Sermons by Bev Smith

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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 […]

Galatians part 2

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The main argument for Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, that salvation is only possible through faith in Jesus. Reading: Galatians 2:15-21 Questions to think about: Are there ways in which we try to justify ourselves? Do we judge other Christians by the way they keep rules? Read V19 and discuss what it means to ‘live […]

Galatians – the background

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We are beginning a new series looking at Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. This evening we look at the background for the letter. Reading: Galatians 1:1-2:14 Questions to think about: What can you do to help the poor? What things are you eager to do?

Wisdom Literature – Proverbs

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Continuing our look at Wisdom literature, we turn to Proverbs this evening and its author King Solomon, famed for his wisdom. This collection of sayings give some insight into God’s wisdom and why we should seek to be wise also. Reading:Psalm 37:1-40 Questions to think about: Who do you consider to be a wise person? […]

Colossians – Not being enticed away

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Following on our series from Colossians in Chapter 2:8-23 we see Paul’s real concern for the church not to be misled by false teachers and distracted from following Jesus, having been set free by Christ, some in the church were trying to add rules and regulations, that seek to make captives of believers through hollow […]