People are often surprised at how sinful Biblical “heroes” are. Even King David, 'a man after God's own heart', commits a truly vile sin. Although David's spiritual destruction is infamous and there for all to see, the story doesn't end there.
We often think of Jesus only as the man who was born in Bethlehem. We might even think that He only started to exist at His birth. However, in some portion of Scripture we are confronted with the Jesus before the manger as well. A clear example in the New Testament is John 1. Join us on Sunday as we encounter the Jesus who was before the manger, and Who is after the manger as well.
- Chances are that you know someone named after him - Even the most biblical illiterate has heard of a fight he had with a giant - A guy called Michelangelo carved him - Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen sang about him But do you really know his story? More importantly, do you know what it means? Join us for this series as we track the fascinating life of David.
The lock-down enforced a nation-wide, in fact, a global fast of consumerism and has left us with a more acute sense of the things we need and desire. It seems that we can actually get by with a lot less and yet somehow we exist with a communal, chronic dissatisfaction. Whether it be material objects, a partner, a job or even social and political aspirations, we are constantly encouraged to aim for more. There is this nagging feeling that if I can just get (fill in the blank) it will be enough, yet any lasting sense of satisfaction remains illusive. The Bible however views contentment, not as a destination, but a habit which develops as we practice the Way of Jesus.
People were praying, people were expectant, and suddenly the Holy Spirit descended on the first followers of Jesus. This week we will take a look at what this unexpected story means and the profound potential it can unlock in our lives. The Spirit has come, let's meet Him together