Life Goes On

Scripture: Genesis 25:1-11 Title: Life Goes On Structure: Introduction Creation in Genesis 1-11 Creation in Genesis 12-24 Creation in Genesis 25 Conclusion Introduction: This morning we are going to begin with a little bit of Scrabble –         Most of you will know that with Scrabble each player gets to select 7 unknown letters from the…

Rebekah’s Faith

Scripture: Genesis 24:54-67 & John 4:46-54 Title: Rebekah’s Faith Structure: Introduction Faith is trusting without seeing Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard how marriage is an act of God and an act of hesed –         Today we hear how marriage is an…

Faith Tested

Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14 Title: Faith Tested Structure: Introduction God’s test Abraham’s faith Conclusion Introduction: When I was applying for ministry training with Carey College in Auckland they required us to do some testing –         We were interviewed by a psychologist and by various other people and we had to sit a psychometric test –         I…

Abram in Egypt

Scripture: Genesis 12:10-20   Title: Abram in Egypt   Structure: Introduction Famine Fear Freedom Conclusion   Introduction: When a toddler is learning to walk, they fall over a little bit –         No one criticises the toddler because she is just learning and needs encouragement   Likewise, when a child is learning to ride a bike,…

Imagination with God

Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6 and 2nd Kings 6:8-23   Title: Imagination with God   Structure: Introduction God uses imagination to form faith God uses imagination to reveal reality God uses imagination to create new realities Conclusion   Introduction: When you daydream or imagine, what do you see yourself doing?   [Wait]   Perhaps you’ve had a…

Pray

Scripture: 1st Kings 17:8-24 Title: Pray Structure: Introduction Prayer is listening in faith Prayer is asking in hope Prayer is confessing in truth Conclusion Introduction: Today is the first of three Sundays when we focus on the work of Tranzsend and our NZ Baptist missionaries serving overseas   The framework for the three weeks of…

Baptism

Scripture: Mark 16:16a “Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved”   Title: Baptism   Key Idea: Baptism is where God’s grace meets our faith   Structure: Introduction Baptism is where God’s grace meets our faith Conclusion     Introduction: This morning Duan is being baptised The word ‘baptise’ means to dip or immerse There…