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.

The Gospel. John 9: 1-41

Sunday 6 May, 2018 – John 9: 1-14; Ephesians 2: 1-10

What does it mean to grow in Christ? In this sermon, John Reid talks about the great news of the gospel and how it enables us to grow. The gospel is good news. The gospel is fact. The gospel is personal – for us as individuals. And the gospel is for us as a church, a community and God’s family.

John 15:1-8 – I am the True Vine

22nd April 2018

I am the True Vine

Psalm 22:23-32
John 15:1-8

Aspects to growing as a Christian

  1. The knife of the Lord
    “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful”.
  2. The joy of the Lord
    “If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete”.
  3. The friendship of the Lord
    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have a called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you”.
  4. The Love of the Lord
    “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me”.

Discussion:

  • Why so we find the concept of ‘pruning’ so difficult?
  • How would you define joy?

 

Easter Sunday. Christ is risen!

1 April 2018 – Easter Sunday.

Romans 6: 1-11. Luke 24: 1-12.

Where is hope for us today? Are you following Jesus on your terms or his? John Reid addresses these questions as he talks about the life of Simon Peter – the fisherman, the follower, the failure, the fearful, the forgiven, and the faithful preacher.

Easter Sunday – the story of Simon Peter

1 April 2018 – Easter Sunday – John Reid shares the story of Simon Peter, the fisherman from Galilee who followed Jesus to the cross, denied him 3 time and after Christ’s resurrection was redeemed to became one of the first leaders of the Church.  John asks us to step into Simon Peter’s sandals and see in us the same fears and then joy that Peter experienced on that first Easter Sunday.