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A Theology of Ordinary Life

Sleep, Food & Drink, Cleaning, Leisure & Laughter

The Apostle Paul challenges us:

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Just think… how much of your life is spent sleeping, eating, drinking, cleaning, relaxing, etc. and yet how many sermons have you heard on these subjects? Very few books have been written about these things and yet the Scriptures speak profoundly about these matters. Our obedience and spiritual growth may be far more affected by how we approach these ordinary things! We need a theology of ordinary life. We are called to glorify God in the “whatever you do” of daily life. Do you sleep to the glory of God? Do you eat for the glory of God? This sermon series will help you to see these ordinary things as amazing gifts to be rightly enjoyed from an abundant God. There is always the potential that we abuse God’s gifts either through excess or deprivation. Instead allow your heart to be overwhelmed with gratitude at these little gifts God sends each day and then allow God’s Word to teach you how to glorify God more effectively though these ordinary area of life.

Over the past 5 weeks we have explored a theology of: sleep, food & drink, cleaning, leisure and laughter – a theology of ordinary life!

 

Justin Tamlin - 22nd April 2018

A Theology of Sleep

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David – A Heart Shaped by God

A Heart Shaped by God

David – humble shepherd boy, courageous warrior, beloved king, gifted poet and musician, betrayed father, sinful adulterer, and faithful friend. Next to the story of Jesus, the story of David is the greatest and most influential story in the Bible. Sixty-two chapters in the Old Testament are devoted to his biography, and he is mentioned no less than fifty-nine times in the New Testament.

Christians all over the world love the story of David. Young children gleefully sing, “Only a boy named David…” (with the actions, of course!), and believers of all ages learn from his life and derive daily comfort and encouragement from his psalms.

Why do we love David’s story so much? Why do we identify with this man who lived in a world so vastly different from our own? I believe that we do so for two reasons. The first being David’s godliness. Twice in Scripture he is referred to as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). His passion for God stands out in many of his actions and in the words of his psalms. We want to love God as he did. We want to be women and men after God’s own heart.

The second reason why we love the story of David is because it does not seek to conceal David’s humanness – his earthiness. David had a heart for God, but he also had feet of clay. He was one of God’s greatest men, but, like us, he was anything but perfect. He frequently blew it. At times, he blew it royally! As saved sinners who often mess up, we identify with David and are given hope by the fact that despite his failings God did not cast David aside but continued to work in him and use him.

In this brief series on the life of David, we will look at some of the ways God worked to shape David’s heart to make it like his own. This will help us identify how God is at work in our own lives, shaping our hearts to be more like his.

Series Outline

Preaching series from 10 June – 22 July, during both morning and evening services.

1. SHAPED BY CALLING

David and Samuel (1 Samuel 16:1-13)

2. SHAPED BY JEALOUSY

David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

3. SHAPED BY FRIENDSHIP

David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18-20)

4. SHAPED BY CHOICES

David and Saul (1 Samuel 21-24, 26)

5. SHAPED BY BEAUTY

David and Abigail (1 Samuel 25)

6. SHAPED BY DESPAIR

David at Ziklag (1 Samuel 27-30)

7. SHAPED BY MERCY

David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12)

 

Leigh Robinson - 10th June 2018

Shaped by Calling

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Made For This

Finding your place in God’s Mission: Strengthen your grip, sharpen your skills, widen your world, give you life.

 

Leigh Robinson - 4th March 2018

Strengthen Your Grip

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