Sermons from March 2020

Sermons from March 2020

Faithful to the End

2 Peter 3:1-14 Today’s message marks the end of our 8-part series on the end times. We are currently in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disorientated by the speed with which our way of life has been turned upside down. All over the world people are isolated, anxious and fearful. Could this be a foretaste of life in the end times? While cannot escape much of the chaos around us, the strategy given in our passage today…

Longing for Home – the Hope of Heaven

Revelation 21:1-7 Except for the most hard-bitten atheists, most people still hold to some view of an after-life. Often at non-Christian funerals reference will be made to the departed one smiling down on us and enjoying some vague new state of existence. But for the Christian, heaven is the promised destiny of all God’s redeemed people. While the Bible doesn’t teach us everything about heaven, there is much that it does. In this message Pastor Murray gives us a glimpse…

The Church

1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 We begin our new series in 1 Thessalonians by thinking about the church. What is the church? These verses remind us that the church is the local, gathered people of God, alive in Christ and marked by three essential Christian traits – faith, love and hope.

Jonah’s problem with God

Jonah 4:1-11 Throughout the book of Jonah we encounter a troubled man. And even after God had spared his life and his “successful” ministry to Nineveh, he is still angry with God. But why? In this message we take an honest look into the heart of this reluctant prophet and see the selfish biases that made him so miserable. Ultimately he had a wrong view of God. He wanted judgement on the Ninevites (which Jonah himself deserved) but mercy for…

Death, Resurrection, Eternal Life

It’s not surprising that death is a bit of a taboo subject in our culture. It’s not easy to talk about. But we must. How should we view death as Christians? And what happens when I die? These are the questions we’ll ask of the Bible in this message as we continue our Facing the Future series.

Differing views about the end times (part 2)

Revelation 20:1-10 The end times have always been a source of speculation and debate among Christians, and no more so than how we understand (a) the role of Israel and (b) the question of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ in the last days. For some Christians these subjects barely make it onto their radar, while for others they demand compulsive attention. In this message Pastor Murray gives us a balanced overview of the main positions adopted by evangelicals,…