Making and maturing disciples of Christ

Sermons by Brad Franklin (Page 5)

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 […]

One off sermons

Looking Back & Looking Ahead

Colossians 1:28 – Speaking of Jesus and growing to maturity in Christ – this is what the church should be all about.  How did St Giles do towards accomplishing these aims in 2015? What should our priorities be in the year ahead?  Listen in to find out.

One off sermons

Unceasing Brightness

Isaiah 60:19-20 – Who doesn’t find the grey days of winter dispiriting?  Thankfully, for God’s people, a day of unceasing brightness and joy is coming.  The Lord will be our everlasting light.  This news should make our hearts throb and swell with joy!

Beginnings sermon series

God Awareness

Gen 30:25-31:55 – How aware are you of God’s working in your life on a daily basis?  Jacob’s up to his old tricks again, but God continues to provide for and protect Jacob in spite of Jacob.  Will Jacob grow in God awareness?  Will you?

Beginnings sermon series

God Remembers

Gen 29:14-30:24 – A peek into Jacob’s family life is sad, but all the time, God’s promise is growing.  Is your life similarly “messy?”  Remembering that God is at work changes everything.

Beginnings sermon series

I am with you…

Genesis 28:10-29:14a – Do God’s promises still apply to a trickster like Jacob?  Surprisingly, yes.  As God first speaks to Jacob, we’re challenged to re-think our priorities and pay attention to the outworking of God’s plan in our lives. God is near to tricksters.

Beginnings sermon series

God’s substitute

Genesis 22 – Unbelievably, God tells Abraham to kill his son Isaac and offer him as a burnt offering.  What will Abraham do? Through Abraham and Isaac we learn invaluable lessons about faith and God’s grand plan to provide a substitute for sinners.

Beginnings sermon series

Surprise!

Genesis 20-21 – God works in… surprising ways.  It’s no less true in our lives than in Abraham’s.  Let God’s Word and Abraham’s story prepare you live well in a surprise-filled world.

Beginnings sermon series

A sign

Genesis 17 – Faith is believing what God says, but we struggle to do just that!  As God re-affirms His covenant with Abram, we’re encouraged to live lives of faith – even when God’s promises seem too good to be true.