March 15, 2018

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“God Makes a Promise”

2 Samuel 7 & Psalm 132

During the seventeenth century the Mughal Empire was flourishing in India. One of their great kings was called Shah Jahan. In 1631 his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died while giving birth to their 14thchild. Shah Ja...

March 15, 2018

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“Building the Nation – Putting God First” 2 Samuel 5:17-25 & 6:11-19

Former US President Jimmy Carter is known as a committed Christian. He has never been afraid to hide the fact he is a follower of Jesus Christ. In his book “Living Faith” Presi...

March 15, 2018

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“The Throne At Last” 2 Samuel 2:1-7 & 5:1-12

Have you watched children fighting over a toy? It seems as if they operate under the following rules: 1. If I like it, it's mine. 2. If I can take it from you, it's mine. 3. If I had it a little while...

March 15, 2018

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“Living In Exile” 1 Samuel 27, 29 & 30

One of my favourite characters in early Church history is John Chrysostom. He was known as “golden tongue” for he was a powerful preacher. He was from Antioch, home of the famous multi-cultural mission-mind...

March 15, 2018

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“On The Run” 1 Samuel 21-26

During the Cultural Revolution in China my dear friend Stephen Wang was arrested & accused of being a counter-revolutionary, someone who was a traitor to his country – & it was all because he was known as a Christian....

March 15, 2018

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“True Friendship” 1 Samuel 18, 19 & 20

I heard about two friends who were out hunting. Suddenly one of them yelled & the other turned round to see a huge grizzly bear charging out of the forest towards them. The first man desperately pulled off...

March 15, 2018

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“Facing the Giant” 1 Samuel 17

David was chosen by God to be king - a very unlikely choice perhaps from a worldly point of view. He was so young & inexperienced in many ways. Yet God saw his heart & the Spirit of the Lord anointed David for the...

March 15, 2018

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“Chosen by God” 1 Samuel 16:1-13

       David is one of the most popular names in our church. Just think of all the David’s we have! Well, David is also one of the most famous names in the Bible. There is more written about David in the Bible th...