Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Philippians Chapter 3

Sunday 21st March, 6pm sermon by Ps Paul Bremner Questions from Philippians Chapter 3: Are you a happy person or a joyful person?  Consider the differences between the two. Jesus is always worthy of the excitement of our souls, and He is most glorified when we are excited and enthusiastic about Him. …When do you find it easy to rejoice in the Lord? When do you find it hard to rejoice in Him? Salvation occurs instantly when a person responds…

Matthew: Faith and Flourishing – 5:17-20

Sunday 21st March, 9am sermon by Owen Woodall Matthew Chapter 5:17 – 20 Discussion Questions 1)     How does Jesus living in complete obedience to the Law provided in the Old Testament “reveal the Law” to us?  How does this add to what is already there? 2)     How many prophecies of the Messiah can your small group name in 3 minutes?  Set an alarm, ask someone to scribe, and name as many collectively as you can (if you can’t remember the…

Philippians 2:19-30

Sunday 14th March, 6pm sermon by Rev Dr. Andrew Menzies Questions for discussion Phil 2:19-29 Snickers or Mars Bars? Look at these passages (Phil 2:16-18; Gal 1:13-16; Rom 10:9-13; Acts 7:58-59) about Paul’s transformation once he met Jesus on the road to Damascus.  What changes have you undergone since deciding to follow Jesus? Think of people in your life who seem a long way from following Jesus.  Share about them and pray for them. Paul had a great relationship with…

Matthew: Faith & Flourishing. Beatitudes week 3

Sunday 14th March, 9am sermon by Rev Dr. Andrew Menzies Questions for discussion Matthew 5:1-16 Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God” (Matt 5:8).  What is this purity and how is it achieved? Discuss the Biblical understanding of shalom (Matt 5:9).  How can we apply shalom daily in our loves?  What things block shalom?  Does someone in your discussion group need prayer for shalom?  The eighth beatitude (Matt 5:10) raises issues about awareness for…

Philippians 2:12-18

Sunday 7th March, 6pm sermon by Owen Woodall Questions to consider from Philippians 2:12 – 18 1.      A Christian needs to walk a line between being dependant on God, but at the same time, not refusing to take any action of their own in their life.  How do you find the correct balance?  How did Jesus? 2.      At what times in your life, and in which areas of your life, do you find your obedience to God difficult? 3.      When…

Matthew: Faith & Flourishing Beatitudes week 2

Sunday 7th March, 9am sermon by Rev Dr. Andrew Menzies Discussion Questions Matthew 5:1-12 (Part 2) The metaphors of back-to-front or ‘inside-out’ or ‘upside-down’ have been used to compare Jesus’ beatitudes with the popular culture of the western world where we live.  How do you experience that and how do you response to this challenge? Discuss Matthew 5:4 (second beatitude).  How do you understand this and do you find it to be true? Meek means quiet, gentle, and easily imposed…

Philippians 2:1-11

Sunday 28th February, 6pm service by Ps Paul Bremner Questions to consider from Philippians 2:1-11 1.What is your instinctive reaction to “humility”? 2. How can you look to the interests of others more than your own today? 3. How does reflecting on Christ’s humility move you to worship Him? 4. How does Christ’s humility challenge you to live like Him? 5. What will it look like for you humbly to submit to the will of God in your life right…

Matthew: Faith & Flourishing The Beatitudes week 1

Sunday 28th February, 9am sermon by Rev Dr. Andrew Menzies Questions for discussion What parts of your Christian journey to you find ‘backwards’ or ‘upside-down’ compared to western culture?  Discuss. This message explained the repeat of Israel’s life, now though Jesus.  Why did Matthew repeat this pattern?  What was his aim? 1. Like Israel, Jesus was called with special status outlined in the genealogy                                                                i.      Showing that Jesus was an authentic king                                                              ii.      Jesus was an authentic Jew…

Philippians 1:18-30

Sunday 21st February, 6pm sermon by Ps Paul Bremner Philippians 1:19-30 Questions: What is your own view of death? Are there any ways in which you are influenced by your culture’s perspective on it, rather than a Christian one? Paul clearly wrestled with the dilemma where he longed to die as it would be “far better” for him as it would bring him into the presence of Jesus Christ his Lord. However, it was for the greater good of those…

Matthew: Faith & Flourishing 4:18-25

Sunday 21st February, 9am sermon by Ps Ian Beaman Questions for discussion – Matthew 4:18-25 Does a call to follow Jesus always require a preparedness to leave our family, our business etc?  Why does Jesus not require this of the vast majority of Christians? How can there be a present and a future aspect to the Kingdom of Heaven?  Will believers be present in the future Kingdom when Jesus comes to reign on earth? Why does the preaching of the…

Philippians 1:3-18

Sunday 14th February, 6pm sermon by Ps Paul Bremner. Paul continues our new series through the book of Philippians. Study questions below may be used for small group or personal study. “God Finishes what He starts.” How does this comfort you when you face trials in life, or you are particularly aware of your own sinfulness or weakness? How has this passage caused you to consider how you pray and whom you pray for? What is the difference between true…

Matthew: Faith & Flourishing 4:12-17

Sunday 14th February, 9am sermon by Rev Dr. Andrew Menzies Join us as Andrew covers the prophecy about Jesus found in Matt 4. Feel free to use the below questions for small group or personal study. Questions for discussion – Matthew 4:12-17 This passage is about preparation for something that is coming that will change everything (the Kingdom of Heaven).  How do you feel when you are given a warning about the imminence of something arriving?  Does it change your…