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Sermons by Dave Brown

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…

Scripture Alone

Model – comparison to a stool – the top flat bit being faith, supported by three legs – scripture, reason & tradition. All three are important – but not all have equal value and we need to be careful Note: as we read scripture, we don’t simply read scripture as a book Who God is? God reveals himself through creation. God reveals…

Christ Alone

“Christ alone” … instead of what? Reformation – 16thC context Who saving faith is all about? … it’s all about Jesus and Jesus alone Why should we care? Jesus has done absolutely everything … & there is absolutely nothing more we can add to what Jesus has done Jesus is the only way John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and…

1 Peter 2:1-10 – The People Of God

1 Peter 2:1-10 – The People of God 1) Checking in from last week … Being renewed by God’s word leads to transformed behaviour   2) Identify Images Unpacking some familiar Christian clichés You are born again You are living Stones You are a chosen people   3) So who am I?   Does my life reflect my identity in Christ? ……

Amos 9:1-15 – Stop Running

Amos 9 – Stop Running A people with nowhere to hide – Amos’ vision strips away any thought of escaping the judgment to come. A God of fierce judgment “I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good.” – Israel does not understand the power of God A God who gives hope in darkness – The last word:…

Amos 4:1-13 – Prepare To Meet Your God

Prepare To Meet Your God Amos 4 Israel on trial… time for the verdict “Hear this word” – Speaking to those in power and privilege about how they’ve used it. – This is the behaviour that led to the exile. Empty worship (Amos 4:4-5) – Bethel and Gilgal as places of worship – Equivalent places of worship for the modern church? This…