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Children of the Light

Everyone was a valued person in the Lord eyes, who needed light and life. We must live like our Lord and spread that light.

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The Gospel Nativity

When you look down at the manger remember to also lift up your eyes and see Jesus, the King of Kings who came to save us!

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Gospel Motivated Finance

Our hope for each member of the body at Suburban, is that we will give ourselves first to the Lord, and then that we will grow a heart for the gospel. 

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Relax it's not about you!

It stops us from running around frantically as if it all depended on us and helps us to relax and pray knowing that it all depends upon him.

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Life on the Trapeze

Grace is more than an entry point into the Christian life, and it’s more than a safety net for when we fall; grace is the freedom to live.

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Sola Fide - Faith Alone

The ‘Faith’ Champion!! Who is that in your mind?

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What's the big deal with "in Christ alone" anyway?

In the Christian life, we stand before God solely on the merit of Jesus Christ. To attempt to add anything else to it, is not to take both paths, as we may mistakenly believe, but to run headlong down the wrong path.

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Sola Scriptura - The Scripture alone!

With so many competing voices in our ears these days, we need to be reminded to get back to God’s message for us which is written down in His Word. It shows us our need for constant ‘reformation’ of our hearts and minds, bringing them back in line with God’s heart and will for us.

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Freely receive, freely give

It is the outflow of the gracious generosity of God in giving us His Son; we are now also to be generous with God's promise.

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At the Heart of What We Do

Therefore it is good that we take time now to look at the gospel, and for our hearts to be awestruck all over again, for our spirits to cry out and for our mouths to praise Him.

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Near Death Experience

The forgiveness and love of God are for us. We traitors, criminals, and thieves who come into His presence and recognise who we truly are, and who He truly is can be saved.

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On the Nature of Power

God's power is such that even as He faces His own betrayal and death, Jesus can relax at the table in a way that shows His absolute trust in the Father.

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Are We There Yet?

We may suffer, but nothing is outside of God's sight, and we can rest assured knowing that our destination is secure, our navigator is sure, and we are in His hands.

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Only the Best Storyteller

The storyteller knows the end of the story, and He is in control.

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Foil

He is able to save, and He is powerful and merciful, willing to forgive those who are willing to humble themselves and recognise their status as sinners.

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Money, money, money

The hope that we have in Jesus means that the dangers of money, and the power that it holds over us is broken. God is where we find our ultimate security. 

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Not all who wander are lost, not all who are near are found

We are all in need of redemption. We are all lost until we are found in Jesus. And it is by grace, not by merit, that we are found in Him.

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Is It Worth It?

Being a disciple of Jesus costs everything. Is it worth it?

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An Alarming Message

If the prophet's main function was to represent God by bringing His word to His people, then we can seek to listen first. What is God saying to us? What message is being brought to us? 

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Reflections

There comes a time in life when one has to take a good long look at oneself in the mirror, and recognise the reflection as the biggest saboteur in the great fight of faith.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

He has freed us from our previous bonds to sin and death -- the characteristics of the age that was, and still is until the completion of the coming of the kingdom. He has called us to join Him, and we must respond. 

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I've got this

Jesus says to become like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven in Matthew 18. The remedy to the slow poison of independence is in knowing that we are dependent children, and God is our loving, gracious Father. 

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High Kicks and Higher Expectations 

He knows that the cost is much too high for us -- but the cost is even higher for Him.

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Ordinary People

We are ordinary people living before the eyes of an extraordinary God. And in that, we have much to praise. 

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Soil

Our God is greater than any of the thorns that may be in your heart.

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My Rules

"I Am who I Am," says God, rather than allowing for us to define Him. 

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Steak

This week, I implore you -- look not to the things that might immediately catch your attention. Fast results don't stand the test of time.

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Barrier to Entry

One by one, barrier after barrier fell at the feet of Jesus. The road to eternal life was opened, and the one to open it was the fount of living water Himself.

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Nothing Ever Changes

Jesus provides for us. He has given what God requires at the cross, and you now have what God has graciously provided.

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Actually, we're fine.

Growing up, one of my favourite activities was reading, and my favourite things to read were heroic tales...

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From Death to Life

Easter is always a special time of the year...

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Of Grocery Lists and Temptation

Scripture is filled with the essential knowledge that will protect you and keep you. It's dangerous to go alone, so take these words with you. They are what will sustain you in the face of temptation, and help you to defeat it.

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The Art of Humility

'Jesus takes our sin-soaked hearts, hardened by years of pride and denial, and gives us new hearts of flesh that beat once more for God. He takes our hands and washes them clean. He even takes the misshapen clay of our striving and creates something beautiful out of them.'

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Now You Dismiss

'As we witness God's promise to Simeon come to pass, and as we anticipate the hope of salvation come to fruition in Jesus through the coming weeks, we too can join in song to praise His name.'

 

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On The Nature Of Hope, And Broken Promises

'...But this week, we are witnesses to hope -- hope of promises fulfilled, and a hope of God's rule and reign over everything.'

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An Introduction to the Gospel

'Inasmuch as many have taken it upon themselves to put together an account of the Good News of Jesus Christ, it is our pleasure here at Suburban Baptist Church to deliver to you an orderly account from Luke, that you may know the truth!'

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