Andy Steere: Cross-Shaped Discipleship
Rob Norman: Fragrant Offerings
When we embark on a faith walk with Jesus there is every chance we will face seasons of living in want! The contemporary “faith message” doesn’t always deal with this fact well, many “faith preachers” leave us with the impression that to be ‘in want’ is to be without faith. Yet, the Apostle Paul, here, is strongly suggesting that followers of Jesus should expect to have seasons in our lives where we live in plenty and seasons where we live in want! Neither of these conditions are indicators of faith they are simply symptoms of life.
Rob Norman: We’re In This Thing Together
Like mindedness doesn’t mean we have the same opinion on every matter of life. Our like mindedness is based on being ‘united in Christ’. The brilliance of the church is that God has brought together people with different gifts and ideas for a common cause and purpose.
Rob Norman: New Years Eve – Forget what is behind (Philippians 3)
We don’t forget what God has achieved, or attained, in us; these are the foundations upon which He will build. We do forget the pain and hardship because they are temporal; they belong to this world and are not worthy of the next world. In the end Jesus will ultimately wipe these hardships away.
Rob Norman: Discipleship – Obedience
Obedience sounds simple. The truth is, it’s easy to be obedient when we agree with the other person, it’s a whole different ballgame when we are in disagreement with the person to whom we are meant to be obedient. It’s at this place where real obedience kicks in.