Sermons by David Brownlie

Sermons by David Brownlie

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”.

We have a problem – What’s the solution?

Interestingly, David looks at Hebrews 12:1-3 as Peter did last week – with the challenge to “Focus on Christ”. The world has so many problems and there’s plenty of problems in the church. Christ IS the only solution!

Reach the Lost #3

Jonah was sent by God to the lost people of the great city of Nineveh but  he refused to go. At first he ran from his responsibilities both to God and to Nineveh. The question that we have to ask ourselves is – “Are we too turning our backs on the lost people whom God would have us speak to?”

Follow Christ #2

David looks at the Christ we Follow – this glorious, amazing, majestic, limitless, infinite, triumphant, majestic Christ who has chosen to place all His fullness in us who believe in Him. We ‘remember’ Christ and therefore seek to participate with Him in His ministry.

Love God #2

In the second of our “Vision” messages we look at God’s love for us, to us and through us – touching on Rules v. Relationships and walking humbly with God. We look too at the implications found in Eph 4:17-5:2 that relate to Jesus’ statement that we should “Love one another” .