Pelsall Evangelical Church Sermons

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November 27, 2022  

27 - The resurrection and the life

John 11:1-27 - Tim Smylie

  1. Jesus our good shepherd loves us, and is not bound by our desires, or our fears (vv1-16)
  2. He provides fuller life and greater safety than we could ever dare to hope for (vv17-27)
November 20, 2022  

26 - The closest relationship

John 10:2-42 - Tim Smylie

  1. God’s people are doubly-held secure by the Father and Jesus his Messiah (vv22-30)
  2. All the works of Jesus the Son make his Father known (vv31-42)
November 13, 2022  

25 - Precious to God

John 10:1-21 - Tim Smylie

  1. A picture of reality: An endangered flock, with one protector and provider (vv1-6)
  2. Our protector and provider (vv7-21)
    1. Jesus is the gateway to life in all its fullness (vv7-10)
    2. Jesus is the saviour-shepherd (vv11-21)
November 6, 2022  

24 - Belief and unbelief in motion

John 9:8-41  - Tim Smylie

  1. The growing darkness of unbelief in Jesus  (vv8-23)
  2. The growing brightness of belief in Jesus (vv24-41)
October 30, 2022  

23 - The eye opener

John 8:48 - 9:7 - Tim Smylie

  1. The joy of seeing like Abraham (8:48-59)

    1. - Jesus brings the blessings promised to Abraham
  2. The work of God that enables us to see (9:1-7)
    1. - Jesus gives sight to a world born blind 
October 16, 2022  

22 - We’re all serving someone

John 8:31-47 - Tim Smylie

  1. Real freedom is being controlled by Jesus’ word (vv31-36)
  2. Those who are “free” from Jesus’ word are children of the devil (vv37-47)
October 9, 2022  

21 - The light of the world

John 8:12-30 - Tim Smylie

  1. Jesus is the light of God (vv12-20)

    1.  - and he needs no green light from anyone else
  2. Jesus is the life-giving light (vv21-30)
    1.  - and his light is seen most clearly in his death
October 2, 2022  

20 - Hope for the lost

John 7:25-52 - Tim Smylie

Hope for those lost in:

  1. The confusion of human understanding (vv25-36)

    1. Come to Jesus – stand in the stream of God’s grace (vv37-39)
  2. The arrogance of unbelief (vv40-49)
    1. Take steps toward Jesus (vv50-52)
September 18, 2022  

19 - Understanding Jesus

John 7:1-24 - Tim Smylie

He did not come:

  1. To impress us, but to save us (vv1-13)
  2. To persuade us, but to glorify his Father (vv14-18)
  3. To congratulate us, but to humble us (vv19-24)
September 11, 2022  

18 - Does this offend you?

John 6:41-71 - Tim Smylie

Will you rely on:

  1. The grace of God, or your own wisdom? (vv41-47)
  2. Jesus’ sacrificial death as the only source of eternal life? (vv48-59)
  3. Jesus’ words as “the words of eternal life”? (vv60-71)
September 4, 2022  

17 - Bread from heaven

John 6:22-40 - Tim Smylie

 

1. What God wants from us: Rely totally on Jesus (vv22-29)

2. What God gives us: Satisfaction and Security in Jesus (vv30-40)

July 31, 2022  

16 - It is I; do not be afraid

John 6:1-21 - Tim Smylie

  1. When we’re serving Jesus, we can trust his resources (vv1-13)
  2. When we’re in trouble, we can trust his care (vv14-21)
July 24, 2022  

15 - A reasonable faith

John 5:31-47 - Tim Smylie

Reasons to believe in Jesus (vv31-40)

  • The witness of John the Baptist (vv33-35)
  • The works of Jesus (v36)
  • The Old Testament Scriptures (vv37-40)

  • The reason people don’t believe in Jesus (vv41-47) - a love for human glory 

 

July 10, 2022  

14 - Father and Son

John 5:19-30 - Tim Smylie

God the Son’s equality with God the Father means:

  1. The Son is dependent on, and perfectly united with, the Father (vv19-20)
  2. The Son has authority to do what only God can do (vv21-22)
  3. The Son is to be honoured just as the Father is honoured (v23)
  4. Life comes to those who hear and obey the Son’s voice (vv24-30)
July 3, 2022  

13 - Do you want to get well?

