We're in a war - not that kinda war - and our best response is to Model Godly Character.
Our first sermon in our Fruitfulness on the Frontline Series #FOTFL, which was developed by Mark Greene from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, St. Peters in London.
Paul Clark looks at Miracles, war, hippies the Taliban and even Love Island as he looks at how enfleshing the Word of God in our life is our best weapon in today's Spiritual battle.
Paul Clark talks about the two things you need to know in your soul to empower prayer. He does this by putting the book of Ephesians into its historical context, [a minority opinion supported by the likes of NT Wright] that show how St. Paul was subject to something like burn out, and that his prayers, and these two things, helped him work his way out. They then became foundations of his New Testament writing.
Rev Eric Lawson explores the prayer of St. Paul in Ephesians 1:15-23, to help us thing about and develop our prayer lives.
Hairy the Puppet brings a profound reflection on prayer, how easy or hard it is. How God has a huge dilemma with prayer. Deciding on conflicting prayers, bringing answers when he can't force people, and overcoming death - and the paradox of the parable of the persistent widow.
We take a bit of a detour to Numbers 35 to consider the cities of refuge, to finish our Numbers series for the time being. It's a glimmer of grace in the midst of the book of Numbers.
Paul Clark explores the challenging reading from Numbers 14, where it is declared to Israel that they will wonder in the wilderness for 40 years.
The Israelites find themselves on the edge of the Promised Land. The news from their spies is fantastic and dreadful. The land is wonderful, but if they want it, they need to fight giants. What are they going to do? Isn't it obvious? Then why don't we have the same courage when we have the same dilemma in our life?
Rev Paul Clark explores life on the Edge, forks in our road, why they are so difficult, and what we can do about it. Does God have a plan for our life, or does the Bible say something more profound?
Paul Clark, through a jam-packed-with-creative-stuff message, unpacks Numbers 11 to show us how to begin to make peace with our anxious self.
In our anxious times, this is a powerful message. Cats and Cucumbers, Census, Tokyo Olympic pictograms - what a journey.