26 Aug 2018

1. SCRIPTURE  a) 2 Pet 1:3 Knowledge of Him Our purpose: Phil 3:10; His presence: Luke 24:27  b) 2 Pet 1:4 ..precious and very great promises…. (Acts 2:21; 1Jn 1:9; Rom 8:29-32; Ps 23:4; 1 Thess 4:16-18) Read it, believe it, pray it, obey it – this is assurance…

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15 Jul 2018

1. CLAIM (v12) a) Context: time (7:37, 8:2), place (8:20) and Bible (Is 42:6, 49:6; Jn 1:9, 3:19) b) Content: personal, exclusive, extensive, extravagant Note: “Whoever follows….” 2. CONTEST (v13-30) a) Sources: who can you trust? Jesus’ knowledge and their ignorance v14. Their judgements – human v15, 7:24 b)…

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18 Feb 2018

1. INTRODUCTION a) To John’s Gospel – mission (Jn 20:31); method (Jn 20:30; Jn 21:25) b) To John’s prologue – “If Jesus be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him” (C.T. Studd) 2. THE WORD a) Deity (v1-4) – His…

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09 Jul 2017

Introduction Context: The rest of the sermon – directed at disciples Contrasts: “..it was said …but I tell you….” Sayings vs 43,44 The teaching: Lev 19:18; Ex 23:4,5 – what was added, what was subtracted. The truth: Love with no boundaries, prayer for those who oppose. Sons vs 45 -47…

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12 Feb 2017

1. TALKERS a) Their characteristics v10 – insubordinate (rebellious/incorrigible), empty, deceptive b) Their content v10, 14 – circumcision Acts 15:1; myths and speculation 1 Tim 6:4; commands Col 2:20-23 c) Their cause v11 – shameful gain 2. TACTICS a) Stopped v11 – silenced; they were “ruining households” b) Solution…

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10 Jul 2016

PROMPT (v1-3) a) Situation 538BC – Regime change (v1) b) Scriptures “understood from the scriptures” (v2) c) Seriousness Intensity of a bereavement, fasting (v3) PATTERN (v4-14) a) Confession (v4) Agreeing with God about sin b) Contrast God’s character vs Judah’s conduct c) Consequences “You have fulfilled” (v12)  PLEA (v15-19)…

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25 Apr 2016

Apologies the sermon was not recorded. MIND (1 Pet 1:13) Cleared: “Gird up the loins of your mind”; Rom 12:2; Eph 4:17-19 Controlled: need to be alert; 1 Pet   4:7; 1 Pet 5:5 Concentrated: “set on”; Looking   forward to Him and His return.Col 3:1,2 MANNER (1 Pet…

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16 Aug 2015

1. AN EXPLICIT CLAIM a) Its Context (Ezekiel 34) The failed shepherds of Israel God’s promise to be the shepherd b) Its Content (John 10:11) I am THE shepherd, the GOOD ONE 2. AN EXTENDED COMPARISON a) Sacrifice The “hired hand” (John 10: 12,13) : runs away, doesn’t care…

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03 Aug 2014

1. Contrasts Name and knowledge don’t matter. What matters is knowing Jesus   2. Conversations a) With Nathaniel (John 1:45-46) “We have found the Messiah” b) With Jesus (John 6:5-7) “Where shall we buy bread….?” c) With “some Greeks” (John 12:20-22) They said: “We wish to see         Jesus”…

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