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  36. <title>Jesus is alive!</title>
  37. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/jesus-is-alive/</link>
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  42. <description><![CDATA[John 20:11-18 (NIV)
  43. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
  44. 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.
  45.  
  46. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
  47.  
  48. “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.
  49.  
  50. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
  51.  
  52. 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.”
  53.  
  54. 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
  55.  
  56. She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
  57.  
  58. 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.’”
  59.  
  60. 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.
  61.  
  62. Mary stayed close to Jesus (11-13)
  63.  
  64. Mary stayed close in the hard times (11-13)
  65.  
  66. Mary recognised Jesus’ voice (14-15)
  67.  
  68. Mary obeyed Jesus (16-17)
  69.  
  70. Mary told others about Jesus (18)
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  72. <content:encoded><![CDATA[John 20:11-18 (NIV)
  73. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
  74. 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.
  75.  
  76. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
  77.  
  78. “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.
  79.  
  80. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
  81.  
  82. 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.”
  83.  
  84. 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
  85.  
  86. She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
  87.  
  88. 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.’”
  89.  
  90. 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.
  91.  
  92. Mary stayed close to Jesus (11-13)
  93.  
  94. Mary stayed close in the hard times (11-13)
  95.  
  96. Mary recognised Jesus’ voice (14-15)
  97.  
  98. Mary obeyed Jesus (16-17)
  99.  
  100. Mary told others about Jesus (18)
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  104.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  105.    <itunes:subtitle>John</itunes:subtitle>
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  114. <title>Baptism</title>
  115. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/baptism/</link>
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  117. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:48:46 +0000</pubDate>
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  120. <description><![CDATA[Baptism
  121.  
  122. An act of obedience.
  123. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  124. 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.
  125. Doesn't save!
  126. Luke 23:32-43 (NIV)
  127. 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.”
  128.  
  129. 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.”
  130.  
  131. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  132.  
  133. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  134.  
  135. 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.”
  136.  
  137. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  138.  
  139. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  140.  
  141. Footnotes:
  142. [a]Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  143. [b]Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  144. A symbol of community.
  145. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NIV)
  146. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
  147. “when I will make a new covenant
  148. with the people of Israel
  149. and with the people of Judah.
  150. 32 It will not be like the covenant
  151. I made with their ancestors
  152. when I took them by the hand
  153. to lead them out of Egypt,
  154. because they broke my covenant,
  155. though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]”
  156. declares the Lord.
  157. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
  158. after that time,” declares the Lord.
  159. “I will put my law in their minds
  160. and write it on their hearts.
  161. I will be their God,
  162. and they will be my people.Footnotes:
  163. [a]Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  164. [b]Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  165. A symbol of our new life in Jesus.
  166. Romans 6:3-5 (NIV)
  167. 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.
  168.  
  169. Acts 2:36-41 (NIV)
  170. 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
  171.  
  172. 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?”
  173.  
  174. 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.”
  175.  
  176. 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>
  177. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Baptism
  178.  
  179. An act of obedience.
  180. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  181. 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.
  182. Doesn't save!
  183. Luke 23:32-43 (NIV)
  184. 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.”
  185.  
  186. 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.”
  187.  
  188. 38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
  189.  
  190. 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
  191.  
  192. 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.”
  193.  
  194. 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[b]”
  195.  
  196. 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
  197.  
  198. Footnotes:
  199. [a]Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
  200. [b]Luke 23:42 Some manuscripts come with your kingly power
  201. A symbol of community.
  202. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NIV)
  203. 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
  204. “when I will make a new covenant
  205. with the people of Israel
  206. and with the people of Judah.
  207. 32 It will not be like the covenant
  208. I made with their ancestors
  209. when I took them by the hand
  210. to lead them out of Egypt,
  211. because they broke my covenant,
  212. though I was a husband to[a] them,[b]”
  213. declares the Lord.
  214. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
  215. after that time,” declares the Lord.
  216. “I will put my law in their minds
  217. and write it on their hearts.
  218. I will be their God,
  219. and they will be my people.Footnotes:
  220. [a]Jeremiah 31:32 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac / and I turned away from
  221. [b]Jeremiah 31:32 Or was their master
  222. A symbol of our new life in Jesus.
  223. Romans 6:3-5 (NIV)
  224. 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.
  225.  
  226. Acts 2:36-41 (NIV)
  227. 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
  228.  
  229. 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?”
