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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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More Than Conquerors

September 24, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:31-39 |

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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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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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