Wise Living

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-21 Title: Wise Living Structure: Introduction Making the most of our time Discerning the will of God Being filled with the Spirit Conclusion Introduction: The year before we started training for ministry at Carey Baptist we went to check the College out and meet some of the students To make conversation I asked…

Love & Light

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-14 Structure: Introduction Live in love Live as light Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series in Ephesians In some ways the letter to the Ephesians is like a river – it flows from a single source (God’s grace for us in Christ) and then, down-stream, the letter issues into a variety of…

Honour

Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-4 Structure: Introduction Christ among us Children honour Fathers nourish Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series in Ephesians Ordinarily we would be up to chapter 5 by now but, because it’s Fathers’ Day, we are jumping forward to chapter 6 where Paul talks about how children and parents are to relate with…

Balance

Scripture: Psalm 8 Structure: Introduction Security Love Responsibility Conclusion Introduction: Yippee, Wha-hoo, Go you good thing, On ya mate, Well done, Tu Meke, You are awesome, That was amazing These words and phrases are different ways in which we express praise Some of these words and expressions you won’t find in a dictionary but that…

M&M’s

Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-32 Structure: Introduction Mind Morals Conclusion Introduction: If we think of the Christian church as a tree; historically the church has two main branches to it There is the eastern branch, which stems from the Greek tradition And there is the western branch, which stems from the Latin tradition We are part of…

Passenger or Crew?

Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-16 Structure: Introduction Diversity Maturity Conclusion Introduction: Are you a passenger or crew? Are you a spectator or a player? Are you a casual observer or an active participant? Today we continue our series in Ephesians by focusing on chapter 4:7-16 Two weeks ago we explored the first six verses of Ephesians 4…

Mirrors & Reflections

Scriptures: Genesis 1:26-27; John 1:14-18; John 15:8 & 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Title: Mirrors and reflections Key Idea: Our mission is to glorify God and be a blessing to His world Later this morning, during the AGM, we plan to quiz you on the content of the Annual Report – I’ve got a warm-up question for…