Category Archives: sermonnotes

a.m.: John 12:20-36 p.m.: Matthew 20:20-28

In the bible, the name of God is not just a tag, but it represents him. As such, not only are we to not use it lightly, but we are to afford it due glory and praise. Just as Jesus … Continue reading

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a.m.: Exodus 20:7 p.m.: Matthew 10:34

When most people think of the third commandment, they have a very narrow view concerning its application. It’s often only thought to concern bad language such as swearing and blasphemous vulgarity. However, as Christians, it’s not just what we say … Continue reading

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 p.m.: Matthew 9:9-13

There are times when you think you understand a passage, and then a preacher reveals something you’d never noticed before. This was one of those mornings. Just as a building has a foundation, so do our lives. As Paul writes … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 14:1-6 p.m.: Matthew 5:17-20

In an age which is very similar to ours today, Jesus makes a bold statement. Much like today, the Roman Empire of the 1st century was a very multi-cultural, pluralistic society, with a very accepting attitude to all manner of … Continue reading

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a.m.: Romans 5 p.m.: Ephesians 2:11-22

As we remember those who have fallen in war, we are reminded of the great cost at which peace is purchased. A peace which is temporal and fragile. Yet there is an even greater peace which can be obtained. For, … Continue reading

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a.m.: Exodus 20:4-6 p.m.: Romans 8:35-39

The third and final part of the second commandment basically breaks down humanity into one of two camps. Those who hate God and those who love God. In our natural state, we hate God. We want nothing to do with … Continue reading

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a.m.: Exodus 20:4-6 p.m.: Romans 8:33,34

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God Ex 20:5 When we think of jealousy, we usually think of small-minded individuals. Thoughts along the lines of “I like what you’ve got, and I want it” spring to mind. So … Continue reading

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a.m.: Exodus 32:1-6 p.m.: Romans 8:32

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD … Continue reading

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I am…[7]

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Jn 15:5

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a.m.: Exodus 20:3 p.m.: Romans 8:31-39

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.” Ex 20:2,3

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I am…[6]

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me. Jn 14:6

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 2:11-16 p.m.: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58

When it comes to knowing God, of our own power, we cannot. We have enough problems knowing what other finite men and women think, let alone knowing what the infinite Creator of the Universe thinks. A couple who have been … Continue reading

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I am…[5]

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Jn 11:25,26

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 p.m.: Deuteronomy 26

As Paul writes to the church in Corinth, he contrasts the futility of following the wisdom of this world, with the benefits of following the wisdom of God. It is so easy to believe the wisdom of this world, that … Continue reading

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I am…[4]

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep… I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me Jn 10:11,14

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