Big Moments in God’s Story

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Articles by Staff, News

In our preaching and home groups this autumn we will be studying “Big Moments in God’s Story.”  This is a series of eleven sermons looking at some of the pivotal moments in God’s dealings with his people and his world.  We will aim to see how the whole Christian story fits together as a unity […]

The parable of Nose and Hand

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Articles by Staff

“God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the […]

Read the Bible in a Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Articles by Staff

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Whether you’re someone who’s been a Christian for years, or someone who has very little knowledge […]

Why does Ambassador have communion every week?

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Articles by Staff, News
Why does Ambassador have communion every week?

One of the most common questions I am asked after a service is why does Ambassador have Communion every week?  Here are some of the points I usually make: There is no command in the Bible about how often we should have communion.  1 Corinthians 11v26 simply says, “For whenever you eat this bread and […]

Work and rest

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 in Articles by Staff, News
Work and rest

Last week we saw that God has made us to function best in a healthy rhythm of work and rest.  We see this in the principle of the Sabbath, and the fact that Jesus rested and called his followers to rest (John 4v6, Mark 6v31).  But how are we to rest?  Here are three ideas: 1) […]

Questions to ask before taking a new job

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 in Articles by Staff, News
Questions to ask before taking a new job

Last Sunday we were thinking about God’s guidance and how it relates to our work.  I suggested six questions to ask of any new job that we may be thinking about (with thanks to 9Marks ministries for the original idea): 1) Does this job honour God?  That is to say, can I do this job without sinning?  […]

Is it better to pray with others or on my own?

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in Articles by Staff, Events, News

Christian author Tim Chester believes it is better to pray with others.  This is his reasoning: “We should prioritize prayer with others over prayer alone.  It is when two agree that Christ promises to answer prayer and when two or three are gathered that Christ promises to be with us (Matthew 18:19-20).  Not only does […]

How can I get more out of the Old Testament?

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Articles by Staff, News, Uncategorized

Let’s face it, the Old Testament can be difficult to understand.  There are long lists of names.  Its stories feel culturally remote.  It is seldom preached on, and even when it is, it tends to be particular well-known passages or isolated texts.  Last Sunday, someone asked me after the sermon, ‘how can I get more out of […]

Free eBook for Advent

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 in Articles by Staff, News
Free eBook for Advent

The season of advent is now well and truly here!  It is only 26 days until Christmas.  This Sunday we will be lighting the first of our advent candles as we count down to the day when we celebrate Jesus’ birth. In order to help us focus on the real meaning of Christmas ‘Desiring God’ ministries have produced […]

Does the Bible condone slavery?

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 in Articles by Staff, News, Uncategorized

This last Sunday we were looking at Ephesians 6v5-9 which contains Paul’s instructions to slaves and masters.  One question that is often asked is, “Does the Bible condone slavery?”  Many skeptics certainly think so.  But is this true? In reply I think we can make the following points: Slavery in the Bible was not the […]