"hope" Tagged Sermons

"hope" Tagged Sermons

Come Lord Jesus!

We have heard about the glorious wonder of our soon-to-be future in the New Heavens and the New Earth; and it captivated our hearts.  But when we look at the world as it is now, we see a different reality.  So as John rounds out the account of his vision that he will send to the churches, we will see him refocus the attention of the churches onto what it is we should do as we wait for our future…

Our Future Uncovered

Many people have a vision of Heaven that is ethereal, like sitting on a cloud with a harp. As we come near to the end of Revelation, John is shown a vision of our future that blows this white cloud idea out of the water. Join us as we unpack the glorious wonder of our eternal home.

The Reign of Christ

The question of the Millennium for many Christians is one of confusion, controversy and division. For others it is the critical issue in studying Revelation. As we work our way through this tricky passage, we will see that this 1000 year reign has far more to offer than controversy.

The Fall of Evil

The call to holiness is often viewed as a call to drudgery, boredom and joyless discipline.  Normally we have combated this misunderstanding by highlighting that holiness is joyfulness, liberty and true life… but Revelation 18 has a different take on it that is equally valid.  When God calls His people to “come out” from Babylon, He is doing so because of Babylon’s destiny… a destiny He longs to spare His people from.

Victory Uncovered (Easter Sunday)

War has captured the imagination of poets, authors and artists.  Mainly because of the great themes of human emotion that all seem to find a place on the battlefield, but also because the average person needs to be transported to the battlefield.  We don’t know what war is like so we need these artists to take us there.  Revelation 12 stands as a vivid and powerful description of another battle that we need to be transported to, an invisible battle…

Permission to Suffer

When we ask God, “Why is there so much suffering?” we are not really asking for a logical answer as to the existence of suffering… we are more than likely asking a personal question “Why am I suffering?” And it is to this question that the bible doesn’t have a clear and neat answer.  Instead the bible does something radical… something so much better than a logical answer.

The God who Vindicates & Judges

What is the greatest danger to the church? Some people might think that the greatest danger to the church comes from external pressures like secularisation, or progressive ideologies or perhaps even the threat of radical Islam. However, Peter writes that the greatest danger to the church doesn’t come from external pressures, but rather, from within the church itself, from false teachers who veer away from Jesus and the gospel. These false teachers threaten the very foundation of the Gospel by…

Christmas Eve: My Eyes Have Seen

They say love is a fool’s game… because it seems foolish to keep thrusting our hope and heart on relationships that can easily let us down.  But it is not just in love that we play this foolish game.  All too often we try to find hope, security or satisfaction in things that can so easily crush us.  As we look at the Christmas story we meet a man who had thrust all of his hope on the promise of…

A Son is Given

“No, you can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find you get what you need” Christmas is a time when we can reflect on how true this statement Is. The things that we want are often not the thing that we need. In the book of Isaiah, God spoke a message of judgement against the nation of Israel because they rejected him as their God. But Judgement wasn’t the end of the story. In the…

He Shall be Called Immanuel

Many of us may have found ourselves in situation where everyone around us expects us to believe in God but we just don’t feel it ourselves.  In this situation maybe we knew of our doubts but were too afraid to admit it, so we just talked a good talk and coasted under the radar as best we could.  King Ahaz of Judah found himself in such a position… but as the pressures of being king pushed in against him, his…
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