Posts with the tag “church”

John 1:1-18
January 23rd, 2022
John’s Prologue serves as an introduction in the same way a movie trailer prepares us for a film. Here John is introducing us to a whole bunch of material that he’ll unpack for us through his eyewitne...  Read More
by Darren Parker
John - Introduction
January 16th, 2022
Recently I went to the cinema to watch the latest Spider-Man movie. Don’t worry, I’m not going to drop in any spoilers! It was a really good movie and once again Spider-Man proved strong enough to sav...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Vision 2022
January 9th, 2022
Vision is vital. When I was a small boy my father worked for Worcester College for the blind. We would regularly have students over for lunch and I marvelled at how these young men with no sight negot...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 6:6-18
December 12th, 2021
And so we come to the end of our journey through Galatians. What a fruitful journey it has been? Or has it? Certainly it has been an enjoyable time – what is not to enjoy about digging into the grace ...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 5:26-6:5
December 5th, 2021
I want to focus us on that verse because I believe that it’s crucial for the rest of Paul’s message about how we can have grace for one another. We live in a world of conceit, our natural instinct as ...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 5:16-26
November 28th, 2021
I’m deliberately going to keep this brief… because while there is loads that could be said about this wonderful passage, I want to give you plenty of space to reflect, confess and pray. These verses ...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 5:1-15
November 21st, 2021
There are certain verses in scripture that I believe I know so well that I don’t need to look them up. I thought Galatians 5:1 was one of those verses. I have sung it, quoted it in sermons and prayed ...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 4:21-31
November 14th, 2021
Isaac was a result of God's promise, while Ishmael was a result of Abraham and Sarah trying to help God out, doing it their way. And how easily can't we fall into the same trap? How easily don't we ta...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 4:8-20
October 31st, 2021
Galatians 4:8-20 - Paul's Concern For The Galatians Taken in isolation, we might be forgiven for thinking that Paul is being a bit heavy-handed or bossy with his choice of words in these verses. But l...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 3:26-4:7
October 24th, 2021
My sermon this week is on Galatians 3.26-4.7, and in my talk we looked at 5 awe-striking truths from this text, but in this devotion I've chosen to focus on the last bit of one sentence from Chapter 3...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 3:15-25
October 17th, 2021
Our passage this week is right in the middle of a larger argument Paul is weaving through Galatians 3:1-4:7. Verses 15-25 can feel quite technical at times. But stick with them. Let them fuel your gra...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 3:1-14
October 10th, 2021
This week in our sermon on Galatians, I contemplated what it was like to experience the situation through Paul’s (the Apostle) eyes. To feel what he felt when dealing with the Galatians, and mirror th...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 2:11-21
October 3rd, 2021
My sermon this week is on Galatians 2:11-21. I focus most of our time in that message on the Confrontation between Peter and Paul, but today I want to pick out a particular verse in this passage where...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 2:1-10
September 26th, 2021
This week in our sermon on Galatians I spent some time working through these 10 verses a verse or two at a time. This is a great way to unpack scripture on your own or as part of a groups. The underly...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 1:1-24 Part 2
September 20th, 2021
The bible encourages us to wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40) and to meditate on God’s word (Psalm 1). Over these weeks we want to encourage one another to do just that. Seek to make space for God to break ...  Read More
by Darren Parker
Galatians 1:1-24 Part 1
September 13th, 2021
Timothy tells us that scripture equips us for good works, and Paul in Ephesians tells us that Christ saved us for good works. God has an adventure for us to take part in and scripture is one of the ke...  Read More
by Darren Parker