Miscellaneous

What Shall I Return to the LORD?
The first Christian sermon in Australia was preached on February 3, 1788. The preacher was Richard Johnson, chaplain to the prison colony in New South Wales, and he chose to preach on Psalm 116:12. On Australia Day 2020, we opened the same Psalm and asked how we can respond to God’s kindness even in the midst of suffering. Outline Crying out to the LORD (vv1-4) …who hears and saves (vv5-11) So sacrifice to and praise him (vv12-19) A sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15-16)

The Living Cross
Good news (15:1-11) So … the dead will be raised (15:12-23) Jesus is the living king (15:24-28) it’s worth living for Jesus (15:29-34) But how are the dead raised? (15:35-54) Praise God and live for Jesus (15:55-58)

The Foolish Cross
In the lead-up to Easter, we’re reflecting on the foolish cross and the empty tomb from 1 Corinthians 1 and 15. Talk Outline The cross is foolish and weak? (1:18-25) The church is foolish and weak? (1:26-31) So stick with the foolish and weak message (2:1-5) Knowing Christ Crucified

Law and Grace
Law Grace Law, Grace, and Covenant Saving Faith

Saving Faith: What it is, What it isn’t
Not all kinds of faith save Belief and Unbelief Unbelief Adam Israelites Saving Faith Its source Its qualities Let us then examine ourselves (Unfortunately, the recording was quiet and the occasional word was inaudible and was lost during editing.)

Love One-Another
Is our church loving? Why love one-another? John 13:33-35 John 15:12-17 1 John 4:19-21 How to love one-another

Vision Sunday
Know God (vv4-8) Love One Another (vv5, 9-10) Reach our Region (vv9, 11-12)

Always Reforming!
Scripture is sufficient (2 Timothy 3:14-16) … because God speaks … because God speaks about Jesus … for knowing Jesus and living for him Scripture + ? Reformed by the Scriptures

Our Refuge in an Age of Anxiety
The God who is our refuge (vv1-2) How God is our refuge (vv3-13) God’s promise of refuge (vv14-16)

The Worship God Desires
A tale of two mountains (Hebrews 12:18-24) The mountain where we’re not… The mountain we’ve come to. Therefore listen and serve/worship (12:25-29) The worship God deserves (13:1-19)