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  32. <title>Jesus for the wrong reasons</title>
  33. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/jesus-for-the-wrong-reasons/</link>
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  35. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:50:16 +0000</pubDate>
  36. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
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  39. Acts 8:9-25 (NIV)
  40. Simon the Sorcerer
  41. 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.”11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
  42.  
  43. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them,and they received the Holy Spirit.
  44.  
  45. 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
  46.  
  47. 20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”
  48.  
  49. 24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for meso that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
  50.  
  51. 25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
  52.  
  53.  
  54.  
  55.  
  56. ]]></description>
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  58. Acts 8:9-25 (NIV)
  59. Simon the Sorcerer
  60. 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.”11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
  61.  
  62. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them,and they received the Holy Spirit.
  63.  
  64. 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
  65.  
  66. 20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”
  67.  
  68. 24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for meso that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
  69.  
  70. 25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
  71.  
  72.  
  73.  
  74.  
  75. ]]></content:encoded>
  76. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  77. Acts 8:9-25 (NIV)
  78. Simon the Sorcerer
  79. 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.”11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
  80.  
  81. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them,and they received the Holy Spirit.
  82.  
  83. 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
  84.  
  85. 20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”
  86.  
  87. 24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for meso that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
  88.  
  89. 25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
  90.  
  91.  
  92.  
  93.  
  94. ]]></itunes:summary>
  95.  
  96. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  97. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
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  105. <title>Stephen, the first martyr</title>
  106. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/stephen-the-first-martyr/</link>
  107. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/stephen-the-first-martyr/#respond</comments>
  108. <pubDate>Sun, 07 Oct 2018 22:00:05 +0000</pubDate>
  109. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John Gourley]]></dc:creator>
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  111. <description><![CDATA[Acts 6:8-7:2 (NIV)
  112. Stephen Seized
  113. 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
  114.  
  115. 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
  116.  
  117. 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
  118.  
  119. 15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
  120. Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
  121. 7 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”
  122. 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of gloryappeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.
  123.  
  124.  
  125.  
  126. Acts 7:51-8:4 (NIV)
  127.  
  128.  
  129.  
  130.  
  131.  
  132.  
  133. 51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”
  134.  
  135. The Stoning of Stephen
  136. 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Manstanding at the right hand of God.”
  137.  
  138. 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
  139.  
  140. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
  141. 8 And Saul approved of their killing him.
  142.  
  143. The Church Persecuted and Scattered
  144. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
  145. Philip in Samaria
  146. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
  147.  
  148.  
  149.  
  150.  
  151.  
  152.  ]]></description>
  153. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Acts 6:8-7:2 (NIV)
  154. Stephen Seized
  155. 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
  156.  
  157. 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
  158.  
  159. 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
  160.  
  161. 15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
  162. Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
  163. 7 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”
  164. 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of gloryappeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.
  165.  
  166.  
  167.  
  168. Acts 7:51-8:4 (NIV)
  169.  
  170.  
  171.  
  172.  
  173.  
  174.  
  175. 51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”
  176.  
  177. The Stoning of Stephen
  178. 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Manstanding at the right hand of God.”
  179.  
  180. 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
  181.  
  182. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
  183. 8 And Saul approved of their killing him.
  184.  
  185. The Church Persecuted and Scattered
  186. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
  187. Philip in Samaria
  188. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
  189.  
  190.  
  191.  
  192.  
  193.  
  194.  ]]></content:encoded>
  195. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Acts 6:8-7:2 (NIV)
  196. Stephen Seized
  197. 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
  198.  
  199. 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
  200.  
  201. 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
  202.  
  203. 15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
  204. Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
  205. 7 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”
  206. 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of gloryappeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.
  207.  
  208.  
  209.  
  210. Acts 7:51-8:4 (NIV)
  211.  
  212.  
  213.  
  214.  
  215.  
  216.  
  217. 51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”
  218.  
  219. The Stoning of Stephen
  220. 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Manstanding at the right hand of God.”
  221.  
  222. 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
  223.  
  224. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
  225. 8 And Saul approved of their killing him.
  226.  
  227. The Church Persecuted and Scattered
  228. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
  229. Philip in Samaria
  230. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
  231.  
  232.  
  233.  
  234.  
  235.  
  236.  ]]></itunes:summary>
  237.  
  238. <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  239. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
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  244. <itunes:duration>00:34:14</itunes:duration>
  245. <itunes:keywords>Blasphemy, Ministry, Spirit</itunes:keywords>
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  247. <item>
  248. <title>Testimony by Stanley Spray</title>
  249. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-stanley-spray/</link>
  250. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-stanley-spray/#respond</comments>
  251. <pubDate>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:23:41 +0000</pubDate>
  252. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Stanley Spray]]></dc:creator>
  253. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5955</guid>
  254. <description><![CDATA[Luke 15:20-24 (NIV)
  255.  
  256. 20 So he got up and went to his father.
  257.  
  258. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
  259.  
  260. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
  261.  
  262. 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again;he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate
  263.  
  264. Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)
  265.  
  266.  
  267.  
  268.  
  269.  
  270. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written:
  271.  
  272. “For your sake we face death all day long;
  273.     we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[1]
  274.  
  275.  
  276. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[2] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  277.  
  278.  
  279. Footnotes:
  280.  
  281. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
  282. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers
  283.  
  284.  
  285.  
  286.  
  287.  
  288. ]]></description>
  289. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Luke 15:20-24 (NIV)
  290.  
  291. 20 So he got up and went to his father.
  292.  
  293. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
  294.  
  295. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
  296.  
  297. 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again;he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate
  298.  
  299. Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)
  300.  
  301.  
  302.  
  303.  
  304.  
  305. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written:
  306.  
  307. “For your sake we face death all day long;
  308.     we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[1]
  309.  
  310.  
  311. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[2] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  312.  
  313.  
  314. Footnotes:
  315.  
  316. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
  317. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers
  318.  
  319.  
  320.  
  321.  
  322.  
  323. ]]></content:encoded>
  324. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Luke 15:20-24 (NIV)
  325.  
  326. 20 So he got up and went to his father.
  327.  
  328. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
  329.  
  330. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
  331.  
  332. 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again;he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate
  333.  
  334. Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)
  335.  
  336.  
  337.  
  338.  
  339.  
  340. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written:
  341.  
  342. “For your sake we face death all day long;
  343.     we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[1]
  344.  
  345.  
  346. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[2] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  347.  
  348.  
  349. Footnotes:
  350.  
  351. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
  352. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers
  353.  
  354.  
  355.  
  356.  
  357.  
  358. ]]></itunes:summary>
  359.  
  360. <itunes:author>Stanley Spray</itunes:author>
  361. <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  362. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  363. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/09/2018_0930_SCF_Testimony_Stanley_Spray_Luke15_20-24.mp3"
  364. length="17816836"
  365. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  366. <itunes:duration>00:37:07</itunes:duration>
  367. <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  368. </item>
  369. <item>
  370. <title>Servants leadership</title>
  371. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/servants-leadership/</link>
  372. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/servants-leadership/#respond</comments>
  373. <pubDate>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:07:12 +0000</pubDate>
  374. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  375. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5949</guid>
  376. <description><![CDATA[Acts 6:1-7 (NIV)
  377. The Choosing of the Seven
  378. 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters,choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
  379. 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
  380.  
  381. 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
  382.  
  383. Footnotes:
  384. [a] Acts 6:1 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture
  385.  
  386. ]]></description>
  387. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Acts 6:1-7 (NIV)
  388. The Choosing of the Seven
  389. 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters,choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
  390. 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
  391.  
  392. 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
  393.  
  394. Footnotes:
  395. [a] Acts 6:1 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture
  396.  
  397. ]]></content:encoded>
  398. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Acts 6:1-7 (NIV)
  399. The Choosing of the Seven
  400. 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters,choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
  401. 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
  402.  
  403. 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
  404.  
  405. Footnotes:
  406. [a] Acts 6:1 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture
  407.  
  408. ]]></itunes:summary>
  409.  
  410. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  411. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  412. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  413. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/09/2018_0923_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Acts6_1-7.mp3"
  414. length="13622406"
  415. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  416. <itunes:duration>00:28:23</itunes:duration>
  417. <itunes:keywords>Care, Leadership, Widow, Wisdom</itunes:keywords>
  418. </item>
  419. <item>
  420. <title>Honour God before men</title>
  421. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/honour-god-before-men/</link>
  422. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/honour-god-before-men/#respond</comments>
  423. <pubDate>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:42:34 +0000</pubDate>
  424. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  425. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5943</guid>
  426. <description><![CDATA[Acts 5:17-32 (NIV)
  427. The Apostles Persecuted
  428. 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angelof the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
  429.  
  430. 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
  431.  
  432. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.
  433.  
  434. 25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
  435.  
  436. 27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
  437.  
  438. 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things,and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”]]></description>
  439. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Acts 5:17-32 (NIV)
  440. The Apostles Persecuted
  441. 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angelof the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
  442.  
  443. 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
  444.  
  445. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.
  446.  
  447. 25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
  448.  
  449. 27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
  450.  
  451. 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things,and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”]]></content:encoded>
  452. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Acts 5:17-32 (NIV)
  453. The Apostles Persecuted
  454. 17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angelof the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
  455.  
  456. 21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
  457.  
  458. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.
  459.  
  460. 25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
  461.  
  462. 27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
  463.  
  464. 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things,and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”]]></itunes:summary>
  465.  
  466. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  467. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  468. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  469. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/09/2018_0916_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Acts5_17-32.mp3"
  470. length="14961547"
  471. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  472. <itunes:duration>00:31:10</itunes:duration>
  473. <itunes:keywords>hono</itunes:keywords>
  474. </item>
  475. <item>
  476. <title>God takes lies seriously</title>
  477. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-takes-lies-seriously/</link>
  478. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-takes-lies-seriously/#respond</comments>
  479. <pubDate>Sun, 09 Sep 2018 17:01:09 +0000</pubDate>
  480. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John Gourley]]></dc:creator>
  481. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5932</guid>
  482. <description><![CDATA[Doing I tell the truth?
  483.  
  484. Do I promote the idea that I am more spiritual than I am?
  485.  
  486. Confess and pray for forgiveness.
  487.  
  488. Acts 4:32-5:11 (NIV)
  489. The Believers Share Their Possessions
  490. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them,brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
  491.  
  492. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  493.  
  494. Ananias and Sapphira
  495. 5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  496.  
  497. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
  498.  
  499. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
  500.  
  501. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
  502.  
  503. “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
  504.  
  505. 9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
  506.  
  507. 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died.Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.]]></description>
  508. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Doing I tell the truth?
  509.  
  510. Do I promote the idea that I am more spiritual than I am?
  511.  
  512. Confess and pray for forgiveness.
  513.  
  514. Acts 4:32-5:11 (NIV)
  515. The Believers Share Their Possessions
  516. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them,brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
  517.  
  518. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  519.  
  520. Ananias and Sapphira
  521. 5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  522.  
