Summary of Message: If we heed God's wise word, then we'll gain divine wisdom and so be delivered from evil and live.
Summary: Lewis formally begins our new series on the book of Proverbs with a passage emphasising the high price of forsaking wisdom.
Summary of Passage: God invites the Israelites to continue trusting him and warns them against forsaking him in their pride.
Themes: Salvation by works / salvation by grace / God's nature / pride / humility
Summary of Passage: Leviticus 23 talks about the various festivals and Sabbaths that God commanded his people to observe in the time before Jesus. This message considers their significance, then and now.
Note: The sermon begins 2 mins and 17 seconds into the recording.
Summary of Passage: God tells the Israelites they're not to follow the abominable customs of other nations but instead observe God's good boundaries.
Themes: Holiness, sexual morality, homosexuality, God's grace, forgiveness
NOTE: the message begins 2min 25sec into the recording
Intro: Most Christians probably think of "Leviticus" as an obscure Old Testament book full of dusty old laws. But it's actually part of a much grander story, and it has much to say to us today. In this mssage we discover the message behind the many Levitical laws about sacrifices and offerings, namely, that the holy God who treats sin with utmost seriousness is gracious and forgiving to the sincerely repentant believer.
Note: the messsage begins 25 seconds into the recording
Summary: In this message, Lewis looks back on our recent series from 1 Corinthians 12-14, 'Concerning Spiritual Gifts', to help the congregation think through their response to what we heard.
Note: Apologies that, due to technical issues, the sound quality of the first 11 minutes is very poor.
Bible Passage: 'In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.' (Hebrews 5:7)
Note: Apologies that due to technical issues the very beginning of the recording is missing and the quality is low.
Summary of Bible-Text: 1st century Christian and Apostle, Paul of Tarsus, tells the church in ancient Corinth about his intense struggles in Asia - struggles far beyond his strength to bear.
Themes: Dependence on God / weakness / despair / afflictions / persecution / prayer
Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Focus: How should spiritual gifts like prophesy and tongues be practiced in the church gathering?
Note: Apologies that the sound quality is quite poor for this recording. The first few words of the message, which werent recorded were: "In last week's passage we were exhorted to..."
sunday am talks
Sunday-mornings begin with a message from the Bible. For Christians, this isn't merely something of historical interest - it's a time to gather together in God's presence and to hear what he wants to say through the book he inspired.
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