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February 16, 2020  

The vital ministry of reminding

2 Peter 1 - Alan Reeves

  1. What Things?

    1. A precious faith (v1)
    2. A powerful provision (v3-4)
    3. A productive and purposeful life (v5-8)
  2. Practical Helps
    1. Pray
    2. Share
    3. Recall

 

 

February 16, 2020  

21 - In the ruins

Jeremiah 39:1-40:6 - Tim Smylie

  1. Judgement day arrives (39:1-18)

    1. Darkness for some....(vv4-7)
    2.  ....freedom for others (vv8-18)

  2. There's still work to do (40:1-6)
February 9, 2020  

05 - how do you feel? Making sense of our emotions - Part 5 - Anger

- Tim Smylie

  1. What is anger? - "I'm against that"
  2. What's good about God's anger? - it flows from love
  3. What's the problem with my anger (and yours)? -"My kingdom come, my will be done"
  4. Getting anger right
    1. Own it!
    2. Examine it
    3. Slow down
    4. Respond constructively, with:-
      1. Patience
      2. Forgiveness
      3. Charity
      4. And sometimes - constructive conflict
February 9, 2020  

20 - In the mud

Jeremiah 37-38 - Tim Smylie

  1. The mud that comes with faithfulness - (37:1-38:13)

    1. Persecuted as a traitor .... (37:1-38:6)
    2. ....but delivered from death (38:7-13)

  2. The mud that comes with faithlessness (38:14-28)
    1. All that you dread comes true
February 2, 2020  

04 - Honouring His Name

Exodus 20:7 - Steve Hope

  1. The Freedom of Honouring His Name
  2. The Failure of Dishonouring His Name
  3. The Fulfilment of Honouring His Name
  4. The Future of Honouring His Name
February 2, 2020  

19 - The living and enduring word of God

Jeremiah 36 - Tim Smylie

  1. Written for our salvation - (vv1-3)
  2. Uncontainable - (vv4-21)
  3. Produces a response - (vv22-26)
  4. Indestructible - (vv27-32)
January 26, 2020  

03 - The Way of Worship

Exodus 20:4-6 -  Steve Hope

  1. The Freedom of Right Worship
  2. The Failure of Wrong Worship
  3. The Fulfilment of Right Worship
  4. The Future of Right Worship
January 26, 2020  

18 - A lesson in faithfulness

Jeremiah 35- Tim Smylie

  1. A tempting invitation - (vv1-5)
  2. A stubborn faithfulness - (vv6-11)
  3. The challenge - commitment to the Father's Word - (vv12-17)
  4. A surprising outcome - honoured by God! - (vv18-19)
January 19, 2020  

02 - Exclusive Loyalty

Exodus 20v1-3 - Steve Hope

  1. The Freedom of Exclusive Loyalty
  2. The Failure of Disloyalty
  3. The Fulfilment of Exclusive Loyalty
  4. The Future of Exclusive Loyalty
January 19, 2020  

17 - Living by faith

Jeremiah 32 - Tim Smylie

  1. True faith invests in what God has promised - (vv1-15).
  2. Faith investments often look ridiculous - (vv16-25)
  3. God's Word builds our faith - (vv26-44)
    1. It confirms God's power - (vv26-27)
    2. It explains the world we see - (vv28-35)
    3. It shows the heart of God - (vv36-44)
January 12, 2020  
January 12, 2020  

16 - A new covenant

Jeremiah 31:27-40 - Tim Smylie

  1. A clear personal responsibility - (vv27-30)

  2. A new relationship with God - (vv31-40)
    1. A people:

      1. Transformed from the inside out - (vv33-34a)
      2. Transformed by God's forgiveness -(v34b)
      3. Secure and clean forever - (vv35-40)
January 5, 2020  

01 - Set Free to Live Free

Exodus 20v1-2 - Steve Hope

  1. Freedom: What God wants for you
  2. Failure: What we have failed to do
  3. Fulfilment: What Jesus does for you
  4. Future: What God will do in you
January 5, 2020  

Elders

1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9 - Tim Smylie

  1. The role of elders: leading, but not ruling the church.

    1. in Doctrine, Discipline, and Direction
  2. The profile of an elder: an example of Christian maturity.
    1. Ambitious - for God's Kingdom, not for himself
    2. Self-disciplined and faithful - in all areas of life.
    3. Competent - to teach and to manage
    4. Friendly and compassionate
    5. Courageous
  3. The elder's confidence: God's wisdom and power
December 29, 2019  

15 - The Father’s love

Jeremiah 31:2-26 - Tim Smylie

The Father's love:

  1.  Gathers, unites and blesses his people - (v2-14)

  2. Is strong enough to deal with our deepest pain and shame - (vv15-26)
December 25, 2019  

Gabriel’s Story

Tim Smylie

December 22, 2019  
December 22, 2019  

Son of David, Son of God

Luke 1:26-56 - Tim Smylie

1. The work of a faithful God - (vv26-37)
2. Our response: faith in this faithful God - (vv38-56)

December 15, 2019  

67 - The Extent of Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35 - Steve Hope.

