In this talk from our online Church at home service, Liam Thatcher looks at Jesus’ parable about the wise and foolish builders in the book of Matthew, and offers some tips on how we can ensure we’re building our lives on the rock of Jesus in this current time.
In this series will look at the characteristics we need to cultivate, as individuals and as a church, if we are to live as a people of faith, following Jesus passionately, and longing for revival.
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.
We live in a context in which Christianity is no longer the dominant religion. This can pose all sorts of challenges and pressures as we seek to follow Jesus. In this series, we consider what the Bible teaches about living as a faithful presence: a community of people who follow Jesus wholeheartedly, and seek to represent him well to a world that has largely forgotten him.
Life in Twenty-First Century London is full of pressures: How can I make ends meet? What do people think of me? Am I good enough or successful enough? But such pressures aren’t unique to our day and age. Philippians is an ancient letter written by the Apostle Paul, in which he explores how to experience joy and contentment in even our hardest circumstances.