St Andrews CHB
Matthew 7:21-27 2021-1-3 Sunday Christians aren't Christians. We can't restrict God to a limited place or time in our lives.We can't compartmentalise God or our faith in Him. That is not the kingdom that Jesus calls us to live in. That is not the life that will stand. Instead Jesus calls us to live wise lives. Lives that are built on His word. His teaching. Lives that show that we know Him!
Christmas Day - Isaiah 9:1-7
2020-12-25 When we don't understand history we will struggle to understand people. This is true of Jesus as well and in Isaiah 9 God gives us three historical pictures to help us understand the immensity of the baby born in Bethlehem. 1) Zebulun and Naphtali 2) The Midianites defeat 3) God's promise to King David
Kingdom Come #10
Revelation 21 2020-12-20 We read reviews of restaurants and hotels to prepare for what we are going to, but how much do we anticipate the fulfillment of God's kingdom? Revelation 21 is God's review for us. In it He gives us a testimony and a picture of the fulfillment of His plan. We are meant to know this so we will live in faith now for what awaits us.
Kingdom Come #9
2 Corinthians 5:13-21 2020-12-13 Peace can take several forms in our lives, but the peace that Jesus brings to us is specific. It is a reconciling peace. A peace of restoration and wholeness. It is a peace our neighbours need. It is a peace we are called to live in and live out - but are we?
Kingdom Come #7
A Kingdom Perspective 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 2020-11-29 God's kingdom changes how we look at ourselves and others. When we know Jesus for who He truly is then we understand that we are now His ambassadors. Ambassadors who see others with one question: Are they in Christ? This doesn't exclude them, but points us to the truth that anyone can be - if they will believe!
Kingdom Come #6
2020-11-22 Mark 1:14-15, Luke 17:20-21 The Kingdom of God is not like the kingdoms of this world. It doesn't start with flags or armies. Instead, it starts with hearts and minds. It is a kingdom that is near. A kingdom that we urgently need. A kingdom of repentance and a kingdom of faith.
Kingdom Come #4
Matthew 19:16-29 2020-11-8 Jesus tells us that God's kingdom, the kingdom of heaven is open to children, but the rich can miss it. Today's message is a sobering call to check our hearts because good things like wealth can cause us to miss the greatest thing - eternal life! They can cause us to walk away from Jesus, the One who has opened the way in. Let us hear Jesus' call to us today and the promise that anything lost in this life will be given back many times here and in the life to come.
Kingdom Come #2
2020-10-25 Kingdom Lost, Hope Given Genesis 3 Genesis 3 isn't just a record of Adam and Eve's sin. It is also a record of how we lost the Kingdom of God. How it is that we ended up in a world of hurt and distant from our Marker. But despite all the loss there is also hope. Even in the midst of the curse there is hope that what is lost might also be restored!
Endure - The story of John Paton
2020-10-11 James 5:10-11 Preacher: Mike Coutts In James 5:10-11 we are called to consider and admire the faith of Job. A faith that endured in the hard time. Today we hear a bit of the story of John Paton, who gives us a modern example of a faith that endured. John's story encourages us about the source of his faith, persevering through hardships, and seeing fruit in the end.
2020-9-6 Mike Coutts Are health, wealth and prosperity signs of God's blessing? We will all have to answer this question for our friends and for ourselves. Whether we are rich or poor. Whether we are healthy or sick. What ever our situation, howwe answer this question will show our understanding of God and faith in God. This was a challenge that Job's friends failed. Job's story and their story is recorded that we night not.
2020-8-30 Job 4-14 Job and his friends are trying to understand why Job is suffering like he is. It is the obvious question that suffering raises for us all. Unfortunately all of them are working from wrong assumptions. Assumptions we are tempted to make ourselves. Today we see that: 1) Truth misapplied is sin, and 2) Faith holds on
2020-8-23 Job 3:1-26 In chapter 3 of the book of Job, Job speaks and gives vent to his feelings. It is raw. It is dark, but Job is not alone and Job still asks a question of God. Like Job, we have been and will be in pits in our lives and as much as we wouldn't chose to be there it is OK. We are in good company. Let us learn from Job and his friends what we can do in the pit. Preacher: Rev Mike Coutts