Lent - Tempted to build an empire

This week Will looks at the third and final temptation Jesus faces in the wilderness. The devil offers Jesus the same thing that God has offered Jesus. The temptation then is for Jesus to take it for himself, now. Will explains how the story shows us two different ways of living life: grasping, or receiving. According to Jesus, we find peace and freedom when we live our lives worshipping God: one long, continual receiving from Him.

Lent - Tempted to bake bread

This week Jonny looks at the first temptation Jesus faces in the wilderness; the temptation to make bread out of a stone. Behind this temptation is a challenge to Jesus' identity and purpose. Will he fall into it or overcome? Jonny shows that each of us faces this same temptation every day, and suggests that living lives of greater simplicity can help us as we try to respond to this temptation as Jesus did.

Jonah #6

This week George finishes our series on Jonah, looking at Jonah chapter four. In this passage we see that God’s compassion towards Nineveh results in Jonah’s anger towards God. We are called to look afresh at the scandal of God’s grace and his offer of forgiveness to all who turn to Him. Ultimately we see this grace in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Advent: Preparing the Way

Jonny continues to look at how we prepare the way for the coming of Jesus by focusing on the Magi. These Eastern Astronomers show us something important about how God works; Jesus’ life is about including outsiders even from the very beginning. Those gathered around this baby aren't the powerful or religious, but those who were willing to say ‘yes’ to the invitation to come and worship.