Sermons by Hugh Prattis

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“Blessing from the Lord” (Hugh – 28/1/24)

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Key verse: Numbers 6:24 Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 128, Psalm 67 Big idea: It’s hard to imagine that God smiles at us, but the priestly blessing tells us that he does. What a life transforming thought and one that can even transform other people’s lives. This all happens through Christ. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“Fighting Pelagius” (Hugh – 21/1/24)

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Key verse: Romans 5:15b: For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-10 Big idea: Can we be good enough to get to heaven and what […]

“The Monastic Movement” (7/1/2024)

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Key verse: Galatians 5:17 John 17:6-19;  Galatians 5:13-26 Big idea: The monastic movement at its best seeks to put to death the sinful passions of the body to enjoy a richer life with Christ. This is admirable, but sometimes the means monks use to achieve this are questionable. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“The Church and the Empire” (31/12/23)

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Key verse: John 18:36 John 18:28-40;  1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Big idea: When Constantine won the battle of Milvian bridge in Jesus’ name, the course of church history changed. Christianity became an accepted, and eventually the official religion. As we begin a new series on church history, carrying on from last year, we will see the good […]

“Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control” (3/12/23)

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Key verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13;  Hebrews 4:14-16 Big idea: Self-control is restraining our own sinful desires, words, and actions so that we can do God’s will instead. Where all other humans fail, Jesus never lost self-control, and so is our perfect representative. He now fills us with his Spirit so we can […]

“The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control” (26/11/2023 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13;  Hebrews 4:14-16 Big idea: Self-control is restraining our own sinful desires, words, and actions so that we can do God’s will instead. Where all other humans fail, Jesus never lost self-control, and so is our perfect representative. He now fills us with his Spirit so we can […]

“Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness” (12/11/2023 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Psalm 33:4 Psalm 146; Galatians 5:13-26 Big idea: Faithfulness is being loyal, reliable, and trustworthy in your relationships and dealings. God is always faithful, and we should respond to him with faith and faithfulness shown to others. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GOODNESS” (5/11/23 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Psalm 34:8 Luke 18:18-30; Ephesians 5:8-14 Big idea: Goodness is showing morally admirable qualities to others, even if they don’t deserve it. God is the perfect example of showing goodness in giving and forgiving and we show goodness when we do the same. SERMONVIDEOLINK