WELCOME STRANGER | Lois and Eunice – Parenting Against the Odds | Acts 14:8, 19-23, 16:1-3, 1 Timothy 1:3-7 | Ian Clarkson

WELCOME STRANGER | Lois and Eunice – Parenting Against the Odds | Acts 14:8, 19-23, 16:1-3, 1 Timothy 1:3-7 | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson continues our Welcome Stranger series by looking at Lois and Eunice who can be found in Acts 14:8, Acts 14:19-23, Acts 16:1-3, 1 Timothy 1:3-7.

Lois, a Jewish woman, lived in Lystra, Turkey, which was a Roman Colony. Her daughter Eunice married a Greek who was a pagan. The son of a Jewish mother would normally have been circumcised, but Timothy was not, most likely because of his Father’s antagonism.
Lois, Eunice and Timothy were converted after Paul’s visit, and are examples of women who experienced mixed marriages, yet worked together as a big influence on Timothy and perhaps others. They area great example of parenting against the odds.
LIVING FREE | Live your Life in Liberty | Psalm 119:32 | Robert Walsh

LIVING FREE | Live your Life in Liberty | Psalm 119:32 | Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh continues our Freedom series looking at Psalm 119:32.

Does being a Christian mean I’m free to do whatever I want, when I want, how I want?

WELCOME STRANGER | Priscilla and Aquila | Acts 18:1-3, 18-28 | Andrew Gardner

WELCOME STRANGER | Priscilla and Aquila | Acts 18:1-3, 18-28 | Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner begins our Welcome Stranger series by looking at Priscilla and Aquila who can be found in Acts 18:1-3 and Acts 18:18-28.

Aquila and Priscilla met Paul in Corinth after they had fled Rome in Claudius’s persecution of the Jews, and were earning their living as tent-makers. They found Christ and a year and a half later Paul took them with him to Ephesus where the Church was established in their home. They mentored Apollos and supported Timothy when he became pastor. We consider the dynamics of this active Christian couple where, unusually for the time, Priscilla is often mentioned first, indicating her strong role in the couple’s witness and ministry behind the scenes.

“You are the God who sees me” | Genesis 16:1-16 Psalm 139:1-12 | Larry Walkemeyer

“You are the God who sees me” | Genesis 16:1-16 Psalm 139:1-12 | Larry Walkemeyer

Larry Walkemeyer considers the words of Hagar that recorded in Genesis 16:1-16:

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’

Genesis 16:13

TITUS Chapter 3 – “Changed to do good, devoted to doing good” | Dan Feeny

TITUS Chapter 3 – “Changed to do good, devoted to doing good” | Dan Feeny

Dan Feeny concludes our series looking at Paul’s letter to Titus by looking at Titus 3.

We are reminded who we were before knowing Christ (Titus 3:3) and then comes the brilliant “but” of Titus 3:4.

We can celebrate the “kindness and love of God” (Titus 3:4) in Jesus Christ and we are part of his ancient (but on-going) story. Through all of the instruction we can join Paul in his real heartbeat here. So what is our purpose? Paul says these things to Titus so that they and we “may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good”.