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  • What Does God Want?

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,195 views

    A look at what Jesus says about giving to Caesar and God to show that God wants everything.

    Introduction Today is harvest. In front of me you see a selection of produce. It used to be traditional at harvest to bring in a sample of crops to church and then it was given away to those who needed it. Rather than do that anymore, we give the offering for the day to charity. Back in the OT ...read more

  • 1 Corinthians 13 Part 5: Unbreakable Love Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,811 views

    Love never gives up and endures through all circumstances, it is unbreakable.

    Introduction Welcome to our penultimate sermon on love in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is at the heart of Christianity, we saw that God is love and that we must love as a response. The world is calling out for real love, the Beatles sang I just need somebody to love. Love is such a popular theme in ...read more

  • 1 Corinthians 13 Part 4: Love Is Not Unjust But Rejoices When Truth Wins Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,211 views

    A look at love and justice and seeing how they are not opposed but work together, what this means for God and us.

    Introduction Love, it is the key principal in a Christian’s life. God is love and we should respond in love. Jesus said that by our love would people know that we are his disciples. And here in 1 Corinthians 13 Paul shows that everything of value has to be done in love and motivated by love and ...read more

  • Honesty And Integrity

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 8,234 views

    A sermon looking at honesty and integrity in the life of Christian.

    Introduction When I preach I always go on about reading it in context. About establishing the original context of when it was written, who it was written to and what the situation described was. How the original readers would have understood that. That is all very important. But there is of course ...read more

  • How To Please God By Shopping

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,962 views

    A look at how God’s views issues like fair trade and exploitation and what an appropriate Christian response is.

    Introduction We have been looking at what it means to please God. We saw that it must start from faith. We also looked at what it means to please God with our minds and then this morning we looked at what it means to please God when we have disagreements. This evening we look at passage which ...read more

  • Anaias And Saphira - Wasn't It Just A Tad Ott To Kill Them?

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,295 views

    A look at the story of Ananias and Saphira to see that God treats sin seriously and that we are called to be people of Integrity

    Introduction Have any of you seen the movie Catch Me If You Can. I have to say before I say it I thought it was recipe for disaster. I mean it starred Leonardo Di Capreo. But actually it turned out to be quite good. It’s the true story of Frank Abignail, who as a teenager runs away from home and ...read more

  • No Compromise On Holiness Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,685 views

    An introduction to the book of Daniel and a look at the first chapter where we learn that we are not to compromise our personal holiness.

    Introduction Well it had to come sooner or later. I’ve tried to avoid it as long as possible. But I seem to be left with no choice, today I have to face it. Yes it’s time to look at the Bible story that’s all about eating your vegetables, or is it? I guess those of you that know my life style ...read more

  • God Is In Control Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,781 views

    A look at Daniel chapter 2 where we examine some of the Christian myths about Daniel’s propechies, learn that God is in control and that God answers prayer.

    In a cartoon, a man was phoning his pastor during a crisis. With a fraught look, the man asks the minister: "My wife has left me, my kids are on drugs, and my life is falling apart. Can you explain to me the difference between amillennialism, postmillennialism, and premillennialism?" We have ...read more

  • No Compromise On Worship Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,861 views

    A look at Daniel chapter 3 where we learn that we musn’t compromise on worship and see that this is not just about facing death, but overcoming day to day niggles and annoyances.

    This morning I’d like to introduce you to a book, for those of you that know me you may be surprised to learn that this book is not by J K Rowling or Tolkein. In fact its not even a science fiction book. It’s a little book called “The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook.” And it’s just a manual, ...read more

  • No Compromise On Pride Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 86 ratings
     | 10,276 views

    A look at Daniel 4, where we learn not to be proud, we also see the difference between false humility and real humility.

    Introduction Story has been told of a lion who was very proud and decided to take a walk one day to demonstrate his mastery over all the other creatures. He strutted his way through the forest until he came across a bear, ‘WHO IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE BEAR? ‘Why of course you are mighty ...read more

  • Don't Make Belshazzar's Mistake Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,942 views

    A look at Daniel 5 where we learn to avoid the mistake of Belshazzar and repent while we have the chance.

    Situation in Babylon The situation in Babylon has changed since the last chapter and the last of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar has died and there have been several coups as various different people have seized the throne only to be overthrown. The latest occupant on the throne, Nabodinius has kept the ...read more

  • No Compromise On Prayer Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,402 views

    A look at Daniel 6 where we learn about prayer, the reasons for it and how we do it.

    Introduction The church choir director was being driven out of his mind at the rehearsals for the Christmas choral concert. It seemed that at least one or more members of the choir was absent at every rehearsal. Finally they reached the last rehearsal and he announced: "I want to personally thank ...read more

  • These Are The Days Of Elijah Part 1 Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 9,732 views

    Number one in a series looking at the imagery in the modern Hymn These are the days of Elijah, looking at Elijah and being faithful to the word of God.

    Introduction These are the days of Elijah. It’s a popular modern hymn. Sorry, but I refuse to call a song a chorus when it has two verses and a chorus just because it was written later than the 18th century. But anyway its quite a popular modern hymn. However, as with so many of our hymns and ...read more

  • These Are The Days Of Elijah Part 2: John The Baptist Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,744 views

    Number two in a series looking at the imagery in the modern Hymn These are the days of Elijah, looking at John the Baptist and repentance and holiness.

    Introduction As we said this morning we are going to be looking at some of the imagery from These are the Days of Elijah to help us understand the idea of renewal and how it is God can move on us. The imagery from These are the Days of Elijah is all Biblical, which is good, but unfortunately it ...read more

  • These Are The Days Of Elijah Part 3: The Year Of Jubilee Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 85 ratings
     | 17,655 views

    Number 3 in a series looking at the imagery in the modern Hymn These are the days of Elijah, looking at the year of Jubilee and its implications both social and spiritual.

    Introduction In a recent Peanuts cartoon, Lucy approaches Charlie Brown with a paper and pen and says, “Here, sign this. It absolves me from all blame”. Then she goes to Shroeder with the same paper and says, “Here, sign this. It absolves me from all blame”. Finally she comes to Linus: “Here, sign ...read more