Friday, 25 December 2015

(SERMON) Christmas Message 2015 - The Choice - Titus 2.11-14

Christmas is not a cute time of carols and stress but a time in which a choice is placed before us all - will we accept the light of God come down to redeem us from sin, or will we stay in the darkness of corruption and the coldness of the gloom?  To be set free, to have joy and peace, we must be born again through faith in Jesus as Lord, God, and Saviour.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

(SERMON) YHWH Shammah - The Lord is There: hope yesterday, today, and forever

When we face trial and temptation, darkness and fear, we can find great hope in the fact that The Lord is There.  The Lord was there showing faithful love to Israel through ages past and thus providing hope for today.  The Lord is here among the Church giving hope to the world and He is here in our hearts sealing our hope for today.  The Lord will be there in all His fullness when the New Heaven and the New Earth come and we dwell in the New Jerusalem in joy and pleasure for evermore - this is our unshakeable hope.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

(SERMON) Micah 7.1-13 - from misery to hope.

Looking around at the depravity and sickness of the world can leave us miserable and feeling like lone voices crying out against an impossible storm - but Micah, who felt the same way, knew that He could trust in the Lord and have hope.  Micah knew that God was a God of restoration and turning around the impossible.  We too, through Jesus, can lay claim to an even more immovable hope - that our sins have already been dealt with and no wrath comes for us.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

(SERMON) Christ the Rock - 1 Samuel 2.1-10, Psalms 61 and 62, Luke 6.46-49

What does it mean for Christ Jesus to be our Rock?  To be a unique and unequalled foundation, a high place of safety, a fortress of defence, and a bedrock which cannot be shaken?  If we long to find peace, to find rest, to find hope, to find salvation it is to Jesus the Rock we must look.  Let us be led up to the Rock which is higher than I!

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