Articles (Page 2)

Articles (Page 2)

Various written pieces of varying lengths on different subjects and passages

Working It Out

Our “God at work” series is done… but here are a cluster of thoughts that didn’t quite make it into the sermons. 1/ Motivations matter. The hard working person is normally commended. But what if our industry has ulterior motives? Seeking personal glory, greed for money or avoiding domestic responsibilities might all be underlying reasons for…

2019 series

2019 is hurtling towards us like a freight train. One of the things this means is that we’re leaving some parts of the Bible behind (Exodus, Philippians) and moving on to some fresh ground. So here is an overview of the year, all subject to God’s will of course. I encourage you to read ahead, pray for the preachers, and pray for yourself. May God change us all…

Cross-words

During our summer Sunday evening communions we’re going to be remembering the death of Jesus. While we rightly use our eyes on these occasions (as we see the ‘visual sermon’ of bread and wine) it is just as important that we open our ears. We want to hear God’s word as it helps us grapple with the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice.  So on…

We Believe…

The Greenview Church statement of faith got a mention last Sunday. It contains some of the central truths that we believe as a church: We believe… In the divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Bible That God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit to whom equal honour is due That Jesus Christ, unique Son of God, became…

How To…Be More Like Jesus In 2018

It’s a new year, we’ve turned a corner! The mornings are slowly getting brighter, you’ve stuffed the Christmas decorations back in the cupboard, and you’ve probably heard (if not said) the phrase ‘New year, new you’. It’s the season of making resolutions, trying to get back into the good habits we forgot over the holidays and turning over a new leaf. A new year holds hope…

Marriage, Celibacy and Gospel Glory

The UK, The Church & Singleness Just under 50% of Britain’s adult population are unmarried.¹ Breaking that figure down, 8% of the population are divorced and single, 6.5% are widowed, and 34.5% have never been married. That last group – the never marrieds – is a growing category. As cohabitation increases, the percentage of never-married adults…

A Much Better Story – WSGP Conference

4th century Christians debated the topic of the Trinity. If you’d lived in the 16th century, the subject would have been justification by faith (alone?). The 18th century? Sorry – you’d have had to grapple with the Enlightenment and the origins of the species. Today? Well of course – as we all know, the big hot potato is gender and human sexuality.…

The Fruitful Fields Of Ruth

Our sojourn is officially underway, as we travel the dusty roads, fruitful fields and overcrowded threshing floors of Ruth. What a lovely story it is! Yet the jaunt to Moab and back is more than a “good read”. It is, as we’ve already seen, a drama that magnifies the divine. In four short chapters, it is God’s plans and purposes – his grace…

Five Offerings That Point To One

The Bible’s epicentre is the person and work of Jesus Christ. We could unpack that a little by saying that in the Old Testament Jesus’ person and work is predicted, while in the New Testament his person is revealed and his work is accomplished. In terms of Jesus’ work, the cross of course is the key. Calvary was the supreme place where our redemption…

GV Members Helping At The Night Shelter

  Glasgow City Mission provides a Night Shelter for homeless people in Glasgow. This year, members of Greenview Church provided help for a week in January. Here are some of our member’s thoughts on the time they had… Loved it. Good to do something that really helps people. Really conscious that you are just a tiny part of something bigger as God works in the…