Sermons by Hugh Prattis

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Following in Family Footsteps (4/8/2019 @ 5pm)

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Genesis 26:1-16;  Genesis 26:17-35 Key verse: Genesis 26:24   Big idea: Over the last few weeks we’ve seen that Isaac is the inheritor of Abraham’s blessing. This week’s story confirms that Isaac receives the same promise, follows in the footsteps of his father, and receives the same blessing. Jesus as the true Israel will also experience […]

Despising a Birthright (29/7/2019 @ 5pm)

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Gen. 25:19-26;  Gen. 25:27-34 Key verse: Gen. 25:34   Big idea: God sovereignly chose Jacob over Esau, yet Esau takes no interest in the blessing that could be his and sells a place in God’s kingdom for a bowl of soup. If you’re a young person who’s grown up in the church, don’t disregard the […]

Blessed But Not Blessed (21/7/2019 @ 5pm)

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Genesis 25:1-11;  Genesis 25:12-18 Key verse: Genesis 25:5-6 Big idea: Abraham has other children. Children who are blessed with gifts, longevity and prosperous nations, and yet the spiritual blessing will come only through Isaac. Within a few generations these nations reject God’s true blessing. As Christians, we have a role to play in blessing our society […]

A Match Made in Heaven (14/7/2019 5pm)

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Genesis 24:1-38;  Genesis 24:49-67 Key verse: Gen. 24:48   Big idea: In this story, God doesn’t speak directly, but providentially aligns circumstances to achieve his purposes. For Abraham this meant he could send his servant out in confidence. For the servant it meant he had direction for his mission, for Rebekah’s family it meant they had […]

A Grave of Joy (7/7/2019 @ 5pm)

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Genesis 23;  Hebrews 11:13-16, 39-40 Key verse: Hebrews 11:13   Big idea: In faith Abraham buys a tomb so they can be buried in the land that God promised will one day be theirs. As we wait for Jesus’ return, it can seem like a long time coming, but remember we experience now (in a spiritual […]

The Leader We Really Need (23/6/2019 @ 9am)

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1 Samuel 13;  1 Samuel 14:28-48 Key verse: 1 Sam 15:11a Big idea: God’s king makes two big mistakes. He doesn’t listen to God’s commands, and he adds to God’s law commands of his own. Saul may be a great warrior, but he isn’t the king Israel needs. Ultimately, Jesus is. Where sort of leader […]

The Cycle of Rejection (16/6/2019)

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Romans 10:16-11:6;  1 Samuel 12 Key verse: 1 Sam 12:24-25 Big idea: Saul starts his kingship well, but Samuel warns the people that he isn’t a replacement for God. The people have sinned in asking for him, but God can bless them through kingship if they turn to him. Will the people be able to trust […]

Society Rejects God (2/6/2019 @9am)

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Deuteronomy 17:14-20;  1 Samuel 8 Key verse: 1 Samuel 7:12   Big idea: Chapter 7 gives us an ideal picture of the people turning to God, led by a godly prophet, priest, and king (aka judge), and then being delivered by God. However, this doesn’t last, and in chapter 8 the people turn away from God […]

Death in the Presence of the Holy God (26/5/2019 #10am)

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1 Samuel 5;  1 Samuel 6:13-7:1 Key verse: 1 Sam 6:20 Big idea: Israel, Philistia and Beth Shemesh all treat the ark of the covenant like a trophy, not as holy. God won’t stand for it. In the same way, Christians can treat God in the same way, forgetting his holiness to our own peril.

God’s Man (19/5/2019 at 10am)

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1 Samuel 2:12-26;  1 Samuel 2:27-4:1a Key Verse – 1 Sam 3:13 Big idea: This passage alternates between condemnation of Eli’s sons and glowing reports of Samuel. It sets up for Samuel to be the next priest, prophet and judge of Israel. God will put his man in the job, a theme that will be drawn […]