Commitment | The Cost Of Commitment

Rob Norman: Commitment | The Cost Of Commitment

The parables of the ‘hidden treasure’ and ‘the pearl of great price’ in Matthew 13:44-46 are about God’s absolute commitment to His people.  When we understand the magnitude of God’s love for us it becomes natural that when Jesus said “follow me” to his disciples the invitation meant following him all the way into ministry!


Commitment | Three Myths About Commitment

Rob Norman: Commitment | Three Myths About Commitment

The word “commitment” dials up all sorts of anxieties in us.  As soon as we hear someone asking us to commit our minds automatically begin looking for an ‘out’, an excuse that precludes us from committing “too heavily”.  Commitment, however, is at the very heart of following Jesus.


Commitment | Christ, His Church, His Cause


What Is The Gospel? | Kingdom Power


What Is The Gospel? | Redemptive Community


What Is The Gospel? | Justice Fulfilled

Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Justice Fulfilled

The Old Testament provides us with a view of Justice that stands apart from all other writings of antiquity. Its pages reveal account after account of consequential justice being executed against a back-sliding Israel because of her breaches against God’s just Law.


What Is The Gospel? | Enlistment To The Kingdom


What Is The Gospel? | Sin – No Small Matter


What Is The Gospel? | Information To Transformation


What Is The Gospel? | Following Jesus


What Is The Gospel? | The Gospel According To Jesus


What Is The Gospel? | Introduction

Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Introduction

Critics of Christianity and some theologians think that Jesus and Paul preached different gospels. This is where a seemingly simple question “What is the Gospel?” becomes a little more complex, thus requiring us to dig deeper. On the surface it appears that Jesus and Paul had slightly different emphases. Again, this is where we all have a responsibility to study Scripture and understand the big picture, not just our favourite doctrines, themes and verses.


Faith | The Prayer Of Faith


Faith | Faith In The Waiting


Faith | Submission To God


Faith | A New Way


Faith | Listening & Doing


Faith | Trials, Temptations & Faith


Faith | Practical Faith


Vineyard Institute Q2 : Intro To Modern & Contemporary Gnosticism

Rob Norman: Intro To Modern & Contemporary Gnosticism

Modern day Gnostics tend to over spiritualize everything. Often they ignore the historical teachings of Scripture and wise counsel from mature Christians, instead claiming that God has “told” them to leave their church, divorce their spouse, break a family relationship, etc.


Easter Sunday | The Resurrection

Rob Norman: The Resurrection

There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary and ending with Paul. They were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched by them. On one occasion he appeared to over 500 people.


The Power Of Your Story


Philippians | Fragrant Offerings

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.


Philippians | The Lord Is Near


Philippians | We’re In This Thing Together

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.