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Jesus is a Big Deal

Sermon Series: The King of God's Kingdom

March 10, 2019

Bible Text: Mark 1:1-13 |

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It's hard to deny that Jesus' stamp on human history is enormous. But just how big a deal is he really? In the opening chapter of the Gospel of Mark we have an uncovering of his true identity and significance. Listen in as we explore the chapter and see just how big a deal Jesus actually is.

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Conversations and the Promotion of the Gospel

Sermon Series: Promote

March 3, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Peter 3:8-16 |

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In this sermon, right at the very end of the series, we finally talk about the activity that most people associate with the promotion of the gospel: actually speaking to people about Jesus and sharing your faith with words. For many Christians this is an anxiety inducing activity, but often this is because we're not clear on what the Bible actually teaches on the subject. Listen in as we explore this together.

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Gathered Worship and the Promotion of the Gospel

Sermon Series: Promote

February 24, 2019

Bible Text: Psalm 96 |

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In Psalm 96, the Psalmist calls on God's people to sing his praises before the nations. The idea seems to be that in the simple act of gathering to worship God each week, unbelievers have an opportunity to overhear the truth of the one true God and become worshippers  themselves.

When we gather together to worship God we promote his glory to the world. We sing a new song. A song unlike anything else we hear in our culture - a song of true hope and grace.

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Christian Behaviour and the Promotion of the Gospel

Sermon Series: Promote

February 17, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Peter 2:4-12 |

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The sort of life each individual Christian lives can often have a profound effect upon those who are not Christians but who are looking in. The quality of our lives might just be one of the most powerful apologetics for the truthfulness and power of the gospel. Listen in as we discuss the relationship between individual Christian lives lived well and the promotion of the gospel.

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Promoting the Gospel Through the Works of the Church

Sermon Series: Promote

February 10, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 5:14-16 |

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Jesus teaches his followers to shine collectively as light, so that those who do not know God will see their good deeds and glorify God. Our good deeds as a church are a means of promoting the Gospel. The result of this will be that those who do not know God will come to worship him as the one and only true God.

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Giving and the Promotion of the Gospel

Sermon Series: Promote

February 3, 2019

Bible Text: Philippians 4:10-19 |

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We don't often like to talk about money in the church - and there are good reasons for that - yet a quick study of the New Testament will demonstrate that there is a vital connection between giving and the promotion of the gospel. Listen in as we explore that connection in the text and look at how giving is part of how we promote the gospel to a spiritually impoverished world.

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Prayer and the Promotion of the Gospel

Sermon Series: Promote

January 27, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 9:35-38 |

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In the New Testament, which activity is mentioned in connection with the promotion of the gospel more than any other activity? Speaking? Preaching? Sending missionaries? The answer is, none of the above. The activity most frequently associated with the promotion of the gospel is prayer. The writers of the New Testament are clear that if we want to be gospel promoting people then we need to be praying people. God, in his great providence, delights to work through our prayers to spread his gospel and bring people into a loving relationship with him. Listen in to this sermon as we explore the role of prayer in the promotion of the gospel.

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Why Promote?

Sermon Series: Promote

January 20, 2019

Bible Text: Psalm 96 |

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Historically, Christians have always promoted their faith. In today's culture the promotion of one's faith in order to see conversions take place is greatly frowned upon. So should Christians continue to promote their faith? In this sermon we tackle the biblical reasons and motivations that move Christians to promote the gospel message even in the face of a culture that feels very uneasy about "making converts".

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The King

Sermon Series - Advent 2018

December 23, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 2:13-23 |

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In the second half of Matthew chapter 2 we encounter the part of the Christmas story that isn't usually included in the imagery used for Christmas cards and festive season wrapping paper. It's the tragic story of a wicked king who conspires to kill the baby Jesus by issuing a decree that sees a whole town's baby boys mercilessly murdered. Although it's a difficult story to read, it provides an important backdrop for understanding the truth of who this promised baby truly is, and what that means for the world to which he has come.

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Marriage

Sermon Serires: Sex in the City

November 18, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 2:15-25 |

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It's almost impossible to talk about "a theology of sex" without talking about "a theology of marriage". In Scripture sex and marriage are intimately intertwined. In this sermon we explore what the Bible says about marriage and then draw out some key implications for sexual ethics and theology.

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