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Proverbs #10 - Wise Wealth
Proverbs 23:4-5 2021-4-18 How we handle money says something about our heart. How we relate to wealth says something about our relationship with God. Whether we desire riches, shows whether we desire God. Proverbs 23:4-5 calls us to handle wealth well. To deal with it faithfully. To use it, so that it doesn't use us.
Easter - The Greatest Love
Jesus' death and resurrection are the the greatest events in all of human history. They give us the greatest gift, the greatest news, and the greatest love...but not everyone sees them that way. This Easter we listen to four excerpts from Jesus' life and we hear what He understood about His death and resurrection, because God wants us to know Jesus. He wants us to receive His gift, to hear His news, and to know His love in the life of His Son! 1) John 2:19 2) Mark 8:33 3) Luke 22:15-16 4) Matthew 26:53-54
Proverbs #8 - Seven Steps
We would all like our words and actions to last and incredibly - so would God! But this only happens as we live in union with Him and reflect Him. It only happens as His words and actions become our words and actions. Today we look at seven important steps to doing this. These include: - What do you desire? - Where is God in your life? - God will work it all our, eventually - Who fills our hearts? - Bear good fruit - Righteousness is recognised by God! - How wealthy are we? These are steps to bringing us in line with our Maker. They are steps to life!
Proverbs #6 - Snapshots of the righteous life
In the book of Proverbs God teaches us about the life He wants us to have in a certain way. These are the short one line sayings that we associate with Proverbs. And it is through these wise sayings that we get an image of the life of righteousness. Today we start by looking at this form which God is speaking to us that we would understand it. We look at this overall aim of calling us to the life of righteousness. And we put it into practice as together we look at some of these proverbs that God has spoken to us.
Proverbs #5 - Leave Your Simple Ways
Proverbs 9 2021-3-7 God cares what we do with our lives. He cares when we choose foolish paths. He cares that we live and flourish. And this means that He is willing to intervene for our sake. He is willing to correct us, even if He will suffer abuse in response. In Proverbs 9 we are presented with the two options that we all face in our lives as two invitations or two meals, but we are also given the key to which we will choose. How will we respond to correction? Will be proud and hateful, or humble and grateful? Because we will all chose somewhere to live. We will all choose some reward or value for our lives. Which will it be?
Proverbs #4 - Wise Sex
2021-2-28 Proverbs 5-7 We are sexual beings in a sexually charged world. But what will we do? Which path will we choose? Proverbs 5-7 is God's call to His children to flourish in our sexuality. Whether we are single or married, God has a path for us. A path that leads to life. A path that leads to joy and righteousness.
Proverbs #3 - The Blessing of Wisdom
Proverbs 3:1-12 2021-2-21 The life of a Christian can at times seem overwhelming with all the decisions and matters that lie before us, but Proverbs 3:1-12 offers us a simple outline for our lives. These verses give us six parts which all come with a blessing or encouragement for us. We can be wise in our lives as God's children and there are blessings that come to us as we are.
Proverbs #2 - The Call
Do we ever feel like we help in working life out? Or, do we ever feel like we want to know the right way to go amongst the paths before us? Proverbs 1-2 tells us that help is at hand. There are wise voices calling us to the abundant life. Offering us success and security - if we will listen. This is not success or security as the world knows it, but abundant life in God's ways. But will we listen to them?
Proverbs - Intro
Today we introduce: 1) Our theme for the year of wisdom. 2) Our topic for the term of the book of Proverbs. 3) And lastly we start with Proverbs foundation for our lives - the fear of the Lord. Where is God in the picture of our lives? Is He greater than our worries? Is He more fearsome than our fears? How does He compare to our passions and desires?
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.