Sermons by Revd. Paul Lewis

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Serving to kingdom-build.

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2 Thessalonians. One letter wasn’t enough for the Thessalonians! They took on board what Paul had said in his first letter – hope is already secured in Christ, and He will return to make all things new. Their response went something like: “Oh! Ok. If that’s the case, we’ll sit down and wait for Christ […]

Belonging to reconcile.

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Colossians 1: 15 – 23. In his letter to the Colossians, Paul addresses head on what biblical scholars call “The Colossian Heresy”. The small church that emerged through the mission and ministry of Epaphras came under repeated attack from those who sought to dissuade people from maintaining a consistent focus on Christ as the head […]

Mission Organisations – Harvest

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A focus on Harvest Thanksgiving at this point in our teaching series enables us to build a bridge between what we have focused on up to this point, and where we need to go next. So far, we have largely looked at the need to engage with “Church Rebooted” by looking at our togetherness within […]

Praying constantly.

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Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21. There has been a common thread running through Paul’s letters that we’ve looked at so far. In each one there is something said to bring correction, and even rebuke, over what the church had become in those places. That doesn’t happen in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Instead, his whole focus is […]

Belonging together

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Romans 12:1-21 When Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, he was very thorough! In his letter as we read it now, Paul spends 11 chapters focusing on how our perspective of a downward spiral of life changes when we follow Jesus. We are saved from hopelessness through faith in Jesus, not by our own […]

Encouragement to look forward.

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2 Peter 3: 8-18. The Lord will return as promised and it will be unexpected and dramatic. As foreigners in this world (1 Peter 2:11) we can look forward to our homecoming – to a new heaven and a new earth. So “what kind of people ought (we) to be”? (v11). We ought to be […]

Encouragement to look out.

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2 Peter 2 ; Numbers 22: 21 – 35. The world is broken (v20) and will seek to distract and divert with untruth if care is not shown. So we need to look up to God to receive his Spirit, look back into Scripture to know his truth and then trust that “the Lord knows […]

Committed to talking Jesus.

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Acts 2:42-47, Exodus 3 and 4, Isaiah 6:1-8, Hebrews 12:1. What have we learnt together over the last few weeks that will enable and motivate us to keep “Talking Jesus”? It doesn’t end here because the need for us to talk to people about Jesus never ends. We don’t need to be able to share […]

Sharing God’s story.

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John 3:1-21; Acts 2:14-41. Today’s film says, “God invites us into His story”. That is an important thing to remember because when we talk Jesus, we’re not inviting people into our personal story, or our church story, but into God’s story. Our story doesn’t exist without it being bound up in and through God’s story. […]

Our story.

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1 Peter 3:15; John 4:1-42. 36% of people come to faith by talking to a Christian. It’s the second highest factor behind finding faith by living in a Christian family. It makes our story massively important – it doesn’t have to be a dramatic story, but we do have a story to tell about how […]