"Sunday Morning" Tagged Sermons

"Sunday Morning" Tagged Sermons

Sunday Morning

New life – New lifestyle (part 2)

Ephesians 5:1-20 Flowing on from the previous chapter, this message continues to give practical advice about how to live as a Christian. Paul makes it clear that there will be times when the Christian lifestyle needs to be distinctly different from those around us, especially in the area of sexual morality. And as we “walk in the light”, simply obeying God’s word, the sins of society will inevitably be exposed. Our part is to consistently and carefully take the opportunities…

Peace be with you

Luke 24:36-49 Try to imagine how the disciples were feeling by Sunday morning after the crucifixion of Jesus. Without doubt they would have been scared, confused, and exhausted mentally and emotionally. It’s no wonder they were behind locked doors trying make sense of everything that had been happening. Then all of a sudden Jesus appeared before,speaking these words: “Peace be with you … why are you troubled?”. There’s nothing like a good resurrection to restore peace to a troubled life!…

Not my will but yours

Luke 22:39-46 Listen in on Jesus praying in the Garden. The pain of his prayer reminds us of what was about to happen at the cross, and it challenges us to think about our own sin and where we stand with God.

New life – New lifestyle

Ephesians 4:17-32 What difference does becoming a Christian actually make? A massive difference according to the apostle Paul. And in today’s passage he explains what actually happens when a person comes to Christ. Along with a changing of our heart (attitudes) and the renewing of our mind (thinking), we begin living a whole new lifestyle. With the help of the Holy Spirit we “put off” the old sinful habits of the past and “put on” the new qualities of holiness.…

Praying for God’s Power

Ephesians 3:14-21 Most people have a “shopping list” approach to prayer (a literal or mental list). That’s fine, but what’s on that list? When Paul thought about the people in the church at Ephesus, many thoughts must have come to mind, but what he prayed for them in these verses is unexpected and very profound ……God’s power, God’s love, and the full measure of God’s presence within their lives. Compared with our puny, often self-centred prayers, I wonder what difference…

Salvation stories

Jewish Paul had a salvation story. The Gentile Ephesians had a different salvation story. But though they were different, they shared plenty in common! In the end, every Christian’s salvation story has the same author, the same hero, the same key details and the same ending.  Ephesians 1:11-14

How rich we are!

In this message we begin a new series on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  He launches immediately into what one writer calls a “golden chain” of spiritual blessings that ought to thrill the heart of every Christian. How humbling it is to know that we have been chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven and given a glimpse of God’s eternal purposes!  And there are more in the next few verses!  May these wonderful truths drive us to our knees in gratitude and…

Fear, Forgiveness and favour

Listen as we consider the experience of Joseph’s brothers who went from a place of fear to a place of favour in the presence of the brother they had sinned against. As those who have sinned against a powerful and holy God, let us remember that forgiveness is the path from fear to favour. Genesis 42-45

Almost a Wasted Life (Samson)

What should we make of a man like Samson?  Incredibly talented, empowered by the Spirit of God, yet deeply flawed in so many ways.  In this message Pastor Murray gives us a glimpse of his “playboy ” lifestyle and eventual downfall.  But we also see how God chose to use him despite his many failings to deliver his Israelite people from the torment of the Philistines.  Samson’s story gives hope to all those who have wasted the best part of…

Too Much Forgiveness

We all want God to be loving and merciful and compassionate toward us, but sometimes it can be hard to swallow when it is directed toward those who we think don’t deserve it.  This was what Jonah struggled to come to terms with.  In one sense, forgiveness is never “fair”, but God is can forgive whomever he chooses, no matter what they’ve done. Jonah 4

Learning To Trust God … Patiently

Among the many godly women in the Bible, Sarah is specifically mentioned for her faith in the book of Hebrews.  But her journey with God was a bumpy one, as we see in today’s message.  Over 25 long years she waited …. and waited …. and waited, until finally God fulfilled His scientifically impossible promise and enabled her to have a baby!  Her laugh of unbelief became a laugh of joy.  Perhaps you have been waiting for God to answer…