It's all in the mind - and to a large extent it is! In this, the third and final message in Florence's series, "Who Do You Think You Are?", she looks at the importance of the way we think and explores how a renewed mind leads to renewed thinking.
Continuing the theme of Christian Hope, Vijay looks at another great expectation. Unpacking Philippians 3.20-21, he observes that when Jesus Christ returns he will raise the bodies of the dead, reuniting soul and body. Jesus will give to those who have trusted him, bodies like his own glorious body. He points out that the literal resurrection of physical bodies is unique to the Christian vision of life after death.
Vijay looks at the subject of 'Hope'. He looks specifically at the one event that seems to define Christian Hope, the Second Coming of Jesus. Basing his sermon on Phil 3.20-21, he notes that Jesus inaugurates the 'Last Days' and the Kingdom of God when he first came to earth. Since his ascension, Jesus now rules the Church from heaven by means of the Holy Spirit. As he promised, he will one day return from heaven and fully establish his just and eternal Kingdom on earth. In light of Jesus' return, believers conduct themselves in this world like citizens of the heavenly kingdom.