God’s Word in the Bible

(Scroll down to read Guidelines for reading the Bible) Key Idea: The Bible is like a bag of groceries – it holds the Word of God   This morning we are thinking about the Bible –         There are many things we could say about the Bible but I’m not going to try and say everything…

Energy Part 2 – The Soul’s Energy

Scripture: 1st Kings 19:10-18 Title: Energy – Part 2 (Energy for the soul) Structure: Introduction Treat the cause and the symptoms Recovering the soul’s energy Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on well-being and care of the soul, using the acronym: HEALING. –         Each letter represents a word which, when properly applied, is life…

Energy Part 1 – The Body’s Energy

Scripture: 1st Kings 19:1-9 Title: Energy – Part 1 Structure: Introduction The body’s energy Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series 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 human soul… –         Hope Energy Appreciation Lament Inter-dependence…

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…

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…

Rebekah’s Faith

Scripture: Genesis 24:54-67 & John 4:46-54 Title: Rebekah’s Faith Structure: Introduction Faith is trusting without seeing Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard how marriage is an act of God and an act of hesed –         Today we hear how marriage is an…

Marriage

Scripture: Genesis 24:28-61 Title: Marriage – Part 1 Structure: Introduction Marriage is an act of God, serving His purpose Marriage is an act of hesed, providing security Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard about God’s fingerprints and how the Lord led Abraham’s…