Sermons by “Chris Johnson”

Made Alive in Christ

Today we dig into grace – what does it mean to be saved by grace? Just what has God done for us in Christ and why? How should we respond? We discover that our life in the Spirit begins with the gift of new life itself.

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Sealed by The Spirit

Today we being our new series looking at the Life of the Spirit from Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus.  Chris opens the series by exploring what it means to be sealed by the Spirit. Our life in the Spirit is first of all a life where we are chosen and marked out to be God’s people, His possession, His letter and under his protection.  We are adopted into His family, given an inheritance of redemption and forgiveness.  We have the deposit now and the promise of full inheritance when Jesus is revealed and He returns to redeem those in His possession.

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The Greatest Reunion Ever

In this Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade and YPF reunion service, Chris looks at reunions in Scripture and proposes that the greatest reunion is between God and “all things”.

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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: A New Day

Chris leads a guided meditation on Luke 19:1-19 to deepen our understanding of the way in which Jesus brought security, acceptance and significance to Zacchaeus and a challenge to do the same for others.

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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: I hear you knocking

What do we need to do to find the security, acceptance and significance we need? In this talk Chris highlights Jesus’ teaching that our hunger is rightly met through the gift of the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father is not reluctant to give Holy Spirit yet Jesus clearly teaches that we can not receive Him or His gifts if we do not persist in asking, seeking and knocking, recognising our desperate need of Him.

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Meals with Jesus: Multiply

Whilst our need for security, acceptance and significance are fully met through our relationship with Christ our experience of these can vary. In the light of John 6: 1-11 Chris seeks to show how we can experience these in greater measure through trusting, receiving and obeying. In response he challenges us to offer the little we have to God, receive His gifts and get involved in His miracle.a

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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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T-shirt Slogans: Titus 3:5

We conclude our short series looking at what the Apostle Paul calls trustworthy sayings. In Titus 3:5 we find a succinct declaration of why we are saved, how we are saved and what the result of being saved will be. In the light of this the Apostle Paul challenges us to devote ourselves to doing good. Chris highlights the role of the Spirit in regeneration and renewal as described in the passage which enables us to continue to live in and through grace.

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