Where do we find God? In this Good Friday message, we hear how in the darkness and God-forsakenness of the Cross, we meet the one who is the Son of God. Outline Darkness Cry Curtain Confession
Why did Jesus die? As Jesus is mocked by soldiers and leaders, they unwittingly speak the truth—that through his death, Jesus saves. Outline The King or the Terrorist (vv1-16) Crowning the King (vv16-20) The King who Saves (vv21-32)
Why our works cannot please God Why our works can please God
How do you see God’s glory? Outline God’s glory in the past (2:1-3) God’s glory in the present (2:4-5) God’s glory in the future (2:6-9) Due to flooding and road closures this sermon was recorded over Zoom. The final few minutes were re-recorded due to technical issues.
Where is God, and the things of God, in your priorities? Outline Historical background (Hag. 1:1,15; Ezra 4:4-5,24) Wrong priorities (Hag. 1:2-6, 7, 9) Punishment (Hag. 1:6, 10-11) Right priorities (Hag. 1:12-14, 8)
What does Jesus’ think about corrupt, exclusive, religion? In this message, we see how Jesus responds to religion that’s all show and without fruit. Outline The king arrives (vv1-11) A tree without fruit (vv12-21) Prayer at the end of the world (vv22-25)
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
Often we ask questions with no intention of listening, but just to prove ourselves right. And it can be the same with the questions we ask of Jesus. In this message we see some people meet Jesus with an agenda, hoping to trap him. But instead, the truth is revealed. Outline Whose image? (20:20-26) Whose wife? (20:27-40) Whose son? (20:41-44) Whose example? (20:45-21:4)
Where do you look for peace? In this message we see Jesus, the only hope for peace, humbly entering the royal city. But as he comes, the question is will we receive him and his peace? Outline Prepare the way (vv28-35) Three responses to Jesus (vv36-40) The tears of the king (vv41-44) Cleaning God’s house (vv45-48) Will you recognise Jesus as king?
Do you want to build something which lasts? David desires to build a house for God and secure his peace and blessing, but God reminds him that he is the one who builds things that last. God promises David’s son will build his house and God himself will make a kingdom that will last forever. Outline David has plans (vv1-2) But so does God (v4) … because God hasn’t asked (vv5-7, 1 Kings 5:3) … because God will build (vv8-17) David’s humble praise (vv18-29) Where is this forever king? Read more