Sermons on the Church, Study 6 – Belonging

Sunday 18 November 2018. John 15: 1-17. Hebrews 10: 19-25.

Continuing our series, “Sermons on the Church”, John Reid talks about Belonging and what is means to be part of the Church Community:

  • Community is what we are made for.
  • Community is family.
  • Community will never be perfect.
  • Community is consolidated through opposition.
  • Community make the presence of God real (visible unity and marks of authenticity).

Sermons on the Church, Study 5 – What the Church is : Romans 12:3-13

November 11, 2018

What the Church is

Romans 12:3-13

Philippians 1:3-11

  1. Christ-centred
    “You become imitators of us and of the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
  2. Hospitable
    “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9).
  3. United
    “Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind” (Philippians 2:2).
  4. Redemptive
    “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).
  5. Compassionate
    “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26).
  6. Helpful
    “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need” (Acts 2:44-45).

“But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be” (1 Corinthians 12:18).

 

Sermons on the Church, Study 4: Joy. Ephesians 3: 14-21. Ephesians 4: 11-16

Sunday 4 November 2018. Ephesians 3: 14-21. Ephesians 4: 11-16. Sermons on the Church, Study 4: Joy.

Continuing our series on Sermons on the Church, John Reid talks about Joy, starting with a brief biography of the life of the Apostle Paul. He covers Paul’s experience of suffering for the sake of Christ; the experience of the churches; and unity in suffering.

 

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 : God’s word in times of despair

Sunday 23 September 2018

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12

Hebrews 11:1-6

Good people get what’s coming to the wicked, and bad people get what’s coming to the good. I tell you, this makes no sense. It is smoke. Ecclesiastes 8:14

  1. People have different character but suffer the same conditions
  2. People have different paths but the same fate
  3. Now is our opportunity
    Seize the day
    Enjoy life now
    Take advantage of every opportunity