Ken identifies spiritual marks of the church that are precious in the sight of God, including compassion, meekness of spirit, a sure confession according to the word of God, the death of His saints, and the unity of the Body of Christ.
Moving through James' teaching on the tongue, Ross identifies how destructive an impure heart can be as it is expressed through the spoken word.
We take a look at something of the meaning of James' identification of true religion, and discover that the compassion of God is central to the true expression of our faith as believers in Jesus.
Looking at Nathanael, and the extraordinary depth of his confession of the identity of Jesus, on the barest evidence, we look a little below the surface at the spiritual significance of a guileless heart, and a simple childlike faith.
Through the lives of Joshua and Caleb in particular, Bob unfolds to us the nature of whole-hearted allegiance to the Lord. The cost in terms of submission and discipline, and the privileges in terms of victory and rest are identified in ancient…
Ken encourages us to examine our spiritual stature with a view to determine the hunger or otherwise of our attitude toward the Lord Jesus.
Ken observes how the promises of God, while freely available to the believer, must be inherited through faith, patience and obedience. Disappointment, discouragement and disillusionment can all be thwarted through hope, and in the lives of Isaac…
Phil considers the warning passages in the book of Hebrews and especially how our present walk with the Lord is the vital consideration, not some ultimate destiny.
Ross takes a closer look at the trials that James speaks of with the view that they are intended to result in spiritual increase for those who experience them.
Ross asks “What now?” following on from our having entered into the Holy Place through faith in the Lord Jesus as our High Priest.
Stephen explores how crucial forgiveness is to a clear understanding of the Lord and His ways, and the unity of the Body of Christ.
Ross takes a tour of Hebrews 11 in the process of encouraging us in our faith.
Phil looks at the intimate connection between the golden altar and the ark of the covenant immediately on the other side of the veil, and the significance of prayer in our relationship with God.
Phil considers how deliverance from sin is part and parcel with regeneration by the Holy Spirit, and consists in particular in the possession of a new life, a life from heaven.
Ross explores the way Jesus fulfils the Levitical priesthood by bringing us into the presence of the living God once and for all through His victory over sin and death.
Focussing on Psalm 133, and Jesus’ prayer for those who are His in John 17, Ken encourages us to be diligent in keeping the unity of the Spirit in our lives in the Body of Christ, that His glory and His love might be manifested in His church.
In this talk we see Jesus perfected as Saviour, and as such bringing His own to perfection through regeneration, where that perfection flows on from being baptized into the life of God in the Holy Spirit.
Beginning with the Hebrews’ failure to enter God’s rest through the disobedience of unbelief, Ross leads on to the Lord’s rest of faith, and our mutual encouragement of one another that is all part of our entering into that rest.
“You are my Son, this day have I begotten You”; we look at the significance of this designation of Jesus, in connection with His resurrection, His sonship, and His perfection as our Saviour, as God speaks to us in this church age Son-wise.
Considering a primary theme in the Book of Hebrews, Ross gives us a view of the supremacy of Christ, His holiness, His unique love, His creative power, His atoning sufficiency in the sight of God.
In consideration of the significance of a letter written specifically to Jewish believers, we look at the relevance of that to ourselves as Gentile believers, identifying a key element applicable to both.
Looking at the possible options the young boy with the loaves and fishes had, Bob explores possible impediments to our own surrender of our all to the Lord.
Ross encourages us in the midst of an increasingly secular world to a life of faith, hope and love, depending upon the faithfulness of our God to keep us true to Him.
Ross explores the tremendous compassion of our Holy and Righteous God, especially as expressed through Jesus, and as also given freely to us in the Holy Spirit.
Ross considers life in the Lord with respect to the eternal perspective where our imperishable spirits shall be clothed by imperishable bodies. The prophetess Deborah illustrates for us this perspective.
We look at the development of a faith in Nicodemus that begins with a surreptitious nocturnal visit to Jesus, and finishes up despising the shame of the cross in the preparation and burial of His body.
In a look at Jesus' visit to a Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem, Stephen identifies the way of Jesus concerning its hiddenness, its dependence upon the revelation of the Holy Spirit, its completely selfless agenda, and its being all toward the glory…
Ross looks briefly at a number of women in the scriptures, especially some little mentioned ones, and identifies their significance.
In this message we look at the disciples confronted with a visit to Judea shortly before Jesus’ crucifixion when the whole religio-political establishment was intent upon Jesus’ destruction. Thomas demonstrates the beginnings of a faith that is in…
Ross takes a look at the character and deeds of Barnabas in the Book of Acts by way of unfolding the nature of encouragement in the christian life.