Sermons by John Spranklin (Page 2)

Sermons by John Spranklin (Page 2)

John Spranklin

Rejoicing with God-given Joy

Nehemiah 12:27-47 We live in a society starved of real joy, and in a time which presents lots of challenges to our ability to rejoice. But Nehemiah 12:27-47 presents a climactic scene of Israel gathering to worship, give thanks and celebrate God’s faithful, covenant love for his people. A time when Israel was full of rejoicing. We can learn a lot about the basis of real joy and the effect it can have on us and others, and about how…

Promises, promises…

Nehemiah 9:38 – 10:39 In the preceding chapters, the people of Jerusalem have listened to God’s word, they have confessed their sin to God, and now they repent – they make a firm and public commitment not to repeat the sins of the past. From now on they promise to be wholly and exclusively devoted to the Lord. But can they change? Can we really change? Can we hope to see real and lasting change in our lives? And if…

The People of God at Work

Nehemiah 3:1-32 Nehemiah chapter 3 gives us a long list of names of those who were involved in re-building the wall around Jerusalem. Doing the work of God in Nehemiah’s generation meant re-building the wall. Today, as Christians, building the people of God together means pointing people to Christ – both believers and unbelievers. But how we engage in God’s work is much the same today as it was then – every Christian has a role to play, and we…

Being the Church

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 In the current season of social isolation, much of what we do as “the local church” has been undone for a time. And so, we find ourselves asking the question, “What does it mean, in practice, to be the church?” Paul has written to encourage the Thessalonian church to live as a community shaped by faith, hope and love. In his conclusion to the letter he spells out what it means, in specific and practical terms, to…

The Word of God at Work

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16The word of God should be central in the life of every believer, but it is often under-utilised. WE should be eager to hear the word and accept it, and allow it to do its work in our lives to shape us into the likeness of Christ. CNBC Message for 3 May 2020: The Word of God at Work – John Spranklin from City North Baptist Church on Vimeo.

He is Risen!

Luke 24:1-12 The truth of the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus changes everything! It makes all the difference for our salvation, for our ongoing relationship to our living Saviour and for his continued mission in the world as this incredible good news is proclaimed to all the earth. He is Risen! – Pastor John Spranklin from City North Baptist Church on Vimeo.