Sermon – JesusWORKS: Why the Cross?

JesusWORKS aims to introduce you to the Jesus of history by looking at his life, teaching and work. Primarily, it is for the person who wants to check out the claims of Jesus or the claims about Jesus – so that they can make up their own minds about him.

Yet, it is also for any Christian who wants to be prepared to give a reasoned answer for the hope that they have in the gospel of Jesus (1 Pet 3:15).

Jesus calls people to himself, yet he gives everyone the opportunity to examine him and his message before making that decision.

In this talk, we consider the frequently muttered expression ‘If I am good enough, then things will be fine!’. There was a reason why Jesus had to go to the cross – why?

Read the Bible text – Mark 15:21-39

Speaker: Ken Noakes
Speaker: Ken Noakes

For more information and resources that go with the JesusWORKS course – go here

Sermon – JesusWORKS: What is Sin?

JesusWORKS aims to introduce you to the Jesus of history by looking at his life, teaching and work. Primarily, it is for the person who wants to check out the claims of Jesus or the claims about Jesus – so that they can make up their own minds about him.

Yet, it is also for any Christian who wants to be prepared to give a reasoned answer for the hope that they have in the gospel of Jesus (1 Pet 3:15).

Jesus calls people to himself, yet he gives everyone the opportunity to examine him and his message before making that decision.

In this talk, we look at the unpopular and strange idea of ‘Sin’. Isn’t everyone basically good? Why is ‘sin’ such a problem to God and why such a bad thing for us?

Read the Bible texts – Mark 8:27-33; Mark 9:30-32; Mark 10:32-34

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For more information and resources that go with the JesusWORKS course – go here

Sermon – JesusWORKS: Who is Jesus?

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JesusWORKS aims to introduce you to the Jesus of history by looking at his life, teaching and work. Primarily, it is for the person who wants to check out the claims of Jesus or the claims about Jesus – so that they can make up their own minds about him.

Yet, it is also for any Christian who wants to be prepared to give a reasoned answer for the hope that they have in the gospel of Jesus (1 Pet 3:15).

Jesus calls people to himself, yet he gives everyone the opportunity to examine him and his message before making that decision.who-is-jesus-0

In this second talk, we  seek to answer the question: Who is Jesus? – is he just a moral man, wise teacher, unfortunate martyr or could he in fact be the divine Lord?

Read the Bible texts – Mark 1:1-28; Mark 2:1-12; Mark 4:35-41; Mark 5:35-43

Talk 2 – Who is Jesus (Outline)

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 – Ken Noakes

For more information and resources that go with the JesusWORKS course – go here

Sermon – JesusWORKS: What is the Bible?

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JesusWORKS aims to introduce you to the Jesus of history by looking at his life, teaching and work. Primarily, it is for the person who wants to check out the claims of Jesus or the claims about Jesus – so that they can make up their own minds about him.

Yet, it is also for any Christian who wants to be prepared to give a reasoned answer for the hope that they have in the gospel of Jesus (1 Pet 3:15).

Jesus calls people to himself, yet he gives everyone the opportunity to examine him and his message before making that decision.What is the Bible

In this talk, we  seek to answer the question: What is the Bible? – is it an old irrelevant book or is it a reliable source for understanding Jesus?

Read the Bible texts – 2 Peter 1:12-21

Talk 1 – What is the Bible (Outline)

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– Ken Noakes

For more information and resources that go with the JesusWORKS course – go here

Sermon – Does Science disprove Christianity? (Psalm 19/Romans 1:18-23)

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Can the disciplines that lie behind both Science and Christianity be compatible? Is there difference?  Glen Connor who holds degrees in both science and theology considers this often disputable topic. Perhaps both sides have things to learn?

Read the Bible texts – Psalm 19; Romans 1:18-23

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– Glen Connor

Sermon – If loving, God why send people to hell? (Luke 16:19-31)

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‘Hell’ is a repulsive concept and the one thing that proponents and objectors both agree upon, it is that ‘hell’ is a place to be avoided.

In this talk we look at what the Bible says about ‘hell’. It is real, people really are going there – but there is someone who really doesn’t want you there.

Read the Bible text – Luke 16:19-31

Talk Outline – If so loving why send people to Hell?

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– Ken Noakes

 

Sermon – Does Religion cause Violence? (Mark 12:28-31)

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A glance at history or a quick read through any newspaper will almost certainly report on some act of violence committed somewhere in the world. Often what lies behind those acts are people who declare themselves to be a follower of a particular religion.

Does Religion cause violence – and how does that implicate Christianity?

 

Read the Bible text – Mark 12:28-31

Talk Outline – Does Religion Cause Violence

Talk Addendum – Does Religion Cause Violence (This addendum is referred to in the talk)

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– Ken Noakes

Sermon – Aren’t All Religions the Same? (Acts 17:1-34/John 14:1-6)

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It is not unusual for all religions to be lumped into the same basket and dismissed collectively. Yet, even a cursory reading of the core texts of any religion will expose clear differences. What does Christianity offer that might helpfully encourage a person to look more deeply into the truths that the Bible reveals?

Read the Bible texts – Acts 17:1-34; John 14:1-6

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– Dave Swan