  523. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
  524.  
  525. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
  526.  
  527. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
  528.  
  529. “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
  530.  
  531. 9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
  532.  
  533. 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died.Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.]]></content:encoded>
  534. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Doing I tell the truth?
  535.  
  536. Do I promote the idea that I am more spiritual than I am?
  537.  
  538. Confess and pray for forgiveness.
  539.  
  540. Acts 4:32-5:11 (NIV)
  541. The Believers Share Their Possessions
  542. 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them,brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
  543.  
  544. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  545.  
  546. Ananias and Sapphira
  547. 5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
  548.  
  549. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
  550.  
  551. 5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
  552.  
  553. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
  554.  
  555. “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
  556.  
  557. 9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
  558.  
  559. 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died.Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.]]></itunes:summary>
  560.  
  561. <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  562. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  563. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  564. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/09/2018_0909_SCF_11am_John_Gourley_Acts4_32-5_11.mp3"
  565. length="13788754"
  566. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  567. <itunes:duration>00:28:44</itunes:duration>
  568. <itunes:keywords>Barnabas, Death, Generosity, giving, Sin</itunes:keywords>
  569. </item>
  570. <item>
  571. <title>The Wise and Foolish Builders</title>
  572. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-wise-and-foolish-builders/</link>
  573. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-wise-and-foolish-builders/#respond</comments>
  574. <pubDate>Sun, 02 Sep 2018 20:06:24 +0000</pubDate>
  575. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Neil Snoddy]]></dc:creator>
  576. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5928</guid>
  577. <description><![CDATA[
  578. Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)
  579. The Wise and Foolish Builders
  580. 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
  581.  
  582.  
  583. ]]></description>
  584. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  585. Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)
  586. The Wise and Foolish Builders
  587. 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
  588.  
  589.  
  590. ]]></content:encoded>
  591. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  592. Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)
  593. The Wise and Foolish Builders
  594. 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
  595.  
  596.  
  597. ]]></itunes:summary>
  598.  
  599. <itunes:author>Neil Snoddy</itunes:author>
  600. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  601. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  602. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/09/2018_0902_SCF_11am_Neil_Snoddy_Matthew7_24-27.mp3"
  603. length="15552751"
  604. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  605. <itunes:duration>00:32:24</itunes:duration>
  606. <itunes:keywords>Do, Foundation, Hear, Listen, Rock</itunes:keywords>
  607. </item>
  608. <item>
  609. <title>God&#8217;s love is better than life. See His power, His glory and praise Him.</title>
  610. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/gods-love-is-better-than-life-see-his-power-his-glory-and-praise-him/</link>
  611. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/gods-love-is-better-than-life-see-his-power-his-glory-and-praise-him/#respond</comments>
  612. <pubDate>Sun, 26 Aug 2018 18:30:17 +0000</pubDate>
  613. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  614. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5921</guid>
  615. <description><![CDATA[
  616. Psalm 63 (NIV)
  617.  
  618.  
  619.  
  620.  
  621.  
  622. Psalm 63[a]
  623.  
  624. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  625.  
  626. 1 You, God, are my God,
  627.     earnestly I seek you;
  628. I thirst for you,
  629.     my whole being longs for you,
  630. in a dry and parched land
  631.     where there is no water.
  632.  
  633.  
  634.  
  635. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
  636.     and beheld your power and your glory.
  637. 3 Because your love is better than life,
  638.     my lips will glorify you.
  639. 4 I will praise you as long as I live,
  640.     and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  641. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  642.     with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  643.  
  644.  
  645.  
  646. 6 On my bed I remember you;
  647.     I think of you through the watches of the night.
  648. 7 Because you are my help,
  649.     I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  650. 8 I cling to you;
  651.     your right hand upholds me.
  652.  
  653.  
  654.  
  655. 9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  656.     they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  657. 10 They will be given over to the sword
  658.     and become food for jackals.
  659.  
  660.  
  661.  
  662. 11 But the king will rejoice in God;
  663.     all who swear by God will glory in him,
  664.     while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  665.  
  666.  
  667.  
  668. Footnotes:
  669. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  670.  
  671.  
  672. Seek God early, Prioritise Jesus first - v1
  673.  
  674. Gods love is better than life v2-5
  675.  
  676. find true rest in God even during the night v6-8
  677.  
  678. God is in control, He will bring justice in the end v9-11
  679.  
  680.  
  681.  
  682.  
  683.  
  684.  
  685.  
  686. ]]></description>
  687. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  688. Psalm 63 (NIV)
  689.  
  690.  
  691.  
  692.  
  693.  
  694. Psalm 63[a]
  695.  
  696. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  697.  
  698. 1 You, God, are my God,
  699.     earnestly I seek you;
  700. I thirst for you,
  701.     my whole being longs for you,
  702. in a dry and parched land
  703.     where there is no water.
  704.  
  705.  
  706.  
  707. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
  708.     and beheld your power and your glory.
  709. 3 Because your love is better than life,
  710.     my lips will glorify you.
  711. 4 I will praise you as long as I live,
  712.     and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  713. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  714.     with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  715.  
  716.  
  717.  
  718. 6 On my bed I remember you;
  719.     I think of you through the watches of the night.
  720. 7 Because you are my help,
  721.     I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  722. 8 I cling to you;
  723.     your right hand upholds me.
  724.  
  725.  
  726.  
  727. 9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  728.     they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  729. 10 They will be given over to the sword
  730.     and become food for jackals.
  731.  
  732.  
  733.  
  734. 11 But the king will rejoice in God;
  735.     all who swear by God will glory in him,
  736.     while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  737.  
  738.  
  739.  
  740. Footnotes:
  741. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  742.  
  743.  
  744. Seek God early, Prioritise Jesus first - v1
  745.  
  746. Gods love is better than life v2-5
  747.  
  748. find true rest in God even during the night v6-8
  749.  
  750. God is in control, He will bring justice in the end v9-11
  751.  
  752.  
  753.  
  754.  
  755.  
  756.  
  757.  
  758. ]]></content:encoded>
  759. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  760. Psalm 63 (NIV)
  761.  
  762.  
  763.  
  764.  
  765.  
  766. Psalm 63[a]
  767.  
  768. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  769.  
  770. 1 You, God, are my God,
  771.     earnestly I seek you;
  772. I thirst for you,
  773.     my whole being longs for you,
  774. in a dry and parched land
  775.     where there is no water.
  776.  
  777.  
  778.  
  779. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
  780.     and beheld your power and your glory.
  781. 3 Because your love is better than life,
  782.     my lips will glorify you.
  783. 4 I will praise you as long as I live,
  784.     and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  785. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  786.     with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  787.  
  788.  
  789.  
  790. 6 On my bed I remember you;
  791.     I think of you through the watches of the night.
  792. 7 Because you are my help,
  793.     I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  794. 8 I cling to you;
  795.     your right hand upholds me.
  796.  
  797.  
  798.  
  799. 9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  800.     they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  801. 10 They will be given over to the sword
  802.     and become food for jackals.
  803.  
  804.  
  805.  
  806. 11 But the king will rejoice in God;
  807.     all who swear by God will glory in him,
  808.     while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  809.  
  810.  
  811.  
  812. Footnotes:
  813. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  814.  
  815.  
  816. Seek God early, Prioritise Jesus first - v1
  817.  
  818. Gods love is better than life v2-5
  819.  
  820. find true rest in God even during the night v6-8
  821.  
  822. God is in control, He will bring justice in the end v9-11
  823.  
  824.  
  825.  
  826.  
  827.  
  828.  
  829.  
  830. ]]></itunes:summary>
  831.  
  832. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  833. <itunes:subtitle>Psalm</itunes:subtitle>
  834. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
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  836. length="15542720"
  837. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  838. <itunes:duration>00:32:23</itunes:duration>
  839. <itunes:keywords>Glory, God, Love, Power, Rejoice</itunes:keywords>
  840. </item>
  841. <item>
  842. <title>God is a rock</title>
  843. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-is-a-rock/</link>
  844. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-is-a-rock/#respond</comments>
  845. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:17:36 +0000</pubDate>
  846. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Derek Baxter]]></dc:creator>
  847. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5915</guid>
  848. <description><![CDATA[
  849. Psalm 62[a] (NIV)
  850.  
  851.  
  852.  
  853.  
  854.  
  855.  
  856. For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
  857.  
  858. 1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
  859.     my salvation comes from him.
  860. 2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  861.     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
  862.  
  863.  
  864.  
  865. 3 How long will you assault me?
  866.     Would all of you throw me down—
  867.     this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
  868. 4 Surely they intend to topple me
  869.     from my lofty place;
  870.     they take delight in lies.
  871. With their mouths they bless,
  872.     but in their hearts they curse.[b]
  873.  
  874.  
  875.  
  876. 5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
  877.     my hope comes from him.
  878. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  879.     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
  880. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
  881.     he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
  882. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
  883.     pour out your hearts to him,
  884.     for God is our refuge.
  885.  
  886.  
  887.  
  888. 9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
  889.     the highborn are but a lie.
  890. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
  891.     together they are only a breath.
  892. 10 Do not trust in extortion
  893.     or put vain hope in stolen goods;
  894. though your riches increase,
  895.     do not set your heart on them.
  896.  
  897.  
  898.  
  899. 11 One thing God has spoken,
  900.     two things I have heard:
  901. “Power belongs to you, God,
  902. 12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
  903. and, “You reward everyone
  904.     according to what they have done.”
  905.  
  906.  
  907.  
  908. Footnotes:
  909. [a] Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
  910. [b] Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  911. [c] Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor
  912.  
  913.  
  914. 1. GOD IS A ROCK
  915.  
  916. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock”
  917. 2. GOD IS A ROCK OF SALVATION
  918.  
  919. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation;”
  920. ‭‭
  921. 3. GOD IS A ROCK OF REFUGE
  922.  
  923. “My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
  924. ‭‭
  925. 4. GOD IS A ROCK OF PROVISION
  926.  
  927. “Trust in him at all times,”
  928. “Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.”
  929. ‭‭
  930.  
  931. 5. GOD IS A ROCK OF HOPE
  932.  
  933. “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
  934.  
  935.  
  936.  
  937.  
  938.  
  939.  
  940. ]]></description>
  941. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  942. Psalm 62[a] (NIV)
  943.  
  944.  
  945.  
  946.  
  947.  
  948.  
  949. For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
  950.  
  951. 1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
  952.     my salvation comes from him.
  953. 2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  954.     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
  955.  
  956.  
  957.  
  958. 3 How long will you assault me?
  959.     Would all of you throw me down—
  960.     this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
  961. 4 Surely they intend to topple me
  962.     from my lofty place;
  963.     they take delight in lies.
  964. With their mouths they bless,
  965.     but in their hearts they curse.[b]
  966.  
  967.  
  968.  
  969. 5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
  970.     my hope comes from him.
  971. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  972.     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
  973. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
  974.     he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
  975. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
  976.     pour out your hearts to him,
  977.     for God is our refuge.
  978.  
  979.  
  980.  
