Included

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 Title: Included Structure: Introduction A new access A new humanity A new temple Conclusion Introduction: As well as being Trinity Sunday, today is also Disability Awareness Sunday –         My first job after leaving university was with a community organisation who worked with people with disabilities, in Tauranga –         I was 23 at…

Once were Zombies

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 Title: Once were Zombies Structure: Introduction Once were Zombies God’s salvation o   God’s salvation changes our relationship with Him o   God’s salvation changes our spiritual environment o   God’s salvation changes our condition Conclusion – God’s character   Introduction: On the wall here we have a list of movie titles –         28…

Knowing

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 Title: Knowing Structure: Introduction Know the hope of God’s calling Know the glory of God’s inheritance Know the greatness of God’s power Conclusion Introduction: Knowledge is K.E.Y. – Knowledge Empowers You –         I may have the latest computer with 10 terabytes of memory, all the latest application software and lightning fast broadband,…

Artesian Wells

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14 Title: Artesian Wells Structure: Introduction Praise for God’s blessings Blessings in the heavenly realms Blessings in Christ Blessings by God’s will Conclusion Introduction: When Robyn and I were sent from Welcome Bay Baptist (in Tauranga) to train for ministry in Auckland, one of the members of our sending church (a guy called…

Salt & Light

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16 Title: We’re making a difference Structure: Introduction Salt & Light Conclusion Introduction: Last Friday night I found myself standing on the corner of Courtney Place and Allen Street –         Like most people I normally walk along a busy city street in my own little bubble – not making eye contact, not engaging…

Does God care about these people?

Scripture: Jonah Title: Does God care about these people? Structure: Introduction Jonah 1 Jonah 3 Jonah 4 Conclusion   Introduction: Are you a glass half empty or a glass half full person? –         For a long time I was a glass half empty sort of person   Forgive me, I’m forgetting my manners – allow…

A New Filter

Scripture: Luke 24:36-49 Title: A New Filter Structure: Introduction From fear to joy From doubt to understanding From disbelief to witness Conclusion Introduction: I’m thinking of a word ending in ‘R’ – six letters. Can anyone tell me what it is? – You find these everywhere: in sunglasses, in car engines, in coffee machines, swimming…