13 Oct 2019

1. The Word of God Produces – New Life Through Faith (v13) Genesis 1 & John 1 – the Word of God brings… The Thessalonians: a) Received, believed, went on believing b) Trusted the words they heard were from God – true & authoritative, even though delivered by human heralds…

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06 Oct 2019

1) CHARACTER! (v2-10) Tenacity (v2), Integrity (v3), Accountability (v4), Transparency (v5), Humility (v6), Purity (v10) 2) CARE! (v7,8,11) Gentleness, Tenderness, Affection, Example, Sacrifice, Intimacy 3) COMMITMENT! (v12) Making disciples of Jesus who walk in a manner worthy of God Lessons: 1) Godliness is everything. 2) People don’t care how…

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29 Sep 2019

1) ITS FOUNDATION! (v3-5) “A Family”, “In Christ”, “Loved by God”, “Chosen out of the World”, Transformed by the Gospel 2) ITS FERVOUR! (v6-9) For: Christlikeness (v6), joyful perseverance (v6), exemplary behaviour (v7), passionate evangelism (v8), repentance (v9), service (v9) 3) ITS FUTURE! (v10) Rapture with the risen deliverer

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22 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019

1) ITS FOCUS! (v2-3) a) The Scriptures b) The Christ c) The Cross d) The Victory 2) ITS FRUIT! (v4) a) Some Hebrews were persuaded b) Many devout Greeks c) A number of the leading women 3) ITS FOES! (v5-9) a) A mob b) An Attack c) An accusation…

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08 Sep 2019

1. TWO MEN a) THE PHARISEE Spiritual Elite, RESPECTED b) THE TAX COLLECTOR Lowest of the low, DESPISED 2. TWO PRAYERS a) SELF-CENTERED PHARISEE Asked for Nothing from God. Trusted in himself, ‘I’ b) GOD-CENTERED TAX COLLECTOR Asked for Mercy from God. “Be Merciful to me THE Sinner” Trusted…

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01 Sep 2019

1) A BANQUET! (v16-17) A great provision A great invitation 2) A BOYCOTT! (v18-21 & 24) Excuses made, Privilege denied 3) A BLESSING! (v21-23) Go out, Bring in, Fill up

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25 Aug 2019

  1) A PRECEPT! (v15) You shall not covet Take care and guard against all covetousness 2) A PICTURE! (v16-20) a) Of a man who was rich but very poor b) He remembers himself but not God c) He remembers his assets not his neighbours d) He remembers time…

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18 Aug 2019

  1) A TRAP! (v25-29) An expert in the Law tries to trap Jesus Jesus answers a question with a question 2) A TRAUMA! (v30-35) a) Of brutality b) Of helplessness c) Of religion d) Of fear 3) A TRUTH! (v36-37) The Law says, “Do” (v25, 28, 37) The…

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11 Aug 2019

  1) MORAL! These many years I served you, I never disobeyed your command. 2) MEAN! He was angry, bitter and resentful. Your son not my brother. 3) MISERABLE! He refused to go in. 4) MISTAKEN! Son, you are always with me; all that is mine is yours.

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