Series: Summer Psalms. Passage: Psalm 66. Preacher: Rob Copland. Date of Talk: 24 January 2021
Psalm 66 Inviting Praise
Inviting glorious noise
To see what God has done
To praise the God who saves
To hear the love of God
Summer Psalms Series. Passage: Psalm 57. Preacher: Liam Shannon. Date of Talk 17 January 2021
1. David takes refuge in God.
2. David desires God to be glorified.
3. David commits himself to praising God.
Conclusion: Rejoice in the Lord
Summer Psalms Series. Passage: Psalm 55. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk: 10 January 2021
1. Learning to lament and to hide.
2. Enduring abuse and betrayal.
3. Trusting the God who hears.
Conclusion: Prayer v22. Cast your cares on the Lord, picked up in 1 Peter 5:6-7
Summer Psalms Series. Passage: Psalm 52. Preacher: Reg Piper. Date of Talk: 27 December 2020.
The Demolition of the Monster - Psalm 52
David recalls the malice of Saul and Doeg
He composes a song of praise to God
The Setting: 1 Sam. 21:1-9, 22:6-23
David was fleeing the murderous threats of demented King Saul
Priest Ahimelech cautiously provided bread and sword to David
Saul demands his men display loyalty by slaughtering the priests
The opportunist Doeg obliges by slaying 85 priests and families
David sings of Doeg’s and Saul’s arrogance and his own faith
The Destruction of the Destroyers v1-5,7
Take a breath and reflect on this. “Selah”
The Blessing upon the Godly v6-9
Sing the songs of faith to God now
A Final Question
Is this positive thinking based on unrealistic hope?
The apostle’s answer: 2 Corinthians 2:14--17
Christmas Series. Passage John 1:1-14. Preacher: Reg Piper. Date of Talk: 20 December 2020
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us v14
Who is this Word?
The testimony of John and Paul is that
Through him all things were created v3, Col 1:16
In him all things are sustained v4,5,9 Col 1:17
Through him all things are reconciled v29, Col1:19-20
He is God and Man v14, Col 1:19
How shall we be reconciled?
John: Believe in his Name v12-13
Paul: Be steadfast in his gospel Col 1:21-23
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 6:3-10. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk: 6 December 2020
The Gain of Godliness – 1 Timothy 6:3-10
Intro: Do you wanna be rich?
1. Hang onto Jesus’ words, vv3-5
2. Money-love is destructive, vv9-10
3. Contentment is the Goal, vv6-8
Conclusion: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 6:1-2. Preacher: Mitch Walker. Date of Talk: 29 November 2020
Introduction: What to do with slavery?
Point 1: Paul on slavery.
Point 2: The Reason - For God's name
Point 3: Slaves, honour masters
Point 4: Especially Christian Masters
Conclusion: Slaves to Righteousness
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 5:17-25. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk: 22 November 2020
Intro: Retiring Well
1. Real Respect, vv17-19
2. Real Responsibility, vv20-23
* Hold to Account
* Appoint Slowly
3. Reasoning, vv24-25
One final comfort
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage 1 Timothy 4:1-5. Preacher: Jon Baird. Date of Talk 1 November 2020.
Intro: Disturbing Behaviour.
1. Abandoning truth for lies (v1-2).
2. Forbidding creation for asceticism (v3).
3. Rather, receive everything with thanks (v4-5).
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 3:14-16. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk 25 October 2020.
Struggling back to church
1. The Power of Writing, v14
2. The Importance of Church, v15
3. The Secret of Religion, v16
It’s all about…
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 3:1-13. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk 18 October 2020.
Intro: What to look for?
Church Leadership Structures:
And the women?
Character: above reproach
Character: Who you are when no one's looking!
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 2:8-10. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk: 20 September 2020
Introduction: Gender Matters?
1. Men: Pray, don't fight! (v8)
Not anger or quarrelling
2. Women: Dress Modestly in good deeds (vv9-10)
Modest, not extravagant
Which good deeds?
Conclusion: "In every place"
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 1:12-20. Preacher: Mitch Walker. Date of Talk: 6 September 2020
Introduction: The Problem of Guilt. The Worst of Sinners. The Saviour of Sinners. Conclusion: Holding faith and good conscience
Series: 1 Timothy. Passage: 1 Timothy 1:1-11. Preacher: Sandy Grant. Date of Talk: 30 August 2020
Identity Politics: Identities in this letter.
1. Stop False Teaching
2. The Law’s Purpose(s)
3. The Goal is Love
Series: Scriptures that Sustain. Passage: 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, Preacher: Reg Piper, Date of Talk: LIVESTREAM 21 June 2020.
Confused but always Thankful. God Always leads us in Triumph [v14a]. We are the Aroma of Christ to God [v14b-16b]. We are sufficient "ïn Christ".
Series: Scriptures that Sustain. Passage: Hebrews 10:19-25, Preacher: Andy Stevenson, Date of Talk: LIVESTREAM 14 June 2020.
Don't Give Up! 1. Don’t give up; Jesus didn’t… [19-21]. 2. Don’t give up; Draw near, Hold on… [22-23]. 3. Don’t give up; Meeting together… [24-25]