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Matthew 26:31-27:61 – The First Good Friday

Introduction Song – Only a Holy God (Michael Farren, Jonny Robinson, Dustin Smith, Rich Thompson. Matthew 26:31-46 – Gethsemane Song- Jerusalem (Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, Tiarne Kleyn) Matthew 26:47-68 – Arrest and Trial Song – In the Name of Love (Mark Peterson) Matthew 26:69-27:26 – Rejection and Sentence Song – Lead me to the Cross (Brooke Fraser) Matthew 27:27-61 – The Cross…

Matthew 26:1-30 – Why Did Jesus Die?

“When he had finished” – continuity from the story so far… The time has come – Jesus is heading to the cross. Two responses (in advance) to the crucified Jesus: The anointing at Bethany The unlikely followers, and the cost of following Jesus The betrayal of Judas Shallow faith: leaving when Jesus isn’t what we want him to be. The Last Supper…

Hope For Evangelism In A Secular Age – Part 2

by Akos Balogh (see last week for part 1) 3) Eschew Utopianism There can never be a perfect world this side of eternity. Christians should be people of love and justice. We’re to do good to all people (Gal 6:10), as we love our neighbours as ourselves (Matt 22:39). But as we do this on a personal level, on a corporate level…

Matthew 25:14-46 – What We Do While We Wait

… the power and authority of Jesus Pharisees etc … abandoned by God because they have rejected Jesus. But what about those who follow Jesus? How should they live until Jesus returns? Be ready because no one knows the day or the hour … but Jesus does not want us to be passive waiting, idly sitting by waiting till Jesus returns. Invest…

Hope For Evangelism In A Secular Age

by Akos Balogh              Christians are often seen as “moral outlaws” in 2019 Australia. We’re now being pressured to leave our ‘bigoted’ views behind, at least out of the public square. And the temptation for Christians is to panic and become alarmist, as if God has forfeited His divine rule over the West.              So how do we live as Christians in…

Matthew 24:1-25:13 – Be Ready

A world in chaos When will Jesus return? A Warning – Don’t be deceived by false messiahs “What false messiahs?” How do we deal with a “world in chaos”? Option A – the “ostrich” approach Option B – the “give-up” approach Option C – look for a “messiah” … a “saviour” A world that creates “false messiahs” A Hope – We have…

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Part 3

By Richard Chin (AFES) 4. Systems The systems—or organisational structures—produce their own cultural effect. The key is to understand the purpose of systems and set them up thoughtfully so that they serve God’s plan and strategy. For example, in Acts 6, the apostles had to organise a “system” to ensure that the daily distribution of food to all the widows was fair,…

Matthew 23:1-39 – Choose Who You Follow

Misled but given another opportunity Warnings and instructions – v 1-12 Obey God’s law Obedience with grace “tie up heavy loads for you to lift and do not even lift a finger themselves” …legalistic righteousness outside a context of grace Not obedience for show Not about elevated titles Verse 11 … greatness is about service and servant hood. 7 woes – v…

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Part 2 

By Richard Chin (AFES) GROWING A CULTURE THAT SERVES GOD’S STRATEGY Here’s a corny (but memorable!) acronym to create culture: MAPSss 1. Modelling Gospel Flexibility So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking…