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2 Peter - The Complete Christian: Complete Truth - 2 Peter 1:12-21

October 4th, 2009 ·

A sermon on 2 Peter 1:12-21 and 3:1-4, 15-16 by Les Henley at Morning Church on the 4th of October 2009.

Sermon outline:

  • Introduction
    • Looking forward to holidays
  • Exhortation to Remember (1:12-21)
    • What the ‘therefore’ is there for – qualities to be reminded of
    • Eyewitness testimony not equal to the testimony of God’s promises
    • Jeremiah 23: 5-6 (Romans 10:4)
    • Micah 5:2
    • Isaiah 7:14
    • Isaiah 49:1-6
    • Psalm 2:7
    • Isaiah 52:13-15
    • Isaiah 53:3-6
    • Jeremiah 31:31-33
  • Exhortation to Stand Firm in the Faith (3:1-4)
    • Remember the prophets
    • God’s promise of Jesus’ second coming
  • Exhortation to Trust God’s Timing (3:15-16)
    • 3:15 count the patience of our Lord as salvation...

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Les Henley · 2 Peter · The Complete Christian

Who Am I In Christ and Why Am I Here? #2 - Chanel No. 5 - 2 Corinthians 2:12-17

August 9th, 2009 ·

A Sermon on 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 by Les Henley at Morning Church and Night Church on the 9th of August 2009.

Sermon outline:

  • By way of introduction (2 Corinthians 1:3-2:11)
    • Smells - pleasant or nasty
    • Comfort for all conditions
    • Cruel to be kind
    • No apologies
  • Chanel No. 5 - love it or hate it
    • The fragrance of the knowledge of God
    • The aroma of Christ - the smell of life or the smell of death
    • Love it or hate it - we cannot choose for others
    • Be sincere - the aroma of Christ to God
  • Who are you in Christ?
  • Why are you here?

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Night Church · Les Henley · Who Am I In Christ and Why Am I Here? · 2 Corinthians

Paul: God’s Apostle - The Midnight Feast - Acts 16:16-40 (am)

May 31st, 2009 ·

A Sermon on Acts 16:16-40 by Les Henley at Morning Church on the 31st of May 2009.

Sermon outline:

  • The Gospel comes to Europe
  • “God, thankyou that you didn’t make me a Gentile, a woman or a slave”
  • A wealthy woman comes to Christ
  • A slave girl is given freedom by Christ
  • A Gentile jailer comes to Christ and a midnight feast seals his unity in the fellowship
  • The Gospel is for Gentiles (unbelievers), women (those without rights), and slaves (those without freedom)
  • Receive it and believe it
  • Deliver it to others

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Les Henley · Acts · Paul: God's Apostle

The Apostles’ Creed #3 - Why I am Forgiven (am)

January 11th, 2009 ·

A Sermon on John 19:28-37 and Ephesians 2:11-18 by Les Henley at Morning Church on the 11th of January 2009.

Sermon Outline:

  • What does it mean to "be forgiven"?
  • [Jesus] suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
  • [Jesus]
  • suffered
  • under Pontius Pilate
  • was crucified,
  • died,
  • and was buried;
  • he descended to the dead.
  • Heroes
  • So why did he die?
  • Why did Jesus accept these wages?
  • How does this result in forgiveness?
  • What does this mean?

Exposition of The Apostles' Creed, The Rev. James Dodds, D.D.

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Ephesians · Les Henley · John · The Apostles' Creed

Tough Talk for Testing Times - 1 Timothy 6

October 12th, 2008 ·

A Sermon on 1 Timothy 6:2b-21 by Les Henley at Night Church on the 12th of October 2008.

Sermon Outline:

  • Introduction: Apprentices become tradesmen who train apprentices
    • 6:2b - Teach and urge these things
  • Knowledge and teaching
    • 6:3-4 - If anyone teaches differently he is puffed up with conceit
  • Ungodly gain or godly contentment
    • 6:5 - Godliness a means to gain?
    • 6:9-10 - Love of money is the root of all evil
    • 6:6-8 - Godliness with contentment IS gain
  • Perseverance
    • 6:11-14a - Persevere in seeking the fruits of godliness
    • 6:14b - 16 - For Christ's glory until He returns
  • Generosity with wealth
    • 6:17-19 - encourage those who are rich to be generous, placing their hope in Christ, not their wealth
  • Stay true
    • 6:20 - guard the deposit, don't be drawn into controversy
    • 6:21 - Grace (God's free gift) be with you

Tags: · New Testament · Sermons · Night Church · Les Henley · 1 Timothy · Tough Talk for Testing Times

Jesus in the Old Testament - Isaiah 53

April 27th, 2008 ·

A Sermon on Isaiah 53 by Les Henley at Morning Church and Night Church on the 27th of April 2008.

Sermon Outline:

  • More than 300 prophesies
  • God PLANNED it
    • Genesis 3:15
    • Proverbs 8:22-23
  • God PROMISED it
    • To Abraham (around 2000 years before Jesus' birth) - Genesis 26:4
    • To Boaz and Ruth (around 1200 years before Jesus' birth) - Ruth 4:12-17
    • To David (around 1000 years before Jesus' birth) - 2 Samuel 7:12-13
  • God PERFORMED it
    • Through Mary - Isaiah 7:14
    • In Jerusalem, the temple city of the Hebrew nation - Jeremiah 31:31
    • To end sin - Daniel 9:24
    • For all nations - Isaiah 11:10
    • Isaiah 53 (around 700 years before Jesus' birth) - a detailed description of:
      1. His relationship with God (v10, 11)
      2. The nature of his death (v3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11)
      3. The reason for his death (v4, 6, 8, 11, 12)
  • We must respond
    • Isaiah 52:6

Tags: · · Old Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Night Church · Les Henley · Isaiah

Jude

January 27th, 2008 ·

A Sermon on Jude by Les Henley at Morning and Night Church on the 27th of January 2008.

Sermon Outline:

  • Intro
  • Jude 1-2: Greetings
  • Jude 3-7: A call to arms
    • Recognise the ungodly enemy
      • Israel
      • Fallen angels
      • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Jude 8-16: Meet the Apostates (understand the enemy)
    • Cain (Genesis 4)
    • Balaam (Numbers 22-25; Revelation 2:14)
    • Korah (Numbers 16)
  • Jude 17-25: You don't have to stumble (don't retreat)
    • The Apostles warned us that they would come
    • Build yourselves up (Nehemiah 4:16-23)
    • Put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Tags: · · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Night Church · Les Henley · Jude

Ephesians 4:17-5:2 - Body Langauge #2 - Encouragement

October 14th, 2007 ·

A Sermon on Ephesians 4:17-5:2 by Les Henley at Morning Church on the 14th of October 2007.

Sermon Outline:

  • Intro - Cricket Anyone?
  • What is Encouragement?
    • First What it is Not: (4:17; 4:29)
    • Then What Is It?
  • Encouragement Is Given For: (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Encouragement is Given By:
    • Teaching
    • Correcting
    • Rebuking
    • Supporting/Training
  • Encouragement Is Given In Love (agape)
    • Who Needs It?
      • All of Us (4:25)
      • One To Another (4:32)
    • Who Gives It?
      • All Of Us (4:25)
      • As Imitators of Christ (5:1-2)
  • Conclusion: (5:2) Walk in (agape) love - be a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God by encouraging one another.

Tags: · · · New Testament · Sermons · Morning Church · Body Language · Ephesians · Les Henley