Sermons tagged with ‘church’

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Waiting for Reform

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AS we have journeyed through the book of Malachi we might be forgiven for thinking that the entire nation had completely lost the plot when it came to worship… their worship was nothing more than the smooth, clean shell of a rotten egg. But as we finish the text of Malachi we see that there […]

The Need for Gospel Church

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Many Christians treat church like an option. Attendance and commitment is really dependent on how they feel on any given day. We know that we don’t need to attend church in order to be saved… but in Acts wherever the new believers have travelled and carried the gospel churches have sprung up. As we look […]

The Gospel Won’t be Corrupted

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Riding high on a wave of excitement, joy, and gospel zeal the Apostles and the community of Jesus were growing in both number and unity. But as things seem to be going better than ever a new threat would arise that had the potential to derail the whole movement. As Pastor Joe examines this confronting […]

The Essential Church

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Last week we saw that God powerfully fulfilled His promise to pour out His Spirit on His people… and 3000 people received the reality of the gospel and repented of their sin and were baptised into Jesus.  Last week we heard that this repentance and baptism was effectively the people rejecting their own pride-filled leadership […]

The Church in Waiting

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The disciples of Jesus had ridden a roller-coaster ride of emotions over the last few weeks.  Their hopes had seemingly been crushed with the death of Jesus and then suddenly birthed back into life through His resurrection. Now they had spent 40 days hanging with this resurrected Jesus. Everything inside them would have been wanting […]

Functional Antichrists

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Hearing words like “end times” or Antichrist” can send us into a bit of a spin; we either have visions of apocalyptic horror movies or visions of confusing theological debates.  Either way I think John would say that we are missing the point.  When John speaks of “the last hour” and “antichrist”, he is not […]

Gentle Restoration

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Paul has continually pleaded with the Galatians not to live under the slavery of the Law but to embrace the freedom of the gospel and this week we see another reason why he cares so much about this.  If we live under the Law we are tempted to view other people who get caught in […]

Dean Sandham: the future of the church

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We are often challenged by the mission that God has sent us out on; the need to make disciples of all nations.  We are likewise inspired by what we see happening in the church right now; conversions, testimonies and solid growth.  But when we go through a season of dryness, and these sources of inspiration are […]