Christ makes us his friends, and the world hates us for it

Bible Readings Psalm 9:7-20 John 15:9-16:4 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, My mother was one of the fairest people I knew.  Like a hen, she would protect her chicks.  Don’t get into Mom’s bad books by spreading stories about her children. As kids, we knew she would always defend us, and … Continue reading Christ makes us his friends, and the world hates us for it

Our heavenly home, and the way there

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 1:19-33 John 14:1-14 Main points: Faith replaces confusion and anxiety The eternal home is being prepared Only one way to God Between now and eternity: work and pray Introduction My dear fellow believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I remember sitting in the funeral parlour.  The funeral director asked me all the … Continue reading Our heavenly home, and the way there

For the glory of Christ who saves from death to life

Bible Readings Psalm 116 John 12:1-11 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As with the Watergate scandal, may other political scandals are usually, at least in the early stages, preceded by destroying evidence.  Only recently, if one can believe what the press tells us, thousands of emails were shredded from the private email … Continue reading For the glory of Christ who saves from death to life

What have you to say about Christ?

Readings Isaiah 49:1-7; John 9:12-27 Introduction In his book, Catching the Light, quantum physicist Arthur Zojanc writes of studies which investigated recovery from people born blind. Thanks to cornea transplants, people who had been blind from birth could suddenly have functional use of their eyes; however, success has been rare. Zajoc quotes from another researcher … Continue reading What have you to say about Christ?

Crossing over from death to life

(John 5:16-30, Ezekiel 37:1-14) Mercy – the work of Father and the Son The first few verses of John 5 tells the story of our Lord coming to the aide of the helpless who superstitiously stared at the signs of moving water and then hoped to get in first and be healed.  One chap sat … Continue reading Crossing over from death to life

Bible study of the Gospel of John

        Published by: Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church 7 Denman’s Camp Road Scarness 4655 QLD (07) 4124 7018 herveybaypresbyterian.org ⓒ 2016 Bible quotes from The New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (www.zondervan.com) The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society. (http://www.esvbible.org) The New King James Version. (1982). Nashville: … Continue reading Bible study of the Gospel of John

It is better that one man die than that the whole nation perish

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Isaiah 49:1-7 John 11:45-57 Introduction We continue our series of sermons following the Gospel of John. In the next few weeks we will look at the theme of life and death, as we follow our Saviour, from closely before He … Continue reading It is better that one man die than that the whole nation perish

The Christ lays down his life to give eternal life those the Father gave Him

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 23 John 10:14:30 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We begin a new series of sermons following the Gospel of John. There are certain very distinct themes in the Gospel of John:  there is light and darkness, … Continue reading The Christ lays down his life to give eternal life those the Father gave Him