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Sermons by Dave Brown

Managing Wisely

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom       Proverbs 2:1-5 “Remember your maker” – a call to humility       Proverbs 22:2 What does it mean to be wise with wealth?       Recognizing that wealth itself is not evil       But how adept are we at spotting greed?       Wealth should be stewarded carefully       Righteousness is worth more than wealth…

To Tithe or Not to Tithe?

Where has the idea come from? Old Testament Pattern Gen 4 Gen 14 Gen 28 Duet 14 Proper tithing: giving ‘a tenth’ (… or is it?) New Testament… How does the law continue through Christ? Matthew 23:23 – It continues but extends Support gospel ministry (1 Cor 9) Opportunity for broad generosity (2 Cor 8-9) Some generous suggestions • Be regular •…

Wealth and Poverty

From last week… All that we have belongs to God Everything that belongs to God should be used with regard for him “Give me neither poverty nor riches” (Prov 30:8) How do we respond to the gap between the wealthy and the poor? How do we respond as those who are (by and large) not poor? Is wealth bad? In the OT…

God and Money

Does God care about money Some would say God is only concerned for spiritual things. Some think God materially rewards those who follow him. A framework for thinking about money Wealth, like everything, belongs to God (Ps 24:1) Mentally moving away from a material-spiritual way of thinking We should treat everything as though it ultimately belongs to him Using wealth differently but…

The Spirit Of Wisdom

The Question: What are the evidences that the Spirit is at work within us? The work of the Spirit begins with a change from darkness to light (Eph 5:8) As children of the light (verses 11-14) Live as children of the light. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness. What this has to do with the Spirit: Galatians 5:25…

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…