Sermon Series
  • 1. Your Struggle With God

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    The 10 commandments are an expression of the character of God. Here we find a picture of what it means to be godly people; people who, having been brought into God’s kingdom by grace, are seeking to live in line with the Father’s character and will. Our t

    Today we being a series on the 10 commandments: The 10 Greatest Struggle of your Life. Before we begin I want you to notice that these are not 10 suggestions or 10 guidelines. These are not optional extras for the specially pious. They’re not even ten rules for a successful life or 10 ways to more

  • 2. Your Struggle With Worship

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    The commandment against idolatry is "good news". It was not given because God enjoyed saying, "You can’t do this" and "you can’t do that either". The commandment against idol worship is at the top of the list after worshipping God because idols are counte

    By Rev Bill Stewart [Marilyn] "Paula, do you think there’s a God?" [Paula] "Of course, there’s a God. What do you think I’ve been on about all these years? God is in everything and everything is in God. You are God, darling, if only you could see it and understand it." [Marilyn] "No, I’m more

  • 3. Your Struggle With Time

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008

    The Sabbath is not just a day of rest. It is the fulfilment of the whole wek of God’s work and our part in that work

    I think you’d have to agree that the fourth commandment has led to more legalism than all the other 9 put together. It’s such a quantifiable thing isn’t it? "Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work." So we make more

  • 4. Your Struggle With Religion

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    God cares about how his name is used, both in words and in what we do and what we fail to do.

    By Rev Bill Stewart Back in the late 1990s everyone was talking about Y2K and wondering if their computer would still work on the 01/01/ 2000. The new millennium was all over the media. The Australian magazine even ran an article called "10 Commandments for the next Millennium" (7-8 March 1999). more

  • 5. Your Struggle With Authority

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    God puts us in this world with a small subset of the human race to begin relating to. Our parents are the first representatives of fallen humanity that we meet and our first model for authority figures that we’ll meet later in life.

    Introduction Jesus said that the commandments are summed up in the dual command, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and your neighbour as yourself." Well today we come to the fifth commandment. This seems to be about loving your neighbour, but it’s one of the more

  • 6. Your Struggle For Peace

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    The commandment not to kill is also a commandment to make peace.

    By Rev Bill Stewart 1 Chris said last week that the first five focus on Loving God while the final five Commandments deal with Loving our neighbour. The Sixth Commandment says very simply: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17). Our translation "murder" makes it clear that more

  • 7. Your Struggle For Purity

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    God calls us to committed faithfulness to one another as part of our commitment to him. He calls us to purity of mind and action, to help us maintain the purity of our relationship with our spouse. He calls us to keep our promises just as he keeps his.

    Introduction There’s a phenomenon that I’ve noticed over the past few years. That’s the phenomenon of ’the better offer’. It comes in two forms: the first is where you don’t reply to an invitation until the last minute because you might get a better offer; but the second is worse. That’s where more

  • 8. Your Struggle For Integrity

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    the caommandment not to stealis a commandment to maintain one’s integrity in everything we do.

    1 What images come to mind when you hear the eighth Commandment "You shall not steal" (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19)? You shall not take what doesn’t belong to you. If you are like me you might have an image of a masked thief in a stripped shirt climbing over a wall with a bag of loot over more

  • 9. Your Struggle With Truth

    Contributed on Aug 8, 2008
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    How do you decide when is the right time to tell the truth and when is the right time to keep silent?

    I sometimes wonder whether God has structured these ten commandments with the most obvious sins first and the least obvious or most subtle at the end. Or is it just that our age has become blind to the last couple of commandments? Truth is a difficult concept in this day and age isn’t it? more

  • 10. Your Struggle For Contentment

    Contributed on Aug 8, 2008
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    The commandment against coveting is about contentment. God wants us to be godly with contentment

    Blind Spots I recently discovered that I have a blind spot. In fact I have two. I had my eyes checked for new glasses a few weeks ago and while I was there they said I should have a field vision test. This is a test that checks whether there are parts of your retina that aren’t functioning more