Sermons by Rick Maude

1 Peter 1:1-12 – Living Hope

1 Peter 1:1-12 – Living Hope What defines you? What is it that gives you your identity? Our better identity 1 Peter 1:1 … God’s elect people. Qu: If you follow Jesus, is your primary identity found in the fact you have been chosen by God to be his? Qu: What would your life begin to look like if you found your…

Amos 7:10-17 – Don’t Prophecy Here

Amos 7:10-17 – Don’t prophecy here When God confronts you Amos 7:8-9. “And the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Amos?” “A plumb line,” I replied. Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer. “The high places of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries of Israel will…

2 John – False Teachers Among Us

2 John – False teachers among us United by The Truth The truth about the gospel of Jesus. Filled with joy – v 4 The command to love – v 5 V6 – Love occurs when you walk in obedience to God’s commands. Serious heresy If you reject Jesus as being the Christ then you have nothing left. Verse 9 … ‘the…

Receiving The Spirit’s Gifts

06 – Spirit of truth – Receiving the Spirit’s gifts Problems we face … out of the biblical context of what the gift is actually for. Results in – filled with pride – filled with a self focus – a wrong perspective of genuine Christianity The purpose of gifts 1 Cor 12:7 … for the common good. 1 Cor 14:26… to build…

Producing The Spirit’s Fruit

05 – Spirit of Truth – Producing the Spirit’s fruit The danger of chasing our natural desires Does grace mean we can do whatever we wanted to? … And just ask God to forgive us? So far … converting … indwelling … prodding The Fruit the Spirit brings a) A process that normally takes time. b) A reflection of how healthy that…

Recognising The Spirit’s Work

04 – Spirit of Truth – Recognising the Spirit’s work. Jesus was not preparing his disciples for a comfortable life? John 15:26 … when the Spirit comes … disciples are filled with grief It is good that Jesus is going Unless Jesus goes the Spirit will not come … a paraclete Recognising the Spirit’s work a) Spirit’s work in the world (8-11)…

Power From The Spirit

03 – Spirit of Truth – Power from the Spirit “Contemporary society has a quest for power. But what happens when the church follows the same path”? Mission impossible! Power to get the job done …baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers the disciples’ to take the gospel of the risen Lord Jesus from the centre of Jerusalem religion to the centre of…