All Hands on Deck!

Isobel Allum spoke powerfully to The Well Sheffield. Will we be caught by rivalry and competition, will we act as consumers of Christianity, or will we respond to God’s call of “All Hands on Deck”? The parable of the talents (Matt 25:14-30) means if we are faithful with a little of God’s priorities, not ours, then we be trusted to receive more from God.

Ephesians 1 - Our Identity in Christ

One of the world’s greatest questions is: WHO AM I? Where is my identity to be found? The bible speaks directly into this question in the book of Ephesians. Chapter 1 explores the impact on everyday life of Christians getting hold of our truest identity in Christ.

The Forgiving Healer

Jesus healed everywhere He went, and He still heals today; we should expect it as the norm as followers of His. And yet there’s an even greater miracle that healing points to - He reaches out to us in the midst of all our sin, brokenness and mess, and offers forgiveness and to make us right with God so we can live in perfect, intimate relationship with Him forever. [Includes a brilliant testimony from Jodie of healing from gluten & lactose intolerance in summer 2019]

Communion

Nick explains the origins and power of the act of communion (eucharist, breaking bread). What does it symbolise, and how may we appropriate the power of Jesus’ death and resurection in our everyday lives?

Acts // Making sense of the message

We know the gospel is good news. How can we best communicate that to people in very different circumstances or views of the world from our own? Nathan uses the example of Paul speaking to the big-thinkers in Athens from Acts chapter 17.

Acts // Finding God in unexpected places

In everyday life, people are nearer to God than they often realise. Many people are spiritually closer to God than we may think or give credit. The Christian missionary task is ‘show and tell’ to challenge preconceptions, pointing ourselves and others away from the worship of modern day ‘idols’ towards the fullness of life and salvation through Jesus.

From Acts 14, we ask: what does it mean for ME to preach the gospel in the everyday? Am I allowing God to be a comfortable addition, an accompaniment to my life, instead of the main event?

Desperately Good News

Phil Knox of the Evangelical Alliance challenged us about how desperate we are to introduce our friends and contacts to the good news of Jesus. From the passage (Matt. 9:1-8) about friends lowering their mate through a roof to get close to Jesus, Phil inspired us that Jesus is really great news!

Forgiveness is Freedom

In our evening gathering, Amanda shares on the biblical principles of forgiveness. By learning how loving God, others and ourselves, it can help us live in the freedom that forgiveness brings and can benefit our whole life - spirit, soul and body.