Ephesians 4:11-16 | Saturday EV | 6/08/2016 | Tim Baldwin
Tim Baldwin considers the significance of what it means to be gathered in God's church, highlighting the implications for how we live. Are you giving yourself to works of service so that you grow in maturity for the building up of the body of Christ?
Acts 13:38-48 | Saturday EV | 10/10/2015 | Tim Baldwin
"The book of Acts is called that because it is the 'acts' or works of the apostles, but essentially it is the 'acts' of the risen and ascended Lord Jesus from heaven." Tim Baldwin kicks off our term with a bit of an Acts recap, and a dive into Acts 13.
Judges 11:29-35 | EV Church | 16/06/2013 | Andrew Heard
Andrew preaching on Jephthat. As the Judges cycle continues, we see in Judges 10:15-16, Israel repents and God in his mercy, rescues them - not because God owes them anything, but because He was grieved by their misery. Jephthat's vow had 2 problems 1. A stupid vow. 2. It was godless, and in effect was an attempt to bribe God. What Jepthat failed to do is to recognise God for who He is. God's mercy and grace is poured out on us because of who He is, not because of our works, vows or sacrifices. Pray for a repentant heart and a greater understanding of God's mercy.
Romans 6:1-144 | EV Church | 21/07/2013 | Andrew Heard
Romans 6 answers the question, if we are saved by grace, do we really need to change at all? Christianity is all about change. The early chapters of Romans highlight the big issues of life, such as God's judgement of sin. Romans describes Two Realms * Adam - Sin, Death, Law, Condemnation, Old * Jesus/God - Life, Freedom, Righteousness, New Moving from Adam's realm to God's realm isn't possible by works, but by faith (Rom 5:1) Baptism is being incorporated into something, or identified with. Faith unites us with Christ and baptises us as a Christian. Died to Adam's realm in order that we can live a new life in God's realm. Free from being a slave to sin, and given power to live in God's realm. Grow and develop a discontent with the old self, whilst grow in contentment of the new life Discipline yourself to not let sin reign