  981. 9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
  982.     the highborn are but a lie.
  983. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
  984.     together they are only a breath.
  985. 10 Do not trust in extortion
  986.     or put vain hope in stolen goods;
  987. though your riches increase,
  988.     do not set your heart on them.
  989.  
  990.  
  991.  
  992. 11 One thing God has spoken,
  993.     two things I have heard:
  994. “Power belongs to you, God,
  995. 12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
  996. and, “You reward everyone
  997.     according to what they have done.”
  998.  
  999.  
  1000.  
  1001. Footnotes:
  1002. [a] Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
  1003. [b] Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  1004. [c] Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor
  1005.  
  1006.  
  1007. 1. GOD IS A ROCK
  1008.  
  1009. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock”
  1010. 2. GOD IS A ROCK OF SALVATION
  1011.  
  1012. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation;”
  1013. ‭‭
  1014. 3. GOD IS A ROCK OF REFUGE
  1015.  
  1016. “My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
  1017. ‭‭
  1018. 4. GOD IS A ROCK OF PROVISION
  1019.  
  1020. “Trust in him at all times,”
  1021. “Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.”
  1022. ‭‭
  1023.  
  1024. 5. GOD IS A ROCK OF HOPE
  1025.  
  1026. “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
  1027.  
  1028.  
  1029.  
  1030.  
  1031.  
  1032.  
  1033. ]]></content:encoded>
  1034. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  1035. Psalm 62[a] (NIV)
  1036.  
  1037.  
  1038.  
  1039.  
  1040.  
  1041.  
  1042. For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
  1043.  
  1044. 1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
  1045.     my salvation comes from him.
  1046. 2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  1047.     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
  1048.  
  1049.  
  1050.  
  1051. 3 How long will you assault me?
  1052.     Would all of you throw me down—
  1053.     this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
  1054. 4 Surely they intend to topple me
  1055.     from my lofty place;
  1056.     they take delight in lies.
  1057. With their mouths they bless,
  1058.     but in their hearts they curse.[b]
  1059.  
  1060.  
  1061.  
  1062. 5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
  1063.     my hope comes from him.
  1064. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
  1065.     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
  1066. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
  1067.     he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
  1068. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
  1069.     pour out your hearts to him,
  1070.     for God is our refuge.
  1071.  
  1072.  
  1073.  
  1074. 9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
  1075.     the highborn are but a lie.
  1076. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
  1077.     together they are only a breath.
  1078. 10 Do not trust in extortion
  1079.     or put vain hope in stolen goods;
  1080. though your riches increase,
  1081.     do not set your heart on them.
  1082.  
  1083.  
  1084.  
  1085. 11 One thing God has spoken,
  1086.     two things I have heard:
  1087. “Power belongs to you, God,
  1088. 12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
  1089. and, “You reward everyone
  1090.     according to what they have done.”
  1091.  
  1092.  
  1093.  
  1094. Footnotes:
  1095. [a] Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
  1096. [b] Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  1097. [c] Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor
  1098.  
  1099.  
  1100. 1. GOD IS A ROCK
  1101.  
  1102. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock”
  1103. 2. GOD IS A ROCK OF SALVATION
  1104.  
  1105. “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation;”
  1106. ‭‭
  1107. 3. GOD IS A ROCK OF REFUGE
  1108.  
  1109. “My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
  1110. ‭‭
  1111. 4. GOD IS A ROCK OF PROVISION
  1112.  
  1113. “Trust in him at all times,”
  1114. “Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.”
  1115. ‭‭
  1116.  
  1117. 5. GOD IS A ROCK OF HOPE
  1118.  
  1119. “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
  1120.  
  1121.  
  1122.  
  1123.  
  1124.  
  1125.  
  1126. ]]></itunes:summary>
  1127.  
  1128. <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1129. <itunes:subtitle>Psalm</itunes:subtitle>
  1130. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1131. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/08/2018_0819_SCF_11am_Derek_Baxter_Psalm62.mp3"
  1132. length="13884049"
  1133. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1134. <itunes:duration>00:28:55</itunes:duration>
  1135. <itunes:keywords>God, Hope, Provision, Refuge, Rock, Salvation</itunes:keywords>
  1136. </item>
  1137. <item>
  1138. <title>At Calvary, a guard was saved</title>
  1139. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/at-calvary-a-guard-was-saved/</link>
  1140. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/at-calvary-a-guard-was-saved/#respond</comments>
  1141. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:26:38 +0000</pubDate>
  1142. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Derek Baxter]]></dc:creator>
  1143. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5911</guid>
  1144. <description><![CDATA[
  1145. Luke 23:32-43 New International Version (NIV)
  1146. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
  1147.  
  1148. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1149.  
  1150. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1151.  
  1152. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1153.  
  1154. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1155.  
  1156. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1157.  
  1158. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1159.  
  1160. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1161.  
  1162. Footnotes:
  1163. [a] Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1164.       [b] Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1165.  
  1166.  
  1167.  
  1168. A look at the guard who repented
  1169. Look at the man physically
  1170.  
  1171. He is dying
  1172. He is destitute
  1173.  
  1174. Look at the man mentally
  1175.  
  1176. He is alert
  1177. He is angry
  1178.  
  1179. Look at the man spiritually
  1180.  
  1181. He is awakened to see:
  1182. The sinlessness of Jesus
  1183. The sovereignty of Jesus
  1184. The saving power of Jesus
  1185. He is moved to pray:
  1186. Simply - “Lord remember me when you come to your kingdom”
  1187. Sincerely
  1188. Audibly
  1189.  
  1190. “Today you will be with me in paradise”
  1191. ]]></description>
  1192. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1193. Luke 23:32-43 New International Version (NIV)
  1194. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
  1195.  
  1196. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1197.  
  1198. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1199.  
  1200. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1201.  
  1202. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1203.  
  1204. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1205.  
  1206. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1207.  
  1208. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1209.  
  1210. Footnotes:
  1211. [a] Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1212.       [b] Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1213.  
  1214.  
  1215.  
  1216. A look at the guard who repented
  1217. Look at the man physically
  1218.  
  1219. He is dying
  1220. He is destitute
  1221.  
  1222. Look at the man mentally
  1223.  
  1224. He is alert
  1225. He is angry
  1226.  
  1227. Look at the man spiritually
  1228.  
  1229. He is awakened to see:
  1230. The sinlessness of Jesus
  1231. The sovereignty of Jesus
  1232. The saving power of Jesus
  1233. He is moved to pray:
  1234. Simply - “Lord remember me when you come to your kingdom”
  1235. Sincerely
  1236. Audibly
  1237.  
  1238. “Today you will be with me in paradise”
  1239. ]]></content:encoded>
  1240. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  1241. Luke 23:32-43 New International Version (NIV)
  1242. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
  1243.  
  1244. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1245.  
  1246. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1247.  
  1248. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1249.  
  1250. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1251.  
  1252. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1253.  
  1254. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1255.  
  1256. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1257.  
  1258. Footnotes:
  1259. [a] Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1260.       [b] Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1261.  
  1262.  
  1263.  
  1264. A look at the guard who repented
  1265. Look at the man physically
  1266.  
  1267. He is dying
  1268. He is destitute
  1269.  
  1270. Look at the man mentally
  1271.  
  1272. He is alert
  1273. He is angry
  1274.  
  1275. Look at the man spiritually
  1276.  
  1277. He is awakened to see:
  1278. The sinlessness of Jesus
  1279. The sovereignty of Jesus
  1280. The saving power of Jesus
  1281. He is moved to pray:
  1282. Simply - “Lord remember me when you come to your kingdom”
  1283. Sincerely
  1284. Audibly
  1285.  
  1286. “Today you will be with me in paradise”
  1287. ]]></itunes:summary>
  1288.  
  1289. <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1290. <itunes:subtitle>Luke</itunes:subtitle>
  1291. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1292. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/08/2018_0812_SCF_11am_Derek_Baxter_Luke23_32-43.mp3"
  1293. length="14175157"
  1294. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1295. <itunes:duration>00:29:32</itunes:duration>
  1296. <itunes:keywords>Calvary, Cross, Jesus, Repentance</itunes:keywords>
  1297. </item>
  1298. <item>
  1299. <title>Jesus is alive!</title>
  1300. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/jesus-is-alive/</link>
  1301. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/jesus-is-alive/#respond</comments>
  1302. <pubDate>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 23:41:24 +0000</pubDate>
  1303. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  1304. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5843</guid>
  1305. <description><![CDATA[John 20:11-18 (NIV)
  1306. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
  1307. 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
  1308.  
  1309. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
  1310.  
  1311. “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
  1312.  
  1313. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
  1314.  
  1315. Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
  1316.  
  1317. 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
  1318.  
  1319. She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
  1320.  
  1321. 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
  1322.  
  1323. 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.
  1324.  
  1325. Mary stayed close to Jesus (11-13)
  1326.  
  1327. Mary stayed close in the hard times (11-13)
  1328.  
  1329. Mary recognised Jesus’ voice (14-15)
  1330.  
  1331. Mary obeyed Jesus (16-17)
  1332.  
  1333. Mary told others about Jesus (18)
  1334.  ]]></description>
  1335. <content:encoded><![CDATA[John 20:11-18 (NIV)
  1336. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
  1337. 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
  1338.  
  1339. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
  1340.  
  1341. “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
  1342.  
  1343. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
  1344.  
  1345. Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
  1346.  
  1347. 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
  1348.  
  1349. She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
  1350.  
  1351. 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
  1352.  
  1353. 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.
  1354.  
  1355. Mary stayed close to Jesus (11-13)
  1356.  
  1357. Mary stayed close in the hard times (11-13)
  1358.  
  1359. Mary recognised Jesus’ voice (14-15)
  1360.  
  1361. Mary obeyed Jesus (16-17)
  1362.  
  1363. Mary told others about Jesus (18)
  1364.  ]]></content:encoded>
  1365. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[John 20:11-18 (NIV)
  1366. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
  1367. 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
  1368.  
  1369. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
  1370.  
  1371. “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
  1372.  
  1373. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
  1374.  
  1375. Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
  1376.  
  1377. 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
  1378.  
  1379. She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
  1380.  
  1381. 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
  1382.  
  1383. 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.
  1384.  
  1385. Mary stayed close to Jesus (11-13)
  1386.  
  1387. Mary stayed close in the hard times (11-13)
  1388.  
  1389. Mary recognised Jesus’ voice (14-15)
  1390.  
  1391. Mary obeyed Jesus (16-17)
  1392.  
  1393. Mary told others about Jesus (18)
  1394.  ]]></itunes:summary>
  1395.  
  1396. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1397. <itunes:subtitle>John</itunes:subtitle>
  1398. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1399. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/04/2018_0401_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_John20_11-18.mp3"
  1400. length="10434005"
  1401. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1402. <itunes:duration>00:21:44</itunes:duration>
  1403. <itunes:keywords>Death, Easter, Resurrection</itunes:keywords>
  1404. </item>
  1405. <item>
  1406. <title>Baptism</title>
  1407. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/baptism/</link>
  1408. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/baptism/#respond</comments>
  1409. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:48:46 +0000</pubDate>
  1410. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  1411. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5840</guid>
  1412. <description><![CDATA[Baptism
  1413.  
