Immanuel – God’s sign to save

Bible Readings John 1:12 Isaiah 7:1-17 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Robert Robinson had been saved out of a tempestuous life of sin through George Whitfield’s ministry in England. Shortly after that, at the age of twenty-three, Robinson wrote the hymn “Come Thou fount of every blessing” Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry … Continue reading Immanuel – God’s sign to save

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Dying in darkness

Bible Readings John 13:18-30; 1Samuel 28:4-19; 1Chronicles 10:13-14 Introduction What is hopelessness?  What is despair? One can reach a point when nothing seems to be positive, everything is dark and deep, distant and impossible. That’s depression. But there is another form of hopelessness and despair.  Paul writes to the Ephesians: Remember that at that time … Continue reading Dying in darkness

Why Christ “alone”?

Sermon delivered by Dr Mark Baddeley, lecturer at Queensland Theological College, as part of the 500 Reformation Celebrations at Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church Scripture Readings Psalm 29 Ephesians 1:1-114 Introduction Reformers coined the idea of life "solas". The Bible alone By grace alone By Faith alone Through Christ alone, The glory of God alone. How … Continue reading Why Christ “alone”?