Exodus 20:16, ‘Do not testify falsely against your neighbour.’
James writing 2000 years ago said that the tongue even though a small part of the body could do enormous damage. 2000 years later millions of tongues have proved the truth of that statement.
1: Why do I lie? It is a self-protection mechanism and self-defence mechanism I hide behind. Facing the truth about yourself is the most difficult and painful thing in the world to do.
Sermon Notes: Joshua Chapter 1.
The Book of Joshua divides into the following:
Chapter 1 to 5 – Joshua leads the people into the land. Chapter 6 to 12 – The battles they encounter. Chapter 13 to 22 -Joshua divides up the land. Chapter 22 – His final speech. Joshua was born into slavery in Egypt and may be around 90 years of age when we pick up the Book.
Sermon Notes: There must be MORE to Christmas than being weary, worn out and totally exhausted. JESUS is the MORE we are all searching for! Luke 2:1-7.
Question: Have you ever stopped to really imagine how utterly exhausted MARY must have been by the time she gave birth to JESUS on that first Christmas Day?
‘Mary and Joseph set off on this horrendous journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem v4.
Sermon Notes: Luke Chapter 1 verse 1 to 25.
So come on… Get ready… He is coming… Are you willing to believe what God is saying to you today?
When we pick up this story in Luke Chapter One, God has NOT spoken, even a whisper from heaven in something like 400 years (since the book of Malachi), the last Book in the Old Testament. That’s a lot of silence.
Sermon Notes: Advent – Come Lord Jesus.
Advent: The Arrival of the King! The first coming of JESUS the King into our world! His incarnation in flesh! The birth of JESUS at Christmas!
Add a few letters to ADVENT and you get ADVENTURE! To venture by very nature is to RISK!
What a risk GOD took in sending, releasing His One, His only Son, and to come into our sin sick, sin broken world.