OPINION: Plagues, Famines, and Wars

It is not popular to talk about sin as the cause of any plague, famine, or war. Nevertheless, in biblical times, there were many occasions where sin was recognised as the cause. Indeed, the people had sinned, creation had been corrupted, and mankind had to live with...

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SERMON: A Passionate Faith

1 Peter 1:3-12A. INTRODUCTION1. GeneralOver the years many people who have been considered to be great. Indeed, history is littered with stories of people—good and bad—who have been considered to be great and have made a lasting impression. And with each one, there...

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KID’S TALK: Short-Cut Shirley

John 14:6 Short-Cut Shirley was always looking for a way to make life simpler. And she was very creative about it. For example, when it was somebody’s birthday, she would send them a card wishing them a happy birthday, a happy Christmas, and a happy whatever other...

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SERMON: The Struggles of Life

Luke 12:49-53 A. INTRODUCTION If I were to tell you that I have the answer to every problem in the world, would you believe me? If I were to say that I have the solution to every conflict, act of hatred, every famine, war, death and pain, and that there was no need...

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SERMON: Commitment

Luke 12:32-40 A. INTRODUCTION Imagine that you are one of Jesus’s closest disciples. Which one doesn’t matter. But you’re one of the twelve, and you’ve given up everything to follow Jesus. You’ve given up your job, you’ve left your family behind, you’ve left all means...

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DEVOTION: Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11 Who today considers Jesus to be their king? Who today considers Jesus to be the most important person in their life? Because it’s very easy to forget that Jesus is king. As a consequence, one of the most encouraging and uplifting stories in the bible...

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SERMON: Making A Godly Decision

Isaiah 40:21-31 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Decision Making Every now and again we all face turning points in our lives—ones that requires major decisions. It might involve something to do with education, and the decision about which stream to take. It might involve...

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DEVOTION: First and Last

Revelation 22:12-16 Just as there is a first time for everything, so is there a last time. And just as that is true for life in general, so is it true of the bible too. Because at the beginning of the bible, there is the story of Adam and Eve, with their act of...

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DEVOTION: The Need for Evangelism

Acts 17:15-18:1 Every now and again, as a nation, we examine the number of religions present in our society and assess the apparent strength or following of those faiths. Indeed, we hold a census every five years which specifically asks people to nominate their...

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DEVOTION: Christian Giving

2 Corinthians 8:1-15 The church began in Jerusalem at the Feast of Pentecost and was funded by members as they were able. When funds got low, a member would sell some property and give the proceeds to the twelve Apostles. The funds would then be distributed as the...

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