Sunday Messages 2019

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SHORTCUTS

Sunday, March 10, 2019

When we hear about Jesus being tempted by the devil, we’re inclined to think he was tempted to do something horrible. Well, he was, but it actually doesn’t look like that at first. He was tempted to: 1. Feed himself; 2. Demonstrate his ‘Messiah-ness’; 3. Become the king of kings. All of these were things he would do. It’s how he would do them that matters. Satan was trying to get him to take ‘evil shortcuts’.  – Harry

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Sunday, March 3, 2019

We may well wonder why people don’t believe in, love and follow Jesus. Paul partly explains it by telling us that a veil or a curtain is over their hearts. A few verses later he writes that “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the good news of the glory of Christ.” (2 Cor. 4:4) But whenever someone turns to Christ the veil is removed, inner eyes are opened and there is genuine freedom.  – Harry

KINGDOM COMING

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Jesus taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come”, and he meant it. It’s been coming since that day. Some of the values of his kingdom: equality, reconciliation, generosity. These were not highly regarded before Jesus came along.  – Harry

SEEDS OF CHANGE

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jesus told a parable about a farmer who sows seeds. When asked, he explained that he’s the farmer and the seed is the Word of God. His word has been sown into hearts and, on a larger scale, into society, where it has gradually brought about immense change. The scripture here is from the ‘Sermon on the Plain’ in the gospel of Luke. It has changed the world – and many hearts.  – Harry

EYES, EARS, MOUTH AND NOSE

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Everyone who believes in Jesus Christ is part of the ‘body of Christ’ on earth. As our body has a lot of different parts and they all need each other, so Christ’s body needs all its parts – namely, each one of us.  – Harry

ACTIVATION

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Just as we activate computers and credit cards, God ‘activates’ spiritual gifts in Christ’s followers. They are given to enable us to serve one another. Some of these gifts are listed in I Corinthians 12, where Paul emphasizes that they are distributed and inspired by the Holy Spirit. They are essential for healthy communities of faith.  – Harry

BAPTISMS

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Jesus was baptized. We get baptized. Jesus himself baptizes with fire and the Holy Spirit. Here’s some thinking about what these baptisms are all about..  – Harry

GENTILE APPROACH

Sunday, January 6, 2019

There are some pretty amazing stories about how God is breaking into the non-Christian world with the good news of Jesus. Here are some of them. Light shining in the darkness is what ‘Epiphany’ is all about.  – Harry