The mission of God is restoration – to fix what was broken in Genesis 1-3 – and peacemaking is the vocation of all God’s people. Peace is the holistic repair of relationships. Peacemaking is moving towards conflict with tools to heal and transform. This series is looking at 4 everyday practices of peace-making… See, immerse, contend and restore.
The first practice of peacemaking is seeing. Seeing with fresh sight, and seeing people as God sees them – not as someone to be attacked or demonised or dehumanised but that we see everyone is made in the image of God, loved by God, and therefore worthy of dignity and respect.
How does the cross bring the decisive victory of evil and the demonic realm? And if this victory has been won, why are there still battles today? In this talk, we’ll understand how Jesus’ actions on the cross meant that Satan’s demise was 100% guaranteed – and how we grab hold of the victory of the cross until that final judgement day?
Jesus Christ has rescued us through his death on the cross. But how has the cross forgiven us and restored us into an eternal life-giving relationship with God? In this talk, we explore some mind-blowing good news which just shows how much God loves us.
In this new four part series we’ll be looking at the Cross of Jesus. How has the cross defeated the biggest giants we face in life – sin, suffering, Satan and even death itself. In this first talk we pause to wonder at how the cross meets our first and greatest need – to be forgiven and given new life in God.
The deja-vu story of Peter as he encounters Jesus. Jesus doesn’t expect perfection – he knows Peter too well – instead he leads him towards an amazing future.
Two thieves are put to death, and meet Jesus as they are crucified with him. In our suffering, how would we respond to Jesus offer of future with him?
The story of the woman at the well. Meeting Jesus you can find rest, you can be known, burdens can be lifted, forgiveness can come, and love can win.