Series: Whispers of Eternity
Do you struggle with feelings of condemnation?
How do you feel about obligations?
In what ways do you feel week?
Do we like to obey authority?
Are we living and loving - in the light?
Which do you prefer:
Me or us?
Agreement or disagreement?
God’s wisdom or the world’s wisdom?
Foolishness or the Power of God?
Choose your friends wisely
Choose your judges wisely
How much longer do we have here on earth?
When will Jesus return?
How should we view our families, possessions and feelings?
How should we view our careers, qualifications, hobbies, craft and sport?
Why is the celebration of the Last Supper such an important milestone for us as believers?
Do you believe that Jesus was raised from the dead?
Do you believe that we will be raised from the dead?
Why does it matter?
And what will life be like in eternity?
Will there be bikes, trains, football and gymnastics?
What is the result of loving God in our lives?
And what is the result of not loving God?
Are we looking forward to Christ's return?
Why can unbelievers not see the Light of the Gospel?
Paul says that we are like Jars made of Clay. What does he mean by this?
In what ways do our human frailties demonstrate the Power of God?
What are the Whispers of Eternity in this passage?
Would you prefer to live in a tent or a house?
How does this question relate to our present situation, here on earth?
What has God planned for eternity?
What do we mean, when we say, that we do not live by the standards of this world?
How can we operate differently to the world?
What does it mean to sow generously?
What does it mean to reap generously?
And what does God say about giving to his Church?
Have you become weary?
Has the whole Covid thing left you exhausted?
If this is how you are feeling - you are not alone.
We understand you - we are feeling the same.
And God has addressed this in scripture.
Did you know that God planned his Church, before the creation of the earth?
With that in mind: what responsibilities do we have today?
Who is the Ruler of the Kingdom of the Air?
What is the relevance of: Screen >>> Eyes >>> Heart?
God offers to make everything new:
Why was Paul prepared to face jail frequently?
What is the great mystery?
What does God intend to do, through us, the Church?
What are the four dimensions of God's love?
To whom should we be giving glory?
God wants to equip his people for works of service.
Does that include us?
Does it include you?
What does God want us to put off?
What does he want us to put on?
Is there anything else he wants us to put off?
In Ephesians Chapter 5, we find a wake up call to the Church.
God is calling us to live lives of love and to become a fragrant offering.
We are encouraged to live as children of the light, which means that we must have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness.
We are also commanded to encourage each other.
Why does Paul say that we should submit to one another?
How do you interpret Paul's teaching on marriage?
How does marriage relate to eternity?
How can children, live out their faith in Jesus, within the family home?
How are fathers called to be, towards their children?
We focus today, on the world of work.
Paul addresses slaves and masters, and his teaching has been hotly criticised, over the years.
To really understand his teaching, we first need to understand the origin of work and to whom Paul is actually writing.
How does his teaching apply to us today?
Do you ever feel that you are under attack?
Do you ever feel that you are in a battle?
The Apostle Paul warns us against the Devil's Schemes and encourages us to put on the Full Armour of God.
We look specifically at The Belt of Truth in this message and at an incident of the Devil's Scheming too.
What has Palm Sunday got to do with the Full Armour of God?
What is Righteousness?
Is it even relevant today?
Where can we get it from?
Are your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace?
What does that mean?
How does it apply to me?
And what about looking back?
How is Faith like a shield?
What does a shield do?
What does Faith offer?
What about extinguishing the Flaming Arrows of the Evil One?
Why do we need the Helmet of Salvation?
What is salvation?
What do we need to protect?
How can we lose our head?
How does it affect ourselves and others, when we lose our head?
Do you ever struggle?
Do you ever feel that you are in a battle?
Where is the real battle taking place?
What does Paul mean by the Sword of the Spirit?
How does this differ to a metallic sword?
The Apostle Paul tells us that we should pray all kinds of prayers.
Are all prayers valid?
Are all prayers helpful?
Are all prayers approved by God?
We look at 7 examples of how not to pray - followed by 7 great examples of how to pray.
Do you want the gospel to bear fruit, where you are and throughout the world?
What is the gospel?
What is grace?
Do you feel like giving up?
The Apostle Paul challenges us to continue?
How are we going to do this?
What questions do we need to address along the way?
The Apostle Paul encourages us to set our hearts and minds on things above, which raises a number of questions, for each of us to consider:
1. How high are you aiming?
2. Who is your life?
3. What do you need to put to death?
4. What is your status?
5. What are you wearing?
6. What is ruling your heart?
7. What are you sharing with others?
What are you devoted to?
Who are you devoted to?
Are you devoted to prayer and being watchful?
Are you devoted to being thankful?
What about proclaiming the Gospel?
Are you devoted to wisdom and making the most of every opportunity?
And what about your choice of language?
In just 5 verses, the Apostle Paul has jam-packed loads of essential teaching for us.
Would you like to be part of the Grace Team?
In the last part of Paul's letter to the Church in Colossae, he mentions a whole list of people, who are part of the ministry.
They are a group of people, who we could call, the "Grace Team".
What can we learn from people like Tychicus, Onesimus, Barnabas, Demas, and Nympha?
When did you last write a letter?
What did you want to communicate in your letter?
Today, we start to look at Paul's letter to the Thessalonians.
Here are some of the things that we will look at:
Grace and peace
Working for the gospel
Following examples - and being an example
And waiting for Jesus' return
How did Paul behave towards the Church in Thessalonica?
Paul gives some very interesting answers, to this question.
He says that he was like:
- A brother
- A young child
- A nursing mother
- A father
- An orphan
What can we learn from him? How should we be, towards each other?