Does God Need Us?

A few weeks ago, in a Scripture class, we drifted off the topic onto ‘the attributes of God’. In answer to a question, I referred to Acts 17:24-25, ‘The God …

Paul as a True Pastor – Proclaimer

Peter Barnes: 1 Thessalonians 2:11,12 (Part 3) SERMON    NOTES: PAUL  AS  A  TRUE  PASTOR:  PROCLAIMER  – Philip  Ryken  on  the  ‘Perfect  Pastor’:  ‘He  condemns  sins,  but  never  upsets  anyone.  He  works  …

Unwitting Testimony – Easter Sunday Night

Peter Barnes : Matthew 27:62-66; 28:2-4, 11-15 SERMON    NOTES: UNWITTING  TESTIMONY Matthew 27:62-28:15  gives  us  two  reports  about  the  resurrection  of  Jesus:  a  true  report  from  some  women  and  a  false  …

Women Witness – Easter Sunday Morning

SERMON    NOTES: WOMEN  WITNESSES  (Matthew 28:1-10) From  Matthew 27:62-28:15  two  reports  about  the  resurrection  of  Jesus  are  set  side-by-side:  the  true  report  comes  from  some  women  and  the  false  report  comes  …

Responding to the Crucified One (Good Friday)

Peter Barnes : Mark 15:16-39 SERMON    NOTES: RESPONDING  TO  THE  CRUCIFIED  ONE  (Mark 15:16-39) What  did  people  make  of  a  crucified  Messiah?  And  what  do  they  make  of  Him  today? Some …

1 Thessalonians: Paul as a True Pastor – Care

Peter Barnes: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-10 (Part 2) SERMON    NOTES: PAUL  AS  A  TRUE  PASTOR:  CARE  – Paul  is  writing  here  to  defend  himself  from  criticism.  In  reply,  Paul  compares  himself  to  …

Believing in God

Recently I had someone confront me quite vigorously with the question: ‘Why believe in God?’ Pilate famously asked, in the presence of Christ: ‘What is truth?’ but he does not …