Sermons tagged with ‘God’

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The Old Testament in one sermon

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As we begin our series in the Book of Hebrews we must realise that the author of this book quotes, references and highlights the Old Testament more than any other New Testament author.  So as we embark on a journey through his writing we are going to remind ourselves of the glorious story of the […]

Waiting for Love

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This week we begin our Christmas series by looking at the book of Malachi. Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and therefore the last prophetic voice before the coming of Jesus at the first Christmas and therefore gives us a unique look at why we needed Christmas. The week we start by […]

Trinity – the self-sufficient God

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We have a hard time explaining the Trinity! It is one of the questions we hope our friends and family don’t ask when we are trying to explain our faith because while we are confident that God is Trinity, we are all at sea when we try to explain how He can be Trinity.  As […]

Scripture – the God who wants to be known

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Most religions describe the concept of god as some distant, unknowable, mysterious being who exists in a place far removed from our existence who can only be known by those dedicated enough to find him. The Christian conception of God is of a being far bigger and far more outside of our existence than any […]

Jeremiah in the Epic Story of God

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When God chose to reveal Himself and His workings in this world to us He did not choose to give a lecture, He chose to tell us a story!  This story is truly epic.  It is a story that covers everything that God has done to create, redeem & restore His people throughout thousands of […]

He is stronger

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As we continue to summarise the big themes of this book of Jeremiah, today we measure the full weight of the destruction that the nation of Judah brought upon themselves. But when we see the mess they made we will see that there is still hope… hope that comes the heart of our God. 

The Trustworthy God

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When we see violence in the Bible, especially violence orchestrated by God, it is easy to pull back a bit from God and doubt whether or not He is the kind of God that we want to trust. Well as we reach the crescendo of the narrative of Jeremiah, the destruction of Jerusalem, we see […]

The Futility of Idols

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Feeling weak, isolated and oppressed, the nation of Judah turned her eyes to the powerful nations around her and began to entertain the idea that maybe their gods and customs were more powerful than Yahweh.  So God calls Jeremiah to outline for the people the peril of chasing after these idols and as he lays […]

The Daunting Call

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The nation of Judah was under the pump.  Left isolated and vulnerable by Assyria’s decimation of the larger northern kingdom she felt the external pressure of the Assyrians to the north and the Egyptians to the south.  But internally she was sick as well.  She had endured a long reign of the evil King Manasseh […]

In the Father’s Footsteps

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Fatherlessness is such a huge problem in our society because without a father, especially young boys, have no tangible example of how the ethics and values of their family get lived out in the world.  This is the unique contribution that fathers make to society and in so many ways we long to follow in […]