Sermons tagged with ‘sin’

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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 […]

The Fall – rebelling against God’s order

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The concept of sin is something that can make us feel uncomfortable. Many people think that the Bible’s declarations about sin are just there to perpetuate the oppressive rule of the church… others see the brokenness that sin brings into the world and struggle with how the God of the Bible could allow it to […]

Jesus: better than idols

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It has been a long journey through the book of Jeremiah.  All that God prophesied against Judah through Jeremiah has come to pass.  And now as this chapter of the history of the people of God closes we will spend 3 weeks looking at the key themes of this epic book so that God’s message […]

The Heart of Sin

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As we have been following the people of Judah and seeing them dive further and further into the sin of idolatry, I guess we have to ask ourselves: How did things get this bad?  How did the children of God abandon their father and embrace the gods of the nations? As Jeremiah continues to weep […]

Deceptive Words

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There is no doubt that there is something wrong with the world.  No matter how much we try to focus on the wonders of the world there is this nagging feeling that it is in some ways broken.  I think all of us at some point have asked “why?”  It was no different for the […]

The Betraying Bride

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So young Jeremiah has been called by God, set apart to be His mouthpiece to a rebellious nation and his first task is daunting to say the least.  He is to go to the capital city and proclaim God’s charge against His people.  What follows is one of the more brutal passages in Scripture as Jeremiah unpacks […]

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 […]

A Prayer for Restoration

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We are rightfully wary of any theology that turns God into a wish granting genie who exists just to please us… but we cannot let this scepticism hide the reality that God guarantees to hear and answer our prayers.  In fact we can have every confidence that whatever we ask for according to His will […]

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 […]