1 Corinthians 1:22-24 – We preach Christ crucified – the power and wisdom of God.
Psalm 4 – David gives us the way to peaceful sleep: trust in the Lord. Apologies: only the second half of the sermon got recorded.
1 Peter 1:8 – Though Christians have never seen Christ, they love and believe in Him.
Matthew 5:21-26, 18:15-17 – Local churches must recognise sin and build biblical patterns for dealing with it.
Deuteronomy 5:16 – Honouring those in authority over us leads to a better life.
John 13:35 – The local church is important because through local church love the world knows we belong to Christ.
Romans 13:8 – Honour our father and mother means giving appropriate honour and fulfiling our responsibilities to those around us.
Galatians 6:1-10 – We need the local church to: help us deal with sin, to carry each other’s burdens and to do good.
1 Peter 2:17 – We all need to respond to authority well – whether superiors, inferiors or equals
John 10:1-21 – The world is not your friend
Exodus 20:12 – Honour your Father and your Mother.
1 Peter 5:1-4 – We need shepherds over our souls. God’s provided those shepherds in local church elders.
Leviticus 23:3 – 4 final reasons to persuade us to keep the Sabbath.
Hebrews 13:17 – In a world where abuse is a reality, how do pastors and churches think about and use authority?
Nehemiah 13 – The fourth commandment forbids us to take lightly or wrongly use the Sabbath. Maximise our use of the day!
Matthew 28:19-20 – Should churches evangelise or disciple? Yes.
1 Peter 5:1-4 – Pastors must strive to be tender and loving shepherds of the flock entrusted to them.
Tom Carson lived and died an ordinary pastor, and his ministry can and should challenge and encourage us.
We are prone to certain sins more than others, but grace transforms our nature. We must fight sin and pursue godliness.
Isaiah 58:13-14 – If we’re going to sanctify the Sabbath, we must see it as a delight.