1. Enjoying God in Every Moment Habakkuk 3:17-19 18th April 2021
Do you enjoy spending time with God? Do you actually enjoy God? This new series is all about how you can enjoy God in the ordinary moments of every day. God didn’t just save us so we could be saved, but so we could live in a dynamic and personal relationship with himself. The goal of the Christian life isn’t to be saved, but to live in a relationship with God. This Sunday we’re going ot look at how God has created us to enjoy a relationship with himself and we’ve going to look at six benefits of enjoying God.
2. Enjoying God’s Generosity in Every Pleasure 1 Thessalonians 5:18 2nd May 2021
We all experience different pleasures during a normal day, whether it’s the smell of freshly brewed coffee, or the sound of magpies carolling, or the warmth of the sun on our face, or a cool breeze at our back. How do we turn those every day pleasures into opportunities to enjoy God’s generosity? This Sunday we’re going to look at how you see God – is God angry or disappointed in you, or does he think of you in a different way? We’re going to look at how every good thing comes from God’s hand, whether it’s the birth of a new baby or your morning cereal. And we’re going to see how you can use every pleasure to thank God for his loving care. You really can enjoy God’s generosity every day.
3. Enjoying God’s Formation in Every Hardship Hebrews 12:1-11 9th May 2021
It makes sense to enjoy God for all the good things he gives us, but what about the hard times when everything seems to go wrong? In this sermon we talk about one of the most revolutionary ways to look at hardship in the Bible, as God’s discipline. Hardship doesn’t mean God is angry at you, or that he doesn’t care, it actually means the exact opposite, that God loves you and cares deeply about you and your spiritual formation. In this sermon we’re going to see how we can enjoy God’s formation in every hardship.
4. Enjoying God’s Kindness in Every Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 16th May 2021
We all face a myriad of different situations and experiences everyday, from interruptions from our kids, to getting stuck in traffic, to losing our cool and saying the wrong thing. How do we enjoy God in all those different moments? In this sermon we’re going to remind ourselves that our Heavenly Father is kind, and he wants us to turn to him in prayer in those moments. We’re going to see how prayer itself is proof of God’s kindness, and how we can use the Lord’s Prayer as a template to pray for all sorts of different circumstances in our normal daily lives.
5. Enjoying God’s Grace in Every Failure Psalm 32:1-11 23rd May 2021
How do you enjoy God when you’ve royally stuffed up, when you’ve said the wrong thing, or hurt someone, or sinned in some other way? How do you enjoy God when you’ve failed him again? In Psalm 32 David gives us the secret of happiness, and it’s not being perfect, but confessing your sin. This Sunday we’re going to look at how unconfessed sin ruins your relationship with God, and how only confessing your sin can restore your joy. You will learn how to enjoy God’s grace in every failure.
6. Enjoying God’s Presence in Every Pain Hebrews 4:14-16 30th May 2021
How do you enjoy God when your life is filled with pain? Maybe you’re grieving the death of a loved one, or you’re ashamed by your sin, or you’re afraid of death. How do you know joy in the midst of sorrow, shame or fear? This Sunday we’re going to look at four stories in the Gospel of Luke where it shows Jesus’ attitude towards the grieving, the shamed, and the afraid. And we’re going to see that Jesus attitude then is the same as his attitude towards you today. We’re not only going to see that Jesus sympathizes with our pain, but that he is with us in our pain, and he offers compassion, peace and courage to those who trust him.
7. Enjoying God’s Power in Every Temptation 6th June 2021
We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions that have been lucky to last until February. Why is changing so difficult? Why do we keep falling back into old habits? This Sunday we’re going to look at five principles that will help us enjoy God’s power in every temptation. Instead of trying to change ourselves we need God to change us. This Sunday we’re going to look at how God changes our hearts, how he changes our minds, and how he uses certain spiritual practices to strengthen us in our battle with our sinful nature. God’s power is available for you to resist temptation.
8. Enjoying God’s Voice in Every Word Hebrews 3:7-4:12 13th June 2021
Relationships are built by communication and that’s true of our relationship with God as well. Most of us are familiar with the idea of us talking to God, we call it prayer, but most of us don’t expect God to talk back. And yet God is a God who speaks, and not just to people who lived thousands of years ago, but to you and me today. This Sunday we’re going to look at how God speaks, and how we can communicate with God every day. If you ever wondered if you could have a dialogue with God, come along this Sunday and find out how.
9. Enjoying God’s Love in One Another 1 John 4:7-12 20th June 2021
Sometimes getting out of the house to go to church stuff isn’t easy, but every time I’ve forced myself to meet with God’s people I’ve been more blessed than I expected. God works through his people. This Sunday we’re going to look at how we experience God’s joy through Christian fellowship, how God speaks through his people, how God works through his people’s prayers, and how God encourages us through corporate worship. But mostly we’re going to look at how you can enjoy God’s love as you do life together with his people. As the Apostle John says, when we love one another God’s love is perfected in us (1 Jn 4:12).