John 5:1-18 - Tim Smylie

Jesus has the power to make us perfectly well (vv1-9a)

Two ways of choosing not to get well (vv9b-18)

  • Indifference toward Jesus (vv9b-15)
  • Hostility toward Jesus (vv16-18)
June 19, 2022  

12 - Taking Jesus at his word

John 4:43-54 - Tim Smylie

  1. Looking for a display of Jesus’ power (vv43-47)
  2. Learning to trust Jesus’ promises (vv48-54)
June 5, 2022  

11 - Saviour of the world

John 4:27-42 - Tim Smylie

 

  1. Joining Jesus (vv27-38)

    1. - In finding refreshment and renewal through service (vv27-34)
    2. - In sowing and reaping a harvest for eternal life (vv35-38)
  2. Recognizing Jesus (vv39-42)
May 29, 2022  

10 - Living water

John 4:1-26 - Tim Smylie

  1. Jesus ignores the divisions that humans create (vv1-10)
  2. Jesus provides what no human alliance can (vv11-26)
May 22, 2022  

09 - He must become greater

John 3:22-36 - Tim Smylie

  1. The joy of being less important than Jesus (vv22-30)

    1. Are you Jesus’ rival… (vv22-26)
    2. …or his friend? (vv27-30)
  2. The certainty of being less important than Jesus (vv31-36)
May 15, 2022  

08 - Extreme need, amazing love

John 3:11-21 - Tim Smylie

  1. True belief in Jesus = desperate reliance on him (vv11-15)
  2. The measure of God’s love = the greatness of the gift he gave, and the world he gave it to (vv16-17)
    1. - his beloved Son, for the sake of a wicked world
  3. The ultimate question = what do you love – darkness or light? (vv18-21) 
May 8, 2022  

07 - Born again

John 2:23 - 3:10 - Tim Smylie

  1. The “believers” Jesus doesn’t believe in (2:23-3:2)

    1. - “believers” who think they can give Jesus a pass or fail mark.
  2. What matters: a supernatural renewal brought about by God himself (3:3-10)
    1. - spiritual life can only come from the Spirit of God.
    2. - spiritual life produces change that can be seen.

 

May 1, 2022  

06 - The Lord of worship

John 2:12-22 - Tim Smylie

  1. Jesus has authority over our worship (vv12-17)

    1. - he is fiercely concerned that our worship honours his Father
  2. Jesus must be the focus of our worship (vv18-22)
    1. - truly worshipping Jesus is how we honour his Father
April 10, 2022  

05 - The best wine

John 2:1-11 - Tim Smylie

  1. Jesus is the one to rely on (vv1-5)

    1. - for your everyday details, and your lasting joy
  2. He provides the best – now and forever (vv6-11)
April 3, 2022  

04 - Come and see

John 1:35-51 - Tim Smylie

  1. “What do you want?” (vv35-42)

    1. Jesus will make something of your life

  2. “You will see greater things” (vv43-51)

    1. “Jesus is the meeting point between heaven’s fullness and earth’s need.” (George Beasley-Murray)

March 27, 2022  

03 - A witness to the light

John 1:19-34 - Tim Smylie

 

  1. The mission (vv19-28)

    1. preparing the way for Jesus
  2. The message (vv29-34)
    1. Jesus is:

      1. The Lamb of God who deals with our sin (v29)
      2. The true baptizer who gives us new life (vv30-34)

 

March 20, 2022  

02 - The Word became flesh

John 1: 6-18 - Tim Smylie

Jesus came into the world:

  1. So we could belong to God’s family (vv6-13)
  2. As a man (v14a)
  3. To display God’s goodness (vv14b-18)
March 6, 2022  

01 - In the beginning

John 1:1-5 - Tim Smylie

Jesus is:

  1. Lord from eternity (vv1-2)
  2. Lord of all creation (vv3-5)
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