Talks tagged with ‘kingdom of God’

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Finding faith on the Emmaus Road

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Luke 24:13-35.  Peter’s challenge is to hear the Bible story with more questions—not just ones that question the facts, more the kind that ask, “How does this relate to me?” “What can I learn from this story today?” “What is God saying to me?” As these bewildered Disciples start home for Emmaus they are deep […]

3. ‘A Radical Faith’ Nehemiah

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Peter explores the first three verses of the book of Nehemiah chapter 2 in which the king notices Nehemiah’s countenance and he takes the risky step of explaining the sadness of his heart.

‘Trusting God’ Introducing Nehemiah

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Introduction to new sermon series ‘Trusting God’ in the story of Nehemiah.  Setting the context from Ezra and Jeremiah.  Reading from Ezra 1:1-8 and suggesting that reading or listening to both books Ezra and Nehemiah would be helpful to seeing the whole picture from which we seek to learn what God would say to us […]

1 John 3:1-3 Children of God now

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1 John 3:1-3 Peter develops what it means that we are children of God in the series in First John. Our experience of our earthly father may make a stumbling block to accept God as a father.  As people we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth about God’s nature to us.  […]

1 John 2 – do not love the world

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The recording starts in the middle of a scene setting illustration about the naivety of trading unwisely what is of true value for that which is attractive to the eyes but worthless. In  1 John 2:15-17 John ‘sits down’ to engage his reader in where they place their love.

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 22:15-22

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In this encounter of Jesus, with the Pharisees in Matthew 22, he is questioned about taxes.  In response Jesus points out that there is the Kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God.  As Christians we have a dual citizenship characterised by duty to the one a devotion to the other. Jan points out […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 22:1-14

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Allen sets the context for Jesus’ parable(s) of the wedding banquet exploring the meaning of the parable and asking questions from the congregation (some of these are hard to hear but Allen’s replies make clear their questions.  He draws us to understand that all are invited bad and good, that the wedding dress of ‘righteousness’ […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 21:18-27

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Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations.  The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story.  Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]