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Posted by Jamie on August 4, 2015
Joy. Don’t you just love that word? It almost sounds like it feels. And who doesn’t want more of it? That’s why it’s been great over the last couple of weeks to see that joy is a mainstay of the Christian life. Not an occasional experience for a lucky few, but a normal attitude for everyone who feeds on the gospel of Grace.
But here’s where it gets gritty. What about suffering and its relationship to joy? It’s relatively straightforwar Continue reading…
Posted by Amy on July 30, 2015
Where’s my joy? (Part 2)
What should I do if I don’t feel joy as a Christian?
I asked my housemate this question last week after I’d been thinking about joy as the right response to the gospel. Straight away she said “Well, there could be all SORTS of reasons why someone doesn’t have joy.” Very wise. And she’s right, of course.
So, if we find that we’re not feeling much joy, it would be wise to spend some time prayerfully considerin Continue reading…
Posted by Monty on July 27, 2015
The migrated Media Library site is now operating very stably, so you should find you are benefiting from the increase in speed without the temporary outages experienced in May and early June. Please let us know if you have any observations or questions about this. As in previous years the Media Library will be operating a skeleton service during August 2015. Audio recordings of regular sermons will continue to be processed and uploade Continue reading…
Posted by Amy on July 22, 2015
Joyful Christians. Mmm. Forgive my British cynicism, but, really, do we have to be so eager?
Don’t get me wrong. I love Jesus. But isn’t the ‘joy’ part of being a Christian just for those missionary, keen-types? Or just for the times when I’ve heard a really belting sermon? Or just for Christians who don’t live in London?
The problem is that when I’m confronted with the wonder and riches of the gospel that I believe, I’m grieved by my Continue reading…
Posted by Peter on July 20, 2015
William Taylor starts a new series in St Helen's Training, What is the Gospel?
Every Christian needs to be able to explain the Gospel clearly to his/her friends. First, we need to be clear on what the Gospel is. Acts 10:36-43 summarises it for us as the word that was preached to Israel, of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 2:36 and Romans 1:4 continue this theme of the Lordship of Christ, along with the start of Mark' Continue reading…