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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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Noah the Drunk

January 31, 2016

Bible Text: Genesis 9:18-29 |

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Sometimes the “good guys” are not always “good guys”. In Genesis chapter 9, Noah gets smashed on wine, gets naked, and curses his grandson. Yes, the same "righteous" Noah who God saved from the flood. What is going on? Listen in as we try to make sense of these strange events, and also see how our own spiritual nakedness is exposed through this ancient tale.

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The elder brother (The Prodigal God 3)

February 9, 2014

Bible Text: Luke 15:11-32 |

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Most people who read and study The Parable of the Prodigal Son concentrate completely on the character of the younger son, his repentance, and the father’s forgiveness. And yet look at the text. It doesn’t end with the return of the prodigal. Almost half of the story is about the older son. The story is about two sons, who are both alienated from the father, who are both assaulting the unity of the family. Jesus wants us to compare and contrast them. The younger son is “lost”—that is easy to see. We see him shaming his father, ruining his family, sleeping with prostitutes, and we say, “yes, there’s someone who is spiritually lost.” But Jesus’ point is that the older son is lost too. In this message we learn 1) a startling new understanding of lostness, 2) what the signs of it are (so we can recognize it in ourselves), and 3) what we can do about this condition.

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The people around Jesus (The Prodigal God 1)

January 26, 2014

Bible Text: Luke 15:1-10 |

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Luke 15 begins with the religious leaders noticing something—that Jesus seems to attract and befriend “tax collectors and sinners,” moral outcasts of respectable society. We read in verse 2 that they “mutter” to one another about this. We can almost imagine them saying: “He welcomes sinners! This kind of person never comes to our meetings. This must be because he is telling them what they want to hear. He is not calling them to repent or change.” In response, Jesus tells them three parables. By listening carefully to all three parables, and especially to the last one, traditionally called The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus challenges his listeners’ fundamental assumptions about God, sin, and salvation. He gives them an entirely new way of thinking about God, themselves, and the whole world. In this message we look at the first two of these parables.

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Wisdom for a blessed 2014

Sermon Series - Psalms

January 12, 2014

Bible Text: Psalm 1:1-6 |

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At the start of each new year we look forward in anticipation hoping for something good. Psalm 1 challenges some of our notions of the blessed man or woman and offers us some practical wisdom for the new year.

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