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Palm Sunday #1 The Day God Needed a Donkey Luke 19:28-34 Synopsis
The first in a short series on Palm Sunday in which we look at the way Jesus procured the donkey for His ride into Jerusalem. We then see how all Christians can be used by the Lord in His service.
Keywords
Palm Sunday. Donkey. Lordship. Service.
Other Readings
Matthew 21; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

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Palm Sunday #2 The Day Jesus Needed His Followers Praises Luke 19:28-40 Synopsis
In this second study on Palm Sunday and Jesus' ride into Jerusalem we consider the importance of the 'hosannas' and link them in with the prophecies contained in Psalm 118
Keywords
Hosanna. Praises. Opposition. Palm Sunday. God in control
Other Readings
Matthew 21; Psalm 118;

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Palm Sunday #3 The Day Jesus Threw Down The Gauntlet John 12 Synopsis
In this final message on the theme of Palm Sunday we look at how Palm Sunday was a challenge by Jesus against evil. How Satan was forced into a corner by Jesus, had to act, and how Jesus was always confident that He would win the victory which He did on Good Friday/Easter Sunday.
Keywords
Palm Sunday. Judas. Challenge. Evil. Victory
Other Readings
John 11:47-48; Luke 22:1-3

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Palm Sunday What God Needed To Fulfil His Plan Matthew 21:1-11 Synopsis
A Palm Sunday sermon about how God has a plan and every believer has a part to play in it.
Keywords
Palm Sunday. Jerusalem. Donkey. Obedience. King
Other Readings
Zechariah 9:9. Luke 19:42-44. Psalm 87. 1 Cor 6:19. Hebrews 2:9

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Palm Sunday: A Taste of Things To Come Matthew 21:1-17 Synopsis
How Palm Sunday was carefully planned and prepared by God to stand as a foretaste of things to come for those who follow Jesus. It is the promise of God that Revelation chapter 7 will one day come to pass.
Keywords
Palm Sunday. Day of the Lord. Betrayal. Cross. Resurrection. Prophecy fulfilled.
Other Readings
Luke 19:37-38 Zechariah 9:9 Revelation 7:9-10, 13-17

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Palm Sunday: Lost Opportunity Luke 19:28-42 Synopsis
Links the parable of the pounds with Palm Sunday to show the need to accept Christ as King while we can.
Keywords
King Jesus. His return. Palm Sunday. Parable of the Pounds.
Other Readings
John 18:36-37

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Pentecost Acts 2:1-11 Synopsis
Preached on Pentecost Sunday this message considers the account of the first Pentecost and how it applies to believers today.
Keywords
Pentecost. Resurrection. Holy Spirit. Fiftieth. Tongues. Languages. Mission.
Other Readings
Romans 8:9. 1Corinthians 12:13

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Pointing Our Children Towards Our Father Matthew 18:1-11 Synopsis
This address was given on the occasion of an infant dedication service and stresses the value of children in the sight of God, and how we need to know God as our father and then point our children towards Him
Keywords
Infant Dedication service. Children. Value and importance of. Knowing God as Father
Other Readings
Matthew 19:13-15

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Practical Christianity #1 Just Do It James 1:22-25 Synopsis
The beginning of a series based on Epistle of James emphasising some practical issues for Christians to deal with. This first study is mainly an introduction with the focus on being doers of the word and not just hearers.
Keywords
Word. Doers not hearers. James. Mirror. Christ likeness
Other Readings
Luke 24:12; Luke 18:22-25

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Practical Christianity #2 Coping With Anger God's Way James 1:19-21 Synopsis
Second in this series from James we look at the practical issue of dealing with anger. Through the use of balloons we investigate the different ways of expressing anger and then look at some Biblical directions from James and Ephesians./ (One major illustration is on the audio but not in the notes)

Keywords
Anger. Expression of. Man's anger compared with God's anger. Precaution and Process regarding expression of anger
Other Readings
Ephesians 4:26-27

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Practical Christianity #3 Tongue Control James 3:1-12 Synopsis
In this series from the book of James we turn to the practical subject of controlling our tongues. We see how James talks about the tongue's power for good, for evil, how it bears witness either good or bad to our commitment, and how without God's power it is not able to be tamed.
Keywords
Tongue, Good. Evil. Witness. Power to overcome
Other Readings
James 1:26. Psam 19

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Practical Christianity #4 The Love Challenge James 2:1-26 Synopsis
In this message we look first at the problems James deals with relating to welcoming all comers, not just the rich, and showing love in a practical way and not just in words. We look at the royal law mentioned in James 2:8 as the basis for the title of the sermon which is The Love Challenge. Then we turn to a consideration of the parable of the Good Samaritan to show how we must avoid compromising our love to others by making it less than what God has commanded.
Keywords
Love. Compromising. Good Samaritan. Neighbour. Challenge. Commandments
Other Readings
Luke 10:25-37

