Sermons on Missions
Nick Haigh, mission chaplain from Lee Abbey and team leader for Mission Together 2018, introduces the background of Lee Abbey Devon and talks about Jesus’ Big Project – bring in the kingdom of God. The talk includes a video clip from the film Hacksaw Ridge, which you can watch here.
Jesus said “I have other sheep that are not of this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” – John 10:16 In today’s reading we hear Jesus explaining that the Kingdom of God is not an exclusive club but one which is open to all and which welcomes all.
The gospel of life begins with a story about death – death on the cross and death defeated in the resurrection. The story of the cross must lie at the very heart of our mission and outreach. We also heard testimony from Eluned about how God has been at work in her life recently.
Paul in Athens went out on the streets and met people where they were, challenging their ideas and telling them about the real God they were missing out on. This too is our calling today.
The messages of John the Baptist and of Jesus are ones of urgency. The time to act is now! After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the message.”Mark 1:14-15, The Message
As we celebrate Christ the King, Nick Haigh, mission chaplain from Lee Abbey Devon, looks at the importance of acknowledging his kingship for ourselves and working to bring in His kingdom.
On 17 June 2017 the Ministry Area held an Imagine Church Workshop day as a follow-up to the introduction earlier this year by Jo Vickery. These are the notes taken by Jeremy Bevan.
With the Tower of Babel, God deals with rebellious humankind by giving them different languages so they can no longer understand each other. In Acts 2 we see all those different languages being used by the Spirit to tell the world about Jesus. What once divided, now unites.
Jo Vickery and Anita Dobson from Christchurch Down End, Bristol, talk about an initiative from The London Institute of Contemporary Christianity to help us grow as disciples and as a church, and how we can have a real effect within our community.