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Freedom...it's a wonderful gift.

Jesus comes to bring spiritual freedom - freedom from the slavery to sin, of which we are all victims, like it or not.

In John 8:31-36, Jesus says 'If you remain in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'

Our human nature rails against the thought that we might be slaves!

But Jesus says 'anyone who sins is a slave to sin.'  He also says 'If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'

What glorious good news his liberation is!

This sermon was preached at Sunday Night at St John’s, Southgate, on Sunday 28th October 2012 (celebration of the Reformation).

It is designed to be used with:

- the bible study found at this link

- the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

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He was pierced for our transgressions

he was crushed for our iniquities

the punishment that brought us peace was upon him

and by his wounds we are healed...

Isaiah 53, 'The Suffering Servant' passage is one of the clearest and most powerful Messianic prophecies in the whole of the Old Testament.

It speaks of God's servant taking on himself ALL aspects of humanity's brokenness, pain and suffering...in order that we might be healed.

This sermon proclaims the great good news found in this stunning passage.

The sermon includes Walter Wangerin Jr's story The Ragman, the Ragman, the Christ...with no breach of copyright intended, as a powerful story which portrays the truth of the Suffering Servant passage.

This sermon was preached at Sunday Night at St John’s, Southgate, on Sunday 21st October 2012.

It is designed to be used with:

- the bible study found at this link

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Does God exist?

Can God be known?

Two of the most important questions of all time, for all people.

We can discover that they are answered with a resounding YES! In Jesus, God not only shows his existence, but reveals himself most clearly.

And Jesus welcomes us as brothers and sisters into the family of God. What awesome good news.

This sermon was preached at Sunday Night at St John’s, Southgate, on Sunday 7th October 2012, the occasion of an adult baptism and confirmation.

It is designed to be used with:

- the bible study found at this link

- the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

Enjoy!

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