Sermon – Jesus Said…What!?: I AM The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-21)

As a society, we have become somewhat immune to hearing outrageous claims. They are issued, capture some newsworthy attention, and then are fairly quickly ignored or pushed aside. Jesus issued some outrageous claims, in fact, claims that were far beyond what we hear today. In this Bible Talk series, we look at the “I AM…” statements from the gospel of John. Newsworthy – yes. Ignored – yes. Pushed aside – yes. Yet, to look into them we will see the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. It would be to our loss to be immune.

This talk investigates Jesus claim to be “the good shepherd”, and how Jesus – unlike the previous shepherds of God’s people – is willing to lay down his life for his sheep.

Read the text – John 10:11-21 Ezekiel 34:1-31

Sermon – Jesus Said…What!?: I AM Who I Am! (Exodus 3:1-17)

As a society, we have become somewhat immune to hearing outrageous claims. They are issued, capture some newsworthy attention, and then are fairly quickly ignored or pushed aside. Jesus issued some outrageous claims, in fact, claims that were far beyond what we hear today. In this Bible Talk series, we look at the “I AM…” statements from the gospel of John. Newsworthy – yes. Ignored – yes. Pushed aside – yes. Yet, to look into them we will see the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. It would be to our loss to be immune.

This talk explores God’s declaration “I AM WHO I AM” to Moses, the doubts Moses had, and our identity in Christ.

Read the text – John 5:16-30 Exodus 3:1-17

Sermon – New Beginnings: Go and Live (John 4:43-54)

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus and gives him an extraordinary array of titles. Jesus does not disappoint. His teaching, his interactions, his miracles and his knowledge give those who meet him cause to question who he is – and as readers we also can look at these ‘encounters’ and decide for ourselves whether Jesus is worth another look. Perhaps a new beginning for a new year.

This talk challenges us to listen to God’s word, believe even if we can’t see, and as a result go and live out our faith in Jesus.

Read the text – John 4:43-54 Isaiah 65:17-25

Sermon – New Beginnings: Come and Drink (John 4:1-42)

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus and gives him an extraordinary array of titles. Jesus does not disappoint. His teaching, his interactions, his miracles and his knowledge give those who meet him cause to question who he is – and as readers we also can look at these ‘encounters’ and decide for ourselves whether Jesus is worth another look. Perhaps a new beginning for a new year.

This talk explores what we all can recognise and realise about Jesus, and how we can all respond and come to Jesus.

Read the text – John 4:1-42 Isaiah 44:1-5

Sermon – New Beginnings: Two Births, One Life (John 3:1-21)

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus and gives him an extraordinary array of titles. Jesus does not disappoint. His teaching, his interactions, his miracles and his knowledge give those who meet him cause to question who he is – and as readers we also can look at these ‘encounters’ and decide for ourselves whether Jesus is worth another look. Perhaps a new beginning for a new year.

This talk explores the new life that Jesus offers, and how we can also have this new life Jesus offers us.

Read the text – John 3:1-21 Isaiah 9:2-7

Sermon – New Beginnings: Come and See (John 1:35-51)

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus and gives him an extraordinary array of titles. Jesus does not disappoint. His teaching, his interactions, his miracles and his knowledge give those who meet him cause to question who he is – and as readers we also can look at these ‘encounters’ and decide for ourselves whether Jesus is worth another look. Perhaps a new beginning for a new year.

This talk looks at John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus, and helps us to consider who Jesus is.

Read the text – John 1:35-51 Isaiah 53:4-12

From the LMAP morning/online gathering

From the LMAP 6pm gathering

Sermon – New Beginnings: Seeing What is Best (John 1:19-34)

The Gospel of John introduces Jesus and gives him an extraordinary array of titles. Jesus does not disappoint. His teaching, his interactions, his miracles and his knowledge give those who meet him cause to question who he is – and as readers we also can look at these ‘encounters’ and decide for ourselves whether Jesus is worth another look. Perhaps a new beginning for a new year.

This talk looks at John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus, and helps us to consider who Jesus is.

Read the text – John 1:19-34 Isaiah 40:1-5

From the LMAP morning/online gathering

From the LMAP 6pm gathering

Sermon – Faith That Works: Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)

Faith That Works - The Letter of James

Imagine being the younger brother of Jesus Christ. Always following in the footsteps of the glory child!! James is refreshingly matter of fact and down to earth. As we read the letter by James, we read his concern that those following Jesus don’t only listen, but actually walk in his footsteps. For him righteousness matters, and it is the practical righteousness that you can hear in the words and see in the actions of the follower of Jesus that really counts. This sermon explains how much words matter, and challenges us to consider how we use them.

Read the text – James 3:1-12

Sermon – Faith That Works: Works of Faith (James 2:14-26)

Faith That Works - The Letter of James

Imagine being the younger brother of Jesus Christ. Always following in the footsteps of the glory child!! James is refreshingly matter of fact and down to earth. As we read the letter by James, we read his concern that those following Jesus don’t only listen, but actually walk in his footsteps. For him righteousness matters, and it is the practical righteousness that you can hear in the words and see in the actions of the follower of Jesus that really counts. This talk explores faith, and how the faith that justifies is never alone.

Read the text – James 2:14-26 Genesis 22:1-18

Sermon – Faith That Works: Discrimination (James 2:1-13)

Faith That Works - The Letter of James

Imagine being the younger brother of Jesus Christ. Always following in the footsteps of the glory child!! James is refreshingly matter of fact and down to earth. As we read the letter by James, we read his concern that those following Jesus don’t only listen, but actually walk in his footsteps. For him righteousness matters, and it is the practical righteousness that you can hear in the words and see in the actions of the follower of Jesus that really counts. This talk challenges us to not discriminate, but rather model Christ.

Read the text – James 2:1-13 Deuteronomy 10:12-22