  1. Forgiveness is not limited in number (v21-22)
  2. You've been forgiven an unpayable debt (v23-27)
  3. You must forgive others their debt to you (v28-35)
December 15, 2019  

14 - God’s peace plan

Jeremiah 30:1 - 31:1 - Tim Smylie

  1. Only God can provide salvation (30:1-7)
  2. God sets us free to serve him (30:8-11)
  3. God heals our unhealable wound (30:12-17a)
  4. God restores our dignity through one of our own (30:17b-22)
  5. True peace comes on the other side of wrath (30:23-31:1)
December 8, 2019  

04 How do you feel? - Making sense of our emotions - Part 4

Engaging our emotions - part 2 - Tim Smylie

 

This is a long term project!

 

  1. Plan to cultivate your emotional garden
  2. Grow:
    1. Love for God, our neighbour, and what is good
    2. Hope in God, and our eternal destiny
    3. Hatred of evil
  3. Allow:
    1. Grief
    2. Guilt
    3. Jealousy
  4. Eliminate:
    1. Destructive anger
    2. Fear and worry about the future

  5. Disciplines to get us there
    1. Wise up to the little things - sleep, diet, and exercise.
    2. Learn to look upwards - using prayer, Scripture, and song.
    3. Commit to look outwards
December 8, 2019  

13 - How to live in exile

Jeremiah 29:1-23 - Tim Smylie

  1. Wherever God has put you, work and pray for good in that situation - (vv1-9)
  2. Seek the God who will work all things for his people's good - (vv10-14)
  3. Don't be distracted by promises of a quick fix - (vv15-23)
December 4, 2019  

66 - Bringing back the Wandering Sheep

Matthew 18:15-20 - Steve Hope

  1. The Process of Church Discipline (v15-17)
  2. The Power of Church Discipline (v18)
  3. The Prayer of Church Discipline (v19-20)
December 1, 2019  

12 - How do you tell a true prophet from a false one?

Jeremiah 23:9-40  Tim Smylie

Do they agree  with God about:

  1. His holiness - sin is serious (vv9-15)
  2. His wrath - peace is not guaranteed (vv16-22)
  3. His power - he is inescapable and his Word is effective (vv23-32)
  4. His goodness - the truth is not burdensome (vv33-40)
November 24, 2019  

65 - God’s Little Ones

Matthew 18v1-14 - Steve Hope

  1. We Enter the Kingdom by becoming like children (v1-5)
  2. Causing God's children to stumble is disastrous (v6-9)
  3. ....because God cares for his children deeply (v10-14)
November 24, 2019  

11 - The King

Jeremiah 21v1-23v8 - Tim Smylie

  1. The LORD is King of kings (21:1-14)
  2. The purpose of kings (22:1-9)
    1. To do what is just and right
  3. The trouble with kings (22:10-19)
  4. The end of kings? (22:20-30)
  5. The Saviour King (23:1-8)
November 17, 2019  

64 - Sons and Subjects

Matthew 17:24-27 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus is the Son of God
  2. Jesus' disciples are God's children
  3. We are to be model citizens on earth
November 17, 2019  

Basic Church Maintenance

Romans 14:1-15:13  - Steve Hope

  1. Accept one another without quarrelling - (14:1-13a)

    1. God accepts us - (v3)
    2. God is their master, not you - (v4-9)
    3. God is their judge, and yours too - (v10-12)
  2. Build one another up without offending - (v14:13b-23)
    1. Offending deliberately is not acting in love - (v14-16)
    2. The Kingdom of God is more important than disputable matters - (v17-21)
  3. Bear with one another without selfishness - (15:1-13)
    1. Christ is our example - (v3-7)
    2. Unity is the endgame - (v8-12)

Romans 4:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

November 10, 2019  

03 - How do you feel - making sense of our emotions - Part 3

Tim Smylie

  1. Engaging our emotions - part 1

    1. Take the challenge seriously

    2. Listen to your emotions

    3. Evaluate your emotions
      1. What do they tell me about what I love?
      2. What do they tell me about what I believe?
        1. "Emotions reflect what we believe and reveal our assumptions about how the world works" (Matthew Elliot)
      3. What does the bible say?

    4. Don't be bullied by your emotions
      1. "I need this"
      2. "This is all or nothing
      3. "I need to act right now"

 

November 10, 2019  

10 - A broken jar, and a broken man

Jeremiah 19-20  - Tim Smylie

  1. A message of just and unavoidable judgment - (19:1-15)
  2. A messenger who goes down to the depths of suffering - (20:1-18)
November 3, 2019  

Jesus’ prayer for the church

John 17v6-26 - Pieter Vroom

  1. Prayer for the disciples

    1. Reasons for the prayer - (v6-11)
    2. Content: safety, joy, sanctification - (v12-19)
  2. Prayer for the church - (v20-26)
    1. Unity so the world knows that the Father sent Jesus
    2. That we may see Jesus' glory and have fellowship with him.
    3. That we may know the Father and share in his love.
November 3, 2019  

09 - The Potter

Jeremiah 18 - Tim Smylie

  1. Clay in the potter's hands (vv1-10)

    1. God is sovereign- he is completely in control - (vv5-6)
    2.  Our response matters - God is not a tyrant - (vv7-10)
  2. Responding to the potter's touch - (vv11-23)
    1. Means responding to: His message - (vv11-17)
    2. ......and his messenger - (vv18-23)
October 27, 2019  

Why Stand?

