The Whole of the Moon

Scripture: John 17:20-26 Title: The Whole of the Moon Structure: Introduction Jesus prays for us to be one Made one by Jesus’ glory (love & suffering) Made one for a purpose (that others would know & believe) Conclusion Introduction: [Play the first 2 mins and 5 secs of the song: ‘The Whole of the Moon’]…

Glory

Scripture: John 17:1-8 Title: Glory Structure: Introduction Glorifying God (Jesus is the glory of God) Enjoying God forever (Jesus gives eternal life) Conclusion Introduction: There are moments in our lives when someone older and wiser tells us something meaningful, but at the time we don’t fully appreciate what they mean – it’s not until sometime…

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…