Romans 8:1-13 | EV Night | 18/08/2013 | Andrew Heard
God has promised some incredible things to those who are His, including having the Spirit. Romans 8 explains why having the Spirit in us is so good, clears up some misconceptions about what the Spirit does and what the effect of the Spirit for our lives is.
Romans 8:11-14 | EV Church | 25/08/2013 | Craig Dobbie
Craig Dobbie preaching on Rom 8:11-14 where Paul describes our transformation from slave to freedom, from enemy to adoption. Holy Spirit is our legal guarantee of our adoption 1. Points us to the objective truth of the gospel seen in Jesus (Rom 5:8) 2. Shows you Gods love in a subjective way so you feel it (Rom 5:5) 3. Awakens our knowledge that we are Gods children Pray that you will engage in the fight against sin, and share in Christ's suffering as evidence of your salvation.
Hebrews 9:1-14 | EV Night | 23/10/2022 | Todd Parry-Jones
The Holy Spirit, along with the Hebrews author, teaches us that the Old Covenant sacrifices were not able to bring people into God's presence, because they couldn't clear people's consciences. In this sermon Todd Parry-Jones shares with us that Jesus' sacrifice, once for all, is INFINITELY BETTER - it cleanses us of our sin, and clears our guilty consciences, so that we can draw near to God with confidence!
Romans 7:1-6 | EV Church | 4/08/2013 | Andrew Heard
Much of Romans is meant to correct misunderstandings. Andrew unpacks the first 6 verses of Romans 7 in light of several misunderstandings. 1. Everything one day will be okay. 2. If God is holy and angry at sin, give me the laws to live by. 3. We misunderstand marriage. Being bound by marriage is different to being romantically connected. 4. Christians live under guilt. (wrong - we are counted as righteous). 5. If I'm saved by what Christ has done, I can do what I like. 6. To be in the spirit means you don't need the written word. 7. Christians are no different to anyone else. 8. Christianity is like every others religion Pray that you will rejoice that we are free from the law, and free to grow in holiness for Christ our rescuer.
Judges 2:6-19 | EV Church | 5/05/2013 | Tim Baldwin
Tim Baldwin provides an introduction to Judges. God's people finally get to inhabit the promised land, to fulfil the promises made to Abraham. And what should have been a great experience for God's chosen people, becomes a series of generations who reject God, are rescued by a Judge, then fall away into worse behaviour. As God calls his people to drive out the other nations - it's worth considering if Holy war is ever ok? 1. It was punishment for their wickedness (see Gen 15) 2. God owns all land and was fulfilling His promise (Deut 7:7) 3. To maintain the covenant relationship (Deut 7:6) What about now this side of Jesus? No - it's not ok to use these verses to justify war, we are in Exodus preparing for the new Kingdom Yes - spiritually we are at war, and need to rage Holy war on sin.