  1414. An act of obedience.
  1415. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  1416. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  1417. Doesn't save!
  1418. Luke 23:32-43 (NIV)
  1419. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1420.  
  1421. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1422.  
  1423. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1424.  
  1425. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1426.  
  1427. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1428.  
  1429. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1430.  
  1431. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1432.  
  1433. Footnotes:
  1434. [a]Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1435. [b]Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1436. A symbol of community.
  1437. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NIV)
  1438. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
  1439. “when I will make a new covenant
  1440. with the people of Israel
  1441. and with the people of Judah.
  1442. 32 It will not be like the covenant
  1443. I made with their ancestors
  1444. when I took them by the hand
  1445. to lead them out of Egypt,
  1446. because they broke my covenant,
  1447. though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]”
  1448. declares the Lord.
  1449. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
  1450. after that time,” declares the Lord.
  1451. “I will put my law in their minds
  1452. and write it on their hearts.
  1453. I will be their God,
  1454. and they will be my people.Footnotes:
  1455. [a]Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  1456. [b]Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  1457. A symbol of our new life in Jesus.
  1458. Romans 6:3-5 (NIV)
  1459. 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  1460.  
  1461. Acts 2:36-41 (NIV)
  1462. 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
  1463.  
  1464. 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
  1465.  
  1466. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
  1467.  
  1468. 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.]]></description>
  1469. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Baptism
  1470.  
  1471. An act of obedience.
  1472. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  1473. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  1474. Doesn't save!
  1475. Luke 23:32-43 (NIV)
  1476. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1477.  
  1478. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1479.  
  1480. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1481.  
  1482. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1483.  
  1484. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1485.  
  1486. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1487.  
  1488. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1489.  
  1490. Footnotes:
  1491. [a]Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1492. [b]Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1493. A symbol of community.
  1494. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NIV)
  1495. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
  1496. “when I will make a new covenant
  1497. with the people of Israel
  1498. and with the people of Judah.
  1499. 32 It will not be like the covenant
  1500. I made with their ancestors
  1501. when I took them by the hand
  1502. to lead them out of Egypt,
  1503. because they broke my covenant,
  1504. though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]”
  1505. declares the Lord.
  1506. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
  1507. after that time,” declares the Lord.
  1508. “I will put my law in their minds
  1509. and write it on their hearts.
  1510. I will be their God,
  1511. and they will be my people.Footnotes:
  1512. [a]Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  1513. [b]Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  1514. A symbol of our new life in Jesus.
  1515. Romans 6:3-5 (NIV)
  1516. 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  1517.  
  1518. Acts 2:36-41 (NIV)
  1519. 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
  1520.  
  1521. 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
  1522.  
  1523. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
  1524.  
  1525. 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.]]></content:encoded>
  1526. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Baptism
  1527.  
  1528. An act of obedience.
  1529. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  1530. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  1531. Doesn't save!
  1532. Luke 23:32-43 (NIV)
  1533. 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
  1534.  
  1535. 36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
  1536.  
  1537. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  1538.  
  1539. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  1540.  
  1541. 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
  1542.  
  1543. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  1544.  
  1545. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  1546.  
  1547. Footnotes:
  1548. [a]Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  1549. [b]Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  1550. A symbol of community.
  1551. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NIV)
  1552. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
  1553. “when I will make a new covenant
  1554. with the people of Israel
  1555. and with the people of Judah.
  1556. 32 It will not be like the covenant
  1557. I made with their ancestors
  1558. when I took them by the hand
  1559. to lead them out of Egypt,
  1560. because they broke my covenant,
  1561. though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]”
  1562. declares the Lord.
  1563. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
  1564. after that time,” declares the Lord.
  1565. “I will put my law in their minds
  1566. and write it on their hearts.
  1567. I will be their God,
  1568. and they will be my people.Footnotes:
  1569. [a]Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  1570. [b]Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  1571. A symbol of our new life in Jesus.
  1572. Romans 6:3-5 (NIV)
  1573. 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  1574.  
  1575. Acts 2:36-41 (NIV)
  1576. 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
  1577.  
  1578. 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
  1579.  
  1580. 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
  1581.  
  1582. 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.]]></itunes:summary>
  1583.  
  1584. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1585. <itunes:subtitle>Baptism</itunes:subtitle>
  1586. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1587. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/03/2018_0318_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Acts2_36-41.mp3"
  1588. length="10626057"
  1589. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1590. <itunes:duration>00:22:08</itunes:duration>
  1591. <itunes:keywords>Baptism</itunes:keywords>
  1592. </item>
  1593. <item>
  1594. <title>The temptation of Jesus</title>
  1595. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-temptation-of-jesus/</link>
  1596. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-temptation-of-jesus/#respond</comments>
  1597. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:03:15 +0000</pubDate>
  1598. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  1599. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5837</guid>
  1600. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
  1601. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
  1602. 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a]by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
  1603. 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
  1604.  
  1605. 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
  1606.  
  1607. “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  1608.     and they will lift you up in their hands,
  1609.     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
  1610.  
  1611.  
  1612. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
  1613. 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
  1614.  
  1615. 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
  1616.  
  1617. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
  1618.  
  1619. Footnotes:
  1620.  
  1621. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  1622. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  1623. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  1624. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  1625. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  1626.  
  1627. ]]></description>
  1628. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
  1629. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
  1630. 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a]by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
  1631. 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
  1632.  
  1633. 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
  1634.  
  1635. “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  1636.     and they will lift you up in their hands,
  1637.     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
  1638.  
  1639.  
  1640. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
  1641. 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
  1642.  
  1643. 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
  1644.  
  1645. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
  1646.  
  1647. Footnotes:
  1648.  
  1649. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  1650. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  1651. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  1652. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  1653. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  1654.  
  1655. ]]></content:encoded>
  1656. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
  1657. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
  1658. 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a]by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
  1659. 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
  1660.  
  1661. 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
  1662.  
  1663. “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  1664.     and they will lift you up in their hands,
  1665.     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
  1666.  
  1667.  
  1668. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
  1669. 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
  1670.  
  1671. 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
  1672.  
  1673. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
  1674.  
  1675. Footnotes:
  1676.  
  1677. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  1678. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  1679. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  1680. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  1681. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  1682.  
  1683. ]]></itunes:summary>
  1684.  
  1685. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1686. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  1687. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1688. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/03/2018_0304_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Matthew4_1-11.mp3"
  1689. length="15182439"
  1690. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1691. <itunes:duration>00:31:38</itunes:duration>
  1692. <itunes:keywords>Temptation</itunes:keywords>
  1693. </item>
  1694. <item>
  1695. <title>A heart for God</title>
  1696. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-heart-for-god/</link>
  1697. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-heart-for-god/#respond</comments>
  1698. <pubDate>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:06:28 +0000</pubDate>
  1699. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Neal Gordon]]></dc:creator>
  1700. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5832</guid>
  1701. <description><![CDATA[A heart for God
  1702.  
  1703. Psalm 63 New I(NIV)
  1704. Psalm 63[a]
  1705. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  1706. 1
  1707. You, God, are my God,
  1708. earnestly I seek you;
  1709. I thirst for you,
  1710. my whole being longs for you,
  1711. in a dry and parched land
  1712. where there is no water.
  1713. 2
  1714. I have seen you in the sanctuary
  1715. and beheld your power and your glory.
  1716. 3
  1717. Because your love is better than life,
  1718. my lips will glorify you.
  1719. 4
  1720. I will praise you as long as I live,
  1721. and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  1722. 5
  1723. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  1724. with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  1725. 6
  1726. On my bed I remember you;
  1727. I think of you through the watches of the night.
  1728. 7
  1729. Because you are my help,
  1730. I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  1731. 8
  1732. I cling to you;
  1733. your right hand upholds me.
  1734. 9
  1735. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  1736. they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  1737. 10
  1738. They will be given over to the sword
  1739. and become food for jackals.
  1740. 11
  1741. But the king will rejoice in God;
  1742. all who swear by God will glory in him,
  1743. while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  1744.  
  1745. Footnotes:
  1746. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  1747.  
  1748. * Longing for God (v1)
  1749. * Delighting in God (v2-5)
  1750. * Resting in God (v6-8)
  1751. * Trusting in God (v9-11)]]></description>
  1752. <content:encoded><![CDATA[A heart for God
  1753.  
  1754. Psalm 63 New I(NIV)
  1755. Psalm 63[a]
  1756. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  1757. 1
  1758. You, God, are my God,
  1759. earnestly I seek you;
  1760. I thirst for you,
  1761. my whole being longs for you,
  1762. in a dry and parched land
  1763. where there is no water.
  1764. 2
  1765. I have seen you in the sanctuary
  1766. and beheld your power and your glory.
  1767. 3
  1768. Because your love is better than life,
  1769. my lips will glorify you.
  1770. 4
  1771. I will praise you as long as I live,
  1772. and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  1773. 5
  1774. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  1775. with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  1776. 6
  1777. On my bed I remember you;
  1778. I think of you through the watches of the night.
  1779. 7
  1780. Because you are my help,
  1781. I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  1782. 8
  1783. I cling to you;
  1784. your right hand upholds me.
  1785. 9
  1786. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  1787. they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  1788. 10
  1789. They will be given over to the sword
  1790. and become food for jackals.
  1791. 11
  1792. But the king will rejoice in God;
  1793. all who swear by God will glory in him,
  1794. while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  1795.  
  1796. Footnotes:
  1797. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  1798.  
  1799. * Longing for God (v1)
  1800. * Delighting in God (v2-5)
  1801. * Resting in God (v6-8)
  1802. * Trusting in God (v9-11)]]></content:encoded>
  1803. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[A heart for God
  1804.  
  1805. Psalm 63 New I(NIV)
  1806. Psalm 63[a]
  1807. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  1808. 1
  1809. You, God, are my God,
  1810. earnestly I seek you;
  1811. I thirst for you,
  1812. my whole being longs for you,
  1813. in a dry and parched land
  1814. where there is no water.
  1815. 2
  1816. I have seen you in the sanctuary
  1817. and beheld your power and your glory.
  1818. 3
  1819. Because your love is better than life,
  1820. my lips will glorify you.
  1821. 4
  1822. I will praise you as long as I live,
  1823. and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  1824. 5
  1825. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  1826. with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  1827. 6
  1828. On my bed I remember you;
  1829. I think of you through the watches of the night.
  1830. 7
  1831. Because you are my help,
  1832. I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  1833. 8
  1834. I cling to you;
  1835. your right hand upholds me.
  1836. 9
  1837. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  1838. they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  1839. 10
  1840. They will be given over to the sword
  1841. and become food for jackals.
  1842. 11
  1843. But the king will rejoice in God;
  1844. all who swear by God will glory in him,
  1845. while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  1846.  
  1847. Footnotes:
  1848. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  1849.  
