Sermons by Bev Smith

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Miracle of judgment

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God acted in judgment on the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed their cities. The New Testament reminds us of this and challenges us about how we are going to live in light of that judgment Readings: Genesis 19:24-25; Matthew 11:23-24; 2 Peter 2:6  

Praying to God

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From the depths of the sea, from the depths of despair, Jonah prays and calls out to God. What did he say, what would you have said, what could you say to God from the situation you are in?

Resist, stand firm, commit ourselves to God

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The final installment in our series on spiritual warfare – with a reminder to be aware that the devil is real and “on the prowl”, a call to stand firm and resist, the need to commit ourselves humbly and completely to God. How will we respond – how will we engage in the spiritual battle […]

Living the life we have in Christ

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  Sinners, saved by grace, saved for a reason. This is who we are – do we live this way? Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 Questions to think about: “We are all sinners” – what is the difference between the believer and the non-believer, are we counted as sinners? Discuss what it means to be saved by grace – […]

The glorified Jesus and his people

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In the last of our series looking at visions in the Bible we turn to the last book of the Bible where we see a vision of the risen and glorified Jesus being given to one of his followers. And this leads on to key messages, challenges and encouragement to the church as to how […]

Discipline in the church

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Jesus outlines how the church should respond to someone who is sinning – lovingly, sensitively and with a desire to restore them.   Reading: Matthew 18:15-20

The parable of the sower

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Reading: Matthew 13: 1-23 This story told by Jesus – maybe one of his most well-known – is about a farmer sowing seed and what happens as it falls on different types of land. And it raises – at least – a couple of challenges for us: What sort of “seed” are we? Are we […]

No murder

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As we continue our sermon series on the 10 Commandments and think about not murdering – how much do we value human life? Readings: Exodus 20:13

Not misusing God’s name

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As we continue our sermon series on the 10 Commandments we are challenged by the question of how we use / misuse the name of God. Readings: Exodus 20:7; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 5:17-20; Acts 4:11-13

Paraclesis – Healing

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Today’s teaching is looking at the ways in which life can wound our spirits, and how sometimes a physical illness can have an underlying spiritual cause. “Strong in the broken places” shows how healing our spiritual wounds can help us journey with others bringing comfort, strength and healing to those who are suffering the pain […]