Trevor Skead

Alive with Christ

Ephesians - sermon series

May 27, 2018

Bible Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 |

Series:

This is the third talk in our Ephesians sermon series.

In this passage we consider the concept of slavery to our inner desires in the light of Paul's description of people as "dead in their sins' and the hope of the new life that Christ's resurrection makes possible.

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The Forsaken Sufferer

Ancient Grace - sermon series

March 11, 2018

Bible Text: Psalm 22:1-31 |

Series:

This sermon is the fourth 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.

Psalm 22 begins with the anguished cry "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" As we listen to the voice of David, and Jesus - who utters these very same words on the cross so many years later - we discover the basis for a strong confidence in God's faithfulness to his children, even when our perceptions tell us otherwise.

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Grace Abounds

August 6, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 5:12-21 |

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In Romans 5, Paul speaks of the Christian's hope of glory. Many times we feel that our failings and sin are just too much too bear, often leaving us feeling very insecure in our relationship with God and our chances of every seeing His promised glory. In this passage, Paul shows us that even though our problem of sin is actually greater than we often realise, the redemptive grace he offers us in Jesus Christ is greater still - and the only real basis for our confidence as Christians.

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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Seeing With New Eyes

May 7, 2017

Bible Text: Philemon 1:1-25 |

Series:

This is the second of a two-part sermon series in the book of Philemon. In this short letter we see how an understanding of the Gospel of God's reconciling work in Jesus has real-life implications for Christian relationships, and reflect on some of the implications for us as the Church in South Africa today as we consider the priority, the pattern, and the power of Gospel Reconciliation.

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The Good Samaritan

March 12, 2017

Bible Text: Luke 10:25-37 |

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In this sermon we take a look at Jesus's interaction with an expert in the Old Testmant Law and his recounting of the parable of the good Samaritan. We realise anew what it means to love God and love our neighbour, and where we find the motivation and power to be able to do so.

About the sermon series:

In Luke 9:51, after spending 9 chapters telling us who Jesus is, Luke, the author, tells us this one very important detail: “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Just earlier in that same chapter the lights went on for the disciples and they began, imperfectly, to realise that Jesus was the Messiah, God’s king sent to redeem his people. Following that revelation Jesus takes them even further in their understanding of himself and his mission, and he tells them that he’s going to be handed over to the authorities and die at their hand. In fulfillment of that prediction he resolutely heads to Jerusalem to face his death.

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The Lord’s Prayer

September 11, 2016

Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 |

Series:

This message is the first in a two-part series focusing on the practice of prayer in the life of the Christian. This week we take a look at Jesus' response to his disciples' request to teach them to pray in what is commonly referred to as 'The Lord's Prayer'. We take special notice of the shape or pattern of prayer that Jesus prescribes, and the impact that makes on the way we approach and practice prayer in our lives.

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The Loving Church

June 5, 2016

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 |

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Love is a central concept in the identity, shape and life of the Church. In this sermon we look at Paul's words about Christian love to this young congregation as we try to reconcile our own positive and negative experiences of love in the Church with the beautiful portrait of self-sacrificial community he describes.

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