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SERMON: Like Sheep Without a Shepherd

Matthew 9:36-10:8A. INTRODUCTIONIf I were to ask you to paint a picture depicting the state of the people of the world, what would you do? Of course, some of you might laugh, and say, ‘Me! Paint a picture?’ But leaving aside any inability to paint for the moment, what...

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SERMON: The Need to Be Forgiven

Matthew 9:1-13A. INTRODUCTIONFrom time to time, most of us have felt the need for forgiveness. Indeed, not only the need to be forgiven for what we’ve done, but that our relationship with the person we’ve hurt can be restored. Of course, what we’ve done (or failed to...

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SERMON: The Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah

Genesis 24:1-67A. INTRODUCTION1. Different CulturesWhen faced with a different culture, we have two alternatives. We can try to understand it from our own perspective—with the risk of getting the whole thing terribly wrong—or we can put aside our way of thinking and...

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SERMON: Five Reasons Not to Worry

Matthew 6:24-34A. INTRODUCTION1. GeneralSome people are great worriers. They worry about whether their needs will be met. And if those needs are met today, they then worry about whether they will be met tomorrow. Some people worry about possessions. They worry about...

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SERMON: Religious Righteousness

Matthew 6:1-21A. INTRODUCTION1. Strange IdeasThe term ‘Lent’ is one that many people know well. However, it is also something which many people today have some very strange ideas about. For example, in recent years, Lent has been a time where some people have given up...

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SERMON: A Christian’s Check List

Matthew 5:1-12A. INTRODUCTIONOne of the things considered by many to be the curse of the age is the concept of the list. Some people like lists, and write lists for anything and everything, because it helps them to remember—to make sure nothing gets forgotten. And...

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SERMON: The Baptism of John

Matthew 3:1-12A. INTRODUCTIONIf you go to a concert to see a band, there is often another band there, who plays first, to warm up the crowd. If you go to the theatre to see an act or go to the television studios to be part of an audience, there’ll often be another act...

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SERMON: Making A Difference

Matthew 2:13-23A. INTRODUCTIONWithout a doubt, apart from the issues of global warming and living with a pandemic, the biggest issue in the world today remains the issue of safety and security.1. The WorldIn a world gone mad, we are constantly being reminded of the...

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SERMON: What Kind of Church?

Matthew 2:1-12A. INTRODUCTIONOne of the major concerns in the church today is one of survival. In many places, the congregations are getting older, there is a lack of younger people coming along, and young couples with children are conspicuous by their absence.In many...

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SERMON: Doubting Thomas

John 20:19-31A. INTRODUCTIONIf you ever watch any of the current affair programmes, is it any wonder that we have become a nation of sceptics? With so many people trying to line their own pockets, at other people’s expense, is it any wonder that we have learned, or...

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