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“Should Christians be involved in politics?”

Sermon for the Watford church of Christ “Should Christians be involved in Politics?” SCRIPTURES (1 Timothy 2:1–8 NIV11) (Romans 13:1–5 NIV11) (Luke 20:21–26 NIV11) (Titus 3:1–2 NIV11) (1 Peter 2:12–17 NIV11) (Matthew 28:18 NIV11) (Colossians 2:9–10 NIV11) Discussion “Christians should be involved in politics” “Christians should not be involved in politics” Politicians of christian faith  William Wilberforce:  “Never, never will we desist till we […]

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“The Most Important Memory”, Luke 22.14-23

Sermon for the Watford church of Christ, Remembrance Sunday 2019 “The Most Important Memory”, Luke 22.14-23 Introduction QUESTION: What is your sweetest childhood memory? Why do we remember these events? Emotional connection. Why did God give us a memory? Assertion: To enable us to create a better future A better future depends on a healthily remembered […]

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“The Excitement of Bewilderment with God”, Acts 16:6-10

Sermon for the Watford church of Christ “The Excitement of Bewilderment with God”, Acts 16:6-10  How might bewilderment be necessary and helpful? God closes and opens doors A. Negative information B. Positive information Discussion: “Have you ever had a ‘strange’ experience of God opening or closing a door?”  What did you learn from it? 2. How […]

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“They Spoke So Effectively” Acts 14.1

Class I: “Why we speak” “They Spoke So Effectively” Acts 14.1 Class I: “Why we speak” Our motivation, aims, purpose in speaking. The activity of God in speaking. Find a God-inspired motivation and you will find something to say, and the motivation to say it. Introduction QUESTION: “Why do we speak in congregational gatherings?”  Biblical ‘speaking’ […]

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“Courageous Humility”: Acts 16.1-5

Sermon for the Watford church of Christ “Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he […]

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“Praying in the Spirit – Part 2” Malcolm Cox, Watford church of Christ

“Abba, Father”: Romans 8.15-27 Praying in the Spirit – Part 2 Intro “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:16–17 “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing […]

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“We Cry”: Romans 8:15–27 Praying in the Spirit – Part 1

“We Cry”: Romans 8:15–27 Praying in the Spirit – Part 1 “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:16–17 “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our […]

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“By the Spirit”, Class 4 – “The Unity of the Spirit”

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace”  (Ephesians 4:3 NIV11) 1. Pre-Jesus Phase 1, Oneness Enjoyed: Genesis 1.26; 2.25 Phase 2, Oneness Destroyed: Genesis 11 Phase 3, Oneness Misemployed 2. Jesus – Love, John 13.34-35 Oneness, John 17, John 14.17, 23 3. Early Church Acts 8.14, 11.2, 15.1-2ff 4. Ephesians References to unity/oneness Eph. 1:10; 2:14–16, 18; 3:6; […]

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“By the Spirit” – Class 3, “Walk by the Spirit”

“By the Spirit” – Class 3 Walk by the Spirit 1. Walk Away, 5:16-21 Romans 7 – to which Romans 8 is the answer – a Spirit-guided response – 8:27 Rom 8:9 – we are in the realm of the Spirit, v12-13 we can put to death the old life All I dislike about this world will be improved […]

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“By The Spirit” Praying in the Spirit – Part 2

“By The Spirit” Praying in the Spirit – Part 2 “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” (Jude 1:20–21 NIV11) The Spirit is […]