Our hope is in the living, risen Lord Jesus, who reconciles us with God, so we can share in his resurrection.
In this Resurrection Sunday message we hear what it means for Jesus to be the king who invites us to know him by name, calls us ‘brothers and sisters,’ and promises to be with us always. Outline King Jesus is risen (vv1-10) Mocking the king (vv11-15) King Jesus for the nations (vv16-20)
When we struggle or suffer, does this mean God is distant, that he’s not in control? In this message, we see how Jesus strengthens and protects his people through persecution with the hope of resurrection. Outline Persecution and Plots Protected by God
Why is Jesus good news for you and for the world? As we hear the gospel proclaimed in a synagogue in Thessalonica and the Aeropagus in Athens, we hear how good Jesus is. Outline Jesus is the Messiah (vv1-15) Jesus is the Judge of the World (vv16-34) The God who Saves
As light dawns on the third day, the future breaks into the present with fear and alarm, but because Jesus is alive we need not be afraid. Outline Light dawns (vv1-3) An alarming sight! (vv4-7) Trembling and Afraid (v8) This sermon covers Mark 16:1-8. In the message there is a brief mention of the question of the ending of Mark. This is a short introduction to the questions around Mark’s ending
Where is Jesus now? What is he doing? In this message, which begins our new series in Acts 1-7, we hear the encouraging answer to these questions. Outline What Jesus began to do (vv1-5) Power for witness (vv6-8) What Jesus continues to do (vv9-11) What the witnesses continue to do (vv12-26)
In this message, we hear some of Jesus most troubling words, as he prepares his followers for the greatest distress of history—and the mission that will follow. Outline Mountain Top View (vv1-4) Signs and Suffering (vv5-13) Greatest distress (vv14-23) The Son Comes (vv24-32) Watch (vv33-37) The Mission of the Son Revealed
‘Who do you think you are?’ ‘Where do you get your authority from?’ As we continue to follow Jesus during his final week in Jerusalem, we see his authority as he debates and teaches the so-called religious leaders in the temple. Outline Test 1: Authority (11:27-33) The rejected cornerstone (12:1-11, Isaiah 5:1-2, 7) Test 2: Politics (12:12-17) Test 3: Resurrection (12:18-27) Don’t be deceived!
What do you think the ‘good life’ is, and where do you find it? In 1 Peter 3, God says the good life is found in Jesus, and this is something even suffering and persecution can’t take away. This passage also has some hard to understand bits in it - so have a listen to understand how something about ‘imprisoned spirits’ gives confidence and hope even in bad days. Outline How to see the good life (vv8-12) Even in bad days (vv13-17) Because of the Victory of Christ (vv18-22)
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)