Sermons by “Chris Johnson”

The Life of Jesus – The Cross and Resurrection

An All Age Service concluding our series on the life of Jesus led by Rev Chris Johnson. We celebrate together the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as we remember Him and share communion.

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The Life of Jesus – Triumphal Entry

In his account of the Triumphal Entry Luke brings the protagonists in the ultimate battle to the fore. On the one side the Chief Priests, teachers of the Law and the leaders of the people, on the other Jesus. Who has authority? How will that authority be exercised. Chris asks what authority we have and how we should exercise it.

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The Life of Jesus – Transfiguration

As we continue our exploration of some key events in Jesus’ life we come to the Transfiguration. Chris examines Luke’s account, brings the good news that Jesus did not stay on the mountain but went to the cross and asks how we can respond to the revelation which was witnessed that day. He challenges us to listen to Jesus in our current situations.

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The Life of Jesus – Teaching

We continue our series on the life of Jesus. Chris asks what we can learn from Jesus’ emphasis on preaching and teaching. He concludes that Jesus wants to win our minds as well as our hearts. In response we were invited to consider how we could be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

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The Life of Jesus – Calling Disciples

We continue our series examining the life of Jesus. This week Chris asks why Jesus called disciples. What are the implications of Jesus living alongside and loving the disciples are for our own calling? This leads to a challenge to be disciples and to make disciples

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The Life of Jesus – Baptism and Temptations

Jesus was tempted in every way as we are yet without sin. We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses. He defeated satan in every battle and especially in the final battle on the cross where satan’s power through sin and death are broken. Chris explores our calling in the light of Jesus’ victory.

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The Life of Jesus – God with Us

In this series we will be taking an overview of the life of Jesus. We will be asking why each section is selected by the gospel writer?, what is the good news? so what? and now what?. In the first section Chris examines the childhood of Jesus and calls us to life extraordinary lives in the midst of the mundane.

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Anger or Compassion

As we conclude our study of the book of Jonah we find God making it personal with Jonah. Chris explains God longs for more than mere obedience but seeks to transform us by the renewing of our minds. He invites us to consider what our emotions reveal about our attitudes towards God and to allow God to speak directly to those emotions.

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Restoration and Obedience

Chapter 3 of Jonah gives an insight into what true repentance looks like and leads to. Chris explores the themes of restoration and obedience for Jonah and the Ninevites, highlighting that God does not require us to be perfect to begin being obedient. He asks what repentance, restoration and obedience look like for our own situations.

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Repentance and Deliverance

Chris continues a deeper look at Jonah applying the lesson Jonah learns about salvation to our lives and inviting all to stop clinging to worthless idols and receive God’s grace.

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