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SERMON: Living versus Dying

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11A. INTRODUCTION1. Two PolesAttitudes in life are often poles apart. There are those who are full of the joys of life, who get on with living and who refuse to allow anything to get them down. They want to be part of every minute of their...

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SERMON: People of Promise

Romans 4:13-25A. INTRODUCTION1. PromisesHave you ever been let down? Have you ever had someone promise to do something, only for them to fail to deliver on their promise?You could have bought something that needed to be delivered and made careful arrangements to be in...

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SERMON: Divine Guidance

Acts 16:9-15A. INTRODUCTIONMost people, at some time or another, seek purpose and direction in life. As a consequence, they go off in different directions searching for meaning. Most have great difficulty in their search, and some look for alternatives to bring...

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SERMON: The Three Major Festivals

Acts 2:1-13A. INTRODUCTIONI’d like to take you on a journey. I want you to imagine that it’s 30 AD and you are living somewhere in Asia Minor. You’re a Jew—a devout one—and as a consequence you take seriously the commands, that God gave the Israelites on Mount Sinai,...

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SERMON: The Marks of a Genuine Church

1 Corinthians 12:1-11A. INTRODUCTION1. A Twenty-First Century DilemmaOne of the concerns of today is whether things are genuine or not. As a consequence, our money is now plastic and has a see-through panel, making it harder to forge. When you buy things, particularly...

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UPDATE: Operation Repent, etc.

Operation RepentOperation Repent has been created in response to the apparent gulf between the church of the New Testament and the church of today. For many of the teachings and practices of today appear to be at odds with the teachings and practices of the...

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SERMON: Running to Win

1 Corinthians 9:24-27A. INTRODUCTIONThere is a lot of sport on T.V. at the moment. Maybe it’s the time of year. But maybe it’s because Australia, as a nation, is so fanatical about sport. Because in the last fortnight alone we have had reports about tennis, soccer,...

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SERMON: Our Inner Resources

Philippians 4:4-7A. INTRODUCTION1. Outward ResourcesWhen someone has a particular project in mind—something they’ve set their heart on doing—one of the first things that they need to do is to identify the things that they need to do and check the resources that are...

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SERMON: Role Models

Philippians 3:17-4:1A. INTRODUCTIONWith news of organised crime, mass murder, terrorism, and the like, there are two basic concerns. Firstly, for the people that become involved and affected by the events themselves and, secondly, that others will get ideas and start...

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SERMON: Christian Initiation

Acts 10:44-48A. INTRODUCTION1. Celebrating and Remembering: The WorldWe celebrate or remember events, these days, that are important to ourselves and to our community. Apart from the obvious, like births, deaths, and marriages, we set aside time for Australia Day,...

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