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Sermons from January 2019

What to do when we despair

When we feel like giving up, despairing – what do we do? In face of despair, we see Nehemiah turns for hope in his God Report from Jerusalem 1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, 2 that Hanani, one of my brothers,…

A Life Changing Encounter

How do we change? How can we be different? We need an encounter with God – we need to encounter his grace. See in this passage how Jacobs encounter with God’s grace transforms him! Jacob Fears Esau 32 Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw…

Evangelism: The Essence

The message attempts to address the discrepancy between following Jesus and yet failing to evangelise. The call to discipleship is a call to change and that change drives our concern for the lost 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”[a] Matthew 4:19 English Standard Version (ESV)…

Why?

This message outlines the fact that God’s people had known his mercy in returning from the Exile, but they had become complacent and distracted, so He calls them to active repentance in order that the Temple of God might be built. The Command to Rebuild the Temple 1 In the second year of Darius the…

Faith in the Fire

This message explores the challenges of Christian living. How does our ‘faith’ support our living? We see 4 different experiences in life – illness, personal sacrifice, natural disasters and spiritual conflict and consider how faith in Christ helps the believer through these. 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of…

This is our God

This message introduces us to the God of Haggai, who is the Lord of Hosts who has history planned and uses people to declare His unchanging word, The Command to Rebuild the Temple 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word…

A Great Work

This message begins by looking at Nehemiah’s understanding of the needs in Jerusalem; we then consider his responses, immediate and long-term to those needs; and finally, see how Christ and the Early Church responded to immediate needs. 3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come…

Hear The Word and Keep it

This message begins by correcting a well meant, but mistaken understanding of life. It then shows God’s unchanging commitment to bless through His unchanging message, concluding with the unchanging human need of keeping the Word of God. 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke…