He Shall be Called Immanuel

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Many of us may have found ourselves in situation where everyone around us expects us to believe in God but we just don’t feel it ourselves.  In this situation maybe we knew of our doubts but were too afraid to admit it, so we just talked a good talk and coasted under the radar as […]

The Chief Goal

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The road towards the end of our lives is paved with increasingly uncertain and frustrating moments.  Solomon takes us on that journey as we discover what that journey will mean for us and how we should live in response.

Memento Mori

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In most of our life we don’t tend to think about death.  But every now and then we get a chilling reminder that death is not an abstract concept for us humans… it is a very real reality and our very certain destiny.  Now while a sermon of death doesn’t seem that edifying, the fact Ecclesiastes […]

Michael Howell: Cows, corpses and cleansing

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God’s gracious provision of an instant sin offering to cure the uncleanness of his people reminds us that in Christ we have one who cleanses us not externally and temporarily, but internally and eternally.  Michael Howell from City North Baptist shares this powerful truth with us.

Why so serious?

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In our society we do everything we can to avoid dwelling on the negative. We truly believe that there is little to be gained by focusing on the sorrowful, the depressing, the ugly parts of life.  However, Solomon is about to challenge our way if thinking by telling us that it is better the be […]

Insatiable vapour

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There was a problem with the recording of this sermon, the pastor’s notes are as follows: Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 “Insatiable Vapour” Sunday 29th October 2017 Rosalie Baptist 9:30am 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty… less than $1.25 a day 22000 children die each day due to this poverty 750 million people live without access to […]

The swinging pendulum

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While the book of Ecclesiastes is unlikely to be the most popular book in the bible, it does contain some passages that are incredibly well-known.  None more so that the poem at the beginning of chapter 3. Immortalised in a song made famous by the Byrds, Solomon’s poem paints a beautiful picture of the seasons […]

The vaporous vapour

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While the book of Proverbs has shown us the good paths of wisdom that God calls us to walk and how following the voice of folly will lead to our demise, it hasn’t given us the whole story. We know that life is far more complex than Proverbs can make it out to be… that […]

Wisdom for our plans

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From very young we are taught that having a plan is vital to success. The Proverbs seem to back this up as they highlight the wisdom that exists in a well planned venture.  But Proverbs also tells us that planning has its limitations.  Dave Evans will help us to see why our plans aren’t all […]

The Wise Friend

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We all know the joy of being able to do life with others… the joy of friends. But what is it about friendship that we value so much?  Student Intern Dan Roberts takes us through God’s wisdom for friendship, highlighting why God created us for each other and how we can best express true friendship.