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July 14, 2019  

06 - Spiritual Warfare

Tim Smylie

  1. The situation

    1. The war is won
    2. The war isn't over
  2. The devil's schemes
    1. Direct attack
    2. Deceit and seduction
    3. Accusation and discouragement
    4. Using the opportunities we give him
  3. Taking our stand against the devil's schemes
    1. Recognise we are at war
    2. Remember the war is won
    3. Persevere in the Christian life
July 14, 2019  

26 - Living for resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:29-49 - Tim Smylie

  1. Resurrection hope makes all the difference now - (vv29-34)
  2. We can imagine and anticipate resurrection - (vv35-49)
    1. Our God is the greatest artist of life - (vv36-44)
    2. We already have a resurrected forerunner - (vv45-49)
July 7, 2019  

57 - Turning Religion Inside Out

Matthew 14v34-15v20 - 7th July 2019 - Steve Hope

  1. The Word of God is the foundation of
    authentic worship (14:34-15:9)

  2. The human heart is the foundation of real impurity (15:10-20)
July 7, 2019  

25 - Why Christ’s Resurrection matters

1 Corinthians 15:12-28 - Tim Smylie

  1. If Christ was not raised: sin and death have won - (vv12-19)
  2. Because Christ was raised: his reign has begun - (vv20-28)
  3. A reign that:
    1. Guarantees our resurrection - (vv20-23)
    2. Will restore all of creation - (vv24-28)
June 30, 2019  

24 - The Main Thing

- Tim Smylie

It's good news:

  1. By which we are saved (vv1-2)
  2. Of what God has done in Christ (vv3-7)
    1. Christ died for our sins - according to the scriptures
    2. He was raised on the third day - according to the scriptures
  3. That brings God's grace into our personal experience (vv8-11)
June 23, 2019  

56 - Jesus: God over the Storm

Matthew 14:22-33 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus is sovereign over the storm - (v22-24)
  2. Jesus is present during the storm - (v25-27)
  3. Jesus needs to be in our focus in the storm - (v28-33)
June 23, 2019  

23 - Worshipping together - part 2

23 - Worshipping together - part 2 - 1 Corinthians 14:20-40 - Tim Smylie.

  1. It's not only about us and God (v20-25)
  2. We worship best when there is order in our worship (vv26-31)
    * enables the church to be built up (vv26-31)
    * reflects God's character - (vv32-33)
    * shows our submission to God - (vv34-40)
June 16, 2019  

55 - Bread from Heaven

Matthew 14:13-21 - Steve Hope
1. Divine Sympathy - (v13-14)
2. Divine Supply - (v15-19)
3. Divine Satisfaction - (v20-21)

June 16, 2019  

22 - Worshipping together - part 1

Worshipping together - part 1 - Tim Smylie
1. It's not mainly about me and God - (vv1-5)
2. We worship best when we try to be clear and plain - (vv6-12)
3. We worship best when we worship with heart and mind - (vv13-19)

June 9, 2019  
June 9, 2019  

The Living Lord Jesus

The Living Lord Jesus - Revelation 1v9-18 - Tim Smylie
Divine authority
Perfect wisdom, purity, and power
The Saviour of those who bow

June 2, 2019  

54 - Fear, Fury and Faith

Matthew 14v1-12 - Steve Hope

1. The Fearful Weakness of Herod
2. The Furious Wickedness of Herodias
3. The Faithful Witness of John the Baptist

June 2, 2019  

21 - Love - our duty and destiny

 1 Corinthians 12v28-13v13 - Tim Smylie

1. Gifts are important, but love makes our lives count - (12:28-13:3)
2. Love lives for others - (13:4-7)
3. Love lasts for ever - (13:8-13)

May 26, 2019  

53 - Prejudice and Unbelief

Matthew 13v53-58 - Steve Hope

  1. The Power of Jesus is evident - (v53-54a)
  2. Prejudice feeds unbelief - (v54b-57)
  3. Unbelief results in God's rejection - (v58)
May 26, 2019  

20 - One for all and all for one

1 Corinthians 12v12-27 - Tim Smylie

  1. The Church is a body, not just a collection of individuals - (vv12-13)
  2. Parts of a body are very different, and all the parts are important - (vv14-27)
    1. No-one is surplus to requirements - (vv15-20)
    2. No-one is self-sufficient -(vv21-27)
May 19, 2019  

The Gospel is unstoppable, so share it freely

Acts 5:12-42 - Giles Coghlan

The Gospel:

1. Some people will love it - so share it freely - v12-16

2. Some people will hate it - but they can't stop it - V17-42

May 19, 2019  

Jesus love generosity, Jesus hates hypocrisy

Acts 4:31 - 5:11 - Tim Ambrose

1. Jesus loves generosity - so grow in the grace of giving

2. Jesus hates hypocrisy - so honour honesty

May 12, 2019  

19 - True Spirituality

True spirituality - 1 Corinthians 12v1-11 - 12th May 2019 - Tim Smylie
1. Worships Jesus as Lord - (vv1-3)
2. Recognises God as the source of all blessings in the church - (vv4-11)

Observations
a. This is not meant to be a complete list
b. We cannot assume every local church will have all the gifts on the list.
c. We have to be cautious about saying what these gifts will look like in practice.
d. There is no guarantee someone who's given a gift once will always have the gift.

