Sunday, 19 October 2014

Miraculous Provision - 2 Kings 4:1 - 7

Like the fishermen following Jesus, Elisha gave up his prize belongings and work as a farmer to follow closely Elijah who called him. He stuck close to Elijah, and would not let him out of his sight. At the end of the day he wanted a double portion of the Spirit he saw on Elijah's life, and this was no bad thing.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Series - Stories of Elisha

We will be telling some of the incredible stories of Elisha between now and Christmas - each week understanding how God powerfully moved through this servant.

Suggested reading is 2 chapters a week, starting in 1 Kings 17 (Elijah), continuing to 2 Kings 13 (the death of Elisha). See how Elisha started as a mentee of Elijah, and clung to him closely as a disciple - eager for a double portion of the Spirit to fall on him. Do we have the same kind of attitude in our discipleship?

Elisha then lived by the Spirit with God working remarkably through his life, giving rise to the various stories that make up this series.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New Life, New Lifestyle - Mini-summary

A graphical mini-summary for the New Life, New Lifestyle series.

New Life, New Lifestyle 5 - 2 Cor 13:5 - 10

Paul draws his second letter to a close with the simple instruction: 'Test yourselves'. How do you measure up? How is your own faith in Jesus?

[OUT] Does your discipleship help bring others towards Jesus Christ?

Key Challenge: Talk through your own discipleship with another person

Sunday, 5 October 2014

New Life, New Lifestyle 4 - 1 Cor 6:12 - 20 and 2 Cor 5:11 - 6:2

We love new stuff, and society relentlessly urges us to buy even more new stuff. That programs us to think that existing things lose their value, that the old has no purpose.