Tamworth Community Presbyterian Church Experiencing Christ In Community

Sermons

We love in a foggy world. We can see things like the wall and the chair, but the really important things like:

           What’s God like?

           What does God want me to do?

           What’s going to happen to me when I die?

We’re really unsure about these. And so were the disciples. But Jesus wasn’t.

It must be very hard for people living near the controversial road construction to cushion the sound of heavy machinery doing battle against earth.The energy expended ends up as sound and heat and dust.It is heavy work. Isaiah 1-39 overall ,has been described as the pounding words of God  waging war  against the conscience of Judah. Chapter 40 is like the peace which comes when all the tractors and heavy equipment are signalled away.

 There are so many shifts in world leadership at the moment.The unease in the middle east.What kind of a leader do we need to put this nation right, is the question that is asked in many countries today.?

Today as we draw to a close Paul’s letter to the Philippian Church, we have seen how he keeps bringing us back to ask “How Jesus on the move in your life?”  As Paul writes this letter from jail, he is uncertain about his future.  What we see is how Paul’s overall concern remains for the Philippian Christian, and how he longs to see them mature in their faith and apply Jesus as Lord in their daily lives by looking out for the interests of others in the church, and running to win the prize of eternity with Jesus; that is pressing on to finish the race.  Paul now draws his letter to its end

Eric Liddel we know of because of the movie “Chariots of Fire” while he was studying at the University of Edinburgh.  He was selected to represent Scotland in the 1924 Paris Olympics in the 100m dash, and tipped to be their first gold medal winner ever in the Olympic Games.  Liddel’s troubles started when months before the race he found out the heats were to be held on a Sunday. 

According to a survey done this year in Great Britain, Brits only trust three people, …Almost 1 in 10 adults admit they don’t always feel they can trust their mum,…7% don’t have any faith in their father.   1 in 20 even distrust their own partner and almost 3 in 10 don’t feel they can depend on their colleagues. Others admit they don’t always trust their children, grandparents or even their best friend. Worryingly, almost 1 in 5 don’t trust anyone at all. But it also emerged the lack of trust could be with good reason as the average adult will be betrayed 3 times a year… Researchers from OnePoll.com revealed Brits consider integrity, honesty, dependability and consistency to be a person’s most trustworthy characteristics. Conversely, sneakiness, manipulative behaviour and selfishness are the least trustworthy qualities, along with promiscuity, a lack of empathy and no sense of humour. 

What are you thankful for?  According to readers digest’s Anne O. Kubitsky who started the “Look for the Good Project”  Anne asked people for postcards with their answer, to what people were thankful for.   She got thousands of responses from around the globe.[1] One of these postcards from Judith Barbour Osborne simply reads a thankfulness for life.  Here’s how she described it:

“Art, poetry, friends, health, freedom, peace, seasons, wisdom, beauty, joy, spiritual inspiration, family, love, creativity, harmony, nature, generosity, simplicity, energy, joy, and more joy.” —Judith Barbour Osborne

 


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