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Facing The Impossible Luke 1:26-38 Synopsis
A Christmas sermon about Mary which proves the fact that God will trust us to do His work because He is with us. It doesn't depend upon our abilities or strength but upon His calling and His power at work in us.
Keywords
Mary. Gideon. Angel. God is with you. Nothing is impossible with God
Other Readings
Judges 6

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Faith Means Having Great Expectations Matthew 13:53-58 Synopsis
A simple sermon that looks at the desire God has for His followers to develop in their trust in Him
Keywords
Trust, Faith, Awesome God
Other Readings
Mark 6; Jeremiah 17:5,7

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Father's Day Ephesians 3:14-21 Synopsis
A message about God as our Father and how we need to put aside our earthly idea of fatherhood and see God as the perfect Father who loves us so much.
Keywords
God as Father. Pattern for fatherhood. Adoption

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Father's Day Sept 1st 2013 Seven Supplements For A Father's Faith 2 Peter 1:1-11 Synopsis
Taking as our main thought the need for men to add to their Faith spiritual supplements we then considered from 2 Peter 1 verse 5 the seven supplements he mentions there and what each involves.
Keywords
Supplements. Faith. Goodness. Knowledge. Self-control. Perseverence. Godliness. Brotherly Affection. Love

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Father's Day Sermon A Text For Fathers Proverbs 3:1-17 Synopsis
Along with the sermon there was prepared for each man present a laminated text hanging on a cable tie. This is behind the mention of Cable Ties in the sermon. Basically the sermon seeks to encourage fathers to practice love and faithfulness as God does to His people.
Keywords
Fathers. Love. Faithfulness. Binding. Heart.
Other Readings
2 Corinthians 3:3; Ezekiel 22:30

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Father's Day: A Parable of The Father's Love Luke 15:11-32 Synopsis
A sermon for Father's Day that looks at the parable of the lost son as principally a story about the amazing love of our heavenly Father for all.
Keywords
Father. Outcasts. Sinners. Welcome. Grace. Love

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Filled for Living: Being filled with the Holy Spirit Ephesians 5:1-20 Synopsis
Looks at what this means in the context and then uses the acronym VOICE to explain that its about:-Listening to the Spirit's voice; Ownership by the Spirit; being Inspired, Controlled, Enabled by the Spirit.
Keywords
Spirit. Filled. Fruit

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First Pater Series #12 The Suffering That Is Part Of The Package 1 Peter 4:12-19 Synopsis
Suffering is part and parcel of being a Christian. This is the truth that Peter presents and that we consider in this sermon.
Keywords
Suffering. Persecution. Battle against evil. Standing firm for what is right.
Other Readings
Matt 5:11-12. John 15:18-19. Eph 6:12

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First Peter Series #10 Living in the Light of the Gospel 1 Peter 3:1-17 Synopsis
In this very practical passage we consider first the reason Peter had for addressing the issues in it and even writing the letter in the first place. We saw that it was his passion for others to come to belief and a sense of urgency because he believed Jesus would come soon. The challenge is for us to think that way too.
Keywords
Gospel. Believe. Second Coming. Urgency. Being missional as part and parcel of our daily living.

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First Peter Series #11 Agents of Grace 1 Peter 4:7-11 Synopsis
Peter instructs believers to use the gifts they have been given by God as faithful stewards of God's Grace, and that's the theme of this message. That as Christians we have this wonderful privilege of being Agents of God's Grace to others within and without the church.
Keywords
Grace. Agents. Stewards. Faithful
Other Readings
Luke 12:42-46

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First Peter Series #12 FINAL The Place I Need To Be 1 Peter 5:1-11 Synopsis
This final sermon in the series reminds us about the situation that those early believers were facing and how they needed to humble themselves under God's Mighty Hand in order to survive. We also saw that although our situation is very different to theirs we are still constantly being pursued by the Evil One who is ever seeking someone to devour.
Keywords
Shepherd. Grace. Humble. Exalt. Suffering. Persecution. Devil. God's Mighty Hand.
Other Readings
Exodus 6:1. Phil 2:8-9

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First Peter Series #2 SO MUCH TO THANK GOD FOR 1 Peter 1:3-12 Synopsis
The emphasis of this message is on the Power of Praise and the need we have as Christians to praise and thank God. We look at Peter's chain of Praise Points and his focus on the wonderful gift of our salvation.
Keywords
Praise. Thankfulness. Power. Salvation. New birth. Inheritance. Shielded
Other Readings
Ecclesistes 5:10

