Sermons

Marriage | 1 Peter 3:1-7 |
In movies and fairy tales, the wedding is the start of ‘happily ever after’. But we know the reality is quite different. What does Jesus have to say to us in our imperfect ‘now but not yet’ relationships? Outline True beauty (vv1-6) Deep respect (v7)

Submitting for Christ | 1 Peter 2:11-25 |
How should followers of Jesus relate to government and other ‘authorities’? If Jesus is the eternal king, how does that change things? This question is big at the moment, as we’ve all experienced new and regularly changing rules and instructions from those who govern us. What direction does the Bible give for us today? Outline Living to God’s glory (vv11-12) Submitting to government (vv13-17) Submitting to ‘masters’ (vv18-20) Because Christ is our suffering shepherd (vv21-25) (In this message this sermon, ‘Serving the Lord’ is referenced. Read more

A Living Home | 1 Peter 2:4-10 |
Who are you? For followers of Jesus, God gives a purpose and a new identity as ‘living stones’ in his new temple. Outline Building God’s place (vv4-8) Being God’s people (vv9-10) Living into identity

Transforming Hope | 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 |
How does Jesus transform lives? In this message from 1 Peter, we hear how our holy God changes his people to love like him. Outline Transforming hope (1:13-16) Two truths for transformation (1:17-21) Transformed to love (1:22-25) Transformed taste (2:1-3)

Revealed Hope | 1 Peter 1:10-12 |
What do you expect to find in the Bible? In this message, we hear how the whole Bible is about Jesus—his suffering and glories. Outline This salvation Revealed to the prophets (vv10-11) Revealed to us (v12) …but not to angels (v12) Search the scriptures

Living Hope | 1 Peter 1:1-9 |
Is it possible to face suffering and trials with joy or hope? As we begin this series in 1 Peter, Hope Away From Home, we hear how Jesus gives us everything we need to have a true, living hope. Outline To those far from home (vv1-2) What God has done (vv3-5) Joy in trials (vv6-9)

Though I Fall, I Will Rise | Micah 7 |
God’s big story is of death and resurrection, falling and rising. This means that even at times of distress, in God there is hope. This talk is the final message in our series ‘What Does the LORD Require?’. Outline The miserable situation (vv1-6) so, I wait for the Lord (vv7-13) for restoration (vv14-17) Who is like our God‽ (vv18-20)

Justice and Judgment | Micah 6:9-16 |
Where do you think real wisdom is found? In this message from Micah, we hear how true wisdom is found, not in getting away with lies and deception, but fearing God. Outline Wise fear (v9) Injustice and Unfaithfulness (vv10-12) Frustrated to futility (vv13-15) Walking away from God (v16) Fearing the God of Judgment and Justice

Walking Freely | Micah 6:1-8 |
What does God require? Some feel that God burdens people with oppressive obligations. In this message from Micah, we hear that knowing God frees us to live justly, mercifully, and humbly, with God.

The Shepherd from Bethlehem | Micah 4:9-5:15 |
Where do you see God at work? Our instinct is often to look for ‘big’ things or ‘good’ things. But as God spoke to his people through Micah, he teaches them that he’s at work through good and difficult times, in unexpected places, and as he grows them in holiness. Outline Present pain (4:9-5:1) Coming shepherd (5:2-8) The end of evil (5:9-15) Seeing God at work