Ephesians 5:8-15; Isaiah 1:10-17 Key verse: Ephesians 5:11 Big idea: As Christians, we’re called to live godly lives, exposing the secret sins of others. For child abuse to occur in our midst brings the name of Christ into disrepute. We should lament, repent, and apologise. We should be serious about putting this sin to death in […]
Luke 19:28-44; Zechariah 9:9-17 Title Verse: Luke 19:38 Big Idea: Jesus comes to Jerusalem and is praised as king by his disciples and refused by the Pharisees – how are you responding to the King?
Psalm 8; Philippians 3:1-11 Key verse: 2 Cor. 5:17 Big idea: Humans have been created in God’s image and find our true identity and acceptance in him, not in human relationships or sexuality. As Christians, and as a church, how can we show God’s love and acceptance to people identifying as homosexual?
2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Jeremiah 10:1-16 Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:4 Big Idea: Sharing Jesus means we deal with the false stories people live by and we should graciously show the weaknesses and inconsistencies of their world views and seek God’s intervention in their lives so we might present Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:12-16; Psalm 144 Title Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:14 Big Idea: God’s plan to move his kingdom forward does fail with our own failure to share Jesus and this should give us confidence to be faithful and share Jesus with others.
Matthew 12:9-13; Matthew 22:41-46 Key verse: Matt 22:42a: “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” Big idea: We know the importance of “Always be[ing] prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you” (1 Pet. 3:15) but is the best answer always an answer?
Daniel 3:1-19; Daniel 3:19-30 Key Verse – 2 Corinthians 10:5 Big idea: A worldview’s a set of beliefs and values that govern the way we understand and interact with our world. But if salvation through Jesus Christ isn’t at the centre of someone’s worldview, it’s wrong. How can you play your part in challenging world views […]
1 Peter 3:8-22; 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Title Verse: 1 Peter 3:15 Big Idea: We must be prepared to share Jesus, first and foremost in our relationship with Jesus, but also being ready for what to say and how to say it, knowing God’s Spirit works through us.
Matthew 9:35-10:7; Ephesians 6:10-20 Key Verse – Matthew 9:37 BIG IDEA: As we share Jesus, pray for those who are lost, pray for those who share Jesus, pray for the message and pray for Christ to be glorified, for praying seeks God’s action.
Mark 8:27-38; Psalm 32 Title Verse: Mark 8:34 Big Idea: The narrative of Jesus suffering – rejected, killed, risen – is to play out in the lives of his people as they die to self to live for God and is evident in both their words and works together. Sermon Outline: Have you ever heard […]