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October 24, 2021  

28 - The LORD is your life

Deuteronomy 31:1-30 - Tim Smylie

  1. The LORD’s presence is the source of our confidence (vv1-8)
  2. We encounter the LORD as we listen to his written Word (vv9-13).
  3. Our emotional response to the LORD must be led by the truth (vv14-30)
October 17, 2021  

27 - Confident commitment

Deuteronomy 29:29-30:20 - Tim Smylie

  1. Turn to the LORD and live hopefully: He changes his people (29:29-30:10)

  2. Listen to the LORD and live faithfully: His call to obedience does not change (30:11-20)
October 10, 2021  

26 - Don‘t give up on everything, for nothing

Deuteronomy 28 - Tim Smylie

  1. Press on to the prosperity God has promised (vv1-14)

    •  a people who are living proof of God’s grace and faithfulness
  2. Think about the unthinkable alternative (vv15-68)
    • a people who inherit loss, despair, and destruction
October 3, 2021  

25 - Own your commitment

Deuteronomy 27 - Tim Smylie

  1. Make God’s Word your own – it’s not just for leaders, preachers, and parents (vv1-8)
  2. Obey God’s Word – even when you could get away with disobedience (vv9-26)
September 26, 2021  

24 - The way of relationship

Deuteronomy 26:1-19 - Tim Smylie

Relationship with God involves:

  1. Celebrating the goodness of God (vv1-11)
  2. Committing to live a life of goodness (vv12-15)
  3. God and his people, moving forward together (vv16-19) 
September 19, 2021  

23 - Honouring God in a messy world

Deuteronomy 21 - Tim Smylie

  1. God takes sin seriously - and so must we (vv1-9)
  2. God takes respect seriously - and so must we (vv10-23)
    1. - For the outsider (vv10-14)
    2.  - For children (vv15-17)
    3. - For parents (vv18-21)
    4. - For those who do not deserve to live (vv22-23)
September 12, 2021  

22 - Ready for the battle - and beyond?

Deuteronomy 20 - Tim Smylie

  1. The ordinary life of God's people - blessing - and warfare (vv1-9)
  2. Two kinds of warfare - defensive, and offensive (vv10-18)
  3. Beyond warfare (vv19-20)
September 5, 2021  

21 - A place of Justice

Deuteronomy 19 - Tim Smylie

A place of:

  1. Shelter for the innocent (vv1-10)
  2. No shelter for the guilty (vv11-13)
  3. Smart about the craftiness of sin (vv14-21)
July 18, 2021  

20 - Clear and simple

Deuteronomy 18 - Tim Smylie

  1. The Levites - a living sermon: the LORD is your inheritance (vv1-8)
  2. The Prophet - a refreshing clarity: "I will put my words in his mouth" (vv9-22)
July 11, 2021  

19 - A people under authority

Deuteronomy 16:18-17:20 - Tim Smylie

  1. The leaders we need - "Follow righteousness, and righteousness alone" (16:18-17:13)

    1. Without favouritism (16:18-20)
    2. Committed to God's honour (16:21-17:7)
    3. Submitted to God's Word (17:8-13)
  2. The king we need - "I desire to do your will, my God" - (17:14-20)
July 4, 2021  

18 - The circle of worship

Deuteronomy 16:1-17 - Tim Smylie

We praise God for:

  1. Past deliverance: Salvation through sacrifice (vv1-8)

    1. Our response: turning from sin
  2. Present blessing: A God-given harvest (vv9-12)
    1. Our response: Service in the Spirit's power
  3. Future hope: The final feast of rest (vv13-17)
    1. Our response: Joy in anticipation
June 27, 2021  

17 - A generous people

Deuteronomy 15 - Tim Smylie

  1. Our generous LORD calls us to generosity (vv1-18)
  2. Generosity that is:
    1. Planned (vv1-6)
    2. From the heart (vv7-11)
    3. Constructive (vv12-18)
  3. Costly sacrifices of worship: (vv19-23) 
    1. A wasteful generosity?
    2. Or a beautiful thing?
June 20, 2021  

16 - Two feasts, two cultures

Deuteronomy 14 - Tim Smylie

  1. A feast of death: Don't participate in a culture the LORD hates (vv1-21)
  2. The feast of life: Make the LORD the centre of your culture (vv22-29)
    1. - Then you'll truly be a blessing to others (vv28-29)
June 13, 2021  

15 - The loyalty test

Deuteronomy 12:29-13 - Tim Smylie

  1. The LORDs way or "their" way (12:29-32)
  2. Are you ready for the test. (13:1-18)
    1. From:
    2. A persuasive and powerful leader (13:1-5)
    3. A relative or friend (13:6-11)
    4. A crowd (13:12-18)
June 6, 2021  

