Stephen Murray

The Serpent Crusher

Ancient Grace - sermon series

February 18, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 3:1-24 |

Series:

This sermon is the first in our series Ancient Grace.

Where does the story of Jesus start in the Bible? How you answer that question is going to shape the way you read and understand most of your Bible, particularly the Old Testament. The contention of this sermon series, Ancient Grace, is that the whole Bible, even the Old Testament is actually all about Jesus - about God's grace to us in sending us a Saviour to save us from our sin.

In Genesis 3, just after humans have sinned against God for the first time, we discover God's first promise of a coming Saviour, we discover Ancient Grace.

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More Than Conquerors

September 24, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:31-39 |

Series:

This is the last sermon in our "Confident in Christ" series. The end of Romans 8 is one of the most uplifiting passages in Scripture. It contains deep, personal, precious promises for the believer and the reminder that the Gospel itself has the depth and power to hold you regardless of the circumstances around you.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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Life in the Spirit

September 10, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:1-17 |

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In this sermon we discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians from Paul's teaching in Romans 8. In these verses we see that the Spirit gives us life and that he makes us children of God.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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The Law: Part 1

August 27, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 7:1-25 |

Series:

In this sermon we focus on Paul's teaching in Romans 7 regarding the relationship of the New Covenant Christian to the Old Testament Law and seek to better understand what it means when the New Testament teaches us that we are under grace and not under law.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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04. I Believe Because I Believe

Sermon Series: Why I Am A Christian

August 21, 2017

Series:

This is the fourth talk from our Why I Am A Christian event which was held over a series of 4 consecutive Sunday evenings.

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Enslaved

August 20, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 6:15-23 |

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In Romans 6, Paul deals with the criticism that if God's grace in Jesus Christ is as big as he says it is, it might give Christian's license to sin. This is the fourth sermon in our Confident in Christ series. We take a look at Paul's response to this objection as we ask the questions "What do we do with the problem of ongoing indwelling sin in the life of the Christian?" and "What are our spiritual slave masters?".

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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03. It Will Be All Right In The End

Sermon Series: Why I Am A Christian

August 13, 2017

Series:

This is the third talk from our Why I Am A Christian event which was held over a series of 4 consecutive Sunday evenings.

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02. The Pieces Fit Together

Sermon Series: Why I Am A Christian

August 6, 2017

Series:

This is the second talk from our Why I Am A Christian event which was held over a series of 4 consecutive Sunday evenings.

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Realistic Expectations

July 30, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-11 |

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Where you set your expectations in life makes a massive difference to how you experience the world in general, and this is especially true when it comes to God. If you have wrong expectations of God you will have a very bewildering and potentially discouraging experience of what it means to be a Christian.

When your false expectations of God aren't met it's easy to come to the conclusion that Christianity doesn't work. The truth, however, is that most times, our loss of confidence is in a God who actually really wasn't the God who reveals himself in the Bible in the first place.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

In this sermon's  text, we are introduced to a lot of the themes that will follow in the weeks to come. Our question in this talk is "How do we have realistic expectations of God?"

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01. One Compelling Man

Sermon Series: Why I Am A Christian

July 30, 2017

Series:

This is the first talk from our Why I Am A Christian event which was held over a series of 4 consecutive Sunday evenings.

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You can download all the talks from the series here.

 

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