Sep 19 2017
(audio sermon by Gary Sampson)
The Trinity: hard to describe, but easy to experience.
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Apr 14 2015
John 14:8-11 Jesus said, “If you’ve seen me you’ve seen the Father”
“What if God was one of us?” This was the catch question in the song ‘One of Us’ written by Eric Bazilian and sung by Joan Osborne in 1995. Many people have wondered what motivated the song. And for many Christians the most intriguing question is; did the writer know that the Bible says God was indeed one of us? That is obviously a question only he can answer. But in an interview about ‘One of Us,’ Eric Bazilian said something that interests me; he said
Apr 1 2015
Luke 19:1-10 Jesus sees Zacchaeus in the tree and invites himself to his house – he still does it!
Jesus said, “Zaccheus come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” What a day that must have been! Few who heard Jesus got to meet him personally. Think of the 5000 who ate his multiplied bread. Those at the back just met the ushers! But on this day a mere spectator watching from a tree would have his moment. And he wouldn’t just get to talk to Jesus; he would have him round for dinner!
Zaccheus didn’t think a man like Jesus would have the slightest interested in him. He was a tax collector, someone known in those days for being a con man, someone religious leaders avoided. But Zaccheus was interested in Jesus, and because he was short and couldn’t see over the heads of the people he decided to climb a tree.
When Jesus spotted Zacchaeus and invited himself to his house, Zaccheus couldn’t believe it, and nor could the crowds. Many of them wished the famous rabbi would come under their roof, but here he was getting cosy with a con man. And that day the con man got to know Jesus better than many.
There are many people today that are just like Zaccheus’. More