Sermons on “Matthew”

Palm Sunday 2019

Jesus invites all to come to Him.  He calls us to enter His kingdom as little children.  He has done all that is needed for us to become part of His team, will you make Hime Lord and follow Him?

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The Incarnation

In this Christmas-morning service, Chris looks at the role of the Holy Spirit in the Incarnation and challenges us to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

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Knowing who we are waiting for makes all the difference to how we wait. Chris unpacks the meaning of the parousia and the revealing of Christ showing how they relate to Jesus promise to return and His promise to be with us always.

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Building a Secure Life

How can we know love, joy and peace which our circumstance cannot destroy? How can we leave a legacy which time cannot destroy? Chris aplies the teaching of Jesus and invites us to keep on asking, seeking and knocking.

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An All Round Faith: Obeying the Call

Pete Robinson guides us through the next of our sporting theme: the shot put. In the shot put you need to obey two simple rules: get the angle right and throw it as hard as you can! In the Bible, Jesus calls his disciples to obey just one: “follow me”.

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Expect the Unexpected

Pete Robinson reviews the past year and encourages us to experience the full reality of the kingdom of God that is on offer through Jesus Christ.

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Meals with Jesus: All Age Summary

The Sunday Club teachers and the Adult team summaries our series looking at Meals with Jesus.

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Meals with Jesus: Don’t get Disconnected

How can we find assurance of eternal life? How can wealth be a hinderance? How does God make the impossible possible through Jesus? Does your faith touch your wallet as well as your heart? Chris explores how our security, acceptance and significance are rooted in grace and yet we are encouraged to invest for eternal returns.

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Meals with Jesus: Everyone has a Hungry Heart

Everyone has a need for significance, security and acceptance. Jesus demonstrated how these needs cannot truly be met through independence, manipulation and idolatry but through trust, humility and worship. In our first talk we consider Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.

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The Sabbath

Peter Finnis preaches on Matthew 11 vs 28 – 12 vs 14 and Jesus’ attitude towards the Sabbath.

In contrast to the Old Testament Sabbath and the views of the Pharisees, we learn that Sabbath rest is wholeness and well-being in our whole lives, to be found only in Jesus when we walk alongside Him. Sabbath rest for the people of God is to submit our efforts and our work to Him – to enter God’s rest in order to rest from our own work.

Our lives surrendered to Christ brings rest and what follows is Christ’s work in us.

“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God”

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