  1850. * Longing for God (v1)
  1851. * Delighting in God (v2-5)
  1852. * Resting in God (v6-8)
  1853. * Trusting in God (v9-11)]]></itunes:summary>
  1854.  
  1855. <itunes:author>Neal Gordon</itunes:author>
  1856. <itunes:subtitle>Psalm</itunes:subtitle>
  1857. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1858. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0225_SCF_11am_Neal_Gordon_Psalm63.mp3"
  1859. length="12444388"
  1860. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1861. <itunes:duration>00:25:56</itunes:duration>
  1862. <itunes:keywords>Heart</itunes:keywords>
  1863. </item>
  1864. <item>
  1865. <title>A recipe for a better spiritual life</title>
  1866. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-recipe-for-a-better-spiritual-life/</link>
  1867. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-recipe-for-a-better-spiritual-life/#respond</comments>
  1868. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:47:45 +0000</pubDate>
  1869. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Derek Baxter]]></dc:creator>
  1870. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5828</guid>
  1871. <description><![CDATA[
  1872.  
  1873. James 4:6-10 (NIV)
  1874.  
  1875. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
  1876.  
  1877. “God opposes the proud
  1878. but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
  1879. 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
  1880.  
  1881. Footnotes:
  1882.  
  1883. [a] James 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  1884.  
  1885. A recipe for a better spiritual life
  1886.  
  1887. 1. Submit yourself to God
  1888. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. (v.6-7a)
  1889.  
  1890. 2. Resist the devil
  1891. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (v.7b)
  1892.  
  1893. 3. Draw near to God
  1894. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (v.8a)
  1895.  
  1896. 4. Clean up your life
  1897. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (v.8b)
  1898.  
  1899. 5. Take God seriously
  1900. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (v.9)
  1901.  
  1902. 6. Humble yourself
  1903. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (v.10)]]></description>
  1904. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1905.  
  1906. James 4:6-10 (NIV)
  1907.  
  1908. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
  1909.  
  1910. “God opposes the proud
  1911. but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
  1912. 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
  1913.  
  1914. Footnotes:
  1915.  
  1916. [a] James 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  1917.  
  1918. A recipe for a better spiritual life
  1919.  
  1920. 1. Submit yourself to God
  1921. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. (v.6-7a)
  1922.  
  1923. 2. Resist the devil
  1924. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (v.7b)
  1925.  
  1926. 3. Draw near to God
  1927. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (v.8a)
  1928.  
  1929. 4. Clean up your life
  1930. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (v.8b)
  1931.  
  1932. 5. Take God seriously
  1933. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (v.9)
  1934.  
  1935. 6. Humble yourself
  1936. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (v.10)]]></content:encoded>
  1937. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[
  1938.  
  1939. James 4:6-10 (NIV)
  1940.  
  1941. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
  1942.  
  1943. “God opposes the proud
  1944. but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
  1945. 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
  1946.  
  1947. Footnotes:
  1948.  
  1949. [a] James 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  1950.  
  1951. A recipe for a better spiritual life
  1952.  
  1953. 1. Submit yourself to God
  1954. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. (v.6-7a)
  1955.  
  1956. 2. Resist the devil
  1957. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (v.7b)
  1958.  
  1959. 3. Draw near to God
  1960. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (v.8a)
  1961.  
  1962. 4. Clean up your life
  1963. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (v.8b)
  1964.  
  1965. 5. Take God seriously
  1966. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (v.9)
  1967.  
  1968. 6. Humble yourself
  1969. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (v.10)]]></itunes:summary>
  1970.  
  1971. <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1972. <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  1973. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  1974. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0218_SCF_11am_Derek_Baxter_James4_6-10.mp3"
  1975. length="12265502"
  1976. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1977. <itunes:duration>00:25:33</itunes:duration>
  1978. <itunes:keywords>Recipe, Spiritual Life</itunes:keywords>
  1979. </item>
  1980. <item>
  1981. <title>David and Goliath</title>
  1982. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/david-and-goliath/</link>
  1983. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/david-and-goliath/#respond</comments>
  1984. <pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:50:53 +0000</pubDate>
  1985. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Kennedy]]></dc:creator>
  1986. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5816</guid>
  1987. <description><![CDATA[David and Goliath
  1988. 1 Samuel 17
  1989.  
  1990. 1. A giant problem v4-10 (9ft6in)
  1991. 2. An unlikely solution v17-37
  1992. 3. Triumphant over a giant v38-58]]></description>
  1993. <content:encoded><![CDATA[David and Goliath
  1994. 1 Samuel 17
  1995.  
  1996. 1. A giant problem v4-10 (9ft6in)
  1997. 2. An unlikely solution v17-37
  1998. 3. Triumphant over a giant v38-58]]></content:encoded>
  1999. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[David and Goliath
  2000. 1 Samuel 17
  2001.  
  2002. 1. A giant problem v4-10 (9ft6in)
  2003. 2. An unlikely solution v17-37
  2004. 3. Triumphant over a giant v38-58]]></itunes:summary>
  2005.  
  2006. <itunes:author>David Kennedy</itunes:author>
  2007. <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  2008. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2009. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0211_SCF_11am_David_Kennedy_1Samuel17.mp3"
  2010. length="16275193"
  2011. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2012. <itunes:duration>00:33:54</itunes:duration>
  2013. <itunes:keywords>David and Goliath</itunes:keywords>
  2014. </item>
  2015. <item>
  2016. <title>Testimony by Jersey</title>
  2017. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-jersey/</link>
  2018. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-jersey/#respond</comments>
  2019. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:40:11 +0000</pubDate>
  2020. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Jersey]]></dc:creator>
  2021. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5824</guid>
  2022. <description><![CDATA[Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
  2023.  
  2024. 2 When you pass through the waters,
  2025.     I will be with you;
  2026. and when you pass through the rivers,
  2027.     they will not sweep over you.
  2028. When you walk through the fire,
  2029.     you will not be burned;
  2030.     the flames will not set you ablaze.
  2031.  
  2032. ]]></description>
  2033. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
  2034.  
  2035. 2 When you pass through the waters,
  2036.     I will be with you;
  2037. and when you pass through the rivers,
  2038.     they will not sweep over you.
  2039. When you walk through the fire,
  2040.     you will not be burned;
  2041.     the flames will not set you ablaze.
  2042.  
  2043. ]]></content:encoded>
  2044. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
  2045.  
  2046. 2 When you pass through the waters,
  2047.     I will be with you;
  2048. and when you pass through the rivers,
  2049.     they will not sweep over you.
  2050. When you walk through the fire,
  2051.     you will not be burned;
  2052.     the flames will not set you ablaze.
  2053.  
  2054. ]]></itunes:summary>
  2055.  
  2056. <itunes:author>Jersey</itunes:author>
  2057. <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  2058. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2059. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0204_SCF_Testimony_Jersey.mp3"
  2060. length="1483200"
  2061. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2062. <itunes:duration>00:03:05</itunes:duration>
  2063. <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  2064. </item>
  2065. <item>
  2066. <title>The Baptism of Jesus</title>
  2067. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-baptism-of-jesus/</link>
  2068. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-baptism-of-jesus/#respond</comments>
  2069. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:20:19 +0000</pubDate>
  2070. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John Gourley]]></dc:creator>
  2071. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5818</guid>
  2072. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 3:13-17 (NIV)
  2073. The Baptism of Jesus
  2074. 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
  2075.  
  2076. 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
  2077.  
  2078. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
  2079. ]]></description>
  2080. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 3:13-17 (NIV)
  2081. The Baptism of Jesus
  2082. 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
  2083.  
  2084. 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
  2085.  
  2086. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
  2087. ]]></content:encoded>
  2088. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 3:13-17 (NIV)
  2089. The Baptism of Jesus
  2090. 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
  2091.  
  2092. 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
  2093.  
  2094. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
  2095. ]]></itunes:summary>
  2096.  
  2097. <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  2098. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2099. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2100. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0204_SCF_11am_John_Gourley_Matthew3_13-17.mp3"
  2101. length="11957466"
  2102. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2103. <itunes:duration>00:24:55</itunes:duration>
  2104. <itunes:keywords>Baptism, Faith, Jesus, Repentance</itunes:keywords>
  2105. </item>
  2106. <item>
  2107. <title>Testimony by David Cameron</title>
  2108. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-david-cameron/</link>
  2109. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-david-cameron/#respond</comments>
  2110. <pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:29:31 +0000</pubDate>
  2111. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Cameron]]></dc:creator>
  2112. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5814</guid>
  2113. <description><![CDATA[Psalm 71 New International Version (NIV)
  2114. Psalm 71
  2115.  
  2116. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
  2117.     let me never be put to shame.
  2118. 2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
  2119.     turn your ear to me and save me.
  2120. 3 Be my rock of refuge,
  2121.     to which I can always go;
  2122. give the command to save me,
  2123.     for you are my rock and my fortress.
  2124. 4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
  2125.     from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
  2126.  
  2127.  
  2128.  
  2129. 5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
  2130.     my confidence since my youth.
  2131. 6 From birth I have relied on you;
  2132.     you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
  2133.     I will ever praise you.
  2134. 7 I have become a sign to many;
  2135.     you are my strong refuge.
  2136. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
  2137.     declaring your splendor all day long.
  2138.  
  2139.  
  2140.  
  2141. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
  2142.     do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
  2143. 10 For my enemies speak against me;
  2144.     those who wait to kill me conspire together.
  2145. 11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
  2146.     pursue him and seize him,
  2147.     for no one will rescue him.”
  2148. 12 Do not be far from me, my God;
  2149.     come quickly, God, to help me.
  2150. 13 May my accusers perish in shame;
  2151.     may those who want to harm me
  2152.     be covered with scorn and disgrace.
  2153.  
  2154.  
  2155.  
  2156. 14 As for me, I will always have hope;
  2157.     I will praise you more and more.
  2158.  
  2159.  
  2160.  
  2161. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
  2162.     of your saving acts all day long—
  2163.     though I know not how to relate them all.
  2164. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
  2165.     I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
  2166. 17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
  2167.     and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
  2168. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
  2169.     do not forsake me, my God,
  2170. till I declare your power to the next generation,
  2171.     your mighty acts to all who are to come.
  2172.  
  2173.  
  2174.  
  2175. 19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
  2176.     you who have done great things.
  2177.     Who is like you, God?
  2178. 20 Though you have made me see troubles,
  2179.     many and bitter,
  2180.     you will restore my life again;
  2181. from the depths of the earth
  2182.     you will again bring me up.
  2183. 21 You will increase my honor
  2184.     and comfort me once more.
  2185.  
  2186.  
  2187.  
  2188. 22 I will praise you with the harp
  2189.     for your faithfulness, my God;
  2190. I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
  2191.     Holy One of Israel.
  2192. 23 My lips will shout for joy
  2193.     when I sing praise to you—
  2194.     I whom you have delivered.
  2195. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
  2196.     all day long,
  2197. for those who wanted to harm me
  2198.     have been put to shame and confusion.
