Sermons from 2016 (Page 2)

Holy Spirit in History

We begin our new series on the person and work of the Holy Spirit by tracing the work of Holy Spirit through history from Genesis to Revelation. Chris highlights the Spirit’s role in contending with humanity and bringing order out of chaos. He concludes with a call accept the free gift of the water of life which is available to all who call on the name of the LORD.

What are the Motivational Gifts?

God has made every one of us unique yet we are more like some people and less like others. Using a biblical approach Chris applies Paul’s teaching in Romans 12 to help us to think of ourselves with sober judgment in accordance with the faith God has given us. He then goes on to encourage us to exercise our gifts according to the grace given to each of us.

Illusion or Reality

Jonathan Burroughs leads us through a study in the life of Rehoboam, looking at family history and the relationship between God and David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He challenges us to examine our relationship with God and to have more of a true heart-relationship with him just as David did.

The Shepherd and His Sheep

In a special service for Back to Church Sunday Chris examines the parable of the lost sheep. He shows that Jesus cares about each of us, comes searching for us and does not leave us where we are but joyfully returns us to the flock.

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.

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.

The Life of Jesus – Signs

Responding to misgivings about Jesus expressed by John the Baptist, Jesus drew attention to the miracles that he was performing. These are signs that provide evidence that Jesus really is the Son of God. And if Jesus’ response was intended to reassure John, it can also reassure us if we have doubts about who Jesus is.