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Ephesians 4:17-24: A New Creation in Christ, Part Two: The New Man

Last week we began to look at Ephesians 4:17-24. We said that this is Paul’s call for the Christian to stop living as though dead but to be alive as they are in Christ. Paul is about to set off on a long list of how to live the new life, in this section he gives us the rationale for that. Because we are not dead but alive, because we are in Christ not Adam, because we are in the Spirit not the flesh, because we have put off the old and put on the new, we must no...


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Matthew 22:34-40: Personal Worship

Thanks to Simon Bird for preaching this afternoon as part of our series in the Disciplines of Grace. The Great Commandment – Matthew 22:34-40 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And...


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Romans 7:21-25: We are at War

A big thanks to Guy McKenzie for preaching this week when Nick was away. We appreciate it! Romans 7:21-25 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25...


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The Argument From Desire

Introduction: We have been looking at the traditional arguments for God such the moral argument, the ontological, the cosmological, and the teleological argument for God. However, we have not been using them in the traditional way. The traditional way built upon Catholic or Arminian notions of man’s depravity makes it appear as if man’s mind is neutral before obvious facts, and that man can reason himself into believing in God. We have disagreed with this from the start. We have insisted that man’s sin makes him unable to be neutral or willing to believe what is present to be...


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Proverbs 4:23: Keeping the heart

Introduction: Every one of us is two people, there is the person that we project and there is the person we are within. Peter calls this inner person, ‘the hidden person of the heart’ 1 Pet. 3:4. Today in this message I want do an under the hood check. Think of a yacht sitting at anchor, we all see what is above the water line but don’t think much about what is below the water line. The top of the yacht can be beautiful woods and colourful sails with well-polished finishings. The yacht can have a pool and a...


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Proverbs 13:12 – Heartsick or Satisfied?

Introduction: Today we are going to be reflecting on our hearts, our desires and what satisfies us.  We are coming to the end of 2018 and approaching a new year.  It is a good time to take stock and be deliberate in our plans for the coming year.  The verse for our reflection is Proverbs 13:12, ‘Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.’  The book of proverbs is a particularly fitting book to reflect on as we seek to plan for 2019.  It is a book about wisdom; practical wisdom on...


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