Therefore True Spirituality:
a. Does not look down on any of the gifts God gives.
b. Does not focus on the gifts but on the God who gives them.

May 5, 2019  

Saved by blood

Saved by blood - Exodus 11v1-12v30 - Tim Smylie

  1. Judgement is coming, with salvation for some - and it's not a surprise - (11:1-10)
  2. God has provided one way of escape from judgement - (12:1-30)
May 5, 2019  

18 - Remember the Lord

Remember the Lord - 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 - Tim Smylie

  1. The way we treat others in the church can destroy the church's worship - (vv17-22)
  2. The self-sacrificing love of Jesus is the living heart of the church - (vv23-26)
  3. The celebration of the Lord's Supper is a dangerous and a gracious event - (vv27-34)
April 28, 2019  

Be strong in the Lord

Be strong in the Lord - Ephesians 6:10-20 - Pieter Vroom

  1. The Source of our Strength - the Lord - (cf 3:16-21)
  2. Struggle/ conflict is part of our lives as Christians
  3. Spiritual conflict requires spiritual measures
  4. What protects us is:
    1. The Truth (of the Gospel)
    2. Righteousness (being in the right relationship with God)
    3. Readiness to proclaim the Gospel 
    4. Faith
    5. Salvation
    6. The Word of God
April 28, 2019  

17 - Church, gender, the glory of God

Church, gender, the glory of God - 1 Corinthians 11v2-16 - Tim Smylie

  1. God's plan for all relationships is equality, and an order of authority -(vv2-3)
  2. In its gender relationships the church is to display its agreement with God's plan - (vv4-6 & 13-16)
  3. The church looks to creation as its model - (vv7-12)
April 21, 2019  

The Resurrection Life

The Resurrection Life - Romans 6:1-14 - Steve Hope
1. We have a new life united with Jesus - (v1-4)
2. Union with Jesus means freedom from sin's power - (v5-10)
3. ....so live what you are - (v11-14)

April 21, 2019  

The message of Easter

The message of Easter - Acts 2:22-41 - Tim Smylie
1. Jesus is God' Son - (v22)
2. Jesus' death was part of God's plan - (v23)
3. Jesus is God's King - the Lord of history - (vv24-36)
4. Jesus is our only hope for forgiveness and new life - (vv37-41)

April 14, 2019  

087 - Zion - City of God

Zion: City of God -Psalm 87 - Steve Hope

1. Zion is the Lord's City - (v1-2)
2. The Lord grants citizenship in Zion - (v3-6)
3.The citizens of Zion are blessed - (v7)

April 7, 2019  

089 - Expectations vs Reality

Expectations vs Reality - Psalm 89 - Steve Hope

  1. Praise the Faithful Lord - (v1-37)

    1. Praise the Lord of the Cosmos - (v5-18)
    2. Praise the Lord of the Covenant - (v19-37)
  2. Protesting the Faithful Lord - (v38-45)
  3. Pleading the Faithful Lord - (v46-51)
April 7, 2019  

16 - All for the Glory of God

All for the glory of God - 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 - Tim Smylie

  1. Don't try to have fellowship with demons as well as Jesus - (10:14-22)
  2. Don't think you can glorify God while being careless about others - (10:23-11:1)
March 31, 2019  

15 - Don’t forget to fight

Don't forget to fight - 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13 - Tim Smylie

  1. We are pursuing a prize - so we need to be serious about self-discipline - (9:24-27)
  2. God has shown us - his grace is not a licence to neglect self-discipline - (10:1-12)
  3. God is faithful - so there's always a way for us to be faithful - (10:13)
March 24, 2019  

088 - Prayer in Despair

Prayer in Despair - Psalm 88 - Steve Hope

March 24, 2019  

14 - Don’t we have rights?

Don't we have rights - 1 Corinthians 9 v1-23 - Tim Smylie

March 17, 2019  

05 - When Worldviews collide

When Worldviews collide - 17th March 2019 - Steve Hope 

  1. God does not work how we might like (v1-4)
  2. Jonah's Worlview was a concern for self (v5-9)
  3. God's Worldview is a greater concern (v10-11)
March 17, 2019  

13 - Knowledge - what’s love got to do with it?

