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Sermons from December 2018

To the finish line

The Inheritance West of the Jordan 14 These are the inheritances that the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the people of Israel gave them to inherit. 2 Their inheritance was…

An indescribable joy

1 Peter 1:1-8 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with…

New Testament Worship

This message follows the ‘journey’ of the wisemen as they seek God through creation; are guided by Biblical insight; are able to rejoice in the darkness and fall down in God-honouring worship 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening…

Name above All Names

This message begins focussing on the honour given to Christ the night of His birth, but also in prophecy. It shows that God’s purpose in the Incarnation is the salvation of His people. It concludes by showing us that the King of the Jews in the manger was to die as the King of the…

Becoming Obedient

We consider the fact that the Lord of creation had to become obedient in order to fulfil God’s saving purpose. The first Adam suffered death because of disobedience, the Last Adam suffered death because of obedience. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even…

He humbled Himself: Our Pattern

Building on words from a Christmas carol “For He is our childhood’s pattern” this message shows Christ as a living example of humility. Similarly, we see that Christ’s pattern for humility grows directly out of OT Scripture 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on…

Birth and Belief

The first Christmas was about Birth – from above; the birth of Jesus, in the context of faith and spiritual power. It was promised, produced, proclaimed and proven. The same power has given life through history and continues to do so today. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,…

He stooped to conquer

God has said that He will vindicate (display) His holiness, but that is not done a display of great power, but of essential humility. Jesus laid aside the glory of His Godhead in order to live and serve among the people He would serve. Being called to humility all Christians are to have the same…

The Beginning of the Gospel

This message shows that in the whole of history God is focused on displaying His Holiness. He does not do this by remaining separate from sinners, nor by rejecting His incomplete people, but by meeting us in our sin and using us to display His holiness. I Will Put My Spirit Within You 22 “Therefore…