Sermons from June 2020

Treasure of the Crimson Worm

As we search and research the Word diligently, we travel the path of hermeneutic. We interpret the scripture to better guide our lives and confirm our faith into certainty. Jewish hermeneutics has a specific type of interpretation known as remez. Simply put, a remezis a hint of a hidden message that is found by searching out the deeper meaning; often, this is done by analysing a word, recognising the power of symbolic language, and/or connecting with other supportive scripture. A…

The Mind of Christ

Humble—•Emptied Himself•Servant•Son of Man•Obedient—cross•Saviour Christ’s Mind—It’s impact upon you! Christ’s Mind—How do we know? He has left a Witness—The Bible•OT anticipates Him•Gospels reveal Him•Acts preaches Him•Letters teach Him•Revelation glorifies Him Philippians 2:5-8 5 Have this attitude [a]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be [b]grasped, 7 but [c]emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the…

I am Resolved

Not these kinds of resolutions. •Easily made•Easily broken•Easily forgotten Habits are hard to break•If you do not fill the void, Satan will. When I was young, I was a slave to my passions. Now that I am old, I am a slave to my habits. Living in Maybe-LandGod doesn’t abide thereNothing much gets done of any value Joshua 24:15 (NASB) 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods…

Relationships 103—I’m Married

Ephesians 5:22-24 (NASB) Marriage Like Christ and the Church 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

The Way Forward Is Back

Have you ever been lost? I have taken wrong turns in the USA—a long way backGod’s people regularly lost their way…Adam and Eve driven from the Garden of EdenCain did evil to his brotherNoah’s wicked GenerationAfter EgyptUnbelief costsFunerals in the desertDidn’t have to be God always provided a way back…Each time God offered a door of mercy for them to walk through Galatians 1:6-9 (NASB) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [a]by the grace of Christ,…

Relationships 102—Before You Commit

All relationships are to be based on love for God and, in turn, love for one another. Some things are best learned now *Disagreement doesn’t change facts*Both parties find this reality hard to believe*But men can actually chew gum and walk at the same time*There are a variety personality types*Only God can change the heart*Men and women communicate differently*Adjust you must! 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NASB) 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does…

God At Work – Again

Four things that God wants: 1.Maturity– Grow in faith and knowledge– Leaving behind an infantile life 2.Decisiveness– Choose this day – Some are neither ‘Hot nor cold.’ 3.Consistency– Rid yourself of doubts– Some burn ‘Hot and cold.’ 4.Strength If you want God to work in you? Seek that which is pleasing in His sight. Philippians 1:6 (NASB) 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.…