Sermon – Stand Firm: The Imitation Game (1 Thess. 1:1-10)

In Thessalonica, the church is being battered and bruised… how should they respond? Paul writes 1 and 2 Thessalonians to encourage the church to stand firm in the good news of Jesus. Today, the world remains full of uncertainties and hostile to the presence of the church. What can we learn? We can be challenged to likewise stand firm as we await Jesus’ return.

This sermon challenges both the individuals of the church and the church as a collective – a Godly reputation is what matters most, and the church needs to stand up and stand out!

Read the text – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Sermon Series – Wisdom in Relationships (Proverbs)

In every stage of life, what we often need and frequently lack, is wisdom. Whether seeking or being married, relating to our children or relating as adults to our parents, there are potholes that rattle us. Proverbs anticipates our struggles and offers timeless wisdom, warning and instruction that find their zenith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Building Wisdom: Husband and Wife

This sermon looks at the need for faithfulness in a marriage, and the greatest example of this being Christ and the church.

Read the passages – Proverbs 6:20-35 Ephesians 5:21-33

Banking Wisdom: Parent to Child

Proverbs assumes the need to love our children through discipline, as hard as this is in practice. This sermon investigates the idea of discipline, as well as the ways that God loves us through his discipline of us as his children.

Read the passages – Proverbs 14:1-4 Hebrews 12:3-17

(Question time included after sermon)

Honouring Wisdom: Adult to Parent

This sermon looks at our struggle to heed all the wisdom our parents have to offer, often due to pride. We should honour our earthly parents naturally as we live out our faith in honouring our heavenly Father, perfectly modelled by Jesus.

Read the passages – Proverbs 23:22-25 Ephesians 6:1-3

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: We will serve the LORD (23:1-24:33)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk looks at Joshua’s final words to the leaders of Israel – fear the LORD, serve the LORD, be faithful to the LORD. We too can throw away idols, fearing and serving God faithfully today.

Read the text – Joshua 24:1-15

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: Unity Under Promise (21:43-22:24)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk investigates the idea of unity – Israel almost divided over a symbolic altar to represent their unity in their relationship with God. As Christians today, we must walk together and unite only under Jesus Christ.

Read the text – Joshua 22:1-24

Sermon – A World That Knows Jesus (Genesis 12:1-7)

God created a good world, yet it was broken by sin – human rebellion and evil. Is the solution for God to judge the world forever for their sin?

This talk looks at God’s mission, and how it is centred on Jesus. God has called on many people in the past, and they have trusted him. As Christians, we have a role – to share the good news to a world that needs Jesus.

Read the text – Genesis 12:1-7

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: Dividing the Promised Spoils (13:1-19:51)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk reviews God’s promise and purpose as the promised land of Israel is divided – the faithful, generous and sovereign God of Israel, who still has a purpose for Caleb and the Levites

Read the text – Joshua 18:1-10

Glenbrook @ 10:30AM – Joshua Ord

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: Taking the Land of Promise (9:1-12:24)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk looks at Israel’s failure to seek God’s help in all decisions, causing them to break God’s command. It also presents us with a challenge – do we give only 0.6% of our week to Jesus at church, or do we need to put our trust in God in all decisions?

Read the text – Joshua 9:1-27

Sermon – Holy, Holy, Holy (Isaiah 6:1-7, Rev. 4:1-11)

Who can summarise a person in one word? To encompass their experiences, identity and personality in one word seems an impossible task! So can we summarise God in one word?

This Bible Talk shows us how the Bible summarises God in one word – Holy. And although the prophet Isaiah shouts “Woe to me!” in God’s presence, there is the hope and promise of one who takes away our guilt and pays the price for our sin.

Read the text – Isaiah 6:1-7 Revelation 4:1-11

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: Helping Themselves! (7:1-8:35)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk investigates the consequences of even one small act of disobedience. Disobedience effects more than one person – obedience to God is a must. Thankfully, Jesus has taken the consequences of our sin.

Read the text – Joshua 7:1-8:1

Sermon – Joshua – Promise & Purpose: And the Walls come Tumbling Down! (5:13-6:27)

Joshua: Promise & Purpose - Bible Talk Series

What is the value of a promise? For one, a promise can give direction as you look forward to the fulfillment of the promise. And as such it gives purpose to how we conduct ourselves as we move closer to the day that the promise is fulfilled. God’s people Israel acted on the strength of the promise that they would be delivered into a new and good land – a home. Joshua leads them by the hand of God – home. In our Bible talks, we are looking at the extraordinary book of Joshua – a book of promise and purpose. A book that points us forward to the fulfillment of the gospel promise, that in Jesus we will delivered – home. In the meantime, it gives us a clear purpose.

This talk looks at how Israel are to worship the LORD – in complete devotion. Although it can be hard to ignore God’s judgement, we see that Israel remain faithful and carry out everything as commanded to enter the promised land.

Read the text – Joshua 5:13-6:25