Sermons from July 2020

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Hebrews 11:4 4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying [a]about his gifts, and through [b]faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

Why Do We Go To Church?

Is saying, “I’m going to church” a problem?•YES, If…1.…it means a church buildinga)Because ‘Church’ has nothing to do with man-made structures.2.…it means anything other than God’s peoplea)Businessb)Secular charities •NO, If…1.‘Church’ is understood as Jesus’ followers who:a)Confess Jesus as Lord and Saviourb)Congregate together to worshipc)Work to meet needs to a spiritual end John 4:24 John 4:24 24 God is [a]spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Render Unto Caesar

Matthew 22:15-22 Tribute to Caesar 15 Then the Pharisees went and [a]plotted together how they might trap Him [b]in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [c]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17 Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [d]lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their [e]malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show…

The Tabernacle

The New Testament Church as seen through the Old Covenant Tabernacle Romans 8:1-6 8 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, in the true tent[a] that the Lord set up, not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. 4 Now if he…

All Lives Matter

Luke 12:54 – ESV 54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Clean Your Heart – Part 1

Traditions verses Commandments Scribes and Pharisees saw the oral traditions of ‘The Elders’ as authoritative: They saw themselves as part of a succession of leaders passing on God’s will… •Moses•Aaron•Priests•70 Elders•Tribes of Israel•Synagogues•Themselves Matthew 15:1-3  15 Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for…