We had the pleasure of welcoming Lukundo from Kings Church Manchester to share the word of God with us this week. Lukundo takes some time to look at what the role of the voice of community has to do with us being fruitful, and gives us some gardening tips as well!
God is speaking to us about being a fruitful people. This morning Trevor Shotter talks to us this week about generosity, an aspect of being fruitful, that enables us to show people how good God is.
Jesus said “I am the true vine….people who remain in me, and I in them, are the ones who bear plenty of fruit”. So what does it mean to Remain? John Naylor explores this for us.
As we have been talking about over the last few weeks we are called to be fruitful. But the fruit we are called to bear isn’t just for a moment. We are called to bear lasting fruit as Sara explains.
Over recent weeks we have been hearing about the importance of fruitfulness. Throughout the whole bible we see God’s plan is for all of creation, including us, to be fruitful. This week Trevor Shotter takes some time to ask the question “How do we make sure we can be fruitful?”
Trevor continues to introduce our Be Fruitful season. At the heart of it all, is soul fruitfulness. That is, a fruitful inner life. And it’s by doing that that we can become fruitful followers of Jesus.
“The purpose of God is to use us, his children, to transform the wilderness our world, into the garden of God.” This week Trevor takes some time to introduce us to our new theme for the next few months “Be Fruitful”.
What we see determines what we will do. So what will we do? Sara encourages us that when our eyes are opened and we can see beyond ourselves to the goodness of God we can introduce others to the view.
It’s very easy to have our heads down, to be consumed with all the things immediately around us. When we live like this our response to the what God is doing is limited. But when we lift our eyes above our current situations and look to the horizon our viewpoint is changed and we respond differently because as Dan encourages us “What we see determines what we…
The Kingdom of God is meant to bear fruit. What will be your response? Trevor Lloyd encourages us to be people who produce the fruit of the kingdom.
In the book of 2 Samuel there’s an incredible story where David asks the question “Who is there I can show kindness to?”. In conversation with Trevor Lloyd, Steve Jones discusses and explores the concept of covenant kindness and challenges us to always be asking that very question “Who can I show kindness to?”
Last week Alison shared about the importance of using stories whilst sharing the gospel. This week she delves deeper into what this means and the hope that come come as we do.
We all love a good story! They help us relate to each, connect with each other and find our place in the world. Jesus used stories to tell us what his Father is like and we can use them to tell people what Jesus is like. This week Alison guides us through one way we can do this.
Last week Trevor talked about the big picture of filling the earth with the goodness of God. This week he takes time to consider with us what that looks like practically in the three areas of Good Lives, Works and News.
We talk about God’s glory covering the whole earth. But what do we mean by God’s glory? Trevor Lloyd encourages us that it is to see God’s likeness shining & to see what God is like in all his brilliance. And God is good! Let’s celebrate goodness. Listen here for more on how to do this.