1 Corinthians 8v1-13

  1. “Knowledge” without love is arrogance (vv1-3)
  2. True knowledge of God recognises that we live for God (vv4-6)
  3. Living for God means being guided by God’s love (vv7-13)
March 10, 2019  

Presentation - New Tribes Mission

Stephen and Yolanda Jerrard

March 10, 2019  

Showing the Kindness of God

Showing the Kindness of God - 2 Samuel 9 - Wayne O'Leary

March 3, 2019  

12 - Think bigger, aim higher

Think bigger, aim higher - 1 Corinthians 7v25-40 - Tim Smylie

  1. This world is not forever -so dont live as if it is - (vv25-31)

    - Let the future give you the proper perspective on the present

  2. Marriage is not greater than God - so don't live as if it is - (vv32-40)

    - Make life choices that will assist your devotion to God

March 3, 2019  

04 - Overturned

Overturned - Jonah 3 - Steve Hope

  1. The message : "Nineveh will be overthrown" - (v1-4)
  2. Nineveh's Response: They "believed God" - (v5-8)
  3. God's Mercy: "He relented" - (v8-10)
February 24, 2019  

11 - Forget about ‘if only’

Forget about 'if only' - 1 Corinthians 7v10-24 - Tim Smylie

  1. When your marriage is not what you want it to be - (vv10-16);
    - stay married - (vv10-14)
    - remembering your responsibility to hopefulness and peace - (vv15-16)

  2. The bigger issue - putting circumstances in their place - (vv17-24)
    - live for God in your current situation - (vv17-21)
    - remembering our true status - (vv22-24)
February 24, 2019  

032 - The greatest blessing

The greatest blessing - Psalm 32

1.The blessing of sins forgiven – (v1-2)

2.The blessing of God’s heavy hand – (v3-5)

3.The blessing of a restored relationship – (v6-8)

4.The blessing shared – (v9-11)

  • David: “Don’t be like me” – (v9)
  • David: “Do be like me” – (v11)

 

February 17, 2019  

10 - Marriage - what’s it for?

Marriage - what's it for? - Tim Smylie

  1. It's for good sex - (vv1-2)
  2. It's for giving love, not demanding it - (vv3-4)
  3. It's for faithfulness to God - (vv5-6)
  4. It's not for everyone - (vv7-9)
February 17, 2019  

03 - What makes the Lord vomit?

What makes the Lord vomit? - Jonah 1v17-2v10 - Steve Hope

  1.  Speaking of God's goodness but no confession of sin - (1v17-2v7)
  2. Pointing out sin when we are self-righteous - (2v8-10)
February 11, 2019  
February 10, 2019  

09 - Your body - what’s the big idea?

Your body - what's the big idea? - Tim Smylie

  1. The resurrection means your body matters more than you think - (vv13-14)

  2. Union with Christ shows that sexual immorality is more significant than you think - (vv15-18)

  3. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit proves you are more privileged than you think - (vv19-20)
February 3, 2019  

02 - Fearing the inescapable God

Fearing the Inescapable God - Jonah 1v4-16 - Steve Hope

1. Fearing God's Storm - (v4-6)
2. Fearing God's Word - (v7-10)
3. Fearing God's Presence - (v11-16)

February 3, 2019  

Here is love

Here is love - John 13v1-30 - Tim Smylie

1. Jesus' love washes us clean - (vv1-17)
 - Those who are washed by his love begin a life of love

2. We must not despise Jesus' love - (vv18-30)
 - Those who despise his love turn away from life

January 27, 2019  

08 - Church Conflict

1 Corinthians 6v1-11 - Tim Smylie

Church Conflict

The church has the responsibility and ability to honour God:
1. In dealing with our disagreements - (vv1-6)
2. In dealing with our desires - (vv7-11)

January 27, 2019  

01 - The Surprising Mercy of God

The surprising Mercy of God - Jonah 1v1-3 - Steve Hope

1. The extraordinary extent of God's Mercy - (2 Kings 14v23-29 & Jonah 1v1-2)
2. The extraordinary arrogance of God's prophet - (vv3)

January 20, 2019  

07 - Church Discipline

1 Corinthians 4v18-5v13 

Church Discipline

  1. Discipline is always necessary in the church - (4v18-21)
  2. Sometimes radical tearful discipline is necessary - (5v1-2)
  3. Discipline is carried out by the church, for the sake of - 5v3-13:-
    1. The name of Jesus - (v3-4)
    2. The individual being disciplined - (v5)
    3. The church itself  - (v6-13)
January 20, 2019  

52 - The Priceless Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 13v44-52 

The Priceless Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven :-

  1. Is worth everything - (v44-46)
  2. Means everything- (v47-50)
  3. Is to be shared with everyone- (v51-52)
January 13, 2019  

Presentation - Caring for Life

Presentation by Gayle Pennant

January 13, 2019  

06 - Servants of God

1 Corinthians 4v1-17

Servants of God:-

1. Are accountable to God - (vv1-6)

2. Live cross-shaped lives - (vv7-13)

3. Are examples to follow - (vv14-17)