  2199.  
  2200. ]]></description>
  2201. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Psalm 71 New International Version (NIV)
  2202. Psalm 71
  2203.  
  2204. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
  2205.     let me never be put to shame.
  2206. 2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
  2207.     turn your ear to me and save me.
  2208. 3 Be my rock of refuge,
  2209.     to which I can always go;
  2210. give the command to save me,
  2211.     for you are my rock and my fortress.
  2212. 4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
  2213.     from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
  2214.  
  2215.  
  2216.  
  2217. 5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
  2218.     my confidence since my youth.
  2219. 6 From birth I have relied on you;
  2220.     you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
  2221.     I will ever praise you.
  2222. 7 I have become a sign to many;
  2223.     you are my strong refuge.
  2224. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
  2225.     declaring your splendor all day long.
  2226.  
  2227.  
  2228.  
  2229. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
  2230.     do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
  2231. 10 For my enemies speak against me;
  2232.     those who wait to kill me conspire together.
  2233. 11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
  2234.     pursue him and seize him,
  2235.     for no one will rescue him.”
  2236. 12 Do not be far from me, my God;
  2237.     come quickly, God, to help me.
  2238. 13 May my accusers perish in shame;
  2239.     may those who want to harm me
  2240.     be covered with scorn and disgrace.
  2241.  
  2242.  
  2243.  
  2244. 14 As for me, I will always have hope;
  2245.     I will praise you more and more.
  2246.  
  2247.  
  2248.  
  2249. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
  2250.     of your saving acts all day long—
  2251.     though I know not how to relate them all.
  2252. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
  2253.     I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
  2254. 17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
  2255.     and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
  2256. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
  2257.     do not forsake me, my God,
  2258. till I declare your power to the next generation,
  2259.     your mighty acts to all who are to come.
  2260.  
  2261.  
  2262.  
  2263. 19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
  2264.     you who have done great things.
  2265.     Who is like you, God?
  2266. 20 Though you have made me see troubles,
  2267.     many and bitter,
  2268.     you will restore my life again;
  2269. from the depths of the earth
  2270.     you will again bring me up.
  2271. 21 You will increase my honor
  2272.     and comfort me once more.
  2273.  
  2274.  
  2275.  
  2276. 22 I will praise you with the harp
  2277.     for your faithfulness, my God;
  2278. I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
  2279.     Holy One of Israel.
  2280. 23 My lips will shout for joy
  2281.     when I sing praise to you—
  2282.     I whom you have delivered.
  2283. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
  2284.     all day long,
  2285. for those who wanted to harm me
  2286.     have been put to shame and confusion.
  2287.  
  2288. ]]></content:encoded>
  2289. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Psalm 71 New International Version (NIV)
  2290. Psalm 71
  2291.  
  2292. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
  2293.     let me never be put to shame.
  2294. 2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
  2295.     turn your ear to me and save me.
  2296. 3 Be my rock of refuge,
  2297.     to which I can always go;
  2298. give the command to save me,
  2299.     for you are my rock and my fortress.
  2300. 4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
  2301.     from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
  2302.  
  2303.  
  2304.  
  2305. 5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
  2306.     my confidence since my youth.
  2307. 6 From birth I have relied on you;
  2308.     you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
  2309.     I will ever praise you.
  2310. 7 I have become a sign to many;
  2311.     you are my strong refuge.
  2312. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
  2313.     declaring your splendor all day long.
  2314.  
  2315.  
  2316.  
  2317. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
  2318.     do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
  2319. 10 For my enemies speak against me;
  2320.     those who wait to kill me conspire together.
  2321. 11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
  2322.     pursue him and seize him,
  2323.     for no one will rescue him.”
  2324. 12 Do not be far from me, my God;
  2325.     come quickly, God, to help me.
  2326. 13 May my accusers perish in shame;
  2327.     may those who want to harm me
  2328.     be covered with scorn and disgrace.
  2329.  
  2330.  
  2331.  
  2332. 14 As for me, I will always have hope;
  2333.     I will praise you more and more.
  2334.  
  2335.  
  2336.  
  2337. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
  2338.     of your saving acts all day long—
  2339.     though I know not how to relate them all.
  2340. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
  2341.     I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
  2342. 17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
  2343.     and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
  2344. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
  2345.     do not forsake me, my God,
  2346. till I declare your power to the next generation,
  2347.     your mighty acts to all who are to come.
  2348.  
  2349.  
  2350.  
  2351. 19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
  2352.     you who have done great things.
  2353.     Who is like you, God?
  2354. 20 Though you have made me see troubles,
  2355.     many and bitter,
  2356.     you will restore my life again;
  2357. from the depths of the earth
  2358.     you will again bring me up.
  2359. 21 You will increase my honor
  2360.     and comfort me once more.
  2361.  
  2362.  
  2363.  
  2364. 22 I will praise you with the harp
  2365.     for your faithfulness, my God;
  2366. I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
  2367.     Holy One of Israel.
  2368. 23 My lips will shout for joy
  2369.     when I sing praise to you—
  2370.     I whom you have delivered.
  2371. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
  2372.     all day long,
  2373. for those who wanted to harm me
  2374.     have been put to shame and confusion.
  2375.  
  2376. ]]></itunes:summary>
  2377.  
  2378. <itunes:author>David Cameron</itunes:author>
  2379. <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  2380. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2381. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0128_SCF_Testimony_David_Cameron.mp3"
  2382. length="20406929"
  2383. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2384. <itunes:duration>00:21:15</itunes:duration>
  2385. <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  2386. </item>
  2387. <item>
  2388. <title>John the Baptist Prepares the Way</title>
  2389. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/john-the-baptist-prepares-the-way/</link>
  2390. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/john-the-baptist-prepares-the-way/#respond</comments>
  2391. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:54:55 +0000</pubDate>
  2392. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  2393. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5810</guid>
  2394. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 3:1-12 (NIV)
  2395.  
  2396. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  2397. 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
  2398.  
  2399. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
  2400. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
  2401. make straight paths for him.’”[a]
  2402. 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
  2403.  
  2404. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
  2405.  
  2406. 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
  2407.  
  2408. Footnotes:
  2409.  
  2410. [a]Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
  2411. [b]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2412. [c]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2413.  
  2414. Repent! Because Jesus is near. v1-5
  2415.  
  2416. Repent! Because your actions don’t match your words. v6-10
  2417.  
  2418. Repent! Because Jesus can either be your saviour or your judge! v11-12]]></description>
  2419. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 3:1-12 (NIV)
  2420.  
  2421. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  2422. 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
  2423.  
  2424. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
  2425. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
  2426. make straight paths for him.’”[a]
  2427. 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
  2428.  
  2429. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
  2430.  
  2431. 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
  2432.  
  2433. Footnotes:
  2434.  
  2435. [a]Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
  2436. [b]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2437. [c]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2438.  
  2439. Repent! Because Jesus is near. v1-5
  2440.  
  2441. Repent! Because your actions don’t match your words. v6-10
  2442.  
  2443. Repent! Because Jesus can either be your saviour or your judge! v11-12]]></content:encoded>
  2444. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 3:1-12 (NIV)
  2445.  
  2446. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  2447. 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
  2448.  
  2449. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
  2450. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
  2451. make straight paths for him.’”[a]
  2452. 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
  2453.  
  2454. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
  2455.  
  2456. 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
  2457.  
  2458. Footnotes:
  2459.  
  2460. [a]Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
  2461. [b]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2462. [c]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2463.  
  2464. Repent! Because Jesus is near. v1-5
  2465.  
  2466. Repent! Because your actions don’t match your words. v6-10
  2467.  
  2468. Repent! Because Jesus can either be your saviour or your judge! v11-12]]></itunes:summary>
  2469.  
  2470. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  2471. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2472. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2473. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/01/2018_0121_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Matthew3_1-12.mp3"
  2474. length="12429133"
  2475. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2476. <itunes:duration>00:25:54</itunes:duration>
  2477. <itunes:keywords>Baptism, Repentance</itunes:keywords>
  2478. </item>
  2479. <item>
  2480. <title>How to find the fulfillment in our life and the cost</title>
  2481. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-find-the-fulfillment-in-our-life-and-the-cost/</link>
  2482. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-find-the-fulfillment-in-our-life-and-the-cost/#respond</comments>
  2483. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:24:40 +0000</pubDate>
  2484. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  2485. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5808</guid>
  2486. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 2:13-23 (NIV)
  2487. The Escape to Egypt
  2488. 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
  2489. 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[a]
  2490. 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
  2491. 18
  2492. “A voice is heard in Ramah,
  2493.     weeping and great mourning,
  2494. Rachel weeping for her children
  2495.     and refusing to be comforted,
  2496.     because they are no more.”[b]
  2497.  
  2498. The Return to Nazareth
  2499. 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
  2500. 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
  2501.  
  2502. Footnotes:
  2503. [a]Matthew 2:15 Hosea 11:1
  2504. [b]Matthew 2:18 Jer. 31:15
  2505.  
  2506.  
  2507. There’s always a cost to follow Jesus. v.13-15
  2508. - lost finance security
  2509.  
  2510. There’ll always be a “Herod” to try to stop you from following Jesus. v16-18
  2511. - Be aware of spiritual attack
  2512.  
  2513. Jesus will always bark bring you through! v19-23
  2514.  
  2515. God was in control all along. God was with Mary and David all the time.]]></description>
  2516. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 2:13-23 (NIV)
  2517. The Escape to Egypt
  2518. 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
  2519. 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[a]
  2520. 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
  2521. 18
  2522. “A voice is heard in Ramah,
  2523.     weeping and great mourning,
  2524. Rachel weeping for her children
  2525.     and refusing to be comforted,
  2526.     because they are no more.”[b]
  2527.  
  2528. The Return to Nazareth
  2529. 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
  2530. 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
  2531.  
  2532. Footnotes:
  2533. [a]Matthew 2:15 Hosea 11:1
  2534. [b]Matthew 2:18 Jer. 31:15
  2535.  
  2536.  
  2537. There’s always a cost to follow Jesus. v.13-15
  2538. - lost finance security
  2539.  
  2540. There’ll always be a “Herod” to try to stop you from following Jesus. v16-18
  2541. - Be aware of spiritual attack
  2542.  
  2543. Jesus will always bark bring you through! v19-23
  2544.  
  2545. God was in control all along. God was with Mary and David all the time.]]></content:encoded>
  2546. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 2:13-23 (NIV)
  2547. The Escape to Egypt
  2548. 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
  2549. 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[a]
  2550. 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
  2551. 18
  2552. “A voice is heard in Ramah,
  2553.     weeping and great mourning,
  2554. Rachel weeping for her children
  2555.     and refusing to be comforted,
  2556.     because they are no more.”[b]
  2557.  
  2558. The Return to Nazareth
  2559. 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
  2560. 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
  2561.  
  2562. Footnotes:
  2563. [a]Matthew 2:15 Hosea 11:1
  2564. [b]Matthew 2:18 Jer. 31:15
  2565.  
  2566.  
