Making and maturing disciples of Christ

Sermons by Brad Franklin (Page 3)

One off sermons

Contentedness

Hebrews 13:5 – The gospel of Jesus Christ should impact every area of the Christian’s life (even our bank accounts).  Why can we be content with what we have?  Because God will never leave us nor forsake us.

Beginnings sermon series

Death & Life

Genesis 49:29-50:26 – As the last 2 patriarchs die and Genesis closes, we’re reminded again of God’s control over all things and the call to trust God’s promises to the end.

One off sermons

A Dreadful Day

Hebrews 10:31 – The first Good Friday was a dreadful day for Jesus, but it was the basis for our acceptance before God.  It’s a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, but, thankfully, Jesus went there for us.

Bible Study on church history

Defence (1800-1900AD)

As the authority of Scripture is attacked, and the wider culture increasingly focuses on the self; the church faces a very stiff test.  Jesus builds His church despite the winds of change blowing across the western world.  In fact, in a time like no other before, the Gospel spreads to the “far corners of the […]

How does the church evangelise?

Deut 4:5-8 & John 4:39-42 – Are we all alone in our efforts to evangelise?  Thankfully, no.  The church both adorns the gospel we proclaim and supports and helps us in our outreach.  What an asset the church is to our evangelism! Let’s make use of it.

Bible Study on church history

Revitalisation (1600-1800AD)

The reformation hit the church like an earthquake, and the aftershocks were felt long after Luther and Calvin.  Across Europe (but especially in England), believers (called Puritans) long to see all of church life conformed to Scripture.  It’s a pressure-filled period of church history, yet through it all, Jesus builds His church.  May we continue […]

Beginnings sermon series

According to Plan

Genesis 41-44 – One day Joseph is in prison and the next he’s practically the most powerful man in the world!  In Joseph’s story, we see just how wonderful and surprising God’s workings are.  We’re urged to praise him and to… repent.

Beginnings sermon series

Forgotten?

Genesis 39-40 – Joseph’s life is the stuff of nightmares.  Betrayed, enslaved, falsely accused, imprisoned and seemingly forgotten – this is Joseph’s lot.  From this grim account, Christians can learn 2 facts about hard times: firstly, God is with us, and secondly so is temptation.

Bible Study on church history

Devotion (900-1200AD)

As the church continues to be distracted in the so called “Dark Ages,” rays of light burst forth.  Jesus continues to build His church, even though she’s all too often impure.  There’s a lot we can yet learn from Bernard, Anselm and Hildegarde von Bingen.  Most importantly, God’s people must be devoted to Christ! This […]