Sermons Feb 8th

God is sovereign over our enemies
God always does what is right
God’s always prevails over his enemies
They have absolutely no power which he does not allow
God sends evil
In his divine wisdom it is never wrong
He is not accountable for evil, Evil men are
God is sovereign over the rights of his people
God is sovereign ruler who alone gives the right to his inheritance
He judges righteously
He forgives completely

God is sovereign the cause of his name
He works all things for the good of his people to the ultimate end of his glory
He works all of human history to the ultimate end, which is his glory

We make friends and we make enemies but God makes our Neighbors
GK Chesterton

Luke 2:21-38

Luke 2:21-38

  • Looking forward •
    • Consolation (Luke 2:25)
      • Sin, The Curse •
    • Redemption (Luke 2:38)
      • The world, The accuser, our enemies
  • Jesus submitted
    • To the Law
      • Circumcision -Sacrifice
    • To Nature
      • He could get hungry, sick, or cold
      • He could bleed
  • Jesus reveals heart
    • He is destined to case the r and f of many
      • We raise or fall before God because of our Faith in Jesus
    • I Peter 2:6-9
      • The cornerstone is Jesus
  • What does faith look like
    • Marry: treasured up and meditated on these things
    • The shepherds: glorified God and gave thanks to God
    • Simeon : Was at peace with God content with life in the presence of the saviour
    • Anna : Spoke about Him to all: evangelism

These are not rules to follow, not guarantees to heaven only visible responses of a heart of faith

Conclusion: I Peter 2:6-9

Remember who you are

I. The Father has foreknown us. (v. 2)‏

A. What is foreknowledge? Psalm 139

1. More than awareness of existence (vv. 13-16)‏
2. More than awareness of actions (vv. 2-6)‏
3. More than any awareness (vv. 7-12)‏
4. In short, it is love.

B. Humble yourselves under God (5:6-7)‏

1. Take pride in the Lord. (v. 6)‏
2. Cast your anxieties on Him. (v. 7)‏
3. This will make you strange!
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LIVING SECURE IN GOD'S LOVE

1 John 4:17-21 (New International Version)

17In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
When God perfects His love in us, we should not fear or feel insecure.  We remain secure in His grace.  We don’t fear punishment or judgment.  We are free to love others (1 John 4:19).

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GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU

GOD’S LOVE:  UNCONDITIONAL, UNENDING, UNCONQUERABLE,        CONSTANT, DEPENDABLE, AVAILABLE, JUST, PERSONAL, GIVING

YOURS; YOURS NOW AND YOURS FOREVER

BELIEVE IT, ACCEPT IT, TRUST IT

BE REDEEMED BY HIS LOVE, BE HEALED BY HIS LOVE,
BE FREED BY HIS LOVE.

BELIEVE IT, ACCEPT IT, TRUST IT.

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Sermon 23th Aug 2008

ANSWER Strategy

  • Acknowledge that God can do it and act in obedience to his word.
  • Note what God says in the bible and what has happened in the past.
  • Say it in prayer.
  • Wait and meditate (individual).
  • Encourage one another (community).
  • Remind yourself daily of God’s promises (thru the Bible, answers to prayer, prophecies and community input).

Prepared for Worship

1 Cor. 11:17-34

I. More Divisions (17-22)

A. A Gathering Problem (17)
1. It is not enough to go through the motions.
2. Malachi 1:10
3. God wants more than superficial action. He wants all of you.
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What are we about?

Are you about the Fathers work?

A. What are we about? What is our focus?

B. We are about Jesus.

C. What was Jesus about?

1. Jesus was about His Fathers work (Jn. 17:4).

2. What is the Fathers work?

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Marriage and Sex

Marriage and Sex
1 Cor. 7:1-16

I. Sex (1-5)
A. Matters Written
B. The Over-spiritual
C. Godly Sexuality

  • Procreation
  • Unity/ Intimacy
  • Pleasure
  • Protection
  • D. Watching Out for Each Other
    E. The Rare Exception

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    Faithful (1 Cor. 4:1-21)

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    • We are called to be faithful servants, not judges of others.
    • Faithfulness will not be easy or fun but the reward is embracing Christs calling.
    • Bold love is motivated by a godly love and a desire for the good of our sister or brother. (more…)
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