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James 1:12 – Unlocking the book of James – the crown of life

Sermon from RN Evans on James 1:12 25/2/18 am – Unlocking the book of James – the crown of life Extract 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Main Points 1  How is the crown described? 2. To whom is it given? 3. When will it be given? Hymns of Praise The hymns the congregation sang at this service were: 1 In Christ my hope is found 673 I waited for the Lord my God 24 Speak Oh Lord as we come to You 607 May the mind of Christ my Saviour

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1 Kings 18:4 – Elijah’s cry of anguish

Sermon from RN Evans on 1 Kings 18:4 18/2/18 pm –  Elijah’s cry of anguish Extract 4 While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) Main Points 1  Rebuilding the altar 2. A cloud the size of a man’s hand 3. It is enough

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James 1:17 – The Father of lights

Sermon from RN Evans on James 1:17 18/2/18 am – The Father of lights Extract 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Main Points 1 What does not come from God 2. What God gives 3. How God is described

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1 Kings 18:31 and 19:19 – Elijah and Elisha – The place to start

Sermon from RN Evans on 1 Kings 18:31 and 19:19 4/2/18 pm – Elijah and Elisha – The place to start Extract 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.” 19:19 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. Main Points 1  Linking Numbers 2. The significance of 12 3. The significance of 24 Hymns of Praise The hymns the congregation sang at this service were: 150 Thou art the everlasting word 210 Here is love deep as the ocean 783 O thou who camest from above 562 ’tis finished the Messiah dies

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James 1:5 – Unlocking the book of James – giving and asking

Sermon from RN Evans on James 1:5 4/2/18 am – Unlocking the book of James – giving and asking Extract 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Main Points 1 What we believe 2. What we do 3. Why we do it Hymns of Praise The hymns the congregation sang at this service were: 120 Great is the gospel of our glorious God 14 All heaven declares 378 Jesus shall take the highest honour 27 Jesus is Lord behold the King of Kings 83 Hast thou not know hast thou not seen

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1Kings 19:19-21 – Revisiting Elijah and Elisha

Sermon from RN Evans on 1Kings 19:19-21 28/1/18 pm – Revisiting Elijah and Elisha Extract 19 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” 21 So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant. Main Points 1 The context of famine 2. Famine and the people of God 3. The word of the Lord Hymns of Praise The hymns the congregation sang at this service were: 100 When all Thy mercies, O my God 123 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 7 Your mercy flows upon us like a river 728 Guide me O Thou great Jehovah

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James 1:22 – Unlocking the book of James

Sermon from RN Evans on James 1:22 21/1/18 pm – Unlocking the book of James Extract But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.   Main Points 1 The relationship between belief and behaviour 2. Why this relationship is important 3. What we need to turn belief into behaviour   Hymns of Praise The hymns the congregation sang at this service were: 672 O Lord my God I stand and gaze in wonder 673 I waited for the Lord my God 604 Love divine all loves excelling 63 Now thank we all our God  

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1 Timothy 1:5 – Five needful things

Sermon from RN Evans on 1 Timothy 1:5 21/1/18 am – Five needful things Extract Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, Main Points 1  The purpose of the commandment 2. God has not given us 3. Consider the plank 4.  Encourage one another 5. A way to more happiness

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Matthew 13:31-33 – parables of mustard seed and leaven

Sermon from A Scully on Matthew 13:31-33 14/1/18 pm – parables of mustard seed and leaven Extract 31 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” 33 Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” Main Points 1 The story 2. The context 3. The meaning

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2 Timothy 1:12 7/1/18 pm – Against that day

Sermon from RN Evans on 2 Timothy 1:12 7/1/18 pm – Against that day Extract 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. Main Points 1  What we have committed 2. What He will keep 3. Whom we believe

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Reflecting on a year 31/12/17 am

Sermon from RN Evans on Reflecting on a year 31/12/17 am Main Points 1. Today’s society – Genesis 2. The birth story – 2 Chron 36:15-23 3. Encouragement – 1 Thess 5:1-15

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Matthew 1:17 – The end of the line

Sermon from RN Evans on Matthew 1:17 17/12/17 am – The end of the line Text 17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah Main Points 1.  Being carried away 2.  After they were brought 3.  Jacob – Joseph – Jesus