Sermon Series
  • 1. We All Have Bad Days

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2016

    Elijah was a spiritual giant, and yet he had his days of disappointment and discouragement. God gently restores Elijah and, in doing so, we are reminded that God never fails us.

    Message 1 Kings 19:1-21 “We All Have Bad Days” A little girl called Susie had been trying for months to learn how to tie her shoes. She finally grasped the knack and was able to do it by herself. Susie’s parents expected her to be delighted. Instead Susie started to more

  • 2. Fools Can't Stop A Sovereign God

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2016

    There are times in our lives when we make a mess and create spiritual chaos. On occasions like this God will step in and shake us up because our foolishness cannot stop the sovereignty of God.

    What’s So Great about God? Philippians 1:12-26 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - August 5, 2012 *We say it in one of the first prayers we ever learn: “God is great.” -And He really is great! -We could talk about His greatness all night long. -And in these verses, Paul more

  • 3. Why Is The Ot So Violent?

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2016

    Jehu's action seem to condone violence against an unfaithful enemy … how do we understand this?

    Message 2 Kings 9:1-10:35 Why Is The Old Testament So Violent? If I was to ask you what are some of the really big differences between the Old and New Testament what would you say? Get some answers. Might include: - Jesus - More inclusiveness of people. - Easier to understand. - One more

  • 4. In The End There Is Hope

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2016

    When we look at the last chapter of the book of kings we are taught that God does not leave his people without hope; he continues to bring renewal and repentance, even in places that are most unlikely.

    Message 2 Kings 25:1-30 “In The End There Is Hope” For some months now we have been making our way through the book of Kings and we have learnt so much. Today we get to the end of the book. So much happen is happening at the end of the book that it will help to have a bit of a more

  • 5. Don't Just Change The Standard

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2016

    The standard of Judah began to subside as the kings stopped comparing themselves to David. You can't make people more faithful by lowering the standard of faith.

    Message 2 Kings 14:1-22 Don’t Just Change the Standard When it comes to on-time train travel the Japanese have the best record. A train is considered to be ontime only if it arrives within one minute of the schedule. The average late running of trains in Japan is 20 seconds. If it is more

  • 6. Too Little, Too Late

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2016

    Josiah sought to be faithful to the covenant even though he knew it would not change anything - in the face of opposition we are called to continued faithfulness.

    Message 2 Kings 23:1-30 “Too Little Too Late” Opening Kenny and the Suzuki An admiration of the continued commitment despite all the set-backs. The view of continuing no matter what the outcome. You don’t keep going because you are going to get something out of it. You more

  • 7. The Straw The Broke The Camel's Back

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2016
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    By focussing on king Manasseh we realise that there comes a point when God says enough is enough, but that does not mean we are beyond God's grace.

    Message 2 Kings 21:1-18 “The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back” Picture Focus on the idea of comparing ourselves to others. We feel that others are close in God’s view. While we can feel like a speck in the distance. - Based on feeling that we have just done too more

  • 8. The Last King Of Israel

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2016

    A focus on Hoshea, the last king of Israel, makes us realise what the theological problem was which lead to the demise of the Northern Kingdom - they just wanted to be like everyone else.

    Message 2 Kings 17:1-41 “The Last King of Israel” Tallest Building in the World Barj Khalifa It dominates the landscape In some ways it sets the mood for the city. We are great, powerful, mighty, rich. When you are there you sense that mood. Today we are going to find in more

  • 9. Is There More To Life Than This?

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2016

    This sermon introduces the series on Kings by considering the purpose for which 1 & 2 Kings was written. It seeks to give an historical setting and the foundation for the rest of the series.

    Message 1 Kings 1:1-4 “Is There More To Life Than This?” Today we are going to start our sermon series on the book of Kings. Now, if you were all first century Christian who had been converted from Judaism to Christianity I could make the assumption that most of you would actually more

  • 10. We Don't Need More Pretenders

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2016

    Adonijah, one of the sons of David, set himself up to be the King of Israel. However he was a pretender who constantly sought to tha short-cuts. This passage reminds us that, in God's kingdom, we don't need more pretenders.

    Message Last week we learnt two important truths about 1 & 2 Kings. That the book gives us a very selective account history … 400 years covered by 50,000 words. That the original audience which Kings has in mind is the exiles in Babylon who have been there for about 30 years. Then we more

  • 11. Choose Wisdom Every Time

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2016

    King Solomon's wisdom reminds us that we need to follow the wisdom of the true King. This wisdom enables us to look back and learn from our past, as well as look forward and believe that we are cared for by our King.

    Message 1 Kings 3:1-28 “Choose Wisdom Every Time” It is not easy to follow in the footsteps of great men. Billy Graham - many still organize evangelism rallies. - Franklin Graham (son), Wil Graham (grand son). - it wasn’t the same as when Billy did it. Billy’s more

  • 12. Temple Theology

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2016

    The way that the temple was used in redemptive history is a reminder of how easy it is for religion to become hollow, or for ritual to rplece a relationship with God.

    Message 1 Kings 8:22-53 “Temple Theology” How important is the temple in the life of the Israelites? We need to realise that Tabernacle (portable) = Temple (permanent) Expand Reminder of selectiveness of Scripture. Exodus 25-40 • highly detailed description of more