Fire represents passion, purity, and the power of the Spirit, and the word ‘consuming’ means ‘to completely fill one’s attention or focus.’ So ‘Consuming Fire’ symbolises the idea of having our minds, our attention, and our focus entirely consumed by passion for God, and the power of the Spirit.
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Jesus tells a story about a farmer who sowed seed on different soils. In the first talk of 2020, Liam unpacks this parable, encouraging us to reflect on the state of our hearts, and surrender to the one who can make us truly fruitful.
Two men were walking away from Jerusalem, having lost their friend, and with him their hope. In this sermon, Jo looks at the story of the Emmaus Road, and considers how Jesus causes our hearts to burn, as he opens his word to us.
The people of God were never meant to stay still. In this sermon, David looks at the story of Stephen in Acts 6 and 7, and considers how we are meant to live as Temples of God, filled with His Spirit, and constantly on the move.
We live in a cynical age, and sometimes it can feel like a real battle to keep going with the things God has called us to. In this talk, Andy looks at Zechariah 4, and considers what we can learn from the story of Zerubbabel about persevering in an age of cynicism.
We live in an age that is often characterised by entitlement, and we rarely take time to stop and count our blessings. In this talk, Liam considers what the story of the ten lepers in Luke 17 has to teach us about the practice of gratitude.
The writer of Proverbs tells us that ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ In this talk, Tim Frisby looks at what it takes to live with a holy vision for our lives, in a way that brings glory to God.
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul describes Jesus’ perfect obedience and surrender to his heavenly Father, and encourages us to live in the same way. In this talk, Lars considers how we can live in obedience and love towards God and one another.
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus told his disciples to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. In the final talk of our Consuming Fire series, Liam unpacks this phrase and considers the themes of holiness and mission.