Ephesians 6:10-18 - Timothy Fisher

October 27, 2019  

Why Pray?

Colossians 1:3-12 - Timothy Fisher

October 20, 2019  

63 - Faith and Power

Matthew 17v14-23  - Steve Hope

  1. Our own power is powerless to do God's work -(v14-18)
  2. To do His work you need His power - (v19-20)
  3. The power of the cross and resurrection - (v22-23)
October 20, 2019  

08 - The Healer of hearts

Jeremiah 17:1-18 - Tim Smylie

  1. Sin is deeply set in the human heart - (vv1-4)
  2. Hearts are deceitful - (vv5-9)
  3. The LORD knows and heals hearts - (vv10-18)
October 13, 2019  

02 - How do you feel - making sense of our emotions - Part 2

Tim Smylie

Emotions are:

    1. Good
    2. Complicated 
    3. Powerful
    4. Not the only thing
    5. Mirrors of the heart
October 13, 2019  

07 - When pain gets personal

Jeremiah 11:18 - 12:17 - Tim Smylie

  1. God's messenger feels the pain of betrayal and questions God's justice - (11:18 - 12:17)

  2. The God of justice reveals the depths of his pain, and the long reach of his love - (12:5-17)
October 6, 2019  

62 - The Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-13 - Steve Hope

  1. Look at His Glory (v1-3)
  2. Listen to His Word (v4-8)
  3. Live in His Plan (v9-13)
October 6, 2019  

06 - Worthwhile wisdom

Jeremiah 9:12-10:16 - Tim Smylie

  1. Understands the folly of forsaking God's Word - (9:12-22)
  2. Understands the value of knowing God - (9:23-10:16)
    1. He is the only one to fear - (10:1-7)
    2. He is the uncreated creator and ruler of all - (10:8-13)
    3. He is the only true and lasting treasure - (10:14-16)
September 29, 2019  

05 - Worthless worship

Jeremiah 7-8:3 - Tim Smylie

  1. Confidence in salvation without a commitment to obedience - (7:1-15)
  2. Living life without listening to God - (7:16-31)
  3. Worthless worship leads to death - (7:32-8:3)
September 22, 2019  

61 - You are the Messiah - Part 2

Matthew 16:13-28 - Steve Hope

You are the Messiah

  1. Revealed by God - v17-20
  2. Unexpected by Men - v21-24
  3. Victorious over All - v25-28
September 22, 2019  

04 - Visions of judgment and the anguish of love

Jeremiah 4:5-31 -  Tim Smylie

  1. Deserved disaster (vv5-18)
  2. Divine distress (vv19-22)
  3. Pathetic defiance (vv23-31)
September 15, 2019  

60 - You are the Messiah

15th September 2019 - Steve Hope

1. Jesus is the Messiah (v13-16)
a. Revealed by God (v17-20)
- By the Father....
.....Through His Church

September 15, 2019  

03 - Return to me

15th September 2019 - Tim Smylie

1. Unfaithfulness is unforgivable - (3:1-11)
2. God offers outrageous mercy - (3:12-18)
3.We return through true repentance - (3:19-4:4)

September 8, 2019  

01 - How do you feel - Making sense of our emotions - Part 1

  1. Emotions are good

    1. Our emotions are derived from God's emotions
    2. Jesus felt: Joy, Love, Compassion, Frustration, Anger, Distress
  2. Emotions are complicated
    1. They're like a paint mixer that never shuts off
    2. They're connected to our bodies
    3. They're disordered by sin

 

September 8, 2019  

02 - A love story

Jeremiah 2 - Tim Smylie

  1. First love - (vv1-3)
  2. Forsaking first love - (vv4-8)
  3. Bitter rewards - (vv9-37)
    1. Slavery - (vv14-19)
    2. Foolishness - (vv20-28)
    3. Stubborn unbelief - (vv29-37)
September 1, 2019  

God’s Final Word

Hebrews 1:1-2:4 Alan Reeves

September 1, 2019  

01 - You’re ready

Jeremiah 1 - Tim Smylie

  1. A message for then, and now - (vv1-3)
  2. God prepares his messenger - (vv4-5)
  3. God provides a powerful message - (vv6-10)
  4. God makes promises to his messenger - (vv11-19) 
    1. God will do what he said - (vv11-12)
    2. Judgement is coming - (vv13-16)
    3. Stand up and you'll stand firm - (vv17-19)

 

August 25, 2019  

The God who Intervenes

Psalm 17 - Bill Patterson