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  • Warren Bird

    Contributing sermons since Dec 15, 2002
Warren's church

Colonial First State workplace fellowship
Sydney, *Province/Other 2234
(612) 93033025

About Warren
  • Education: Honours degree in Economics, but so long ago now it doesn’t matter any more.
  • Experience: I’ve preached up to 4 or 5 sermons a year for 25 years in the churches that I’ve been involved with; have led Bible study groups for much of that time also. Professionally, I give many presentations, sometimes to small groups or individuals, but sometimes to large audiences. I’m told that I have an easy style to listen to, that I explain things well and that my talks/sermons are easy to follow and clear.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: They are theological, without being heavy. I aim to explain the Bible’s teaching in a way that is accessible to all people. They are also practical, seeking to encourage Christians to really live for Christ, working out the ways in which being a Christian makes a difference to every aspect of our lives.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The work I did on my own sermon on The Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6:22) has had a more profound impact than any other on my life - it opened my eyes to God’s grace and love in ways I’d not appreciated before.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Not Christians so have no opinion
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Get the congregation involved somehow, by active engagement or a pertinent visual aid. Don’t mistake a sermon for an academic paper - you don’t have to prove everything you say, just argue it with conviction and a lot of prayer. Seek God’s message for the people to whom you are speaking, not my own message.
  • Books that have had an impact: "Holiness", by JC Ryle, an English minister and preacher from the 19th Century. EJ Young’s commentaries on Isaiah. Sarah Sumner’s book on Men and Women in the Church - liberating reading. Henri Nouwen, "Life of the Beloved"
  • Hobbies: Listening to great Christian music - from the classical masters (Palestrina, Byrd, Bach, Haydn, Handel, etc) through to contemporary music (Michael Card is one of my favourites, and keep an ear out for Mike Rayson - an Australian country singer about to hit the USA.) Having singing lessons so I can do their songs more justice when I try them!
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: There is no other name under heaven by which we can come to know God, but through the name of Jesus. He has done it all for us; He is our all-in-all. Trust in none other than Him. He is worthy of our trust for He has suffered for us, died for us and risen for us. He is of surpassing worth. Avoid, therefore, the common trap of all mankind which is to let your own efforts and deeds intrude into your approach to God. Come only through Jesus - He’s enough and far more than enough.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He lived and died in Christ.
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  • The Trial Of Jesus - A Tale Of Truth And Power

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Jesus’ discussion with Pilate during His trial has some powerful messages about power and about truth.

    I’m always astounded at that point in the narrative of Christ’s final hours when Pilate says to Him: “Don’t you realise I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” To which Jesus replies, using the WJB paraphrase version of the Bible: “You’re kidding aren’t you? You … power over more

  • The Reality Of The Resurrection

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2004
    based on 90 ratings

    Christ’s post-resurrection appearances establish its historical reality, its prophetic reality and its evangelistic reality. It really happened - to fulfil God’s plan, promised in the Old Testament. Thus, it is GOOD NEWS for us, to live and to proclaim.

    Christ has died …… Christ is risen ……… Christ will come again. Do you believe it? {Extract a strong affirmation from the congregation.} In that case, you are a step ahead of the original disciples in those early hours and days after the first Good Friday and Easter morning. They found it more

  • The Lord Bless You And Keep You

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2004
    based on 110 ratings

    Grace, peace, blessing, keeping. God desires wonderful things for His faithful people! Blessing is a term that gets misused a lot - this sermon explores what it really means.

    Have you ever noticed how the apostle Paul opens every one of his letters by wishing his readers “grace and peace”? It is also present in both of Peter’s letters, one of John’s and Revelation. When they said, “grace and peace” these Biblical writers were not merely using a polite form of words more

  • Facing A Hostile World

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    The world is hostile to God and His people. It was to David, son of Jesse, also. How did he face spiritual opposition and what can we learn for the battle we are called to fight today?

    Introduction I read something this week that reinforced a conviction that has been growing in my mind over the past several months. What I read was a news item about a plaque that has been taken away from a tourist centre at the Grand Canyon in the USA. Have any of you been to the Grand more

  • Transformed Payback

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 37 ratings

    Loving our enemies? Don’t payback evil with evil? What is going on here? Have you christians lost your mind?! We’ve gotta get even, haven’t we?

    Introduction I have a confession to make. Some of you are already aware of what I am about to reveal, but to most of you it will be a new insight into my character. It is not a sin that I am going to confess, but an obsession. I am, right now, at this point in my life (when you would think I had more

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