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First Peter Series #3 Well Worth A Therefore 1 Peter 1:13-16 Synopsis
We consider the importance in this context of the word "Therefore" as it connects Peter's praise and thanksgiving for the believer's salvation to certain directions for living the Christian life.
Keywords
Therefore. Salvation. Praise. Thankfulness. Minds tuned in to the things of Christ. Self control. Return of Christ

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First Peter Series #4 Becoming Like The Father 1 Peter 12:14-16 Synopsis
Because the Father is holy we are to show the family characteristics of holiness. Here we consider what that means for us as individuals and a church
Keywords
Holiness. Evil. Choice. Salvation. Church. Judgment
Other Readings
John 3:36. Leviticus 19:1-2

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First Peter Series #5 Honouring The Father 1 Peter 1:17-21 Synopsis
Second sermon to focus on the need for us to be holy and in this case it is because our holiness honours the Father. Peter gives us two reasons for seeking holiness. Because we are accountable to our Heavenly Father for the way we live, and because of the great cost Jesus paid to redeem us.
Keywords
Holiness. Honouring the Father's expectations. The precious blood of Christ.
Other Readings
Eph 5:18.

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First Peter Series #6 Two Essentials For A Healthy Church 1 Peter 1:17-2:3 Synopsis
Peter presents us with Two essentials for a healthy church in this chapter and they are Love for God and one another and a deep devotion to the Word of God and its Teachings.
Keywords
Healthy church. Two Essentials. Love for God. Love for one another. Love for God's Word.
Other Readings
1 John 3:16-18

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First Peter Series #7 A Privileged People 1 Peter 2:4-10 Synopsis
Peter has much to say about the status of the people of God and we explore them especially as they first related to the original hearers and now relate to us.
Keywords
Royal priesthood. Holy nation. God's special possession. The Church as God's spiritual Temple on earth
Other Readings
Acts 8:1.

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First Peter Series #8 Doing our job well 1 Peter 2:9-25 Synopsis
This sermon was preached on the first Sunday of a new year as a Commitment Sunday Service. It reminds everyone about who we are in Christ and what He now expects from us.
Keywords
Commitment. Chosen people. In Christ. Declaring God's Praises. Fighting the desires of the old nature

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First Peter Series #9 Godly Endurance That Counts 1 Peter 2:13-25 Synopsis
We approach this passage by first seeking to understand the issues that faced the original readers. We discovered that they were persecuted refugees who were seeking to deal with difficulties they were having with the government, because they were slaves, and as wives of non-believing husbands. We then looked at the passage from our own position realising that it is through our suffering that God often wants us to work for Him. he doesn't always take our suffering away.
Keywords
Suffering. Living for Jesus. Endurance. Oppression. Forgiveness. Acceptance. Witness

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First P{eter series #1 Encouragement For The Journey 1 Peter 1:1-12 Synopsis
In this introduction to the series we considered the situation of those to whom Peter wrote and the greeting given in verses 1-3. We especially focused on the encouragement they received in being called the Elect at a time when they were 'refugees' in a strange land and being persecuted for their Faith.
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Elect. Peter. Persecution. Grace. Peace. Abundance.

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First Words of Jesus in John's Gospel. Acts 1:29-39 Synopsis
This message is really about the word 'come' as used by Jesus. How He first used it in response to John's disciples and from then on whenever He said 'come', He was offering something really special.
Keywords
Come. Follow me. Close to Jesus. What we most want from Him. Discipleship. Weary. Rest.
Other Readings
Matthew 11:28. John 7:37

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First Words of Jesus in Luke's Gospel Luke 2:41-51 Synopsis
Jesus spoke His first words as recorded by Luke to His parents in the Temple when He was 12. We consider them and what they say to us today.
Keywords
Jesus at 12. Jesus' parents. Mission. Father. Relationship. Available.
Other Readings
John 1:10-13. 1 John 3:1-2. Eph 2:10. Phil 2:14-16.

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First Words of Jesus in Mark's Gospel Mark 1:14-20 Synopsis
As we look at Jesus' first words in Mark we investigate the meaning of 'the Gospel' and how we need to share it with others.
Keywords
Gospel. Repentance. Kingdom of God.

