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Rhodes Sermon Series - Confronting Christianity

Christianity claims there is an objective truth about life and God, but can that statement be defended? Over the next four weeks we will challenge that statement by asking the following questions: ...

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Rhodes Sermon Series - Galatians

Do you feel pessimistic about the the nature of the world and even our own inability to do what is right? Well, there is good reason to feel pessimistic. God says that our human nature is enslaved to sin - that is not trusting God and his way and making it up as we go. As a result, the world in which we live is perverse and unhappy. What is worse, God says a day of his jus...

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Rhodes Sermon Series - Jonah

Does life take you where you don’t want to go? Does God push your buttons in ways that you just want to say “just let me be”; or is the pressure of following Jesus just getting a bit much! Well, join the Jonah club. Of all the Old Testament prophets, Jonah is the most reluctant, macabre and bitter of the servants of God. As New Testament prophets (Acts 2.1-21), the c...

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Rhodes Sermon Series - Genesis: Walking with God

The story of Genesis is about the story of God in the life of the early fathers of Judaism: Abram, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Through these men, their families and the world in which they live, God is establishing the foundation to His story in human history....

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John Sermon Series - Concord & Rhodes

What is life? What do I believe about life? What am I here for? What do I believe I am here for? Of all the recent generations of human beings, our present generation is probably the one that struggles to answer these questions with any real conviction. The author of John’s gospel states "these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of G...

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What Sort of City - Rhodes 2018

WALK UP EVANGELISM - THURSDAY NIGHTS While doing some walk up evangelism last week, I met a Sri Lankan man, his wife and baby going for a stroll. So, Ed La and I walked up to him and asked him about the role of church in the Rhodes community. His answers were either vague, evasive, or he simply didn’t understand the question. I couldn't tell. So I asked him anothe...

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One Another Semon Series - Concord

What is discipleship? Al Stewart best describes the activity of discipleship this way, prayerfully and faithfully building people up until they are mature followers of the Lord Jesus (Col 1:28). Discipling is moving people forward in their knowledge of God; in their commitment to Christ; and in their commitment to serving others”. In this regard, true discipleship and...

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"Letters from Jesus to the Churches" - Concord Sermon Series

Exams can be useful. If you go the doctor and he examines you, it is because you are either preventing something worse from happening or else you want to stop something unhealthy happening. When you sit for an exam at Uni, it helps you to see where you are lacking and so you can improve and be a better practitioner of your chosen profession. The ‘Letters to the churches...

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Called to Work - Concord Sermon Series

We spend most of our waking life working. Whether is it working at home, or in your job, or working to serve others. Much of life is work. Why do you work?  What's the significance of your work? ...

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Malachi - Refiners Fire - Concord Sermon Series

It's about to get hot, real hot! The book called Malachi is a prophetic book of the Old Testament that deals with the sceptical nature of the human spirit. God seeks out our unspoken resentment towards Him by exposing our hypocrisy and answering our questions with a storm of replies. God is fired up and gets on the offensive to both defend his holy name, and to call for r...

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Creeds and Conduct in the Household of God

Steve will start a new series at Concord this week based on 1 Timothy. The series is called “Creeds and Conduct in the Household of God.” The emphasis is upon the reality that the church is the Household of God. That means He is the Master of the house....

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Colossians Sermon Series at Concord

The church at Colossae was under attack from false teachers who were denigrating the deity of Jesus; they were teaching that He was not actually God. It was critical to Paul that this church know God in His greatness and glory, rather than in the deficient view given them by the false teachers (Colossians 1:25; 2:1...

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Running Scared! An Entry from the Journal of Steven Soldatos

Anxieties and fears are as much a part of the first-century church as they are today. Jesus says so! "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life . . ." (Matthew 6:26). The apostle Paul says, Philippians 4:6, "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Some may argue...

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Are You Converted

Acts 9 and the Conversion of Saul This week we return to our series on the book of Acts. Throughout the year, we have preached that the Book of Acts is, in fact, a record of the Act of the ascended/enthroned Jesus. In chapter 9, Jesus enters the centre stage in the conversion of the Saul. Once a murderous Pharisee, after meeting Jesus Saul becomes an unstoppable preache...

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What Time Is It

Introduction: Why is it important to get to church early? What time is it? Seriously what time is it? Its Sunday, 9.00 am, the music team has practised and prayed during the week, then they arrive before 9am to set up, the welcomers are there early, Ckids teachers, the elders are present, the set up people - sound, chairs, coffee - all this happens well and truly ...

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