Do you need rest and re-creation? Jesus shows us how humanity has the ability to take what is made for joy and make it a burden. But in this message from Mark, we hear Jesus came to give rest and life. Outline Remember the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15) Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-38) Saviour of the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-6) Resting in Christ
As we hear Jonah’s prayer from the belly of a big fish, Jonah is a mirror for us and shows that God’s grace precedes and exceeds our repentance. Outline God’s Deep Salvation (1:17) Jonah’s Shallow Prayer (2:1-9) God’s Response (2:10) Salvation Comes From the LORD The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:39-40)
When you suffer injustice, does God care? In this sermon we hear from Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament, who reveals God’s heart to gloriously judge and save. Outline Setting the scene The King against the proud (vv1-9) The King against enemies (vv10-16) The King for his people (vv17-21)
Who are you? What’s your story? In Ephesians 2, we hear the good news of God’s gift of salvation—that those who receive Christ receive his story of death to life. How will you respond to God’s gift? Outline Previously: Dead and Mislead (vv1-3) But God (v4) made alive together (v5) raised and seated together in the heavenly realms (vv6-7) because of his grace (vv8-9) Which changes us (v10) Read more
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
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!
What do you think ‘faith’ is? In this sermon, we continue our Back to Basics series by considering what it means to trust in God for life now and forever. Outline Without grace we are… (vv 1-3) Saved by grace (v 8) Saved through faith (v 8) Not by works, no boasting (v 9) Are you trusting God?
We have a problem—a broken relationship with God. But because of what God’s done in Jesus, there’s a way you can be reconciled and be certain about the future Outline While we were… Christ died… to justify, reconcile, and save. God alone saves sinners. (There was a problem with the recording during the service. The final ⅓ was re-recorded later.)
What’s the time? (v1) False forbidding (vv1-3a) True thankfulness (vv3b-5) Saying ‘yes’ with thankfulness
Pray for all people (vv1-2) because there is one God and one Mediator (vv3-7) Pray ourselves onto mission Slides