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Forgiveness #3 The Divine Pattern Ephesians 4:20-5:2 Synopsis
A look at the Divine Pattern for Forgiveness that God has given us for He has commanded us to forgive as He has forgiven us.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Everybody. Free. Conditional. Cost. Consequences. Commitment
Other Readings
John 3:16. Acts 20:21. Romans 5:1-2

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Forgiveness series #1 Forgiveness OT Style Genesis 3 Synopsis
This is the first of the series about forgiveness and begins with a look at forgiveness in the Old Testament. By investigating the Hebrew words for forgiveness we gain a picture of what it is.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Covering. Atonement. Pardon. Holiness
Other Readings
Psalm 78. Hebrews 9:22. Lev 17:11. Psalm32:5.Isaiah 6:5. 2 Chron 6:21

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Forgiveness Series #2 Covenant + Forgiveness = Relationship 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 Synopsis
In this second of the series we look at how forgiveness was related to the covenant in the old testament.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Covenant. Grace. Cost. Sacrifice
Other Readings
Matthew 18. Romans 12:1

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Forgiveness series #4 Gods Pattern Isnt Easy But its the Best Matthew 18:21-35 Synopsis
Following on from last time we now look at the Divine pattern of Forgiveness and how we are to act it out. We look at the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant and see that we are commanded to forgive everyone in God's way and can only do so with God's help.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Undeserving. Spiritual DNA. Story of Chris Carrier

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Forgiveness series #5 Forgiving Yourself Psalms 51 Synopsis
Using David's Psalm we look at the process involved in being able to forgive oneself.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Repentance. Renewal. Ministry. Cleansing
Other Readings
1 John 1:9

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Forgiveness series #6 Dealing With Bitterness Romans 12:9-21 Synopsis
Bitterness is a major obstacle we must overcome when we forgive and we look at the Biblical process for doing this.
Keywords
Forgiveness. Bitterness. Sanctification. Victim. Overcoming.
Other Readings
Genesis 4:6-7. Psalm 73. Ephesians 4:31-32. Matthew 5:43-47

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Four Faces of the Church Series #1 The Face Of Worship Hebrews 10:19-25 Synopsis
In this sermon we look at the great privilege we have as believers to worship God on a Sunday during the time we call "church". We note that God instituted this and that worship is predominately for His Praise and Pleasure and not for us.
Keywords
Church. Almighty and Holy God. Sunday worship to Predominantly please and Praise God.
Other Readings
Psalm 149:1-5

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Four Faces of the Church Series #2 The Face That Attracts Luke 10:25-37 Synopsis
The Face of the Church that Attracts relates to the words Jesus spoke in the Sermon on the Mount about us being the Light of the World, attracting people to God's glory by the good deeds we do in His Name. We back this up by looking at the parable He told about the Good Samaritan and what it teaches us about loving our neighbour as ourselves.
Keywords
Light of the world. Good deeds done for Christ. Church. Good Samaritan. Attracts. Witness. God's glory
Other Readings
1 Peter 2:12

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Four Faces of the Church Series #4 The Eternal Face 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Synopsis
The Face of the church is the Face we wish to project to the non-churched. The message we are known for. This fourth and final face says to the world that we are known for proclaiming Eternity as real. That all will face it after death and will either spend it in Heaven or in judgment.
Keywords
Heaven. Judgment. God's righteous standards. Life as temporary. Eternal house not made by hands. Paul's vision of heaven.
Other Readings
John 14:1-3. 2 Cor 12:2-4. 2 Cor 2:9

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Fruit of the Spirit Galations 5:22-26 Synopsis
Taking the question that Jesus asked blind Bartimaeus, "What do you want me to do for you?", we redirected it at ourselves. Then decided that the answer God would want from us would have a lot to do with the fruit of the Spirit!
Keywords
Fruit of Spirit. Pleasing God. Desires of our heart.

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Fulfilling Our Responsibilities Luke 12:35-49 Synopsis
This sermon was preached on SAO or Support an Orphan Day and talks about the way that God seeks to care for the fatherless and the lonely through His people.
Keywords
Stewardship. Grace
Other Readings
Ps 68:4-5. James 1:29. Acts 10:2. Matthew 10

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