Ephesians 1:3-14 – God’s purpose for humanity

July 15, 2018

Psalm 85:8-13

Ephesians 1:3-14

God’s purpose for humanity

Unity under the Lordship of Christ

Serving others as God Desires

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)

 

 

Colossians 4: 2-6. Relationships.

10am Sunday  1 July 2018. Colossians 4: 2-6 and 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21. In this sermon, John Reid talks about relationships Рleadership and submission; the pattern of relationships that God has designed for us; servant leadership; and how serving everyone around us, in all situations, is an extension of our service to God .

God my vocation

24 June 2018 – John Reid

God – my vocation

The work of a Christ follower – Jesus says ‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16)

You have many vocations; as a being (what i am placed by God), as a calling (what i am called to do compelled by God) and passions (what i love and pursue gifted by God)

1 Corinthians 7:17: ‘Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.’

Colossians 3: 15-17. Overcoming Sin. “Putting on the new person”.

10am Sunday 17 June 2018. Luke 15: 17-24. Colossians 3: 15-17.
John Reid talks about healthy growth and “the fruit of the spirit”. Colossians 3:14 says, “over all of these virtues, put on love”.
John talks about biblical love and how we can practise this:
– Upwards through gratitude and thankfulness.
– Inwards through building unity with other Christians.
– Outwards by sharing God’s love with non Christians.

Overcoming Sin

10th June 2018

Overcoming Sin “Putting Off the Old Person”

John 11:38-44
Colossians 2:6-23

  • Because God will judge the old way of life
  • We have already tried living this kind of life
  • It no longer fits who we are
  • We now have access to God’s changing power

“Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory”. (Colossians 3:1-4)

“Doctrine” It really matters

10am Sunday 3 June 2018. Colossians 1: 15-20

Understanding God and His word
What is “Doctrine”? John Reid talks about how doctrine, or theology, matters. How it means “life” to us. How it is…
The anchor for our souls:
1. It leads to love.
2. It leads to humility.
3. It leads to obedience.
4. It leads to unity.
5. It leads to worship
6. It leads to healthy growth.

The Divine Drama

27th May 2018

Acts 17:16-34
Colossians 1:15-20

Creation
  • God is the Creator
  • Man was made in his Image
  • Everything is good
  • Man was made for perfect Fellowship
Fall
  • Man fell into sin
  • Man and the Earth now lived under a curse
  • Man’s relationship from God was severed
  • Man was banished from God’s presence
Redemption
  • God sent Jesus as our representative
  • Jesus lived a perfect life
  • Jesus died and rose from dead
  • We are redeemed through Christ’s birth, death and resurrection
New Creation
  • Jesus will return and reign forever
  • Man will be in perfect fellowship with God forever
  • Life and Relationship will be as God intended forever
  • God will banish sin forever

Psalm 19 The Bible and Prayer

20 May 2018 Today’s sermon is in 2 parts. The first part look at the Bible and highlights what it means for us:

  • It makes us alive;
  • It helps us to be wise;
  • It gives us joy;
  • It gives us clarity;
  • It helps us to be pure; and
  • It helps us to be Godly.

 

The second part of our sermon is about the privilege of Prayer. John reminds us that prayer:

  • Helps us builds a relationship with God;
  • Prepares us for what is to come;
  • Changes us from the inside; and
  • Brings results.