Lament

Scripture: Psalm 137 Title: Lament Structure: Introduction Lament seeks company Lament remembers identity Lament protests honestly Lament vents anger Conclusion Introduction: On the wall here we have a list of songs… –         Small Bump by Ed Sheeran –         I don’t want to talk about it by Crazy Horse –         Candle in the wind by Elton…

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…

Abraham’s Identity

Scripture: Genesis 24:1-9 Title: Abraham’s Identity  Structure: Introduction Two worlds Identity Conclusion Introduction: Someone once said, –         “We don’t know who discovered water but we know it wasn’t a fish.” –         The point being that a fish is born into water and lives in water all its life, so it doesn’t realise the context it…

Jesus in transition

Scripture: Luke 2:41-52 Title: Jesus in transition Structure: Introduction Foreshadowing Identity, belonging, purpose Conclusion Introduction: Recently I had an eye exam and was told I needed transition lenses, which are sort of a modern take on bifocals –         Switching to transition lenses is really weird – it’s a transition in itself –         With transition lenses…