Posts from December 2012

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Glory makes it worthwhile

by Andy Robinson

So why be a Christian when to be one brings a guarantee of suffering? Here is how Paul goes on: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. It is easy to read a verse like that and assume Paul is playing down our […]

Suffering is to be Expected

by Andy Robinson

Apologies that the next three posts won’t have a Christmas feel. With three Christmas sermons to preach any inspiring (or mundane!) thoughts on Christmas are going to land in those! I’ve just finished preaching through Romans 5-8. However, the sermon on Romans 8:18-27 didn’t record properly. One or two people have asked me about it […]

A Vision for 2013

by Andy Robinson

Over the last two years we have had a vision statement as a church. I’ve explained some of the reasoning behind that here. In 2013 we’ll be spending some time reflecting on this idea: “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” It is taken from Paul’s comments at the end of […]

An important lesson for “a good Bible teaching church”

by Andy Robinson

My impression is that the last couple of decades or so have seen a renaissance in expository ministry- the commitment to open up a passage of the Bible and simply proclaim what is there. I am encouraged by the number of good expositors that have grown up within Woody Road and in some cases have […]

The objective and the subjective…

by Andy Robinson

Let’s be honest- that’s not the most gripping title in the world (those who have listened to me enough will know that titles are not my strong point…). However, I do think understanding the difference between these two things and how they work together is helpful in understanding  and living the Christian life. I’ve been […]