Why does God sometimes close doors in our lives and how should we respond? Acts 16: 1-10
Results of Solitude
1 Kings 19.1-18
Don’t just do something, sit there
Isaiah 30.15-22 (Nigel Parker)
God tells us that anger and revenge are not the correct responses when our enemies do us harm in life. Instead, peace is to be found when we forgive our enemies and trust God to enact justice.
Psalm 37.1-11 (Steven Wilson)
In solitude, we wrestle with the Lord and are transformed.
Genesis 28.10-22, 32.22-33.4
Jesus shows us, through practicing solitude and service, the pattern of life lived in the presence of the Father
Mark 1.21-39 (Nigel Parker)
The Open Hands of God
2 Corinthians 9.6-15 (Nigel Parker)
Doubting Thomas misses the point of that first Easter Sunday, then gets a chance to meet with Jesus. Was it worth it? In today’s troubled world, does this encounter mean anything for us?
John 20: 19-31 (Johnny Rowe)
21st April 2019, Easter John 20.1-18, 1 Corinthians 15.35-58 Jesus’ resurrection body is a new type of physical body, transformed from His old physical body. Those who look to Him will be resurrected to everlasting life in similar transformed physical bodies within the new heaven and earth.
Jesus had authority to lay down His life and take it up again. A reality He accepted by faith in His Father. That’s faith in action, that’s real authority.
God wants to restore us and to use us to restore the whole world. How? Through a deep and intimate relationship of love.