Sermons on Isaiah

Ephesians 1:3-14 – Chosen By God

“You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family” To be Christian is to be chosen by God. To be chosen by God is to be… sought To be chosen by God is to be… loved But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be…

John 16:16-33 – Grief And Joy

“in a minute” The going and coming of Jesus Verse 16, “In a little while you will see me no more, then in a little while you will see me” … the disciple’s grief will turn to joy 1)    The time has come 2)    The pain is worth the joy. Verse 22, “Now is your time of grief, but I will see…

Choosing The Perfect Gift

How do you choose the perfect gift for someone you love? Questions to ask – What do they need? – What don’t they have? – What is good for them? – What have I already promised them? – Will it last? – Can I afford it? – What will be the effect if I do not give this gift? The Context Sennacherib,…

Remain In Me

Taking comfort in the shelter of ‘the vine’. – Israel: The symbols of temple, land, Torah. – Australia: peace, wealth, family? “I am the true vine” – The existence of the ‘true vine’ implies that anything else is false. Warnings and Encouragement – Remain in me and bear fruit, or – be ‘cut off’ from the vine, and wither. – Have faith…

Continued Unbelief

If I had seen Jesus heal the sick, feed the 5000, calm the storm, give sight to the blind, enable the lame to walk and raised the dead then and only then would I properly believe. 1)    How could they not believe? John 3:2, “we know you are a teacher who has come from God for no one could perform the miraculous…

Gospel Welcome

A mixed mob Dealing with the differences Romans 14:1, fully welcome each other with open arms. Warning # 1 Very different with false teaching The differences mentioned Difference # 1 … the food that they eat Difference # 2 Romans 14:5 … one day is more sacred than another What should they do to resolve them? v 6-8, get on with serving…

Trinity

Cheese truth and Bus truth The Trinity God is triune – Father, Son and Holy Spirit unified in the Godhead. What does the statement mean? One God, three persons. The Creed of Athanasius we worship one God in trinity and Trinity in unity. Neither confounding the persons; nor dividing the substance. Coexist, Coeternal, Coequal. What does the Bible say about it? Firstly,…

Claiming To Be God

Setting the scene The ‘Festival of Dedication’ (Hanukkah) “Are you the Messiah?” (John 20:30-31) Three proofs of who Jesus is and what we learn from them 1. The signs that he does reveal the Father and show us what kind of world he is making (Revelation 21:2-4) 2. Jesus’ sheep will know his voice and we see both security and separation 3.…