Heroes of the Faith
On Palm Sunday, Peter Carblis skilfully connected the mission of Jesus and his Triumphant Entry into the City on Palm Sunday with the events that would later transpire with Peter. Peter sits as another Hero of the Faith and our final character for this series.
Sunday Morning we looked at Stephen, as we walked through the Narrative of Stephen in Acts 6-7 we compared the events of Stephen’s Martyrdom with those explained by Tertullian in 197AD and again the experience of 21 Coptic Christians in 2015. We examined the challenge of Martyrdom to our own faith as a community that might never have to endure a brutal death.
This message was given by Duncan Robinson and is called “The Bee and the Lightning”. We celebrate Deborah as a great woman of Faith but it was also important to talk about Barak in this story and see how a lack of faith can impact a nation. We looked at Man’s Propensity for Passivity, and how we should shift to a paradigm of Love.
On International Womens Day we had three of our International Ladies sharing on three incredible women of scripture. These three mini-messages were given as part of our 10am service.
At the 5pm Service Ben spoke on Samson as a Hero of the Faith and challenged us all to be set apart.
TJ Spoke at our 10am Service on the subject of Elijah. Another great Hero of the Faith.
One of the more challenging messages of scripture is the story of Hosea. Hosea is commanded by God to marry Gomer a prostitute and have children. It speaks to God incredible love for his people despite our sinfulness and brokenness.
In the evening Sam spoke on the character of Moses specifically as a precursor to the person of Jesus.
In the Morning Duncan spoke on Joseph, specifically looking and the interaction between Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. The Ted talk that is used in this message can be found at this link.
In the Evening Martin Russell shared on the character of Esther as an inspirational woman of faith.