Jesus – Son of Man

Scripture: Matthew 20:17-28 Title: Jesus – Son of Man Structure: Introduction Glorious King Suffering Servant Conclusion Introduction: I have here a New Zealand half penny –         On one side is the image of a tiki and on the other side the image of a young Queen Elizabeth the Second –         Two quite different images –…

Son of David

Scriptures: Matthew 1:1-17; 12:1-6 & 38-42; 21:1-17; 22:41-45 & Psalm 110 Title: Jesus, Son of David Structure: Introduction Greater than Solomon Greater than the temple Greater than David Conclusion Introduction: One of the good things about being an adult is that your feet stop growing –         And that’s a good thing because it means you…

Mighty God

Scripture: Mark 1:21-39 Title: Mighty God Structure: Introduction Jesus preaches with authority Jesus heals with power Jesus prays with perspective Conclusion Introduction: Lieutenant General, Lord, Freyberg served in the Dardanelles & Europe with the British Army during the first world war –         Then he served in Italy & Africa with the New Zealand army during…

Jesus is Lord

Scripture: Matthew 7:21-29 Title: Jesus is Lord Structure: Introduction Listen Obey Receive Decide Conclusion Introduction: In his poem, The Divided World, Owen Marshall makes the observation… –         “The world is divided between those who say they adore the countryside and never go there, and those who say they hate the city and never leave it……

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…