Sermons by Joe Khan (Page 4)

Sermons by Joe Khan (Page 4)

Longing for Justice

As Jacob and his family take up residence in the Promised Land tragedy strikes… Jacob’s only daughter Dinah is raped.  As we are confronted with the circumstances of this atrocity and how the various people respond to it, we will be gripped by a desperate need for God to reform our thinking about abuse and the brokenness that has surrounded our response to it.  This sermon does contain difficult content. If you have any questions, concerns, or it causes you…

Set Free Indeed

On Sunday 18th November 2018 we baptised a young couple.  This is the message preached on that day to joyously reflect on the gospel that saved them so powerfully.

A Changed Man

Having walked confidently into Peniel, Jacob now limps out… but his limp signifies the dramatic change that took place in his life; he was no longer Jacob the deceiver, he was Israel the contender.  But now he actually comes face to face with his greatest fear; meeting his brother Esau. Will Jacob demonstrate this change, or will he fall back into his old ways?

Wrestling with God

Jacob has finally freed himself from bondage to his Uncle Laban and now he heads home with his new family and all their possessions.  But there is still one thing that lingers over his head.  The reality that he must soon confront his brother Esau; the brother he wronged 20 years ago. As Jacob deals with the stress of this situation, God reveals Himself in a way that changed Jacob forever.

The Deceiver is Deceived

Jacob has escaped from his home, fleeing from the wrath of his brother Esau. He has also met God on the road and discovered Him to be bigger and more powerful than he had previously thought. But now he arrives at his destination, the house of his uncle Laban where he hoped to find a wife. As Jacob seeks a bride we will see what is in his heart and how it impacts his life practically.

Spiritual Void

Jacob now has the desire of his heart, Rachel as a wife… but it has cost him so much.  Jacob is now the head of a household that is divided, difficult, and plagued with problems.  As we hear what this broken house produces, we will be challenged about how we are living in the chaos of our own lives.

Faithless Conspiracies

One of the beauties of the ancient stories of the Christian faith is that they are not like normal heroic tales or traditional myths that gloss over indiscretions or exaggerate the amazing qualities of the heroes. The ancient stories of our faith are warts and all tales of broken people. This is beautiful because it helps us understand our own brokenness and thrusts us towards the same God who worked in and through their brokenness.  In this passage we see…

Swindled by Pride

Though they were twin brothers, Esau and Jacob were vastly different from one another.  And like many siblings these differences flow over to a sibling rivalry – the boys had been engaged in a wrestle against one another for their entire lives.  In the passage we look at today this rivalry comes to the fore as the younger brother uses the older brother’s weakness to deceive him.  But as we engage with this story we will see that the trigger…

The Sovereign Author

The story of Genesis is the origin story of the Jewish people.  It is how they discovered who there were, where they were, and who their God was.  As we come to investigate the story of one of the famous patriarchs of the people of God, Jacob, we need to understand why his life is recorded for us.  God, as the sovereign author, has written Jacob’s story, complete with all his failures, weaknesses and deceit, into His grand saga.  In…

Lord’s Supper

On the night of the Passover, Jesus gathered with His disciples to share the feast.  As they reflected on the greatest moment in their history as a nation, their redemption from slavery, Jesus caused their minds to think of a vastly new kind of redemption.  In the last of our Gospel Drama messages, Pastor Joe investigates why it is still vital for the church to celebrate this new feast of Jesus.