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Hope in Foreign Places

Hope City

September 1, 2019

Bible Text: 1Kings 17:1-24 |

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Can God provide life in the midst of a situation of despair and even death? 1 Kings 17 poses this question in three different scenes, all aimed at granting the original reader (and us today!) the certain hope that God is able to do what He promises.

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I Am The Light Of The World

Sermon Series - I Am

October 14, 2018

Bible Text: John 8:12-20 |

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In this passage Jesus makes the claim that he is the light of the world and that only by following him can we know the light of life, or conversely, that by not following him we are lost in darkness. Jesus's claim about himself has very real and unavoidable implications for those who hear it. "Who does Jesus think he is to put us in such a position?" we might instinctively ask in defence. Well, that's precisely the point of this sermons series - who does Jesus think he is? And if his claims are true, what are the implications for us who hear them. In this passage we consider Christ's claim and his call, and discover how this is in fact good news for all who will hear and believe.

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Breaking Barriers

Ephesians - sermon series

June 3, 2018

Bible Text: Ephesians 2:11-22 |

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How do you deal with deep-seated hostility between different groups of people? Our country is one with a history of such hostility. A long history of racial segregation and apartheid created many barriers between different groups that persist up to the present day. Does Scripture speak to such issues? In Ephesians 2:11-22 we get to see how Paul applies the gospel work of Christ to deep historic hostilities that existed between Jews and Gentiles. By studying his words we can learn much about how the gospel tears down the wall of hostility in our churches today, creating a new humanity made up of a racially and ethnically diverse group of people.

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Knowing God

Ephesians - sermon series

May 20, 2018

Bible Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 |

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What do you pray for when you pray? What are you chief priorities in prayer?

The things we pray about say a lot about the depth of our spiritual maturity. RoRobert Murray McCheyne once said: "What a man is on his knees before God, that he is, and nothing more."

In this passage we see one of Paul's most famous prayer, and we get to see his main priority - that we would know God better.

In this sermon we ask two questions: why pray to know God better, and what particularly about God should we be knowing better?

This is the second sermon in our Ephesians sermon. Unfortunately there is no recording of the sermon for Ephesians 1:1-14.

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The New Heaven and Earth – Part 2

Heaven - sermon series

May 6, 2018

Bible Text: Revelation 21:1-10 |

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This is the fourth sermon in our series, "Heaven", as we answer the question "What happens when we die?" In this talk we consider the idea of the future new heaven and earth as described in Revelation 21.

We all have questions about heaven and what happens when we die?
Heaven is incredibly misunderstood by people both outside and within the church. We hope that this series will help to add clarity to our thinking in terms of what the Bible actually says about heaven and answer some of the nagging questions we all have.

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The New Heaven and Earth – Part 1

Heaven - sermon series

April 29, 2018

Bible Text: Revelation 21:1-10 |

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This is the third sermon in our series, "Heaven", as we answer the question "What happens when we die?" In this talk we consider the idea of the future new heaven and earth as described in Revelation 21.

We all have questions about heaven and what happens when we die?
Heaven is incredibly misunderstood by people both outside and within the church. We hope that this series will help to add clarity to our thinking in terms of what the Bible actually says about heaven and answer some of the nagging questions we all have.

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Hell

Heaven - sermon series

April 22, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 16:19-31 |

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This is the second sermon in our series, "Heaven", as we answer the question "What happens when we die?" In this talk we consider the topic of hell. We apologise for the slight break in recording in the first quarter of the message.

We all have questions about heaven and what happens when we die?
Heaven is incredibly misunderstood by people both outside and within the church. We hope that this series will help to add clarity to our thinking in terms of what the Bible actually says about heaven and answer some of the nagging questions we all have.

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The Present Heaven

Heaven - sermon series

April 15, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 16:19-31 |

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We all have questions about heaven and what happens when we die?
Heaven is incredibly misunderstood by people both outside and within the church. We hope that this series will help to add clarity to our thinking in terms of what the Bible actually says about heaven and answer some of the nagging questions we all have.

This is the first sermon in the series as we answer the question "What happens when we die?" In this talk we consider the topic of the present heaven under two main points:

1. The nature of the present heaven - what it's like
2. The blessing of the present heaven - why it's good

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The Forsaken Sufferer

Ancient Grace - sermon series

March 11, 2018

Bible Text: Psalm 22:1-31 |

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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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The Serpent Crusher

Ancient Grace - sermon series

February 18, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 3:1-24 |

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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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