Sermons from September 2022

Sermons from September 2022

Performance vs Mercy (When life gets tough)

We are naturally drawn to people who are similar to us or that we think might do something for us. Even in the church we seem to be more excited about a celebrity becoming a Christian than anyone else becoming a Christian. And then in difficult times we are quick to cast blame and write people off. Jesus seems to have a different attitude towards people and the book of James challenges our selfishness and favouritism. You can join us…

The Lure of Sin (When life gets tough)

We all like to shift blame. Usually we blame each other, but in the middle of trouble and temptation we especially like to blame God for what we’re going through. James shows us that our struggles often come from our own selfish nature. God doesn’t tempt us but he has made a plan to rescue us. Jesus’ work on the cross enables us to stand against temptation. James 1:13-18.

When you suffer (When life gets tough)

We often think of suffering as something that happens to stop God’s good plans for us, but the beginning of the book of James paints suffering as part of Gods redemption plan. How can our painful trials produce growth within us and how can trust in God enable us to make it through these difficult times? Why is life so hard at the moment? Why can’t it be easier? In the New Testament book of James we find incredible wisdom…

Have Compassion (Putting your faith into action)

If we resist putting our faith into action, what is going on in our hearts? How do we develop compassion for those outside our own circle? How do we break down the walls that prevent us from loving others wholeheartedly? Having faith in Jesus naturally leads to a concern for others. Not just others in the church, but all people. The Apostle Paul wrote that we should have the same attitude that Jesus had – not just looking out for…