Sunday, 29 November 2015

Don't Be Deceived - 2 Thessalonians 2

Few New Testament passages are as difficult as this one! Augustine, founding father of much of Western theology wrote 'I frankly confess I do not know what it means'!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Live Your Calling - 1 Th 5:4-11 and 2 Th 1:11-12

'Who on earth are you?' is a rude but poignant question for each of us. Paul actually asks 'Who in heaven are you?'. Who we are in God's eyes translates into our calling and purpose in the here and now on earth.

[UP] Do you recognise God's calling on your life?

Challenge: Be intentional with your life – go with your calling

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Those Asleep 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:3

We've all seen victory homecoming parades, typically for a sports team - a great crowd goes out to line the streets, cheer and welcome. The sports team will doubtless end up at a banquet - in ancient Middle Eastern culture the arrival of a king or dignitary would see people venture out of their city to welcome the person, and then follow the cavalcade back in and share in the celebrations. For us it would be like lining the A10 out as far as Stretham, and then following back in to the centre of Ely!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Missional Communities - 1 Th 4:9 - 12

God is love! Our ability to relate comes from Him. God Himself embodies relationship: Father / Son / Holy Spirit. In our brokenness Jesus makes relationship possible - showing us God, but at the same time also showing us what it means to be truly human, i.e. in relationship.

[OUT] Do you make time for relationships?

Challenge: Pray for 2 or 3 people who have little or no faith