Sermons

The Crucified and Risen Son | Acts 3:11-26 |
For 2000 years, Christians have said that Jesus was crucified, yet rose again, is now ruling, and will return. This is a dangerous truth as it means our life has meaning and will be called to account. This is a dangerous truth because it gives hope and meaning in Christ. Outline Crucified (Acts 3:13-15, 1 Peter 3:18) Risen (Acts 3:15) Ruling (Ephesians 1:19-23; Philippians 2:6-11; Acts 3:16-19) Returning (Acts 3:20-23) A dangerous truth? Read more

Jesus the Son | John 1:1-18; Matthew 1:18-25 |
Jesus once asked his closest followers, ‘who do you say I am?’ This is the most significant question anyone can answer. In this message, we see what the Bible says about who Jesus is, and explore questions like ‘why does the virgin birth matter,’ ‘how can we really know God,’ and ‘what difference does the eternal Word becoming human make to us’? Outline In the Beginning (John 1:1-3) Read more

God the Father | John 5:16-27; Revelation 4:9-11 |
Christians call God ‘Father’, but why do we do this? What does it mean to know someone as almighty as God in such a close, personal way? This sermon is the first in our series, ‘What We Believe’ based on the Apostles' Creed. ‘I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth’ Outline I believe…what??? The Eternal Father (John 5:16-27) The Creating Father (Revelation 4:9-11) My Father and Your Father (John 8:42; 20:17; Romans 8:15) Knowing God as Father (Luke 11:9-13)

What’s the Verdict | John 5:31-47 |
Outline Witness 1: Jesus Witness 2: God the Father Witness 3: John the Baptist Witness 4: Jesus' Works Witness 5: The Scriptures Witness 6: Moses Jesus exposes the plaintiffs (the religious leaders)

Stand Firm | Ephesians 6:10-24 |
If Jesus is the risen and ruling king of all creation, why is living in his new life a struggle? In this message, we consider Christ’s victory and our struggle. Outline Christ’s Victory (v10) Our Struggle (vv11-12) God’s Gospel Armour (vv13-17) Gospel Action (vv18-20) Gospel Encouragement (vv21-23)

Be Encouraged | Galatians 5:13-26 |
Outline Christian freedom Our moment-by-moment civil war What is the fruit of the flesh What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit Keep killing the flesh Be encouraged

Serving the Lord | Ephesians 6:5-9 |
Serving Jesus impacts all our relationships and actions, including how we ‘work’. In this message, we hear what the Bible says about serving the Lord. Outline Slavery, the World, and the Bible Slaves: serve the Lord (vv5-8) Masters: remember the Lord (v9) Working and ‘mastering’ as to the Lord

Parenting and the Lord | Ephesians 6:1-4 |
The new life Jesus gives is reflected in all our relationships. In this message, we hear God’s good design for parents and children. Outline Children: Obey in the Lord (vv1-3) Parents: Raise without Wrath (v4) Raising Disciples

Marriage and Christ | Ephesians 5:21-33 |
The new life Jesus gives is reflected in all our relationships. In this message, we hear the difference Jesus makes to marriage, and how marriage is a picture of the gospel. Outline Wives (vv22-24) Husbands (vv25-31) Christ and the Church (vv32-33)

Wisdom From the Spirit | Ephesians 5:15-21 |
How can you respond wisely in a rapidly changing world? In this message, we hear what God says about walking in wisdom in evil days. Outline Live wisely in evil days (vv15-17) Don’t be filled with wine (v18) Be filled by the Spirit Singing to each other (v19) Singing to the Lord (v20) Submitting to one another (v21) The days are evil. Are you living wisely?