Sermons from March 2021

Sermons from March 2021

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…