Sermons

See With Your Heart | Ephesians 1:15-23 |
If you could ask God for anything, what would it be? Having heard of God’s lavish blessings, in Ephesians 1:15-23 we see how the gospel shapes the priorities of prayer. Outline Blessing and thanks (vv15-16) Asking God to (v17) know hope (v18) know riches (v18) know resurrection power (vv19-23) Praying for spiritual sight

Us and Them | Ephesians 1:1-14 |
What makes you want to praise or celebrate someone? In Ephesians 1:1-14, we hear so many reasons to praise God for his glorious grace. Outline Who are you? (vv1-2, 11-14) God’s blessed people (vv3-10) …going to the nations (vv11-14) To the praise of God’s glory!

Committed to God | Acts 18-20 |
What, or who, is the church of God? As we begin a series in Ephesians, we’re looking at the back story of how the gospel came to Ephesus and the church was planted. Outline A life worth watching (20:17-21; also 18:19-26; 19:1-10) Shepherding the church of God (20:28; also 19:32, 41) …to safety and growth (20:29-32)

Known by God | Psalm 139 |
Psalm 139 is a precious Psalm for lots of people because it shows how the big truth about God knowing everything, being everywhere, and being able to do anything, is deeply personal for us. Outline God knows everything (vv1-6) God is everywhere (vv7-12) The creator can do everything (vv13-18) Being known changes us (vv19-24) Sermon resources: During the sermon, we watched the first minute of this debate between Christopher and Peter Hitchens. Read more

Seek God | Psalm 27 |
If you could ask God for one thing, if there was one good gift he could give you, what would you ask for? Outline Confidence in God (vv1-3) Seeking God’s House (vv4-6) Romans 8:31-32 Seeking God’s Face (vv7-12) Prayer (1 John 5:14) Acceptance (Exodus 33:20; Hebrews 4:14-16) Guidance (Galatians 5:16) Protection (Romans 8:33) Confidence in God (vv13-14) Seeking God’s Presence (Hebrews 10:19-22; Revelation 22:3-4) Read more

Refuge | Psalm 46 |
What is your source of comfort? Where do you find refuge and safety when it feels like the world is crumbling? In Psalm 46, we’re given the great news that God is refuge and strength for all who turn to him. Outline God our refuge (vv1-3) The refuge of God’s presence (vv4-7) The refuge of God’s victory (vv8-11) Resting in God’s refuge

Light | Luke 24:1-8; 44-49 |
What is the light and hope Jesus’ resurrection brings? In this message, as we look at Luke’s record of the first day of the week we see the light of Jesus’ resurrection is that new creation has broken into the world and so forgiveness of sins is now possible. Outline New Creation (Luke 24:1-8) Repentance and Forgiveness (Luke 24:44-49) Mission and Message

Dark | Genesis 1:1-5; Luke 23:44-46 |
Where is God when life is dark? This Good Friday we see how the darkness at the crucifixion shows that in the death of Jesus creation is undone as God’s judgment against sin is revealed. Outline Facing the Void (Genesis 1:1-5) The Darkness of… Evil (Luke 22:53) Uncreation (vv44-45a) Temple (vv45b-46) Conclusion/Application

A Heart of Wisdom | Psalm 90 |
What are we to learn from God in this unsettled time of uncertainty? This Sunday we begin a short series hearing some Psalms of Comfort, as together we draw near to God. Outline God’s Eternity (vv1-3) Deuteronomy 33:27 Our Frailty (vv4-6) Our Failing (vv7-11) Ask God for Wisdom and Comfort (vv12-17) 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Behold Our King | Luke 24 |
In uncertain times, the resurrection of Jesus gives his followers joy and hope and propels them into a changed life on mission for him. N.b. this sermon was recorded during an ‘online service’ due to restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. Outline The shock of an empty tomb (vv1-12) The joy of resurrection …on the road (vv13-32) …in Jerusalem (vv33-49) …at the temple (vv50-53) In shock and joy—on mission for our king! Read more