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Below you can find a list of past sermons that have been recorded from our Services.

Calling and Vocation (Genesis 2:15; Colossians 3:23)

Introduction

1. The Call of God: The Three Expressions of Vocation (Gordon Smith)

a. The general call: the invitation to follow Christ
b. The immediate call: the task or duties to which God calls each person at present time
c. The specific call: a vocation that is unique to each person, an individual’s mission in the world
2. Understanding Work and Vocation from a Theological Lens

3. How to discern God’s calling/vocation?
a. Solitude and Journaling
b. Know yourself
c. Listening to the faith community
d. The shortest way could be the longest distance
e. Creating opportunities for vocational discipleship

Reflection:

  • Why is it important to understand God’s call in the three expressions of vocation?
  • What learning points could we apply from the biblical understanding of work/vocation?
  • Which of the five areas of discerning God’s calling/vocation speak to you? What steps can ou take to apply them?

Christ is our Confidence (Philippians 3:3-11)

  Main point: Faith in Christ open doors to intimacy with God and experiencing the power of Christ resurrection as we also share in His suffering. Introduction Put no confidence in the flesh The “surpassing worth of knowing Christ”: Intimacy with Christ A righteousness from God. The power of his resurrection Sharing in Christ Suffering… Continue Reading

Living On Solid Rock (Matthew 7:24-29)

Main Idea: The ways of God are firm and unchanging, valuable as a strong foundation for life. Building life upon fleeting and unsettling sand (Those who hear but do not do) Building life upon Jesus’ words (Those who hear and do) Remembering the Sermon on the Mount Reflection: Name one lesson you’ve learnt from the… Continue Reading

Ask, Seek, Knock (Matthew 6:7-7:14)

Main Idea: Praying to God is A.S.King our Heavenly Father for good things. Ask: Pray like a child asking His Father Seek: Praying that seeks to understand the will of God Knock: Praying with importunity Reflection 1. Take some time to take stock of all the good things your Heavenly Father has given you. 2.… Continue Reading

Watch How You Look (Matthew 5:27-35)

Introduction Sexual sin includes sinful thinking (v28) The danger of looking at a woman with lustful intent *Proverbs 6:25-34 *The fall of King David Deal with lust quickly and drastically (vv29-30) Reflection/Application: What practical steps should I take to keep my heart and mind pure? Continue Reading

Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:38-48)

Main Point: Love your enemies because of whose you are. Introduction The Difficulty of Jesus Teachings – Non-Resistance  Forego your honour (v 39) Give up your rights (v 40) It is okay to be taken advantage of (v 41) Give for the interest of others (v 42) Love your enemies  An oxymoron thing to do… Continue Reading

Jesus’ Upside-down Kingdom (Matthew 5:7-12)

Main Idea: Living as Upside-down citizens in an Upside-down world for an Upside-down King The Upside-down World in Jesus’ time The Upside-down Citizens of Jesus The Upside-down King and His Kingdom Reflection: Take some time to read through the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) and consider how you may be more like a citizen of Jesus Upside-down… Continue Reading

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