Sermons from September 2016

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Ruth – crisis for the royal line


As we get into the story of Ruth we see how her father-in-law Elimelek tries to make provision for his family by moving to a foreign country; how Naomi blames God for the things that happen to her; how Orpah decides she has had enough and returns home; how Ruth commits herself fully to Naomi […]

Identity in Christ – I am Adopted (also baptism service)


This Sunday morning, we had the privilege of baptising Marilia as she testified to her faith in God and what God has done in her life. As we did so we reflected on the privilege of being adopted into God’s family and what it means to be baptised “into Christ Jesus”. As we shared this […]

Ruth – when the judges ruled


In this series on Ruth we’re going to be looking at the story of three people – a widow, a young woman and a farmer- who lived and worked around 3,000 years ago in Israel. And, this week, we are thinking about the context in which they lived. It was a time when their land […]

Identity in Christ – I am Justified


    Questions: Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” Forgiven and set free from sin – should we forgive those who sin against us? How can we display the mercy of God to others? Jesus came to set prisoners free, (Luke 4:17-19), in what way does […]

I am … in Christ


We all have many ways of thinking about who we are – our names, our relationships, our responsibilities – but the defining identity of every Christian is being “in Christ”. This speaks of a deep, intimate relationship that we have with Jesus – one that is intensely personal but also one which each believer shares. […]