Sermons by Rev. Scott McRoberts

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The courage to stay (Ruth 1)

The Church in the West needs more courage, to be healthy and to grow. So that’s why we’re having this series on courage over May and June. In June, we’ll look at the courage both to stand out and to stand up as Christians. Ken kicked off last week, looking at Joshua and Mark and the courage to go. Today we’ll be looking at the courage to stay from Ruth 1.

Lost and Found (Luke 19:1-10)

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There are no black sheep to God – just people who have taken up His welcome, and people who haven’t. There is nobody who has left it too late after leaving Jesus behind in childhood. Nobody who has gone too far in the path they’ve walked in life for Jesus to call for them.

The gospel frees us from: Perfectionism (Philippians 3:4b-14)

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How many perfectionists does it take to change a lightbulb? Well, only one – but it will take them a very long time. First of all, they’ll notice the lightbulb needs changed. They’ll build it up as a big deal – there is this task to be done that must be done as well as possible.
Maybe they’ll look around for the most efficient type of bulb to replace this one. Then they’ll look around for the best price. Then they’ll buy the new bulb, and go ahead and change it. Whilst they’re up there, they’ll give the light a good dusting, and get the lampshade as straight as they can. Then they’ll evaluate it all. They’ll ponder whether they’ve bought the best bulb that they could have, and also wonder what others think about their bulb-changing performance.