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Stewardship of life (Ephesians 5:8‒20)Peter den Haan3rd February 201919,547 Kb
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The third instalment in a sermon series on the spiritual disciplines that keep us alive spiritually. We only have some much time to live; do we spend it wisely?
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Courage to say Yes (Numbers 13)Peter den Haan3rd February 201918,114 Kb
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What appears impossible may not be so with God. When he calls us, we can dare to say ‘yes’.
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Prayer (2 Chronicles 7:11‒18; Colossians 4:2‒6)Mick Daulman27th January 201917,255 Kb
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In our series on spiritual disciplines, Mick considers the importance of prayer.
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Waiting (Exodus 32:1-12)Mell Keenan27th January 201919,502 Kb
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At the foot of the mountain, the people's faith wavered as they were waiting for Moses to come back down. We, too, find it hard to wait on God.
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Bible intake (Psalm 19; Hebrews 4:11‒16)Peter den Haan20th January 201921,862 Kb
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The start of a sermon series on the spiritual disciplines that keep us alive spiritually. A living and impactful faith does not simply happen, but requires us to respond actively to God and partner with him. As 1 Timothy 4:7 says, train yourself for godliness.
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The Purpose of Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-14)Sam Ridgway20th January 201919,165 Kb
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What is life for? The answer in Ecclesiastes may seem rather bleak - but in fact, it points us to the One who is the answer.
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Sunset (Genesis 25:1‒18)Peter den Haan13th January 201916,328 Kb
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Abraham’s life in this world ends, as did Sarah’s, as must ours. But their story doesn’t. Nor does ours. We are all held by the One who sustains us, made us, carries us, and rescues us (Isaiah 46:4).
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Courage to stand firm (2 Timothy 1:3‒7)Peter den Haan13th January 201920,931 Kb
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We live in a world that can be hostile to our faith, but we were not given a spirit of fear and can have the courage of our convictions.
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Whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27:1-6)Neil Le Tissier6th January 201919,176 Kb
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Our yearly Covenant Service, introducing the motto text for 2019: The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
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Awaiting a New Start (2 Kings 18:13-20, 28-37)Milton Williams30th December 201819,899 Kb
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We look ahead to a new year with God.
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A great light (Isaiah 9:1‒7)Peter den Haan23rd December 20187,254 Kb
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A brief reflection on Jesus as light in our Nine Lessons and Carols service.
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Prince of Peace (Luke 2:1-14)Peter den Haan23rd December 201821,957 Kb
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What does it mean for Jesus to be the Prince of Peace? How is our peace—with God, with our neighbour, with ourselves?
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Anticipating The Promise (Genesis 23)Peter den Haan16th December 201822,195 Kb
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The death of Sarah marks the beginning of the end of Abraham and Sarah’s adventures with God—but only the beginning of God’s fulfilment of his promises. After all that bartering, the burial plot Abraham buys represents a small advance for the land that was promised to Sarah’s descendants. God’s promise sometimes comes among us in small, vulnerable, and ostensibly insignificant ways; a useful Advent reminder.
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The Lord Is God (Genesis 22)Peter den Haan2nd December 201817,074 Kb
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An unsettling passage about Abraham’s faith and God’s person. Or is it quite as unsettling as it seems at first sight? Whereas for Abraham, God in the end provides the sacrifice, thousands of years later he himself would become the sacrifice in Jesus, the only-begotten Son, the Lamb of God.
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Wonderful Counsellor (Isaiah 11:1-5)Peter den Haan2nd December 201813,877 Kb
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On this first Sunday of Advent, we’re thinking about Wonderful Counsellor , one of Isaiah’s titles for Jesus. He is the one who humbled himself, came among us and, even today, counsels us by his Spirit.
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Laughter and Anguish (Genesis 21)Mary Stringer26th November 201822,531 Kb
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Sarah now finds laughter as God keeps his promise. Hagar’s fate is quite different; yet to her, too, God is faithful in the tears. Who said life was simple?
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The true vine (John 15:1-8)Roger Woodward25th November 201815,315 Kb
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Jesus is our source, into whom we need to be plugged or we cannot grow, flourish, or bear true fruit.
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Faith falters (Genesis 20)Peter den Haan18th November 201814,512 Kb
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Abraham’s faith lacks consistency and he repeats his mistake from Genesis 12 of pretending Sarah is merely his sister. God’s providence alone prevents worse (20:6: “ It was I who kept you from sinning against me.”) As Dale Ralph Davis comments, “there are times when faith doesn’t show up—but God does!”
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