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"Sunday Morning" Tagged Sermons (Page 8)

The Aftermath of Christmas

When Christmas is done, the presents all opened, the dinners all eaten, normal life beckons. The question is, for the follower of Christ, what is normal supposed to look like? Joseph’s experience of the aftermath of the first Christmas helps us to reflect on exactly that question with three insights, Find your joy in the right…

Zechariah and Elizabeth

it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you … so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught (Luke 1:3-4) There’s a great need to recover Christmas as an historical fact, too often it seems to have become little more than a beautiful fable, a children’s story…

Descent

After passing through six landmarks of Old Testament history we move into the era of fulfilment that begins with the long-awaited coming of the Christ. His birth is, therefore, not simply the beginning of something new, but the completion of something ancient. We look at Luke’s account of Gabriel’s annunciation in Luke 1:26-38 which powerfully…

Exile

Our sixth study in this overview of the biblical storyline brings us to the end of the Old Testament and the (or so it would seem) of the Nation of Israel. In 586BC the Babylonian Empire conquered Israel, burned the Temple, and took her people into Exile for 70 years. It was the loss of…

Nation

As a result of the Exodus and the giving of the Law, God transformed the children of Abraham into the nation he had long promised. But, although they stood appeared to be just one more nation among many, they were a nation founded on entirely different and unique principles. I will make you into a…

Remembering War

On Remembrance Sunday we are remembering war: those who gave their lives in war, those who perished during war, those who suffer after war. But we also want to remember how God thinks of war, what God’s plan for war is. His plan is found in Isaiah 2, In the last days the mountain of…

Law

The fourth landmark event in the Bible’s history is the giving of the law – not as a burden but as a blessing because it allowed Israel, as the nation they had become, to worship him as one people. It did not leave them as individuals seeking God, but as a body bound to God…