Natural or Supernatural?

Roy and Pat asked whether we want to see every Christian using all the natural reason, wisdom and skill that they can, or learn to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit to minister to others in love and power as Jesus did?

Transcendent or intimate?

Big problem

Today Annette asked whether we want to live lives that celebrate God’s awesome power, transcendent majesty and sovereign work, or experience his intimate presence as we encounter him in heartfelt worship?

What do you think?

The Great News in a Nutshell

This Sunday we tried to put into words the great message, the Gospel we have to offer.

We decided upon:

  • There is a God who loves us.
  • We have all gone off-course; our way, not God’s.
  • We couldn’t save ourselves, so God took the initiative in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  • We choose a better way, God’s way not ours, because we are forgiven.

Is there anything we’ve missed out?  Do you think there is anything here, even something that is true, that is not an essential part of the message?

Word or Spirit?


Today Lynn asked whether we want to derive all we believe, teach and do from the Bible, or learn to hear and obey the voice of the Spirit speaking to us individually and collectively?

What do you think?

A Cross or Resurrection?

Today Annette asked whether we honour all that Jesus has done for us by embracing the way of the cross for ourselves, or by knowing the power of his resurrection to set us free?

What do you think?

Both One Thing And The Other

Both one thing and the other

Today Colin introduced a new series for Explore.  He quoted Charles Simeon:

often the truth is to be found not in one extreme,

or the other,

or even in the middle,

but in both extremes at once

Both one thing and the other

What do you think of that?

Listen or Speak?


Today Colin asked whether we want to be kind and generous in the way we think and speak about others whether they agree or disagree with us, or should we clearly communicate what we believe and why we believe it?

What do you think?