Sermons (Page 30)

Sermons (Page 30)

Ugly Memory – Beautiful Worship

We don’t really like to think about our sin.  I mean we all know that we have sinned but when it comes to worship we like to focus on the fact that we have been forgiven of our sin rather than our sin itself…  how can remembering our sin possibly help our worship?  In Psalm 38 David write a worship song about his sin and as we look at the beautiful language he uses we will see why this ugly…

Seasoned with Jesus

While none of us would admit it, sometimes practically we live as though we think evangelism is for the trained professionals and that our job is to simply earn money so we can fund pastors and missionaries.  But as we near the end of Colossians we see that Paul invites people to join him in the task of gospel proclamation!  There is a role for you in the furthering of the message of Jesus.  Pastor Joe takes some time this…

Christ coloured relationships

Paul has been passionately proclaiming the supremacy of Christ and the amazing magnitude of the salvation we have received from Him.  When chapter 3 began we saw Paul proclaim that this salvation meant that our identity has been completely enveloped by this supreme Jesus… that God sees us as He sees His Son.  This has implications for our personal lives but also our relationships.  If Jesus is truly supreme and we are truly in Him then there is not one…

Christ: All You Need

As we have been journeying through Colossians we have seen that there were many ideas, philosophies and religions competing for the hearts and minds of the Colossian Christians.  This morning we see another of Paul’s pleas to reject these in favour of Christ alone.  Pastor Joe takes these truths and applies them to the problems that the church today has with evangelism.  

Gospel Motivation

Sometimes we find it hard to be motivated in our faith.  One of the biggest issues in the church today is apathy or mediocrity.  This morning as we continue in Colossians we take a look at what motivated the Apostle Paul and learn some wonderful truths about our faith that will draw us out of complacency and into a vibrant life of following Christ.

Supreme Authority

So often we can feel guilty for not being able to squeeze Jesus into our lives somewhere.  In the busyness of our lives with all our responsibilities and desires competing for our attention it is often hard to make room for Jesus.  When Paul wrote this letter to the Colossian Christians his desire was to present Jesus in such a way that He would be seen as supreme over all the things that compete for our attention.  This morning Pastor…

Thankful for the Gospel

This morning we begin a new series in Colossians.  Paul is writing to a church he didn’t plant but a church that he had a huge investment in because he had led the church planter to Christ.  In this letter Paul reminds the Christians in Colossae of the supremacy of Christ and the blessing that is for this world and their lives.  But today we start by looking at the joy and thankfulness that overflows in Paul’s heart when he hears about the work of the gospel in Colossae.  Perhaps there is a need for us to be thankful as well.

Dave Herron: Psalm 92

Each Sunday in Christian churches across the globe, God’s people gather around His word. They sing songs of praise and encourage one another in Him. Listen as Pastor Dave from City North Baptist Church shares from Psalm 92 about why it is good to praise God in this way and how we can continue to be a thankful people who glorify God, rather than cynics or complainers.

How We Sing

In the final message of our singing series Pastor Joe turns our attention to how it is we should sing as a congregation.  He looks at the interplay between the truths we believe, the emotions we feel and the responses we express to imagine what our services would be like if we really expressed the gospel in song.

The Spiritual Blessing of Song

Last week we saw why it is that God calls us to be a community of song.  He has given us something to sing about; the most glorious thing; redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus.  This week we go on to see the blessings that singing together brings to our community and hence why it is not just a tradition or an enjoyment but a necessity in the life of the church.