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Jesus, Friend of Sinners - The Season of Lent Series VII - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus, Friend of Sinners - The Season of Lent Series VII - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

April 18, 2019

Lent series Sermon #7 Jesus: Friend of Sinners Jesus is friend of sinners, and that is a good thing, for each of us is a sinner, and if we are to be like Jesus, we need to befriend sinners also. Scripture: Luke 5:27-31; 7:36-50 Themes: Grace, forgiveness, swimming into the deep end for our faith, Summary: Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin as a confessional sermon seeking powerful Christianity 27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ 31 Jesus answered them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’ Luke 7:36-50 Luke 7:36-50 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman 36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. 44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Jesus; Son of God, Son of Man - The Season of Lent Series VI - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus; Son of God, Son of Man - The Season of Lent Series VI - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

April 11, 2019

Themes: Grace, forgiveness, jumping into the deep end for our faith.

Summary: Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin as a confessional sermon seeking powerful Christianity

Jesus before the Sanhedrin

53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.

55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.

57 Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him: 58 ‘We heard him say, “I will destroy this temple made with human hands and in three days will build another, not made with hands.”’ 59 Yet even then their testimony did not agree.

60 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, ‘Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?’ 61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.

Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’

62 ‘I am,’ said Jesus. ‘And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.’

63 The high priest tore his clothes. ‘Why do we need any more witnesses?’ he asked. 64 ‘You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?’

They all condemned him as worthy of death. 65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, ‘Prophesy!’ And the guards took him and beat him.

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, April 7, 2019

Jesus The Lamb of God - The Season of Lent Series V - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus The Lamb of God - The Season of Lent Series V - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

April 4, 2019

Summary: John reveals Jesus as the Lamb of God

Sermon Title: Jesus - The Lamb of God

Scripture reading: John 1:29-34

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, xthe Lamb of God, who ytakes away the sin zof the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, a‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but bfor this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John cbore witness: d“I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and eit remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but fhe who sent me to baptize gwith water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, hthis is he who baptizes gwith the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son9 of God.”  

Themes: sacrifice, love, forgiveness, and grace.

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, March 31, 2019
Jesus The High Priest - The Season of Lent Series IV - Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus The High Priest - The Season of Lent Series IV - Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson

March 29, 2019

Jesus The High Priest Jesus has bridged the gap between us and God and has made a way for us to come before God and worship Him Jesus The Priest: “Journey to Easter” series: Hebrews 4:14-16 Scripture: Hebrews 4:14-16, Theme, love, forgiveness, grace, compassion Jesus Our High Priest Summary: Jesus has bridged the gap between us and God and has made a way for us to come before God and worship Him Jesus the Great High Priest. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. The themes are love, forgiveness, grace, and compassion. Please find the early iteration of the sermon attached to help with your preparation.

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Jesus The Prophet - The Season of Lent Series III - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus The Prophet - The Season of Lent Series III - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

March 29, 2019

Jesus was confrontational, uncomfortable even Themes: Justice, grace, love and forgiveness Scripture: Matthew 12:1-14 12 At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some ears of corn and eat them. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, ‘Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.’ 3 He answered, ‘Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread – which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? 6 I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. 7 If you had known what these words mean, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,” [a] you would not have condemned the innocent. 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’ 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ 11 He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.’ 13 Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Jesus The Suffering Servant -  The Season of Lent Series II - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Jesus The Suffering Servant - The Season of Lent Series II - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

March 28, 2019

Jesus suffered for us; how should We respond to suffering. Jesus the Suffering Servant – Isaiah. 42:1-7 Key scripture: Isaiah 42:1-7, ‘Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.’5 This is what God the Lord says –the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:6 ‘I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

Themes : 1- Jesus as a servant 2- Jesus and suffering 3- God’s presence in our suffering The themes are suffering, honour, patience and love.

 

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Living the year of the Lord’s Favour - The Season of Lent Series I - Preached by Paul Moore

Living the year of the Lord’s Favour - The Season of Lent Series I - Preached by Paul Moore

March 7, 2019

Luke 4:20-21 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour …” “Then,” Luke notes, “he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’”

Message inspired from Isaiah 61.

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, March 3, 2019
Series Book of James VII - Your Faith and You - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Series Book of James VII - Your Faith and You - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

February 27, 2019
Scripture: James 1: 26 - 27
26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

The themes are purity in speech, love and care in our family, controlling ourselves and our language, and being God’s word of encouragement to others.
 
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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, February 24, 2019
Series Book of James VI - Flee from Favouritism  - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Series Book of James VI - Flee from Favouritism - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

February 21, 2019
Flee from favouritism 
 

Key scripture: James 2:1-9 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favouritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’[a] you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers.

 Themes : 

1-    God has chosen the poor to be rich in faith 

2-    God has given the royal law to be observed

3-    God has determined mercy to be triumphant

 
The themes are justice, honour, and neighbourly love.
 
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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, February 17, 2019
Series Book of James V - If You Are religious - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

Series Book of James V - If You Are religious - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

February 14, 2019
If You Are Religious
 
1.If you are religious - listen and do the Word
2- If you are religious - keep a rein on your tongue
3- If you are religious - minister to those in distress
4- If you are religious - keep yourself clean
 
Scripture: James 1:22 – 27
23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
The themes are gracious speech, compassion, and purity.
 
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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, February 10, 2019