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John 1 - Sermon Series at Strathfield

In the book of Ezekiel the prophet experiences an incredible vision of the LORD God Almighty. Before Him are four angelic creatures that have the face of a lion, an eagle, an ox and a man. They’re symbolic of the LORD’s sovereignty over the air, wild and domesticated animals as well as those made in His image. Historically the church has seen those four images as repre...

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2 Timothy Sermon Series at Eastwood

Today we live in a time where the gospel is under unrelenting attack from a culture hell bent on demolishing the foundation upon which western civilization was built. Churches in many places have capitulated, some accommodating the cultural wind and abandoned the pattern of teaching handed down to us in the NT, while others have lost heart. The future prospect of the churc...

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Esther - Sermon Series at Homebush Bay

There are many times in the lives of God’s people when we are tempted to ask if he is still watching, if he cares and if he is powerful to act. These were the questions in the minds of the Jews after their city was destroyed and they were taken into exile in Babylon. The book of Esther is the story of those left behind after the exile, facing certain destruction and d...

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Micah - Sermon Series Strathfield

“More often than not those who claim to be believers don’t reflect His image but are more like the rotting skull pictured below - full of corruption, greed and violence. What does God think of His church when we fail to reflect His character and truth to the world? How will He respond when He sees His prophets motivated only by “profit”? The book of Micah is a time...

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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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Reaching Out - Homebush Bay Sermon Series

After spending the last four months getting to know Jesus through the book of Mark, we'll be looking at how we can make him known to others. Join us at Cornerstone Homebush Bay over the next three weeks to learn the how, what and why of the Great Commission!...

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Prayer Sermon Series at Strathfield

“It is impossible to be a Christian and not pray. Prayer is simply the expression of relationship with the One who lovingly saved us from our sins. What should we ask God for when we pray? What pitfalls should we avoid? But most of all, how can we grow in our prayer lives. This series looks at three big prayers in the Bible - two from Jesus and one from Paul - to encoura...

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The Lord Redeems - The Book of Ruth

Set in the days of the Judges, the book of Ruth is one of the most beautiful short stories ever written. Unlike the book of Judges, with its stories of great charismatic leaders and their extraordinary deeds, Ruth gives us another side to life in those days where simple faith in God’s providence is commended and where God works with his invisible hands in bringing the ma...

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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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Who Do You Say That I Am

In life and over the years we end up knowing lots of things - We know lots about people, we know lots about ourselves. But there's nothing more important than to know Jesus Christ. His impact on world history and the lives of untold billions is staggering. His life has been the most examined, his death the most publicly known, his resurrection most marvellously witnessed. ...

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Advent - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

In these few weeks we enter into what's commonly called Advent on the Christian calendar. Throughout the centuries, Christians from around the world have used this time to contemplate, ponder and marvel at what the meaning and the message of Christmas is all about. Although Advent itself isn't in the Bible, it is a rich and useful tradition that we give pause to the busyne...

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Turning Points

Even though the Bible is a collection of 66 books, it is in fact one Book with one unifying story. Over the next seven weeks, Pastor Dan will take a selection of the key turning points of the Bible's story to reveal God's grand plan of bringing glory to Himself and how we fit into His story. This series will be ideal for you to bring a friend who wants to grasp the bigger ...

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Deuteronomy Sermon Series at Eastwood

The book of Deuteronomy deals with many of the key themes that the rest of the bible takes up. The OT prophets relied on the theological insights of this book in their words to Israel and Judah. ...

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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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Nehemiah Sermon Series at Homebush Bay

The Book of Nehemiah is the story and the memoirs of a man who sought to rebuild the city of God according to His promises. It’s a vivid account of the way God worked in His people Israel, to establish themselves again in their holy city, Jerusalem....

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Introduction to the Exodus Sermon Series

Exodus Of all the key events in the OT, perhaps none are more central than God’s redemption of his people from Egypt. The events described in Exodus shape the rest of the OT the way the redemption work of Jesus shapes the New. The most important lessons in this series have to do with the identity and character of the God who rescued his people from slavery in fulf...

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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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Acts Sermon Series - Strathfield

The book of Acts is commonly referred to as the "Acts of the apostles" with the emphasis been on the extraordinary things that the apostles themselves achieved. While not wanting to deny this, as we make our way through the book it is my hope that we will see it first and fore-mostly as the acts of the risen and ascended Lord Jesus working through His people. This is becau...

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Christ for All of Life Sermon Series - Concord

  Christ for all of life Even the most active Christian is in church activities for only a small part of the week. What about the other 90% when we sleep, eat, work, hang out with family and friends, wash the car and walk the dog? In this series of talks we’ll look at what it means to live a life worthy of Jesus in these other times. The speaker is David Burke...

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Acts Sermon Series Concord 2015

The Book of Acts The Book of Acts was written by the Luke a companion of the Apostle Paul. Luke also wrote the third gospel. Acts is the second half to the gospel and was meant to read in continuation from the gospel. The two books are to be a record of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. The first book introduces Jesus life and work, and the second book (Acts) reaffirms...

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