Sermons by Dave Brown

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…

Amos 1:3-2:5 – The Problem of Guilt

Please visit The Bible Project for a short video overview on the book of Amos Amos 1:3-2:5 – The Problem of Guilt The circle of judgment – God speaks to the neighbours What’s happening in Amos 1 and 2? – Starting with the words that Israel wants to hear – Who are these people? Getting to know Israel’s neighbourhood, starting with 6…

Amos 1:1-2 – The Message

Please visit The Bible Project for a short video overview on the book of Amos Amos 1:1-2 – The Message The Lord roars from Zion … Verse 1: Meeting the cast: Uzziah, Jeroboam II and Amos History matters because these are real people and our real God Reading the Old Testament From Genesis to 2 Kings, a story of people who reject…

Matthew 8:1-34 – True Faith

Matthew 8 – True Faith The context of Matthew 8 – Chapters 5-7: ‘the sermon on the mount’ – True or false disciples, building houses on rock or sand Chapters 8-9 – teaching in action: how people are responding to Jesus Chapter 10: the call for ministry workers One thing to notice: Jesus’ movement in the passage A second thing: the response.…

Godliness Is Heterosexuality

The Misconception: “Godliness is Heterosexuality” Why this is important for us to think about: – Even though it may not be our issue, we might unwittingly create a painful environment for our brothers and sisters in Christ. What the belief gets right: – Sexual purity is important What the belief gets wrong: – The way we treat different sins – The way…