This sermon compares ceremonial purity, moral purity and purity of the heart. We are blessed when our our hearts are purified, and this enables us to see God right now but one day we will see Him face to face. The important thing is that God is looking at our hearts.
Jesus points to a different way of life – a life where godly characteristics develop in our lives from the inside out. This beatitude focuses on showing loving kindness to those around us. One block to reaching out in mercy to others is unforgiveness.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Hebrews 6 refers to the anchor of our souls. We see the importance of having our souls anchored in the storms of life. This anchor is a hope in God to fulfil His promises, guaranteed by Jesus. The anchor keeps us firm but also allows us the freedom to push on in the purposes of…
This sermon focuses on David and how he took victory from defeat, when it seemed he had lost everything and everything came against him.
Tonight’s sermon focuses on why YOU are here, either at Church or on our website, and emphasises that we need to ‘raise our bar’ as Christians, because we are Christians for life, not just for Sunday.