Sermons by “Chris Johnson”

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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T-Shirt Slogans: 2 Tim 2:11-13

As we continue in our survey of Paul’s trustworthy saying Chris explores the relationship between our willingness to endure and the promise of reigning with Christ. He highlights the need to pray for persecuted Christians but also to reflect correctly on our own walk with Christ.

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T-Shirt Slogans: 1 Timothy 4:8

In week three of our series looking at culture shaping slogans from Paul’s writings Chris looks at training in godliness and why it is of more value than physical training. He concludes with a challenge to make every effort to grow in godliness and offers some practical ways to do so.

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T-Shirt Slogans: 1 Timothy 3:1

In the second in our series of Paul’s T-shirt slogans Chris explores a trustworthy saying about Eldership. He seeks to understand why this is a key saying for Paul and how we can respond in our attitudes to our leaders and our own individual roles in shepherding the flock under our care.

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T-Shirt Slogans: 1 Tim 1:15

The slogans and catch phrases which we repeat reflect our culture. The Apostle Paul selected 5 pithy sayings which he said were trustworthy. In this series Chris explores how these phrases speak to transform our minds by the renewing of the Spirit. In the first talk we consider the saying Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. These are words which break the power of pride and self pity, assure us of salvation and propel us in to service for Christ. A trustworthy saying indeed!

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Prayer Life: The Church

As we celebrate Pentecost Chris explores the connection between prayer and the Holy Spirit in the early church. As we pray God’s Spirit will inspire us to pray more then as we are filled with the Spirit we will grow in knowledge, wisdom and understanding on how to pray and be inspired to pray more powerfully. The best place to start is right where you are!

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Prayer Life: Jesus

Of course Jesus prayed but wait a minute…why did He pray? Chris explores why and what Jesus prayed for, and seeks a response in the light of that.

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Prayer Life: Daniel

Daniel’s prayer life is thrilling to read but what does it have to teach us about our prayer? Chris invites us to join Daniel in confessing and interceding in line with God’s promises.

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Prayer Life: David

Chris continues the series on prayer by looking at David’s prayer life. David’s extensive and varied prayer life causes us to examine our own and ask if we always prayer with our whole heart. If we don’t, then perhaps we don’t recognise our desperate need of God or that God is trustworthy.

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Prayer life: Moses

The disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus taught them how to pray and how not to pray. Prayer then is something that can and must be learnt. In this series Chris examines the prayer lives of some of the most effective prayers in Scripture and asks what we can learn. The series begins with Moses from whom we learn how to ensure the work we do for the LORD lasts.

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