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Sermons by Rick Maude

Are The Gospel Writers Reliable?

1. Were the gospels we have written down close the events? Firstly, the bible does not describe or mention the actual destruction of the temple – predicted in the book of Matthew (24:1-3) Secondly, the gospels or any of the NT books do not include any comment on or mention the three-year siege of Jerusalem Thirdly …the book of Acts does not…

Did He Really Rise? – The Facts Only

What do you believe about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? 2009 NCLS fact sheet on the resurrection (show graph) 31 % believe the resurrection was an actual historical event 34% neither agree nor disagree 35% disbelieve Does it matter? 1 Cor 15:13-19 – if Jesus has not been raised then Christianity is nothing The resurrection is the only plausible explanation…

Matthew 25:14-46 – What We Do While We Wait

… the power and authority of Jesus Pharisees etc … abandoned by God because they have rejected Jesus. But what about those who follow Jesus? How should they live until Jesus returns? Be ready because no one knows the day or the hour … but Jesus does not want us to be passive waiting, idly sitting by waiting till Jesus returns. Invest…

Matthew 23:1-39 – Choose Who You Follow

Misled but given another opportunity Warnings and instructions – v 1-12 Obey God’s law Obedience with grace “tie up heavy loads for you to lift and do not even lift a finger themselves” …legalistic righteousness outside a context of grace Not obedience for show Not about elevated titles Verse 11 … greatness is about service and servant hood. 7 woes – v…

Matthew 19:1-20:34 – Why Will The First Be Last?

When your understanding is challenged Firstly, the authority of Jesus clearly on display. Secondly, … their understand of godly living completely upside down. Who is it who gets Godly living right? Jesus or the experts in the law? Divorce Deut 24:1 “martial unfaithfulness” or “for any and every reason”. Jesus’ reply … … God’s original intention … how sinfulness had impacted marriage.…

To The Glory Of God Alone

“Salvation is received by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, revealed to us through scripture alone… … to the glory of God alone” Two parts to ‘the glory of God alone’ What is the chief purpose of mankind? “to glorify God and enjoy him forever” Firstly, the rescue God wins for us and offers us … is the glory…