There are two messages in one in this 30 minute sermon. Psalm 27 assures us that in a spiritual battle we can be confident because God is on our side. Then 1 John 4 reminds us of the need to love one another – one of the main tactics of Satan is to get Christians…
The theme for this message is Picture Frames – that a picture is given great worth by being in a picture frame and displayed. God, as it were, considers us valuable enough to put us in a picture frame and display it on the wall for all to see. Our value has been redeemed by…
By listening to yourself speaking (even imaginary conversations) you can get a gauge of what’s going on in your heart. Why not have a listen and surprise yourself. Just letting you know there is hope for hearts that need to change!!
We see that Jesus placed great value on people. But then we examine the Parable in Luke 19:11-27 which shows that we are to invest what God has given us into people that do not yet follow Jesus.
Rod Barnett, the Festival Director for the Lancashire Festival of Hope, uses the calling of Matthew in Matthew 9:9-13 to show that there is a place for everyone at God’s table and that we no longer need to allow our past to dictate our future. Great message!!
We see how the message to the church in Philadelphia in Revelation 3 has a foundation in the Book of Isaiah. We see some great promises fulfilled in Christ and the idea of open doors of opportunity existing for us to serve God.
Ecclesiastes 4 has some wonderful verses about friendship. We are not made to be on our own and here we see great value and reward from the friendships and relationships we cultivate.
What sets your priorities? Sometimes they are forced upon us, but there are many times when we can choose our priorities. Using Haggai 1 and 1 Samuel 30 this sermon challenges us to examine our priorities in a year of great opportunity for the gospel in Blackpool.
People were made to praise God. Using the Christmas story in Luke, this sermon sees a process from receiving a revelation from God to lifting up our voices in praise. It is practical and realistic and highlights spiritual principles which the Christian can live out.
Today we looked at how the Lord works ‘suddenly’ in our life. It looks at Zechariah, Mary and the shepherds and then makes some very practical observations about how to deal with various things that can happen suddenly in our lives.