In the final part of our mini series on prayer, Philip reflects on all that God has been saying this year and during this time of prayer and fasting. We consider the calling on our church to be a loving, maturing, outward looking family with a clear vision for the future.
The idea that God is both one being and three persons, each fully God, is, ‘thoroughly Biblical, thoroughly baffling and thoroughly beautiful.’ We look at what we can know, what is simply mysterious and how we can experience the beauty of the Trinitarian God each day.
Our identity in Christ is expressed not alone, but in community. 'It is about what I've become part of, not just what I've become'. On a significant Sunday, guest speaker Keath Gaitskill speaks from Romans 12:1-16 into the beauty and messiness of Christian community.
The Bible has a lot to say about hospitality and the profound love and honour it communicates to people. In this, our final 'vital sign', we look at how a healthy heart that is being changed by the Gospel can seek to offer the generous hospitality of God to others.
At times religion has said that the physical body is not important, whereas our modern culture often suggests that the body is of paramount importance. Healthy Christianity allows us to have a healthy view of our bodies and the bodies of others: they are neither nothing, nor everything, but instead gifts to be used according to the Giver's intention.
We conclude the journey of the Easter week by looking at a different journey that Jesus took on the road to Emmaus. It presents a compelling picture of what a life walking alongside Jesus can look like. // The video Philip referenced can be found here: http://kck.fyi/Easter17vid
How can we use the story of Nehemiah to help us learn how to pray and set our expectations about the outcomes of prayer?
Why was Nehemiah so motivated to pray? Why did his experiences of prayer and fasting go on to change his city?
The whole of Christianity hinges on this event, but did the resurrection really happen?
Would a world without religion be a world without war?
Isn't Christianity's teaching threatening and unfair?
Does Christianity have a unique truth and can it be expressed with grace?
The problem of suffering is one that we feel deeply. Does Christianity have any answer to it?
Philip explores the objection that science and God are incompatible.
Philip explores the objection that Christianity is both unwelcoming and restrictive when it comes to sexuality & sex.
Philip explores the objection that there is no compelling evidence for God.
1 Peter 1:6-9, 3:13-18: This week we watched a video sermon from Tim Keller who looked at the question 'How do we gain a right perspective on suffering?' You can watch the video for a small cost online at http://kck.fyi/Perspective8 Note: The sermon download button will just download a brief message from Philip.