Readings: Leviticus 19:9-18; 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Key verse: 1 Cor 9:22b: I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
1 Corinthians 9:1-18; Luke 10:1-16 Key verse: 1 Corinthians 9:18 Big idea: Having told the Corinthians to consider giving up their rights to eat meat, Paul now gives an example and defence of his own right not to not work!
Lamentations 5; Mark 14:32-36 Key verse: Lamentations 5:21-22 Big idea: The final lament ends the book on a note of hope mixed with sharp, even impious questions. It challenges us to come to God as our Father, and be honest with him.
Lamentations 3:1-39, Lamentations 3:40-66 Big idea: The suffering we saw in Lamentations 1-2 continues, except that here, the clouds begin to break for the poet as he reflects on God’s faithfulness and calls for confession and deliverance. It may seem like suffering is endless, but don’t loose perspective, God is faithful and won’t chasten forever.
Lamentations 2:1-10, Lamentations 2:11-22 Key verse: Lamentations 2:20 Big idea: In this Lament the full weight of Jerusalem’s destruction is felt and the cause is unambiguously God. Jerusalem puts niceties aside and calls on God to see what he’s done. We can do the same. Video Link for Sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7ewYogovYw
Lamentations 1:1-11, 12-22 Key verse: Lamentations 1:11 Big idea: This year we’re experiencing enormous pain, loss, and trauma. It’s OK to simply weep, but when you weep, weep to God. Click this link to view the REVIVE sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6vC81B24Q0
GOOD FRIDAY SERMON at 9am on 10th April, 2020 Mark 15:16-32, Mark 15:33-41 Key verse: Mark 15:39 Big idea: Jesus is mocked as a false king, a sinner, and a failed saviour, but the joke is on the mockers, as the true irony of the cross reveals Jesus to be the true righteous […]
Bible Readings: Mark 14: 12-31 and Mark 14: 32-52 Here is the link for viewing this sermon: https://youtu.be/mMhFUrcetsQ Big Idea: The disciples, despite their shock at Jesus’ warning and their bold intentions to stay strong, are totally unable to stand with Jesus. Submitting perfectly to God’s will is something that only Jesus could do.
Mark 13:1-23; Mark 13:24-37 Key verse: Mark 13:33 Big idea: The temptation is for us to get carried away by doomsayers and false messiahs, but don’t let it happen. Stick with your Christian calling and mission, even as we see events unfolding around us. Here also is the video youtube link for this sermon […]
Genesis 31:17-42; Genesis 31:43-55 Key verse: Genesis 31:42 Big idea: It can be easy to stress about our safety, and hard to see how God protects us, but he does.