Sermons by David Evans
The mission to take the gospel into all the world is not a solo mission. It is a mission that the whole Church has been called to fulfil.
1 Samuel 27
From very young we are taught that having a plan is vital to success. The Proverbs seem to back this up as they highlight the wisdom that exists in a well planned venture. But Proverbs also tells us that planning has its limitations. Dave Evans will help us to see why our plans aren’t all they are cracked up to be and how we can honour God with the way we plan.
The Preacher has spent a number of chapters showing that Jesus offers a certain salvation and a final purification for sins that the old covenant could never offer. He now summarises this great salvation in two statements of what we have in Jesus: 1. Confidence to approach God because our sin has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus; 2. A great priest who continues to minister to us, mediate between us, and draw us to himself. Because of these…
As the preacher to the Hebrews has been passionately pleading with his people, we have begun to see that the Jesus he is preaching is far greater than anything that the old structures of Judaism could offer. This week one of our elders, Dave Evans, shows us how Jesus is greater than Moses and everything God did through him. But most importantly we will see that rejecting Jesus is even more costly than the Israelites who rejected Moses back in…
Up to this point in Acts, the church has remained in Jerusalem. As we reach chapter 8, the gospel begins to advance out of the city into the surrounding areas of Judea and Samaria. The gospel advances by the disruption caused by persecution, among unlikely audiences, and despite the messiness of sinful agendas. Jesus continues to advance his gospel and grow his church despite the obstacles that we encounter in the mission.
We all feel the brokenness of the world and our lives which results from sin. We try to solve this problem ourselves through religious effort, humanitarian efforts, scientific advancement, and chasing the “good life”. The Bible tell us that these efforts ultimately won’t work. But God has provided salvation for us in his Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus’ incarnation and life show that he is the only one who is able to save. His death on the cross fully achieves salvation…