Bible talks

Exodus – The God who saves with power

Exodus 1-2

The God of Providence who prepares a deliverer (The Birth of Moses) – 17 June 2018

Exodus 3-4

The Holy God who appears in a bush (The Call of Moses) – 24 June 2018

I really enjoyed thinking about the Messenger of the LORD, God being holy and the names of God (God Almighty and Yahweh)

Exodus 5-13

The Sovereign God who saves (Ten Strikes against Egypt) – 1 July 2018

Pharaoh set himself against God’s creative purposes and so he reaped God’s justice – the un-doing of the created order

1 Corinthians – The Body of Christ

A divided body of Christ, a body made for the Lord and for marriage

1 Corinthians 1

The wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God (22-Apr)

1 Corinthians 7

Love, Sex, Marriage, Divorce, Singleness (06-May)

Note – This talk does not cover everything that could be said. I have tried to state what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians clearly to the particular people who were present on the occasion of the talk. Some people listening may have experiences that are personally difficult. If you would like to talk more then please let me know. andrew (symbol thingy)

One thing I would particularly like to state again is that when Paul speaks of the husband having authority over his wife’s body AND the wife having authority over her husband’s body, this is not in the context of making non-consensual demands upon another person or pressuring them. Rather Paul is speaking in the context of our choosing to give ourselves to our spouse – we owe them loving and pleasurable intimacy. This passage cannot be taken to demand ‘rights’ but to give generously.

1 Corinthians 8-10

Idol Meat – holiness and love (13-May)

1 Corinthians 11

Hairstyles – holiness, marriage and speaking in church (20-May)

Note – This talk includes references to headship. Headship + sin = male domination which is bad. Headship + Christlike love = people flourishing

1 Corinthians 12-14

Spiritual Gifts (27-May)

1 Corinthians 15

Rob Francis preaching on the Resurrection (03-June)

John 6

Andrew preaching at Stromlo (03-June)

1 Corinthians 16

Some not to be ignored final comments from Paul (10-June)

Matthew – The Rule of Heaven

From Christmas to Easter we are looking at the life of the Lord Jesus from his birth to his death and resurrection.Hope you can join us as we learn God’s Word alongside one another.

Matthew 2

The magi – the first to come to the kingdom (25-Dec)

Matthew 4

The temptation of Jesus, the Son of God (14-Jan)

Matthew 5

The Sermon on the Mount – The whole-hearted people and the law (21-Jan)

Matthew 6

The Sermon on the Mount – The whole-hearted people and how you worship  (28-Jan)

Matthew 6-7

The Sermon on the Mount – The whole-hearted people and trusting one’s Father (04-Feb)

Matthew 7

The Sermon on the Mount – Parables and warnings (11-Feb)

Matthew 8-9

The Kingdom of the Heavens – Miracles and Discipleship (18-Feb)

Matthew 11-12

The Kingdom of the Heavens – Division among people (25-Feb)

Matthew 14-16

The Kingdom of the Heavens – Who needs saving? (04-Mar)

Matthew 16-17

The Kingdom of the Heavens – The Son of God (11-Mar)

Matthew 21-25

The Kingdom of the Heavens – The two temples are not compatible (18-Mar)

Matthew 27

The Kingdom of the Heavens – The Death of the Christ (30-Mar)

Matthew 28

The Kingdom of the Heavens – The Resurrection of the Christ (01-Apr)

Genesis – The Beginning of God’s Salvation Plan

I really enjoyed sharing Genesis with God’s people at Molonglo. I was encouraged within myself because although Genesis is mostly stories we are familiar with, I personally learnt a lot in my preparation for these talks – isn’t it good that God keeps teaching us more and more of his word!  We spent a bit of time making connections between the different parts of Genesis, tracing themes and also linking in with our previous series on Ephesians. My favourite passage was the last one on Judah and Tamar (listen to that one if you just want one talk). I apologise for having a cold in the first Jacob talk. I hope these talks are of some benefit. Thank you MBC for the privilege of sharing them with you.

Genesis 1-3

Creation, Eden and the Fall (15-Oct)

Genesis 4-9

Cain and Noah’s Flood (22-Oct)

Genesis 11-12

The Tower of Babel (29-Oct)

Genesis 13-14, 18-19

Lot and the Cities (5-Nov)

Genesis 15-17

Abraham and the Covenant (12-Nov)

Genesis 20-25

Abraham offers his sons (19-Nov)

Genesis 25-31

Jacob (26-Nov)

Genesis 32

Jacob’s limp (3-Dec)

Genesis 37-50 – Joseph

The Sovereignty of God (10-Dec)

Genesis 37-50 – Judah and Tamar

An Old Testament Nativity (17-Dec)

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