Sermons by “Chris Johnson”

Receive, Believe, Become

Chris unpacks the meaning of receiving Jesus and believing in His name so that we might become children of God. He stresses the importance of each individual responding to God’s initiative in order to receive the promise. This is made practical as he calls on us the respond personally to God’s call to Burwell Baptist Church.

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Worship with Authority

Chris examines the Apostle Paul’s call for interdependence between men and women and the ways in which we might express this in our worship today. The passage also highlights the differing ways in which the genders showed respect for God in Corinthian culture which prompts questions as to how we should respond to our changing culture today.

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Discern the Body of Christ

Chris continues the series in 1 Corinthians 11, looking at what Paul has to say about the communion meal and the way that it was being observed in the church in Corinth – particularly the need to bring God’s Agape love to the meal; to recognise others as part of the body; and hence to be in unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Decide to love

Continuing the study of 1 Corinthians in Chapter 13, Chris looks at God’s unconditional, undeserved, ‘Agape’ love for us and reminds us that it is our duty as Christians to show this ‘Agape’ love of God to others in the way we love them.

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Everything is Permissable

Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. In the final verses of 1 Cor 10 the Apostle Paul draws together his arguments in three powerful sound-bites: Everything is permissible but not everything is constructive. No one should seek his own good but the good of others. Whatever you do, do for the glory of God. Chris applies this advice to our worship and work today and invites us consider the coming week.

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Back to the Future

Chris applies the Apostle Paul’s warnings from Israel’s history to our lives and reminds us that we can not endure temptation without Christ.

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Whatever it takes

Chris helps us to identify God’s purpose for our church and challenges us to do whatever it takes to fulfil our calling.

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The Love of Knowledge or the Knowledge of Love

Chris continues the series of 1 Corinthians in Chapter 8, drawing parallels between our situation today and the culture of the day in which the early church found itself. He reiterates Paul’s conclusion that what matters is not our often inadequate and incomplete knowledge of God, but that God knows and loves us.

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Harvest – Glorifying God and Giving Thanks

Rev Chris Johnson examines the essential role of thanksgiving in the Christian’s life.

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Revelation

Chris teaches from the book of Revelation which gives us spiritual insight into the various encounters with the risen Jesus that occur in the last days. That is in the time between Jesus ascension and His return. This book gives a glimpse of earthly events from a heavenly perspective and encourages us to be overcomers.

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