Baptism

Scriptures: Various Title: Baptism Key Idea: Baptism is like a bridge, it connects people Structure: Introduction Belief Repentance Identity Discipleship Grace Entry Conclusion Introduction: –         Hamilton is a city of two halves in a way – it is dissected by the Waikato River and consequently there are a number of bridges spanning the river, providing…

The Holy Trinity

Scripture: John 3:1-17 Title: The Holy Trinity Structure: Introduction The Spirit’s role The Son’s role God’s love Conclusion Introduction: The Spanish artist, Bartolome Murillo, has a painting of the Holy Trinity –         ‘Trinity’ is a word theologians use to describe one God in three divine persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the…

Pentecost

Read Acts 2 Why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit? –         Well, very simply, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to connect us to himself –         The Holy Spirit makes Jesus’ presence & power close & real   I need a volunteer – [choose someone] –         Okay, can you sit here near the front –         Put…

Unity

Scripture: Psalm 133 Title: Unity Structure: Introduction – unity is diversity with order The Trinity and us Unity comes down from God above Unity is for sharing Conclusion   Introduction: On the wall here we have a picture of a tapestry of the Lord’s Supper –         A tapestry is a unity –         It is not…

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…

Strengthening Fellowship

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-3   Title: Strengthening Fellowship   Members Pledge 5: To do all I can to strengthen the fellowship of the church by developing the spirit of love in the family of Christ’s people.   Structure: Introduction United by Christ, not by likes Strengthening fellowship (Eph. 4:2) The bond of peace (Eph. 4:3) Conclusion…

Sharing Christ

Scripture: John 7:37-39 Title: Sharing Christ Structure: Introduction Open wells We are the cup Grace & truth Conclusion Introduction: Today, because we have welcomed people into church membership, we take a break from our series on Moses to focus on one of our members’ pledges:   To share with other people the gospel of Jesus…