Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

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Living as Free Slaves

1 Peter 2:11-17 As we deal with the relationship between the Christian and human authorities, we see three ways being a follower of Jesus requires us to live differently in amongst a world that doesn’t share our values.

Where is God in all this mess?

Esther 1-3 The Book of Esther is a simple story of how a Jewish girl became Queen of Persia and saved God’s people from a plot to destroy them. But it is so much more! It introduces us to a chaotic and challenging world of self-interest, manipulation and moral ambiguity – a world, not unlike our own. Now, as then, we must ask, where is God in all the mess?

A glorious new purpose

1 Peter 2:4-10 In these verses Peter reminds us that we are part of God’s glorious new temple built on Christ, the Cornerstone. We have a glorious new identity and glorious new purpose.

An imperishable seed

1 Peter 1:22-2:3 Here, Peter outlines three key characteristics that those who have new life in Christ possess.

The Believer’s Celebration

Romans 8:31-39 Having uncovered so much precious treasure as we have journeyed through Romans 1-8, Paul asks us “what, then, shall we say in response to these things?” Let us celebrate the wonderful privileges which belong to those who are in Christ. Who can be against us? Who can condemn us? Who can separate us from God’s love? No one!

The Sojourner’s Life

1 Peter 1:13-21 Having already outlined who we are in Christ and where we’re going, Peter describes what ought to characterise our Christian lives as sojourners in this world. We are to live lives marked by hope, holiness and reverent fear.

Groaning and Glory

Romans 8:18-30 There is a sense of incompleteness that characterises our present experience. We live in the tension between the already and the not yet. We groan, along with creation and the Holy Spirit while waiting for the incompleteness of our present experience to be overcome once and for all, as it will for all those who belong to Christ.

A Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3-12 As Peter begins the first main section of his letter, it is as though he “drops anchor” and reminds his readers of some of the incredible privileges they have as believers. We have a glorious future. There is purpose in our trials. We are in a privileged position as those for whom God’;s revelation was given. May we always hold fast to these incredible truths.

Life in the Spirit

Romans 8:1-17 Having described the struggle against indwelling sin that Christians continue to experience, we are left with the question, “Can we be sure that salvation by grace alone really works?” “Can we have assurance?” Paul’s answer in Romans 8:1-17, is a richly trinitarian one, and one which specifically highlights the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to the believer.