Matthew 26v1-16

Matthew 26v1-16

  1. The extravagance of a loving heart. 2. The greed of a cruel heart. 3. The assessment of a kind heart:

    Jesus defends her; He calls what she did beautiful; He sees what she did as worthy of Him; it was highly significant; it is still remembered.

Psalm 12

Psalm 12

“being a child of God in this evil world”:

Help Lord!

  1. There is a scarcity of: faithful people; of honesty and truthfulness; of humility and meekness; of care of the poor and needy; of holiness

  2. However - God can be trusted; God answers prayer; God will arise in judgement; God will protect His people.

Kingdom| Matthew 25

Kingdom| Matthew 25

3 parables:

  1. 10 bridesmaids: keeping watch. 2. 1 Business man and 3 workers: how to keep ready- using our time/talents. 3. sheep and goats: how we treat the needy.

Philip and the Ethiopian

Philip and the Ethiopian

Alpha Launch - “Hearing and obeying”

The Ethiopian - 1. He was aware of God. 2. He needed the Gospel explained. 3. He became a disciple of Jesus

“the love of God” - Romans 5 v5

“the love of God” - Romans 5 v5

  1. No shame. 2. Our hope of the Glory to come. 3. What God’s Love is like to us. 4. It is poured into our hearts. 5. Through the Holy Spirit. 6. Our personal experience - resulting from God’s love.

Luke 18v9-14

Luke 18v9-14

“God have mercy on me, a sinner”: a right view of ourselves, a big view of God; this affects how we tell others about God: we always need to offer a message of hope.