Steps

Steps Psalm 37:23-24 Introduction: Two factors helped direct my sermon thoughts today: Our Business meeting and people moving. NKJ Psalm 37:23-24 ‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with…

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To Serve or Not to Serve…This is the Question

To Serve or Not to Serve…That is the Question. Mark 10:35-45 Introduction: The apostles James and John were confused about the servant nature of Jesus. They called him Master, Teacher and Lord, but they did not know what to make of him as Servant.  On this side of the cross, resurrection, and ascension we cannot understand…

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My Family & I

My Family and I Introduction: About a month agoI shared a message entitled, ‘Blessing or Burden’ You are (can/should be) a gift to your family. Ways to be a blessing to your family: (I am going to try and keep this light-hearted). Honour and Respect. Application: If I’m honest, I fear/worry we’ve lost out on…

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Freedom, Liberty & Independence

Introduction: Billy Graham,‘From cover to cover, God’s Word points to freedom in Christ. And God doesn’t leave us wondering how to grab hold of the freedom He offers. It starts with acknowledging our brokenness—and admitting we are slaves to sin. And it ends with choosing Jesus and following Him daily. Only He can break the bonds of…

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If You Knew

If You KnewJohn 4:10 Introduction: I. An Occasion Jesus having to go through Samaria. Jesus went from Judea (southern Israel) to Galilee (the north). In between lay Samaria, an area many Jews skirted. Hatred and distrust between Israelites and Samaritans went back over 500 years, to Israel’s return from exile in Babylon (cf. Ezra 4:1-5). Jesus’…

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My Church and I – Part 2

My Church and I – Part 2 Introduction: Two weeks ago I started a series entitled ‘My church and I.’ I have been announcing that week 2 would be about reasons people are attending church less and possible changes that we can address to make the local church what it needs and is supposed to…

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My church and I

My church and I The Body, The Bride, The Blood, and The Bunch Introduction: My burden, passion and focus the next few weeks will be on the ‘Body of Christ,’ ‘The Bride,’ ‘The Church. There are two things: The Body of Christ The Local Church I mentioned last week that I believe in the ‘local…

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Courage Connected

Courage Connection 1 Thess 5:11 Introduction: One of the greatest gifts we have to offer one another as Christians is the gift of encouragement! Last week I spoke about enlarging our tents, lengthening our cords and strengthening the stakes. But it takes encouragement from one another not just to exist but to excel. 1 Thessalonians…

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Barren to Brazen

Barren to Brazen Introduction: I keep sensing that we are moving into a new season! Not sure whether merely because of Covid or because of Covid + ! Some suppose this chapter to have been addressed to the Gentiles; some, to the Jewish Church; and some, to the Christian, in its first stage. On comparing…

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Resurrection Motivation

Resurrection Motivation Read John 11:17-27 Introduction: ‘If you would have been here!’ Even before Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead, Jesus had already demonstrated his power and spoken about His forthcoming bodily resurrection when he raised Lazurus from the dead in John 11. One of the greatest dialogues between Jesus and his believers…

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