14 - Centre your life

Deuteronomy 12:1-28 - Tim Smylie

  1. The one place of worship - turn from restlessness to rest (vv1-14)
  2. An opportunity in every place - enjoy God's blessings within God's boundaries (vv15-28)
May 30, 2021  

13 - The life-changing power of God’s love

Deuteronomy 10:12-22 - Tim Smylie

  1. Our loving God asks us for everything (vv12-13)
  2. Focussing on his love will produce the response he asks for (vv14-22)
    1. A commitment to his instruction (vv14-16)
    2. A commitment to the vulnerable (vv17-22)
May 23, 2021  

12 - Enjoying the wonder

Deuteronomy 9-10:11 - Tim Smylie

  1. The myth of "my righteousness" (9:1-6)
  2. The reality: a "stiff-necked" people, deserving destruction (9:7-24)
  3. The wonder of God's mercy (9:25-10:11)
    1. He receives his mediator (9:25-29)
    2. He renews his covenant (10:1-11)
May 16, 2021  

11 - The dependence test

Deuteronomy 8 - Tim Smylie

  1. Tested by scarcity - the idol of "what I really need"  (vv1-5)
  2. Tested by success - the idol of "my power" (vv6-20)
May 9, 2021  

10 - War against the idols

Deuteronomy 7 - Tim Smylie

  1. It must be a ruthless war (vv1-5)
  2. It's war for the sake of relationship (vv6-16)
    1. To enjoy the greatest love ..... (vv6-11)
    2. ..... and the greatest blessing (vv12-16)
  3. It's a long term war (vv17-26)
    1. It calls for trust ..... (vv17-21)
    2. ..... and commitment (vv22-26) 

 

May 2, 2021  

09 - The greatest privilege

Deuteronomy 6 - Tim Smylie

  1. Total love - our reasonable response to God's greatness (vv1-9)
  2. Forgetfulness - an offensive response to God's blessing (vv10-19)
  3. God's love - the love that saves us (vv20-25)
April 25, 2021  

08 - Fire and friendship

Deuteronomy 5:22-33 - Tim Smylie

  1. The LORD is a consuming fire (vv22-27)
  2. the LORD is a gracious helper (vv23-28)
    1. He listens (vv28-29)
    2. He provides (vv30-33)
April 18, 2021  

07 - The law of liberty

Deuteronomy 4:44-5:21 - Tim Smylie

  1. Words that keep on speaking (4:44-5:5)
  2. Words for rescued people (5:6-21)
    1. Love God, together, from the heart (5:7-14a)
    2. Love others, together, from the heart (5:14b-21)
April 11, 2021  

06 - The one and only

Deuteronomy 4:15-40 - Tim Smylie

  1. The problem with misplaced devotion - it's the way of loss (vv15-31)
  2. The cure for misplaced devotion - weigh up the saving love of the LORD (vv32-40)
March 28, 2021  

05 - The most privileged people on earth

Deuteronomy 4:1-14 - Tim Smylie

God's instructions are the way of:

  1. Life (vv1-4)
  2. Wisdom (vv5-8)
  3. Relationship (vv9-14)
March 21, 2021  

04 - Fight for others

Deuteronomy 3:12-29 - Tim Smylie

Fight for others:

  1. When you are prospering and comfortable (vv12-20)
  2. When you are deprived and disappointed (vv21-29)
March 7, 2021  

03 - God unlimited

Deuteronomy 2:1-3:11 - Tim Smylie

  1. God rules all nations (2:1-23)

    1. He gives blessing as he chooses (2:1-9)
    2. He fights battles as he chooses (2:10-23)
  2. God rules the timing of his judgement (2:24-37)
  3. God rules the things you fear (3:1-11)
February 28, 2021  

02 - A risky business?

Deuteronomy 1:19-46 - Tim Smylie

 
The really risky business:
  1. Unbelief - "The Lord is not faithful enough or strong enough" (vv19-40)

    1. Consequence - loss (vv34-40)
  2. Arrogance: - "We can make progress without the Lord" (vv41-46)
    1. Consequence - defeat (vv44-46)
February 21, 2021  

01 - The First Thing

Deuteronomy 1:1-18 - Tim Smylie

  1. East of the Jordan - the place of decision (vv1-5)
  2. Remember - God's decision came first (vv6-18)
    1. His command comes wrapped in his promise (vv6-8)
    2. Our responsibility comes from his blessing (vv9-18)
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