Nov 29 2017
(audio sermon by Gary Sampson)
When God gives you a personal word it is a prophetic word – to you only. The prophetic is vital for personal relationship with God and ministry to others.
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Jun 8 2014
What did Jesus mean when he said to Nicodemus, ‘no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water ’? (John 3:5). There is some debate over this but nearly everyone agrees that it has something to do with baptism. Some say he must have been speaking about John’s baptism of repentance because that is the baptism Nicodemus would have been familiar with. Others claim that Jesus was already introducing Nicodemus to the concept of full Christian baptism.
Perhaps the confusion over which baptism is in view comes from not seeing the big picture. Surely Jesus’ concept of being born of water would have included all of the Old Testament? Throughout the Old Testament God’s people were always being born of water. More
Aug 16 2012
“Follow me!” Jesus was calling out disciples as the Father guided him. Suddenly Philip dashes off to find Nathanael; I suspect Jesus told him to. Philip tells Nathanael they have found the Messiah – Jesus from Nazareth. Nathanael is sceptical; “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” But Nathanael agrees to take a look. On his arrival Jesus says “Here is a true Israelite in whom there is nothing false.” Surprised, Nathanael asks, “How do you know me?” Jesus said, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael is shocked, there was no way Jesus could have seen that; this had to be a work of God. He declares “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” Jesus replies “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” Interesting; Jesus saw things … do you? More