Sermons tagged with ‘hope’

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Anchor for Your Soul

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We speak of our faith a lot in church but I wonder how often we stop to consider what faith actually is.  It is easy for us to get confused into thinking that faith is some mystical belief against all evidence… or maybe that faith in built through our striving to attain godliness in one […]

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 […]

Waiting for Justice

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When we look out at a world full of injustice, oppression and betrayal it is easy for us to wonder where God might be… if God is a God of justice, why is the world such an unjust place?  People throughout history have asked this question, many of them have been faithful worshippers of God […]

Waiting for Commitment

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We tend to very easily separate the vertical aspect of our life (where we worship God who is above) from the horizontal aspect (where we relate to people alongside of us). As Malachi continues to uncover the brokenness of the society of his day this week he will touch on the most intimate horizontal relationship […]

Hope on the Road to Emaus

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Many of us know the pain of placing our hopes and dreams in somebody that we love only to have them let us down… the disciples we meet this morning were feeling this gut-wrenching pain as they wrestled with how the man they hoped would be the Messiah could have let them down by dying […]

Worship – the chief end of humanity

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Worship is the number one task that God has called us to! And worship informs all the other tasks as well. But so often we get it wrong. Pastor Joe finishes off our doctrine series by looking at 2 common mistakes we make when it comes to how we think about worship… and he will […]

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. 

Foolishly Wise

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So many people think that following Jesus, going to church, embracing religion, is one of the most foolish things you can do. As we continue following the life and teaching of Jeremiah we see that God calls him to do something that looks incredibly foolish to prove to the nation that trusting God might look foolish […]

The Welfare of the City

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As Australian society moves further and further away from its Christian roots it is easy for churches and Christians to respond to this rapid change by either fighting against it or fleeing from it. When the exiles of Judah found themselves in the pagan city of Babylon surrounded by pagan culture the feeling was the […]

The Long Arm of Salvation

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King Nebuchadnezzar of Bablyon had defeated the Assyrians and the Egyptians and eventually pressed in on Judah. Without a chance of survival, the king of Judah surrendered and he, his family and 10000 of the culturally elite of the nation were carried off into captivity. Many thought these exiles were the bad fruit that God had weeded out […]