Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 21
Matthew 7 & 1st Samuel 16
“Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart”
We are at week twenty-one in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. We look this week at the subject of judging. “do not judge or you to will be judged” Are we never to judge? Or are we as Christians to make value judgments?
Anthony Weld Forester
John Chapter 20
We welcome one of our members Anthony Weld-Forrester who leads us this Sunday as we look at the aftermath of Easter and the story of doubting Thomas.
Easter Sunday Service
Mark 16 & Acts 1
“Easter Sunday is the story of the greatest day in history.”
We meet to celebrate Easter together and look at “the many convincing proofs” that history shows to confirm the death of Jesus on the cross and his rising again on the third day. The resurrection of Jesus is not just a moment in history but to Christians is the moment that death is defeated, the first church is born. Happy Easter, CHRIST IS RISEN!
Palm Sunday Service
“See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Today in our Palm Sunday Service, we refer to Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem from the first verses of Matthew 21.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 19
Matthew 6 & Deuteronomy 8
“Go fast and live”
We are at week nineteen in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. And so to the difficult subject of fasting. Jesus doesn’t say IF you fast but WHEN you fast. So what is fasting? Fasting is a spiritual discipline and always accompanies prayer, we take part in it to put our faith into action as we pray and grow in our relationship with the Lord. It’s something that we can do openly together as a church or discreetly in our own Christian lives.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 18
Matthew 4 & 6
“Does God ever lead us into temptation?”
We are at week eighteen in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. So temptation then... Does God lead us into temptation? No. God never tempts us, it’s our enemy the devil but as we read through the Bible we see Jesus is led by the Holy Spirit to a place where the devil tempts him. Our responsibility as Christians is to resist temptation and run from it. We are not as strong as we think we are.
Let it snow, let it snow.
John 1: 1-14
“….if you think creation is amazing wait until you see salvation”. We take a break from our series on the Sermon on the Mount due to the winter weather and look together at a passage in John chapter 1. We see the word becoming flesh through the Lord Jesus Christ in this prologue in Johns gospel and how this can reach out and touch us as Christians in our walk with the Lord.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 17
“…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. ”
As we continue our study on the Sermon on the Mount we have a closer look into verse 12 of Matthew 6. This makes the theme of today’s service primarily focused on ‘forgiveness'. This loving act is a major focal point that determines our relationship with God and with others. No matter your identity, status or wrongdoings, our Lord still forgives each and every one of us freely and completely. Rather than taking this free gift for granted, we should respond by building our lives upon this foundation that God has bestowed upon us. As well as being forgiven, we are also called to forgive.
Anthony Weld Forester
Today we welcome Anthony Weld Forester to lead us in our service of worship. We take a look at Mary’s prayer from the verses of Luke 1 while exploring the history surrounding these passages.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 16
“I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.”
Today in the 16th part of our series, we focus on verse 11 in Matthew 6, “Give us today our daily bread.” It is natural to feel worry towards certain aspects of our lives that involve sustenance, careers, friends and family, etc. However, our Lord has made it clear that He has heard our deepest needs and concerns and will meet them at the right time. Instead of being anxious, we should ask Him for help, remember His resources and trust His timing.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 15
“...No force on Earth is more powerful than the power of prayer”
In today’s service of worship, we look further into the words of Jesus’s prayer in verse 10 in Matthew 6; “Your Kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. “ What does this prayer mean for us exactly? When we pray these words it is an indication that we accept God’s plan, welcome His control and trust His goodness.