a good Father and also that in order to fully know the love of Christ, we need…