Sermons by David Brownlie

Sermons by David Brownlie

Seek to be what you want others to become.

David looks at John 10 (The good Shepherd) and John 11 (The raising of Lazarus), focussing especially on the way that Jesus said he did nothing by Himself. He said He only did what He saw His Father doing. Jesus’ relationship with the Father is the example that we should follow – praying, listening, trusting, obeying – just as our Lord Himself did. 1 Cor 11:1 “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ.”

The Love of Christ Compels Us.

In this message David expands on the love we see Jesus had with people; a deliberate love, a selfless concern for the welfare of others. Leading to a challenge of how this lives outworks in our own lives and what this sort of love should mean to us as a church.

The Supremacy of Christ in the Church

Christ is the ‘firstborn’ over all creation. That speaks of His priority, His pre-eminence and His sovereignty. We need to focus on an audience of One and ask ourselves these questions – Is Christ Supreme and Will I submit to Him?

Know who you are

2 Cor 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new has come.” We need to remember where our personal worth comes from. We take a look through 2 Timothy to see how we should live ‘in Christ’ and are reminded again that we “were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.” (1 Cor 6:20).

The Grand Story of Redemption

This Christmas, we look at the impact of HOPE and HARDSHIP and how they often go together! As we again remember the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, we will see Mary’s Surprise (Luke 1:26-27); Mary’s Surrender (Luke 1:38); Mary’s Song (Luke 1:46-56) and Mary’s Sadness (Luke 2:25-35).

Absolute Surrender

At this year’s Sunday School Anniversary, David focuses on three important things that we should do as God’s special people – we should love one another, we should apologise or say sorry if we hurt someone or if we hurt God and we should forgive those who hurt us! These things aren’t easy to do but they are part of “Loving God”.  

#4 Discipleship

David speaks from Matthew 18-20 highlighting various aspects of a disciple from the teachings of Jesus including repentance, humility, service, grace and “giving up the right to myself”.