Sermons by Dr. David Law

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Growing to deepen.

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1 Thessalonians. Paul had previously visited Thessalonica, but his stay was cut short (see Acts 17:1-9). His letter sought to addresses those things that he had not previously spoken about, but were very much needed. One of Paul’s concerns was that those who had recently come to faith, and discovered their place of belonging within […]

Growing together.

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1 and 2 Corinthians. When Paul wrote his 2 letters to the Corinthians, was he correcting (rebooting!) the ways that things were done, or the ways that people thought? We can’t really separate out the two and still read a fully coherent letter. In 1 Corinthians Paul is mostly interested in problem solving to make […]

Living distinctively.

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Matthew 5:13-16, John 15, Philippians 2:13-15, 1 Peter 2:11-12, Colossians 4:2,5-6. One of the last things that Jesus said was “Go and make disciples in my name” (Matthew 28:19). So where do we start? How do we go about bringing God-flavours and God-colours to the world? An earlier teaching series helped us to consider where […]

What a friend.

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Daniel 2: 17-23; 6:10; Esther 4:16 What a motivation to pray. As we turn our hearts once more towards Pentecost we are reminded that prayer connects us to a God who wants to change the world. If we are to see revival in our town and nation then we need to be investing time in prayer: […]

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…

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Hebrews 12: 1 – 29. There is no better way to persevere in faith as followers of Jesus than to respond to and live by this encouragement: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (12:2). From encouragement to persevere in faith, the writer of Hebrews adds an exhortation […]

Crowned with glory and honour.

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Hebrews 2: 1-18. With hearts and minds turned to be focused on the supremacy of Jesus, chapter 2 gives us a clear and straightforward warning to “pay more careful attention to what we have heard” (2:1). This is the first of 5 warnings in the letter to the Hebrews, and this one takes us back […]

The readiness to speak for Jesus.

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1 Peter 3:8-22. The first word of 1 Peter 3:8 suggests at first sight that he is drawing to a close, but he still has plenty more to say yet! Here, the “finally” is more of a conclusion to Peter’s encouragement to us individually to live the Christian life well, before he brings us back […]

Wherever we are.

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Genesis 28: 10-17. Everyone has a frontline – a place where we do life or work and where we encounter people who don’t know Jesus. We don’t need to go looking for these, we are already there. We just need to see these places with fresh eyes.

Rome and sports.

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Acts 28: 11 – 31; Romans 1: 1-17; 15: 13 – 16: 2. It was around 60 AD (cf 79 AD Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii) when Paul sailed up to the Bay of Naples, seemingly on a large Alexandrian grain ship, (https://holylandphotos.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/puteoli-italy-paul-stayed-here-for-a-week-on-his-way-to-rome/) and then took the usual Via Appia walk (135miles, almost all uphill) up to […]

Hope.

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2 Corinthians 4: Isaiah 58. We are moving from a series that we have been doing, “Life in all its Fullness”, where we had a look at John’s gospel and particularly about our own personal salvation and relationship with God and then beyond this week we will be looking at “Church in all its Fullness”, […]