Everlasting Father

Scriptures: John 1:1-5 & Luke 15:11-32 Title: Everlasting Father Structure: Introduction Jesus is the source Jesus has all authority Conclusion Introduction: On the wall here we have a picture of 3 men: George Washington, Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela –         Can anyone tell me what these three men have in common? [Wait] –         That’s right…

Wonderful Counsellor

Scripture: Luke 13:10-21 Title: Wonderful Counsellor Structure: Introduction Yahweh the Wonderful Counsellor Jesus the Wonderful Counsellor God’s wonderful plan (Kingdom) Conclusion Introduction: Prince Charles has recently turned 70 –         Charles is of course next in line to take the throne –         The Prince’s full title is: His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince…

Healing in Ruth

Scripture: Ruth Title: Healing Structure: Introduction Ruth 1 Ruth 2 Ruth 3 Ruth 4 Conclusion Introduction: Aristotle is quoted as saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” –         The idea here is of synergy or working together –         Said another way, the interaction or cooperation of two or more parts produce…

For-giving

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 Title: Forgiving Structure: Introduction Forgiveness is letting go God’s forgiveness is unlimited but not unconditional Forgiving from the heart Conclusion Introduction: Good blood flow helps to heal wounds –         Without healthy blood flow a wound will take ages to heal or may even get worse –         Generally speaking things that improve blood…

Giving

Scripture: Luke 16:1-13 Title: Giving Key Points: Giving opens doors and facilitates movement Giving creates security by strengthening relationships Introduction: Last summer we went to Kapiti Island for a day –         Kapiti has a lagoon on its northern edge –         Although it is right beside the sea the lagoon is completely closed in – no…

Nurture

Scripture: Luke 10:25-42 Title: Nurture Structure: Introduction Eternal life – vv. 25-28 The Samaritan – vv. 29-37 The benefits of nurture Conclusion – Mary & Martha – vv. 38-42 Introduction: A number of the images the Bible gives us of God are images of nurture, care and protection – God is referred to as a…

Inter-dependence – Part 2

Scripture: Exodus 18:13-26; Mark 6:6b-13; Luke 19:1-10 Title: Inter-dependence – Part 2 Structure: Introduction Moses transitioned from independence to inter-dependence Jesus works inter-dependently Jesus opens the door of inter-dependence for Zacchaeus Conclusion Introduction: Robyn teaches five year olds and is always on the lookout for good picture books to read to her class –         Recently…