  2567. There’s always a cost to follow Jesus. v.13-15
  2568. - lost finance security
  2569.  
  2570. There’ll always be a “Herod” to try to stop you from following Jesus. v16-18
  2571. - Be aware of spiritual attack
  2572.  
  2573. Jesus will always bark bring you through! v19-23
  2574.  
  2575. God was in control all along. God was with Mary and David all the time.]]></itunes:summary>
  2576.  
  2577. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  2578. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2579. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2580. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/01/2018_0114_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Matthew2_13-23.mp3"
  2581. length="13449162"
  2582. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2583. <itunes:duration>00:28:01</itunes:duration>
  2584. <itunes:keywords>Cost, Following Jesus, Fulfillment</itunes:keywords>
  2585. </item>
  2586. <item>
  2587. <title>Who am I? Where am I trying to secure my indentity?</title>
  2588. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-am-i-where-am-i-trying-to-secure-my-indentity/</link>
  2589. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-am-i-where-am-i-trying-to-secure-my-indentity/#respond</comments>
  2590. <pubDate>Sun, 07 Jan 2018 21:57:08 +0000</pubDate>
  2591. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Paul Savage]]></dc:creator>
  2592. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5804</guid>
  2593. <description><![CDATA[Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV)
  2594. Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
  2595. 11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  2596.  
  2597. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
  2598.  
  2599. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
  2600.  
  2601. v13: Christ has formed a new identity in Him
  2602.  
  2603. v15: Christ has abolished the divide
  2604.  
  2605. Christ the only one who can bring us near to Him
  2606.  
  2607. We are one body together in Christ - there are no distinction.
  2608.  
  2609. We are God's Children, we belong to Him.
  2610.  
  2611. We define ourselves by who we are in Christ.
  2612.  
  2613. This is our only hope of true lasting identity.]]></description>
  2614. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV)
  2615. Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
  2616. 11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  2617.  
  2618. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
  2619.  
  2620. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
  2621.  
  2622. v13: Christ has formed a new identity in Him
  2623.  
  2624. v15: Christ has abolished the divide
  2625.  
  2626. Christ the only one who can bring us near to Him
  2627.  
  2628. We are one body together in Christ - there are no distinction.
  2629.  
  2630. We are God's Children, we belong to Him.
  2631.  
  2632. We define ourselves by who we are in Christ.
  2633.  
  2634. This is our only hope of true lasting identity.]]></content:encoded>
  2635. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV)
  2636. Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
  2637. 11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  2638.  
  2639. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
  2640.  
  2641. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
  2642.  
  2643. v13: Christ has formed a new identity in Him
  2644.  
  2645. v15: Christ has abolished the divide
  2646.  
  2647. Christ the only one who can bring us near to Him
  2648.  
  2649. We are one body together in Christ - there are no distinction.
  2650.  
  2651. We are God's Children, we belong to Him.
  2652.  
  2653. We define ourselves by who we are in Christ.
  2654.  
  2655. This is our only hope of true lasting identity.]]></itunes:summary>
  2656.  
  2657. <itunes:author>Paul Savage</itunes:author>
  2658. <itunes:subtitle>Ephesians</itunes:subtitle>
  2659. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2660. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/01/2018_0107_SCF_11am_Paul_Savage_Ephesians2_11-22.mp3"
  2661. length="14371180"
  2662. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2663. <itunes:duration>00:29:56</itunes:duration>
  2664. <itunes:keywords>Children, Christ, Gentiles, God, Identity, Spirit</itunes:keywords>
  2665. </item>
  2666. <item>
  2667. <title>Who will you follow</title>
  2668. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-will-you-follow/</link>
  2669. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-will-you-follow/#respond</comments>
  2670. <pubDate>Sun, 24 Dec 2017 22:31:12 +0000</pubDate>
  2671. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  2672. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5800</guid>
  2673. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)
  2674. The Magi Visit the Messiah
  2675. 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
  2676. 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
  2677. 6
  2678. “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
  2679. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  2680. for out of you will come a ruler
  2681. who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
  2682. 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
  2683. 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
  2684. Footnotes:
  2685. [a] Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
  2686. [b] Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
  2687.  
  2688. The Magi (vs1-2)
  2689. Wise Men from the east.
  2690.  
  2691. King Herod (vs 3)
  2692. Only worries about self
  2693.  
  2694. The Chief Priests (vs 4,5,6)]]></description>
  2695. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)
  2696. The Magi Visit the Messiah
  2697. 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
  2698. 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
  2699. 6
  2700. “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
  2701. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  2702. for out of you will come a ruler
  2703. who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
  2704. 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
  2705. 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
  2706. Footnotes:
  2707. [a] Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
  2708. [b] Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
  2709.  
  2710. The Magi (vs1-2)
  2711. Wise Men from the east.
  2712.  
  2713. King Herod (vs 3)
  2714. Only worries about self
  2715.  
  2716. The Chief Priests (vs 4,5,6)]]></content:encoded>
  2717. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)
  2718. The Magi Visit the Messiah
  2719. 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
  2720. 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
  2721. 6
  2722. “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
  2723. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  2724. for out of you will come a ruler
  2725. who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
  2726. 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
  2727. 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
  2728. Footnotes:
  2729. [a] Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
  2730. [b] Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
  2731.  
  2732. The Magi (vs1-2)
  2733. Wise Men from the east.
  2734.  
  2735. King Herod (vs 3)
  2736. Only worries about self
  2737.  
  2738. The Chief Priests (vs 4,5,6)]]></itunes:summary>
  2739.  
  2740. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  2741. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2742. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2743. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/12/2017_1224_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Matthew2_1-12.mp3"
  2744. length="11472424"
  2745. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2746. <itunes:duration>00:23:54</itunes:duration>
  2747. <itunes:keywords>Jesus, Messiah</itunes:keywords>
  2748. </item>
  2749. <item>
  2750. <title>Why Jesus came?</title>
  2751. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/why-jesus-came/</link>
  2752. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/why-jesus-came/#respond</comments>
  2753. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:49:57 +0000</pubDate>
  2754. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John Gourley]]></dc:creator>
  2755. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5795</guid>
  2756. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 1:18-25  (NIV)
  2757.  
  2758. Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
  2759. 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[b] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
  2760.  
  2761. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins.”
  2762.  
  2763. 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[d] (which means “God with us”).
  2764.  
  2765. 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
  2766.  
  2767. Footnotes:
  2768.  
  2769. [a] Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  2770. [b] Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  2771. [cj Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  2772. [d] Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14]]></description>
  2773. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 1:18-25  (NIV)
  2774.  
  2775. Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
  2776. 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[b] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
  2777.  
  2778. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins.”
  2779.  
  2780. 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[d] (which means “God with us”).
  2781.  
  2782. 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
  2783.  
  2784. Footnotes:
  2785.  
  2786. [a] Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  2787. [b] Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  2788. [cj Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  2789. [d] Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14]]></content:encoded>
  2790. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 1:18-25  (NIV)
  2791.  
  2792. Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
  2793. 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[b] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
  2794.  
  2795. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins.”
  2796.  
  2797. 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[d] (which means “God with us”).
  2798.  
  2799. 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
  2800.  
  2801. Footnotes:
  2802.  
  2803. [a] Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  2804. [b] Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  2805. [cj Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  2806. [d] Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14]]></itunes:summary>
  2807.  
  2808. <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  2809. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2810. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2811. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/12/2017_1217_SCF_11am_John_Gourley_Matthew1_18-25.mp3"
  2812. length="9567157"
  2813. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2814. <itunes:duration>00:19:56</itunes:duration>
  2815. <itunes:keywords>Birth, Jesus, Joseph, Mary</itunes:keywords>
  2816. </item>
  2817. <item>
  2818. <title>Farewell Speech for Derek and Betty</title>
  2819. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/farewell-speech-for-derek-and-betty/</link>
  2820. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/farewell-speech-for-derek-and-betty/#respond</comments>
  2821. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:48:00 +0000</pubDate>
  2822. <dc:creator><![CDATA[]]></dc:creator>
  2823. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5796</guid>
  2824. <description><![CDATA[Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
  2825. Thanksgiving and Prayer
  2826. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.]]></description>
  2827. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
  2828. Thanksgiving and Prayer
  2829. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.]]></content:encoded>
  2830. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
  2831. Thanksgiving and Prayer
  2832. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.]]></itunes:summary>
  2833.  
  2834. <itunes:author></itunes:author>
  2835. <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  2836. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2837. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/12/2017_1217_SCF_Thanksgiving_DavidDickson_FarewellSpeechForDerekAndBetty.mp3"
  2838. length="5221218"
  2839. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  2840. <itunes:duration>00:10:53</itunes:duration>
  2841. </item>
  2842. <item>
  2843. <title>Who do you think Jesus is?</title>
  2844. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-do-you-think-jesus-is/</link>
  2845. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-do-you-think-jesus-is/#respond</comments>
  2846. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:01:41 +0000</pubDate>
  2847. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  2848. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5792</guid>
  2849. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
  2850.  
  2851. The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
  2852.  
  2853. 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  2854.  
  2855. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
  2856. Isaac the father of Jacob,
  2857. Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  2858. 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
  2859. Perez the father of Hezron,
  2860. Hezron the father of Ram,
  2861. 4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
  2862. Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
  2863. Nahshon the father of Salmon,
  2864. 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
  2865. Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
  2866. Obed the father of Jesse,
  2867. 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
  2868.  
  2869. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
  2870. 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
  2871. Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
  2872. Abijah the father of Asa,
  2873. 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
  2874. Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
  2875. Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
  2876. 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
  2877. Jotham the father of Ahaz,
  2878. Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
  2879. 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
  2880. Manasseh the father of Amon,
  2881. Amon the father of Josiah,
  2882. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
  2883.  
  2884. 12 After the exile to Babylon:
  2885. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
  2886. Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
  2887. 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
  2888. Abihud the father of Eliakim,
  2889. Eliakim the father of Azor,
  2890. 14 Azor the father of Zadok,
  2891. Zadok the father of Akim,
  2892. Akim the father of Elihud,
  2893. 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
  2894. Eleazar the father of Matthan,
  2895. Matthan the father of Jacob,
  2896. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.]]></description>
  2897. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
  2898.  
  2899. The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
  2900.  
  2901. 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  2902.  
  2903. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
  2904. Isaac the father of Jacob,
  2905. Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  2906. 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
  2907. Perez the father of Hezron,
  2908. Hezron the father of Ram,
  2909. 4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
  2910. Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
  2911. Nahshon the father of Salmon,
  2912. 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
  2913. Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
  2914. Obed the father of Jesse,
  2915. 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
  2916.  
  2917. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
  2918. 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
  2919. Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
  2920. Abijah the father of Asa,
  2921. 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
  2922. Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
  2923. Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
  2924. 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
  2925. Jotham the father of Ahaz,
  2926. Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
  2927. 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
  2928. Manasseh the father of Amon,
  2929. Amon the father of Josiah,
  2930. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
  2931.  
