Christmas Journeys | The Long Planned Journey | Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23 | Ian Clarkson

Christmas Journeys | The Long Planned Journey | Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23 | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson begins our Christmas Journeys series for Advent 2017.

God’s plan to be with us was revealed hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus in a prophecy by Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 which Matthew repeated in Matthew 1:22-34.

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.
WELCOME STRANGER | Agabus – Trust in true Spiritual Gifts |  Acts 11:27-30, 21:10-12 | Ian Clarkson

WELCOME STRANGER | Agabus – Trust in true Spiritual Gifts | Acts 11:27-30, 21:10-12 | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson continues our Welcome Stranger series by looking at Agabus who can be found in Acts 11:27-30 and Acts 21:10-12

Very likely an Elder in the Jerusalem Church, he is recorded in two incidents, both of which occurred outside Jerusalem – the first in Antioch and the second in Caesarea by the Sea. An early church prophet who bought the first prophetic prediction in Acts of famine (which subsequently happened) but on his say so, a huge collection was made. The second prophecy was 15 years later concerning Paul’s death, which everyone accepted as true. A man who used his Spiritual Gifts with evident credibility which built the trust of the church. How does our credibility bear up?

One Body Many Parts | 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 | Ian Clarkson

One Body Many Parts | 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 | Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson considers what it means to be one body with many parts looking at 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.

This talk was given at a gathering lead by the young people of FFMC which included a dramatic reading of 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, sadly we’ve not been able to include the reading because a number of the readers did not have microphones, so can’t be heard.