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!
Even when it’s tough, Jesus is worth receiving and continuing in because only in him can we know God, new life, and forgiveness. Outline Continue in Christ (vv6-7) Don’t be taken captive (v8) Because in Christ …is the fullness of God (vv9-10) …is new life (vv11-13) …is victory (vv14-15) Continue, and watch out!
How do you respond when you are attacked or feel wronged? As we continue our series in 2 Samuel, we see King David’s love and mercy towards his enemies. His mercy is a shadow of Jesus who loves his enemies and mercifully offers us forgiveness. Outline Joab’s Revenge David’s grace Jesus’ way of the cross Matthew 26:52 Matthew 18:23-35 Romans 13:4
Just like Saul before him, David has fallen as the shepherd-king and done evil in the eyes of the LORD. His house will now experience curse rather than blessing—the people have fallen with their king. Outline Secret Sin … Revealed (vv1-12) Grace … and consequences (vv13-25) Has David changed? (vv26-31) Finding grace in the Good Shepherd
Teach us to pray (v1) … for the greatest gift (vv2-4) …which honours God’s name (vv5-8) …as he gives good gifts (vv9-13) Jesus is the answer to his own prayer Luke 3:22; Acts 2:38 So it can be answered in us! (Unfortunately there was some distortion in the recording of this sermon.)
Entering God’s presence Jesus and the Day of Atonement Hebrews 9:23-28
A tragic morning that turns to joy So we can find life Romans 8:11 Is your life a tragedy or a comedy
A further threat… (vv31-34) …so be prepared (vv35-38) Jesus’ final preparation The Cup (Jeremiah 25:15-38) Twice betrayed (vv47- 65) Good news for deniers!
The day of justice (vv1-16a) God will judge the nations …for their sin So prepare to meet the LORD! (Revelation 14:14-20) The day of forgiveness (vv16b-21) (Revelation 21:27) Are you prepared for this day?
Israel are deceitful yet God’s given them every chance but they’ve blown it and still, God’s love is unbreakable We need God’s unbreakable love (1 Corinthians 15:55-56)