  2932. 12 After the exile to Babylon:
  2933. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
  2934. Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
  2935. 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
  2936. Abihud the father of Eliakim,
  2937. Eliakim the father of Azor,
  2938. 14 Azor the father of Zadok,
  2939. Zadok the father of Akim,
  2940. Akim the father of Elihud,
  2941. 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
  2942. Eleazar the father of Matthan,
  2943. Matthan the father of Jacob,
  2944. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.]]></content:encoded>
  2945. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
  2946.  
  2947. The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
  2948.  
  2949. 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  2950.  
  2951. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
  2952. Isaac the father of Jacob,
  2953. Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  2954. 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
  2955. Perez the father of Hezron,
  2956. Hezron the father of Ram,
  2957. 4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
  2958. Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
  2959. Nahshon the father of Salmon,
  2960. 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
  2961. Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
  2962. Obed the father of Jesse,
  2963. 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
  2964.  
  2965. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
  2966. 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
  2967. Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
  2968. Abijah the father of Asa,
  2969. 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
  2970. Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
  2971. Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
  2972. 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
  2973. Jotham the father of Ahaz,
  2974. Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
  2975. 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
  2976. Manasseh the father of Amon,
  2977. Amon the father of Josiah,
  2978. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
  2979.  
  2980. 12 After the exile to Babylon:
  2981. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
  2982. Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
  2983. 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
  2984. Abihud the father of Eliakim,
  2985. Eliakim the father of Azor,
  2986. 14 Azor the father of Zadok,
  2987. Zadok the father of Akim,
  2988. Akim the father of Elihud,
  2989. 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
  2990. Eleazar the father of Matthan,
  2991. Matthan the father of Jacob,
  2992. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.]]></itunes:summary>
  2993.  
  2994. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  2995. <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  2996. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  2997. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/12/2017_1203_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Matthew1_1-16.mp3"
  2998. length="14052068"
  2999. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  3000. <itunes:duration>00:29:16</itunes:duration>
  3001. <itunes:keywords>Father, Messiah</itunes:keywords>
  3002. </item>
  3003. <item>
  3004. <title>The almost Christian</title>
  3005. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-almost-christian/</link>
  3006. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-almost-christian/#respond</comments>
  3007. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:13:48 +0000</pubDate>
  3008. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Derek Baxter]]></dc:creator>
  3009. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5784</guid>
  3010. <description><![CDATA[Acts 26:19-32 (NIV)
  3011. 19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repentand turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
  3012.  
  3013. 24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
  3014.  
  3015. 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things,and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
  3016.  
  3017. 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
  3018.  
  3019. 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
  3020.  
  3021. 30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
  3022.  
  3023. 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
  3024.  
  3025. 1. THE THINGS AGRIPPA KNEW
  3026. - THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  3027. - THAT HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
  3028. - HE WOULD BRING LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE
  3029. - HE NEEDED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
  3030.  
  3031. 2. THE THINGS AGRIPPA BELIEVED
  3032. - THE PROPHETS
  3033. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT SIN
  3034. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT JESUS
  3035.  
  3036. 3. WHAT AGRIPPA DID
  3037. - HE LISTENED (v29)
  3038. - HE SAW THE COST (v29)
  3039. - HE LEFT (v30,31)
  3040. HE WAS PROBABLY LOST!!!
  3041. TO BE ALMOST A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST]]></description>
  3042. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Acts 26:19-32 (NIV)
  3043. 19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repentand turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
  3044.  
  3045. 24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
  3046.  
  3047. 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things,and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
  3048.  
  3049. 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
  3050.  
  3051. 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
  3052.  
  3053. 30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
  3054.  
  3055. 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
  3056.  
  3057. 1. THE THINGS AGRIPPA KNEW
  3058. - THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  3059. - THAT HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
  3060. - HE WOULD BRING LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE
  3061. - HE NEEDED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
  3062.  
  3063. 2. THE THINGS AGRIPPA BELIEVED
  3064. - THE PROPHETS
  3065. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT SIN
  3066. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT JESUS
  3067.  
  3068. 3. WHAT AGRIPPA DID
  3069. - HE LISTENED (v29)
  3070. - HE SAW THE COST (v29)
  3071. - HE LEFT (v30,31)
  3072. HE WAS PROBABLY LOST!!!
  3073. TO BE ALMOST A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST]]></content:encoded>
  3074. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Acts 26:19-32 (NIV)
  3075. 19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repentand turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me. 22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”
  3076.  
  3077. 24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”
  3078.  
  3079. 25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things,and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
  3080.  
  3081. 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
  3082.  
  3083. 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
  3084.  
  3085. 30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
  3086.  
  3087. 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
  3088.  
  3089. 1. THE THINGS AGRIPPA KNEW
  3090. - THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  3091. - THAT HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
  3092. - HE WOULD BRING LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE
  3093. - HE NEEDED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
  3094.  
  3095. 2. THE THINGS AGRIPPA BELIEVED
  3096. - THE PROPHETS
  3097. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT SIN
  3098. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT JESUS
  3099.  
  3100. 3. WHAT AGRIPPA DID
  3101. - HE LISTENED (v29)
  3102. - HE SAW THE COST (v29)
  3103. - HE LEFT (v30,31)
  3104. HE WAS PROBABLY LOST!!!
  3105. TO BE ALMOST A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST]]></itunes:summary>
  3106.  
  3107. <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  3108. <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  3109. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  3110. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/11/2017_1119_SCF_11am_Derek_Baxter_Acts26_19-32.mp3"
  3111. length="14921632"
  3112. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  3113. <itunes:duration>00:31:05</itunes:duration>
  3114. <itunes:keywords>Christian, Salvation</itunes:keywords>
  3115. </item>
  3116. <item>
  3117. <title>Remembrance</title>
  3118. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/remembrance/</link>
  3119. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/remembrance/#respond</comments>
  3120. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:16:27 +0000</pubDate>
  3121. <dc:creator><![CDATA[David Dickson]]></dc:creator>
  3122. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5782</guid>
  3123. <description><![CDATA[Malachi 3:16-4:6 (NIV)
  3124. The Faithful Remnant
  3125. 16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lordlistened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
  3126.  
  3127. 17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be mytreasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
  3128. Judgment and Covenant Renewal
  3129. 4 [a]“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branchwill be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3130. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
  3131.  
  3132. 5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”]]></description>
  3133. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Malachi 3:16-4:6 (NIV)
  3134. The Faithful Remnant
  3135. 16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lordlistened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
  3136.  
  3137. 17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be mytreasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
  3138. Judgment and Covenant Renewal
  3139. 4 [a]“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branchwill be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3140. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
  3141.  
  3142. 5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”]]></content:encoded>
  3143. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Malachi 3:16-4:6 (NIV)
  3144. The Faithful Remnant
  3145. 16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lordlistened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
  3146.  
  3147. 17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be mytreasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
  3148. Judgment and Covenant Renewal
  3149. 4 [a]“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branchwill be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3150. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
  3151.  
  3152. 5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”]]></itunes:summary>
  3153.  
  3154. <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  3155. <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  3156. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  3157. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/11/2017_1112_SCF_11am_DavidDickson_Malachi3_16-Malachi4_6.mp3"
  3158. length="14184770"
  3159. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  3160. <itunes:duration>00:29:33</itunes:duration>
  3161. </item>
  3162. <item>
  3163. <title>Testimony by Carly</title>
  3164. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/carlys-testimony/</link>
  3165. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/carlys-testimony/#respond</comments>
  3166. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:30:25 +0000</pubDate>
  3167. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Carly]]></dc:creator>
  3168. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5777</guid>
  3169. <description><![CDATA[Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  3170.  
  3171. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  3172.  
  3173. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
  3174.  
  3175. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  3176.  
  3177. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  3178.  
  3179. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  3180.  
  3181. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
  3182.  
  3183. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  3184.  
  3185. James 1:19-20 (NIV)
  3186.  
  3187. Listening and Doing
  3188. 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.]]></description>
  3189. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  3190.  
  3191. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  3192.  
  3193. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
  3194.  
  3195. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  3196.  
  3197. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  3198.  
  3199. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  3200.  
  3201. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
  3202.  
  3203. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  3204.  
  3205. James 1:19-20 (NIV)
  3206.  
  3207. Listening and Doing
  3208. 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.]]></content:encoded>
  3209. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  3210.  
  3211. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  3212.  
  3213. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
  3214.  
  3215. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  3216.  
  3217. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  3218.  
  3219. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  3220.  
  3221. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
  3222.  
  3223. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  3224.  
  3225. James 1:19-20 (NIV)
  3226.  
  3227. Listening and Doing
  3228. 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.]]></itunes:summary>
  3229.  
  3230. <itunes:author>Carly</itunes:author>
  3231. <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  3232. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
  3233. <enclosure url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/11/2017_1112_SCF_Testimony_Carly.mp3"
  3234. length="2351092"
  3235. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  3236. <itunes:duration>00:04:54</itunes:duration>
  3237. <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  3238. </item>
  3239. <item>
  3240. <title>Put your money where your  mouth is</title>
  3241. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/</link>
  3242. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/#respond</comments>
  3243. <pubDate>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 23:30:36 +0000</pubDate>
  3244. <dc:creator><![CDATA[John Gourley]]></dc:creator>
  3245. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5774</guid>
  3246. <description><![CDATA[Put your money where your mouth is!
  3247.  
  3248. Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)
  3249.  
  3250. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
  3251. 6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3252.  
  3253. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
  3254.  
  3255. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
  3256.  
  3257. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
  3258.  
  3259. “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3260.  
  3261. God says to his people:
  3262. - Come back to me (v6-7)
  3263. - Stop robbing me (8-9)
  3264. - Put your money where your mouth is!
  3265. - And I will bless you (v10-12)]]></description>
  3266. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Put your money where your mouth is!
  3267.  
  3268. Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)
  3269.  
  3270. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
  3271. 6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3272.  
  3273. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
  3274.  
  3275. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
  3276.  
  3277. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
  3278.  
  3279. “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3280.  
  3281. God says to his people:
  3282. - Come back to me (v6-7)
  3283. - Stop robbing me (8-9)
  3284. - Put your money where your mouth is!
  3285. - And I will bless you (v10-12)]]></content:encoded>
  3286. <itunes:summary><![CDATA[Put your money where your mouth is!
  3287.  
  3288. Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)
  3289.  
  3290. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
  3291. 6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3292.  
  3293. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
  3294.  
  3295. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
  3296.  
  3297. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
  3298.  
  3299. “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
  3300.  
  3301. God says to his people:
  3302. - Come back to me (v6-7)
  3303. - Stop robbing me (8-9)
  3304. - Put your money where your mouth is!
  3305. - And I will bless you (v10-12)]]></itunes:summary>
  3306.  
  3307. <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  3308. <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  3309. <itunes:image href="http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ShankillLogoSmall-2.jpg"/>
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  3311. length="13756780"
  3312. type="audio/mpeg"/>
  3313. <itunes:duration>00:28:40</itunes:duration>
  3314. <itunes:keywords>Donation, Money, Time</itunes:keywords>
  3315. </item>
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