Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21; John 7:37-39]
We often say Pentecost is the Birthday of the church. Today, we look at this and a local significance!
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7; John 1:29-42]
In John the Baptist and his disciples we see an example of good discipleship - has Jesus been revealed to you? Will you follow him? Will you tell others?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: 2 Kings 5:1-14 ; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ]
How much courage would it take for a slave to tell her master that there is a cure for leprosy in the enmy country? How much courage does it take to tell your friend about Jesus?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Luke 14:25-35]
Jesus calls us to a radical commitment and warns us of the cost of following him. Surely we need then to be ready to share the gospel with others. Having listened to the person and the Holy Spirit, having conversed in love the time will come when it is appropriate to share the gospel.
This video by Dave Mann of the Hope Project is referenced in the sermon - watch it at the appropriate point to learn a simple gospel presentation.
Below are the audio files of the sermon. Listen to part 1, then watch the video, then continue with part 2.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Luke 19:1-10]
All the techniques in the world will not reach people in the way love will. We need to love the people we talk to. We need to find out what are the emotional and spiritual blocks they have. Jesus reached out to the despised tax collector and so rescued a man for the kingdom. We will allow God to use us to reach the lost around us?
Preacher: Peter Lloyd [Text: John 1:43-51]
We listen carefully to the person, but we also need to listen to God. What is his input into the conversation? We see Jesus using divine promptings as he talked to the Samaritan woman which opened her heart to him as Saviour. In addition to the recording of Peter speaking, here is a link to the video we watched and the study guide associated with the sermon is below.
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Text: John 4 - the Samaritan Woman]
In the account of Jesus conversing with the Samaritan woman, we see how he listened both to her and to the Father. Out of what he heard, he responded and so let her to truth.
A study guide is attached for small group work following the sermon.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: 1 Samuel 14:1-17, 20-23; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2; Luke 10:1-2]
When do we act? Jonathan in the account in 1 Samuel presses forward asking the Lord to stop him if it is the wrong time. Paul says, "Now is the acceptable time." Are we ready to press forward into the opportunity God is opening before us?
Preacher: Peter Lloyd [Texts: 2 Kings 7:3-9; Acts 17:15-34; Matthew 13:47-53]
The importance of giving reasons for our faith. We need to learn to ask questions - graciously.
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Text: John 4:5-42]
With the Samaritain woman, Jesus asked questions and used her interests to tell her important news. We have golden opportunities to learn and practise those skills. Read on ...
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Isaiah 48:1-12; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20]
We commence a series on the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus likens us to salt and light. How might we let our light shine in 2014?
[Preacher: Capt. Peter Lloyd. Texts: 1 Peter 3:13-18; Mark 11:15-18]
The third of the series on witnessing
[Preacher: Ian Hardcastle. Texts: Acts 3:11-22; Luke 24:46-48]
The Second of a Series on Witnessing