Hope

Scripture: Mark 8:31-33 & 10:46-52 Title: Hope Structure: Introduction Bartimaeus’ hope – Mark 10:46-52 Peter’s hope – Mark 8:31-33 Conclusion Introduction: Earlier in the year I preached a message on well-being and care of the soul, using the acronym: HEALING. –         Each letter represents a word which, when properly applied, is life giving to the…

Loss & Hope

Scripture: Genesis 23 Title: Loss & Hope Structure: Introduction Abraham mourns Abraham buys land Hope for exiles Conclusion Introduction: “The Kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then went and sold all he had and bought that field.”  [1] Today we continue…

Healing

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 Title: Healing Structure: Introduction Hope vs. condemnation Energy vs. exhaustion Appreciation vs. entitlement Lament vs. denial Inter-dependence vs. independence Nurture vs. neglect Giving vs. greed Conclusion Introduction: It’s been a difficult week for many in our congregation –         I had originally planned to preach about the Trinity but it didn’t seem to…

Being Present

Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15 Title: Being Present Structure: Introduction Abraham is present Sarah is afraid God is free Conclusion Introduction: Last year we began a series on the life of Abraham, pausing for a few weeks during Advent –         This morning we pick up Abraham’s journey of faith from Genesis 18, where we left off Abraham’s…

Something old, something new…

Christmas Day Message – 25th December 2017 There is an old rhyme often quoted in reference to a bride on her wedding day –         The tradition is to give the bride… –         Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue Something old represents continuity with the past –         Something new speaks of change and making…

The Weaned Soul

Scripture: Psalm 131 Title: The weaned soul Structure: Introduction Humility of heart Contentment of soul Conclusion – Hope   Introduction: On the wall here we have three pictures –         We have Doctor Who’s ‘Tardis’ –         The Wardrobe from the ‘Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ –         And the suitcase from ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to…

Imagination with God

Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6 and 2nd Kings 6:8-23   Title: Imagination with God   Structure: Introduction God uses imagination to form faith God uses imagination to reveal reality God uses imagination to create new realities Conclusion   Introduction: When you daydream or imagine, what do you see yourself doing?   [Wait]   Perhaps you’ve had a…