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Sermons from April 2020

God’s Stepping Stones

This message begins by looking at a statement of Truth that God’s life. It then looks at David’s personal experience of that truth and the evidence that He sees in the lives of others, declaring that God and His people are essentially generous. Psalm 37:23-26 English Standard Version (ESV) 23 The steps of a man…

Humanity and God

This message begins by looking at the fact that God is central to all life on earth. Some people choose to live an eccentric life and reap the rewards, whereas the Christian’s life is centred on Christ and produces the fruit that God desires. Psalm 37:20-22 English Standard Version (ESV) 20 But the wicked will…

A Purpose for Lockdown

This message begins with an overview of God’s grace to His Old Testament people, then shows that if God has been so gracious to us then he deserves our undivided fear and service. Our positive love and service for God must be reflected by our determination to deal with ALL the idols of our lives.…

The Cause & Cure of Disappointment

This message begins by looking at the reality of dashed hopes, then moves to explain why that happens, rising to a climax in showing how Christ is the source and focus of all real hope. Luke 24:32 English Standard Version (ESV) 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while…

It’s (not) Finished: the Promise

The message begins by looking at Christ’s unbroken relationship with His disciples; then shows that our journey must continue, because Christ continues to be committed to us and has more to show us of Himself. Matthew 28:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the…

It is Finished: The Prison

This message begins by looking at the Respect of the First Good Friday; the Fear of the first Easter Saturday then culminates in the peace and power of the Resurrection morning. Matthew 28:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV) The Resurrection 28 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary…

It is Finished – Redemption

Following Wednesday’s message, we see how Jesus now pays the penalty for sin. The preparation of history has been completed, the promises of the Old Testament concerning are complete and God’s Ultimate Passover Lamb is sacrificed. John 19:30 English Standard Version (ESV) 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,”…