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Practical Christianity #5 Time: The Most Valuable Resource We Have James 4:13-17 Synopsis
In this sermon we consider what James has to say in this passage from the viewpoint of the Christian's use of time. The emphasis is on how God is in control of our time and how Procrastination can lead us into sin.
Keywords
Time. Control. Planning. Procrastination
Other Readings
Psalm 90:12; Job 1:21

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Practical Christianity #6 Burden Bearing Galations 6:1-10 Synopsis
In the series on Practical Christianity this sermon takes us from James to what Paul says about bearing one another's burdens in the book of Galatians. We look at the bearing of spiritual as well as physical loads.
Keywords
Burdens. Weaknesses. Law of Christ.Brothers and Sisters in Christ

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Practical Christianity #7 The Essence of Self-Control James 4:1-10 Synopsis
In this final message in this series we consider that the essence of the spiritual and physical control that we as Christians need to constantly practice is 'submission to God'.
Keywords
Self-control. Submission. Priorities. Puirity. Resisting the devil. Drawing near to God. Repentance

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Prayer-Connecting With God Luke 18:1-14 Synopsis
Continuing in the series about the actions that are non-negotiable for the believer we look at prayer and see it as the way we connect with God and He connects with us. Includes thoughts on the two parables in Luke 18:1-14
Keywords
Prayer.Connecting. Quiet times. Parable of Unjust Judge; Parable of Pharisee and tax collector
Other Readings
Genesis 1:26; Jer 29:13-14; Jer 33:3; Isaiah 58:11

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Preparing for Christmas #1 Wise Men Still Seek Him Matthew 2:1-12 Synopsis
This is the first in a series where we look at the characters from the nativioty and link them with a Biblical verse that reveals something about them. Here we begin with the wise men and consider their history and how they teach us 'to seek the Lord with all our heart'.
Keywords
Wise men. Magi, Seeking. Gifts. Challenge.
Other Readings
Jeremiah 29:13

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Preparing for Christmas #2 An Incredibly Wicked Man Matthew 2:13-23 Synopsis
A look at Herod the Great including the history of his rise and fall. Then we consider the dark side of Christmas and the victims of his evil act. That such victims of evil still exist today and we need to reach out and help them.
Keywords
Herod. Baby Jesus. Evil. Victims. Help we can give.
Other Readings
John 1:4-5

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Preparing for Christmas #3 and there were shepherds Luke 2:8-20 Synopsis
In our look at the Shepherds we see their low social standing in the time of Christ and consider that, alongside the amazing fact that God chose them as the first witnesses of Christ's birth. How they were affected by the Glory and the announcement and then made themselves available to God.

Keywords
Shepherds. Angels. Social standing. Christ-child. Witness. Challenge
Other Readings
1 Corinthians 1:27-29

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Preparing for Christmas #4 Joseph Matthew 1:18-25 Synopsis
The story of Joseph is tole with a consideration of some of the stresses he would have endured. The challenge of the message is to recognize that obedience to God can be costly but always worthwhile in the end.
Keywords
Joseph. Righteous. Obedience. Cost. Joy. reward
Other Readings
Matt 13:55; 2 Cor 4:17

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Psalm 100 Psalms 100:1-7 Synopsis
This is a Psalm about joyful worship and we looked at it by emphasising the directive for true worship that is contained in v3
Keywords
Worship. Knowing God. True knowledge. Belonging to God. Need to truly know God. God as Love. God as Light. Judgment. Salvation in Jesus.

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Psalm 139 #1 Our Wonderful God Psalms 127 Synopsis
In this first of four studies from Psalm 139 we look at God's Omiscience
Keywords
Searching. Omniscience. Sins. Forgiveness
Other Readings
Isaiah 43:25

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Psalm 139 #2 Coser Than The Air We Breathe Psalms 127:7-12 Synopsis
Second sermon on Psalm 139 where we look at God's Omnipresence
Keywords
God being with us all the time. Protection. Guidance. Jonah
Other Readings
Isaiah 43. John 14:15-17.Matthew 28:19-20

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Psalm 139 #3 Coming to Grips With My Smallness Psalms 127:13-18 Synopsis
The third study from Psalm 139 in which we look at God's omnipotence and His Omnificence or creative power.
Keywords
Power shown in Creation. Faith. Personal Creator
Other Readings
Hebrews 11:3.

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Psalm 139 #4 The Holiness of God Psalms 127:19-24 Synopsis
In this final study from Psalm 139 we look at the verses in it that speak of God's Holiness. We consider His Holy character and our need to be holy too.
Keywords
Holiness. Sin. Forgiveness. Punishment. Purity. Goodness
Other Readings
2 Chron 20:21. Habakkuk 1:13. 1 Peter 1:16

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Psalm 8 Meaningful Praise Psalms 8 Synopsis
A simple sermon about a great Psalm that has a depth of meaning. The conclusion is that God expects us to worship Him in all we say and do.
Keywords
Worship. Stars. Creation. Thanksgiving. Christ. Sacrifice.
Other Readings
Genesis 1:26. Hebrews 2:5-9

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