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Future Glory

September 17, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:18-30 |

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In this passage Paul encourages his readers to live with a heavenly mindset, to live with an eternal perspective in the present reality which includes suffering. His encouragement is that although suffering is unavoidable, eternal glory is certain for the believing Christian.

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 |

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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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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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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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Knowing Christ through Community

July 2, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:1-13 |

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Becoming a Christian not only immediately thrusts you into a new spiritual community, it also calls you to live out this identity in a tangible, life on life community with other Christians. In this community you’ll find essential ingredients that help you know and love God more deeply, change and transform yourself more effectively, and help others to find this life giving community.

In this 4-week series we explore biblical community and how it helps us grow together, and grow towards God and his glorious gospel.

This is the first sermon in the series. We apologise for the poor quality of the recording this week.

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Seeing With New Eyes

May 7, 2017

Bible Text: Philemon 1:1-25 |

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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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Redefining Identity

April 30, 2017

Bible Text: Philemon 1:1-25 |

Series:

This is the first 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.

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The Narrow Door

March 19, 2017

Bible Text: Luke 13:22-30 |

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In this sermon we take a look at Jesus's response to the question of how many people are going to be saved and end up with God in the Kingdom at the end of human history?"

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 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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