Sermons tagged with ‘worship’

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The New Covenant

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How do you relate to God?  So many people think that they have to embrace a special set of rules in order to get close to God, or others think that they have to make themselves clean and acceptable to God before He will listen to them. Well as the preacher continues to call his […]

Waiting for Worship

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Worship is something that is assumed in the church. You turn up on Sunday and you kind of expect it to happen. During the week you open your bible or bow your head in prayer and you think somehow you will feel something. But all too often worship can seem incredibly dry. As we continue […]

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 […]

Reckless Devotion

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Being sensible is highly valued in our culture and it also seems to be valued in the scriptures in terms of practical wisdom, sober-mindedness and self-control.  But we all know of followers of Jesus who have made decisions that our world considers reckless like missionaries heading to persecuted countries to preach an illegal gospel.  So […]

More valuable than life

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As news of the king’s decree of destruction reaches the ears of the Jewish community in Persia they begin to mourn publicly.  Mordecai typifies this response, a response that we will see is a beautiful and genuine act of worship.  And yet when he appeals to Esther for help we see a real wrestle in […]

Community that worships through the gospel

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Worship… one of those easily spoken but hard to explain terms that gets thrown about all the time in church.  And yet worship is probably the definitive call of God on our lives… He longs for our worship… our devotion… our love… heart, soul and strength!  When we think of “an awesome worship time” we […]

Ugly Memory – Beautiful Worship

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We don’t really like to think about our sin.  I mean we all know that we have sinned but when it comes to worship we like to focus on the fact that we have been forgiven of our sin rather than our sin itself…  how can remembering our sin possibly help our worship?  In Psalm […]

How We Sing

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In the final message of our singing series Pastor Joe turns our attention to how it is we should sing as a congregation.  He looks at the interplay between the truths we believe, the emotions we feel and the responses we express to imagine what our services would be like if we really expressed the […]

Why We Sing

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Week by week we come to church and we stand and sing.  It is something we assume will be part of our church experience and therefore it is something we often take for granted.  How regularly do you think about why we sing in church?  Pastor Joe begins this new series and seeks to answer […]