Sermons from July 2018

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The role and status of the church

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Paul speaks about the wonderful things God has done and will do for the church – and how this has all been made possible through the person and work of Jesus. Recognising that, he calls us to live lives that are worthy of this high calling in response to all the blessings we have and […]

Refining and Relationship

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A reminder that sometimes God acts in judgment on his people, to draw them back to himself. Not an easy process, but sometimes a necessary one. How much are we prepared to change so that we can really be in a right relationship with God? Reading: Zechariah 13:1-9 Questions to think about: “Strike the shepherd, […]

Living in God’s power

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Paul encourages the believers to do two things – to protect themselves with God’s armour and to pray. There is a recognition that we can’t live the Christian life on our own but that God has given us all that we need to do so. How much do we take advantage of what God has […]

Disciples making disciples

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Jesus called people to be his disciples – those who were committed to him, followed his teaching, submitted to his authority. And he commanded them to go and make other disciples – to carry on what he had started. How should we do this today? And how can we engage with and support each other […]

Complaining to God

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Judgment has been avoided, God has acted in mercy and Jonah is fuming. This isn’t how the world should work, this is how he was concerned that God would act, everything is falling to pieces – so much so that he didn’t see how he could carry on. But God challenges how he is reacting, […]

Right relationships

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In the early years of the Church, there was a continuous effort to relate Christian faith to the daily lives experienced in the midst of the variety of cultures and customs where they were located. At the heart of this was their desire to fulfil the teaching of Christ and his lordship over their lives. […]

Not eating / drinking unworthily

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Paul challenges the believers about how they are coming together to share communion, and warns them about eating and drinking unworthily. Are there things you are doing, ways you are behaving, that make it difficult for others to fully engage with and experience this special meal? If so, what are you going to do about […]

Obeying God

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Jonah has escaped the fish and finds God telling him, again, to go to Nineveh. This time he goes, he does what he is told to and the results are amazing. Is God maybe giving you a second chance to respond to Him? Or is God pointing out to you that you need His forgiveness? […]