Sermons by Hugh Prattis

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“Living Our Hope” (17OCT21 @5pm)

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Key verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Big idea: Paul gives three ethical instructions about sexual immorality, love and work. These teachings aren’t new to the Thessalonians, and they shouldn’t be new to us. It’s a reminder to put our faith into practice for God’s glory. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“The Authenticity of the Gospel” (10/10/21 @ 5pm)

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Acts 16:22-24, 17:1-15; 1 Thess. 2:1-12; 1 Thess. 2:17-3:13 Key verse: 1 Thessalonians 2:4 Big idea: Paul wasn’t motivated to preach the gospel by greed, or self-interest, but out of love for God and the Thessalonians. He didn’t use tricks or demand anything personally from his converts, instead he loved them and shared with them. […]

“Restored, but Broken” (26/9/21 @ 9am)

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2 Samuel 19:9-23,   2 Samuel 19:31-43 Key verse: 2 Samuel 19:9-10 Big idea: David’s kingship is restored, but his reign is a shell of its former glory. As we come to the end of David’s story (the next four chapters are a large postscript) we’re left wondering about God’s plan (how will he bring blessing […]

“God’s Messiah and the Nations” (8/8/21 @ 9am)

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2 Samuel 8; 2 Samuel 10 Key verse: 2 Samuel 8:6 Big idea: God’s chosen king David offers peace to Israel’s neighbours, but where they reject it, he subdues and plunders God’s enemies for the glory of God. Jesus will do the same. SERMON VIDEO LINK

“Covenant Faithfulness and Love” (1/8/21 @ 9am)

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Psalm 15;  2 Samuel 9 Key verse: 2 Samuel 19:28: Big idea: David shows his covenant faithfulness to a political adversary. In doing this he shows his appropriateness to be Israel’s king, and Mephibosheth develops love and joy for his lord. SERMON VIDEO LINK

“Rewards and Risk” (18/7/21 @ 9am)

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2 Samuel 6;  2 Samuel 5 Key verse: Acts 13:22-23 Big idea: David is the king after God’s own heart, humble and obedient, and as such he is blessed in all he does. Even so, David’s reign is not perfect, which causes us to look to Jesus as the one who can mediate blessing in […]