Reviewing the account of David and Bathsheba we see that God is a holy God and hates sin, that He also loves to forgive but that we still need to turn to Him in repentance. This is a hard-hitting sermon which challenges our modern complacency to the idea of sin.
Looking at the account of David and Goliath, we see that David’s faith grew in everyday situations, that it was an authentic and considered faith and that it was for the long-term. Discover things about David’s family and Goliath that you may not have considered before.
Out of a heart of worship we see that David prophecies. Using the amazing prophetic Psalm 22 we look at that God will choose a worshipper to use in the prophetic ministry. Paul in Corinthians suggests all Christians can prophecy, but it is vital that we have a worshipping heart.
In the final talk on the beatitudes we examine the idea of persecution – what it is and what it isn’t. This is something that will face every Christian who truly wants to follow Jesus.
Based around verses in the Book of Proverbs we see the importance and value of having a heart full of joy. There are also some practical pieces of advice about how to keep your heart in a good place.
What are you desperate for in your life? Jesus tells us we are blessed when we are hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Core values are unpacked.
We see that meekness has a different meaning to what we normally think. It is an attitude of strength that is under control. There are great blessings attached as we allow God to work this characteristic in our lives.
When God shows us we are destitute before Him we are blessed, but this is only a start. Jesus tells us we are blessed when our sin bothers us enough to change and we experience the joy of complete forgiveness. Sin is awful but God’s forgiveness in Jesus is too wonderful for words.
This series delves into perhaps Jesus’ most famous sermon – the Sermon on the Mount. It is all about a totally different way of living that only God can work in our hearts. First step is to realise the blessing of being destitute before God.
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.