Preached on 11 August 2019 by Lance Lawton
All believers enjoy the very high honour of being entrusted by God himself with bringing to people the great news of the Gospel. Our service will bring such extraordinary outcomes as the riches of glory; a sure and certain hope; the treasures of knowledge and wisdom; people coming to maturity in Christ; and hearts being encouraged and united in love.
Having all of God
Preached on 4 August 2019 by Lance Lawton
The Christ we worship and serve is more than the man Jesus of Nazareth. He is equal to the Father. He created us and everything else. Nothing, including the church, works without him. And he is fully God. He is not only our redeemer. He is also our creator, the source of our very existence. There is and can be no spiritual path beyond him.
Preached on 28 July 2019 by Lance Lawton
Do you want a richer, fuller Christian experience? Do you want to grow more like Christ sooner? Do you want a deeper experience of God? Then don’t add anything to the Gospel you’ve believed. Instead meditate more and more on how richly God has loved you in Christ and so believe the Truth with deepening passion. Then you will know the Father and love God’s people more.
A taste of glory
Preached on 14 July 2019 by Lance Lawton
Exodus is a story of God’s presence with and among his people, climaxing finally in his glory filling the place where people meet with God. Authentic worship is the product of human readiness and God’s presence. God’s presence in the tabernacle foreshadows the time when he will dwell among people in human form in his Son, and in them by his Spirit.
Preached on 9 June 2019 by Lance Lawton
A reasonable working definition of idolatry might be: “Being satisfied with anything as a substitute for God.” Idolatry is alluring because it promises immediate satisfaction, offers an illusion of being in control, and makes wrong feel right. What might your idol/s or potential idol/s be?
Eating with God
Preached on 2 June 2019 by Lance Lawton
Israel has encountered God in his holiness, power and grace (Exodus 19). God has given Israel laws to live by — first the ten commandments (chapter 20) as the foundation, then three chapters of practical examples of what keeping this law might mean in practice. Now the Covenant must be confirmed in a sacred ceremony. The ceremony includes the sprinkling of sacrificial blood and the extraordinary privilege of a meal with God. All foreshadowing yet again another sacred meal by which followers of Jesus will commune forever with him.
No neutral ground
Preached on 26 May 2019 by Lance Lawton
God gives his law where his people are vulnerable to sin. The purpose of the foundational ten commandments, and of all the laws built upon them, and of all the ensuing commands in all of Scripture, is the protection of God’s sovereignty and of the covenant community formed by him and for him.
Friend of sinners
Preached on 19 May 2019 by Lance Lawton
The religious leaders charged Jesus with keeping bad company. He responded with the same story told three times in three ways. The message: Lost people matter to God.
Holy & gracious
Preached on 12 May 2019 by Lance Lawton
The giving of God’s Law to Israel, beginning with the ten commandments in Exodus 20, did not and could not happen in a vacuum. It required first that the people meet with God. God reveals himself in power as both holy and gracious.
When God turns up the heat
Preached on 5 May 2019 by Lance Lawton
God uses deserts to test and refine the people he loves. The Son of God named Israel largely failed the 40-year test in the desert. The true Son of God and true Israel named Jesus was also tested in the desert (for 40 days) and remained faithful and obedient to his Father. Will the people God loves today be like the first Israel, or like the true Israel? How are you travelling in the desert?
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- invitations to faith
- love of god
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- mark 6
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