Sermons by Joe Khan

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Wisdom of the Elderly

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Why is the thought of being old such a terrifying idea for us?  Somewhere along the way our culture has decided that being old is bad.  However, when you look at the scriptures, the elderly are almost universally revered and esteemed. Pastor Joe examines why our culture is terrified by old age and how the […]

Rage Against Wisdom

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Every one of us have a trigger… some people have more than one… some people have quite a few… something that triggers a rage inside of us that all too often works its way out into the lives of those around us. When traditional anger management techniques fail time and time again we need a […]

Wisdom for the flourishing of Women

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Our society places incredibly high expectations on women. Women are expected to be smart, successful, beautiful, homely, motherly, fit, and emotionally strong.  The pressure on women to perform on all these levels is huge. So in the church, when we come to a passage like Proverbs 31, it is easy for our community to view […]

Wisdom for Sex

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There is no doubt we live in a sexualised world. If anything the message of this sexualised world is that sex is your right, sex is there to be experimented and explored without any real boundaries.  This world also seems to think that Christianity’s sexual ethic is oppressive and restrictive.  Against this backdrop the Proverbs […]

Wisdom for Work

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In Australian culture we make a habit of grumbling about our jobs; it is fashionable to bag out our boss, whine about how busy we are, and to do anything we can to get out of work. We are the nation of sickies, long weekends and the dream of early retirement.  But at the same […]

A Conversation About Sin

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Last week we began our series on Wisdom Literature by unpacking the joys of wisdom.  This week we take a look at the flipside of wisdom: foolishness, wickedness or sin.  Because sin tends to be a negative thought in society, it is something that we don’t like to talk about.  But for those who want […]

On Being Wise

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Our series on Wisdom Literature is called “Every Good Path” but if you asked our generation for wisdom they might say, “Every path is good.”  It might seem like this relativism sets people free and makes life easier because there are now so many options when it comes to what is right. But instead all […]

The Community that Clings to Jesus

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As the preacher concludes his sermon it seems as though he is just spraying out a whole bunch of rules or laws that he expects the people to embrace. But we have to remember his overarching passion to call the people to cling to Jesus. Because these rules and laws are not a regime of […]

The Unshakable Hope

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All of us are looking for a kingdom, not a stereotypical kingdom with a castle and a mote, but we want to set our lives up to be safe, prosperous, and secure.  The people of the first century were likewise tempted to build a life of security and safety for themselves but because they had […]

Persevering Against Sin

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The preacher has called his people to embrace a life of persevering faith, to endure to the end with Jesus, never letting go. Well as he moves on from the hall of faith’s heroes in chapter 11, the preacher will unpack the beautiful glories of this life of faith over and against the horrors of […]