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  • Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Mar 25, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,137 views

    "To ransom a slave you gave away your Son.” So great a Redeemer!

    Credit for this sermon largely comes from Dynamic Preaching magazine! 1). Here's a line from the Exsultet, the powerful hymn of praise and thanksgiving that we just heard (at the Easter Vigil): “This is the night, when Jesus broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave.” At ...read more

  • A Call To Rejoice

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 26, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,686 views

    This song of rejoicing is not only one in which the people of the LORD are exhorted to raise their voices, but also one in which the LORD Himself participates.

    A CALL TO REJOICE Zephaniah 3:14-20 Eight out of the nine oracles in the little book of Zephaniah announce God’s just judgment of all the earth (Zephaniah 1:2-3; Zephaniah 3:8); and the just judgment of the LORD their covenant God against Judah and Jerusalem in particular (Zephaniah 1:4). ...read more

  • The Panting Deer

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on May 6, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,600 views

    Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

  • The Call Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jun 23, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,245 views

    Make me an offer I can't refuse!

  • The Faith Of Abraham

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Oct 11, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 12,010 views

    Faith sees beyond the perplexities and difficulties of the present situation.

    THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM Genesis 22:1-19 Sometimes in our Christian lives we are challenged to surrender to God that which we hold most dear, that upon which we set our hopes, even that which God has given to us as a gift. God promised Abraham a son, but the patriarch’s wife Sarah was barren. ...read more

  • A. C. T. S. Of Solidarity

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 9, 2013
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,686 views

    Prayer, thanksgiving, confession and praise as community activities. Pass it on.

    A. C. T. S. OF SOLIDARITY Isaiah 12 When I was coming to rebirth as a newborn Christian, I remember our Pastor sharing a well-known acrostic as a guideline for prayer. Thus, A.C.T.S. spells out the words: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. It is a familiar device which I even ...read more

  • Seek The Lord While He May Be Found

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 27, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 14,165 views

    Responding to the call of God.

    SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND Isaiah 55 The Bible is full of wonderful gracious invitations. Isaiah 55 begins with a call to the thirsty to come to the waters. This is in order to quench, not a physical thirst, but a spiritual thirst. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and ...read more

  • The Resurrection Life

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 26, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,954 views

    The key to Christian living is found in our union with Christ, both in His death and in His resurrection.

    THE RESURRECTION LIFE Romans 6:1-14 It is decidedly unpleasant when anybody is subjected to false accusations and malicious rumours. Yet this was the experience of Jesus in Holy Week, and is the common lot of all those who uphold the mystery of holiness. The Apostle Paul was aware that ...read more

  • A Trinitarian Delight In Creation

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Apr 1, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,203 views

    Of Jesus it was said that the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding (Isaiah 11:2).

    A TRINITARIAN DELIGHT IN CREATION Proverbs 8:1-4; Proverbs 8:22-31 Proverbs 8:1-4 alerts us to the call of Wisdom: a call which is heard in the highways and byways of life, in the marketplaces and from the tops of the roof. Dame Folly, by way of contrast, lurks around the corner (Proverbs ...read more

  • The Word Goes Forth

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jun 25, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,241 views

    A metaphor from God's dealings in Creation to describe God's dealings with His Word.

    THE WORD GOES FORTH Isaiah 55:10-13 I was in India, alone in my room, with the door shut. I read Isaiah 55:10-11. There God was saying, “My Word shall not return to me void, but shall accomplish that which I please, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” What an encouragement, ...read more

  • Can These Bones Live?

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Feb 22, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,387 views

    How long-dead sun-bleached bones revived, and become an exceeding great army.

    THE RESURRECTION OF THE DRY BONES Ezekiel 37:1-14 When confronted with insurmountable difficulties we often ask: “Can these bones live?” Yet the question originates with God, and is addressed to man. The LORD thereby challenges us within our seemingly impossible situation - whatever it ...read more

  • A Bow In The Sky: Starting Over

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Feb 14, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,162 views

    The LORD God hangs His bow in the sky, like a warrior setting aside His weapons of destruction. It bodes well for us, even when we have been under His fatherly chastisement.

    A BOW IN THE SKY: STARTING OVER Genesis 9:8-17 1. The Rainbow In the great Age of Exploration, travellers and missionaries were often amazed to find that differing cultures and civilisations - separated from one another since the scattering of mankind after the fall of the Tower of Babel ...read more

  • Let Us Go To The House Of The Lord

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 24, 2013
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,068 views

    The peace of Jerusalem is tied up with the house of the Lord.

  • Not Good For Man To Be Alone Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 13, 2010
     | 1,603 views

    To remain whole, to be together with others, we must be grounded in the Creator of all things.

    March 15 2010 Caritas in Veritate Monday of 4th Week of Lent If you look carefully at the reading from the wonderful final chapters of Isaiah today, you can be struck by the parallel to the Holy Father’s encyclical. What we see in Isaiah is a vision of a human economy developed to its ...read more

  • O' Sweet Exchange!

    Contributed by Brady Boyd on Sep 6, 2018
     | 798 views

    What does God want to give us? What has God done for us?

    Colossians – Jesus Holds It All O’ Sweet Exchange! September 9, 2016 What does God want to give us? What has God done for us? Colossians 2:11-15 NIV “In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the ...read more