Craig Sweeney-Essex: 19th November 'Journeying Together Summary'



This week, Craig brings us a summary of the 'Journeying Together' series. As well as recapping what we've discovered through his teaching and bible study, Craig also brought some prayer points to conclude the series;

•We would be a church who are willing to do everything the Lord commands us

•We would be prepared to leave behind what is unnecessary

•We would be prepared to go when and where the Lord tells us to

•We would be a church who intentionally and faithfully seek to spend time with the Lord God – when alone and when we are together

•We would see many people come to place their trust in Jesus Christ and follow Him

•We would always take a wise approach when aiming to discern the Lord God’s will

•We would be a church who sees what’s in front of us and responds accordingly

Whilst these are directed to the church, they also apply to our everyday lives.

Craig Sweeney- Essex: 8th October 2017 Journeying Together Week 5 'A Wise Approach'

Craig Sweeney-Essex brings us the fifth instalment of the sermon series 'Journeying Together'. This week, the focus is on Acts 15:1-21 as Craig explains the 'Wise Approach' that we can take as Christians. 

Study notes are available to church members and attendees. These provide a detailed look at the passage that is being studied.

Craig Sweeney-Essex: 24th September Journeying Together Week 3 'Following the Call'

Unfortunately the sermon for this week is unavailable due to technical issues. Please see below for a brief outline of the Sermon from Craig.


Galatians 1:1-24

The Apostle Paul’s reason for writing to the Galatian churches can be found in Galatians 1:6-7. Galatians 1:11-24 is essentially Paul giving his testimony. Here we see recorded Paul’s life before he met Jesus, his conversion by grace (his Jesus moment), his calling, and his life as a result. In giving his testimony Paul is laying out his credentials to support his claim that the gospel he previously proclaimed to the Galatians is the true gospel from which they are now turning away (Galatians 1:6). As part of his testimony Paul explains how he ‘went into Arabia’ (Galatians 1:17). This week’s sermon suggests that Paul went there to find solitude and quiet so that he could spend time with God in order to investigate his new God given mission to share the true gospel with the Gentiles.

So, this week we considered the question of ‘where is your desert place?’ This does not refer to a literal desert, rather it is metaphorical. How would you answer this question? For example, is your desert place a chair, a room, a closet? Where could this place be for you if you don’t already have one?