  230.  
  231. 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.”
  232.  
  233. 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>
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  236.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  237.    <itunes:subtitle>Baptism</itunes:subtitle>
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  245. <item>
  246. <title>The temptation of Jesus</title>
  247. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-temptation-of-jesus/</link>
  248. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-temptation-of-jesus/#respond</comments>
  249. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:03:15 +0000</pubDate>
  250. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  252. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
  253. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
  254. 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.”
  255. 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]”
  256.  
  257. 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:
  258.  
  259. “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  260.     and they will lift you up in their hands,
  261.     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
  262.  
  263.  
  264. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
  265. 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.”
  266.  
  267. 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
  268.  
  269. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
  270.  
  271. Footnotes:
  272.  
  273. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  274. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  275. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  276. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  277. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  278.  
  279. ]]></description>
  280. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
  281. Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
  282. 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.”
  283. 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]”
  284.  
  285. 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:
  286.  
  287. “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  288.     and they will lift you up in their hands,
  289.     so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
  290.  
  291.  
  292. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
  293. 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.”
  294.  
  295. 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
  296.  
  297. 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
  298.  
  299. Footnotes:
  300.  
  301. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  302. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  303. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  304. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  305. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  306.  
  307. ]]></content:encoded>
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  310.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  311.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  312.        <enclosure
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  319. <item>
  320. <title>A heart for God</title>
  321. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-heart-for-god/</link>
  322. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-heart-for-god/#respond</comments>
  323. <pubDate>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:06:28 +0000</pubDate>
  324. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  326. <description><![CDATA[A heart for God
  327.  
  328. Psalm 63 New I(NIV)
  329. Psalm 63[a]
  330. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  331. 1
  332. You, God, are my God,
  333. earnestly I seek you;
  334. I thirst for you,
  335. my whole being longs for you,
  336. in a dry and parched land
  337. where there is no water.
  338. 2
  339. I have seen you in the sanctuary
  340. and beheld your power and your glory.
  341. 3
  342. Because your love is better than life,
  343. my lips will glorify you.
  344. 4
  345. I will praise you as long as I live,
  346. and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  347. 5
  348. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  349. with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  350. 6
  351. On my bed I remember you;
  352. I think of you through the watches of the night.
  353. 7
  354. Because you are my help,
  355. I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  356. 8
  357. I cling to you;
  358. your right hand upholds me.
  359. 9
  360. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  361. they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  362. 10
  363. They will be given over to the sword
  364. and become food for jackals.
  365. 11
  366. But the king will rejoice in God;
  367. all who swear by God will glory in him,
  368. while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  369.  
  370. Footnotes:
  371. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  372.  
  373. * Longing for God (v1)
  374. * Delighting in God (v2-5)
  375. * Resting in God (v6-8)
  376. * Trusting in God (v9-11)]]></description>
  377. <content:encoded><![CDATA[A heart for God
  378.  
  379. Psalm 63 New I(NIV)
  380. Psalm 63[a]
  381. A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
  382. 1
  383. You, God, are my God,
  384. earnestly I seek you;
  385. I thirst for you,
  386. my whole being longs for you,
  387. in a dry and parched land
  388. where there is no water.
  389. 2
  390. I have seen you in the sanctuary
  391. and beheld your power and your glory.
  392. 3
  393. Because your love is better than life,
  394. my lips will glorify you.
  395. 4
  396. I will praise you as long as I live,
  397. and in your name I will lift up my hands.
  398. 5
  399. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
  400. with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
  401. 6
  402. On my bed I remember you;
  403. I think of you through the watches of the night.
  404. 7
  405. Because you are my help,
  406. I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  407. 8
  408. I cling to you;
  409. your right hand upholds me.
  410. 9
  411. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
  412. they will go down to the depths of the earth.
  413. 10
  414. They will be given over to the sword
  415. and become food for jackals.
  416. 11
  417. But the king will rejoice in God;
  418. all who swear by God will glory in him,
  419. while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  420.  
  421. Footnotes:
  422. [a] Psalm 63:1 In Hebrew texts 63:1-11 is numbered 63:2-12.
  423.  
  424. * Longing for God (v1)
  425. * Delighting in God (v2-5)
  426. * Resting in God (v6-8)
  427. * Trusting in God (v9-11)]]></content:encoded>
  428. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-heart-for-god/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  429. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  430.    <itunes:author>Neal Gordon</itunes:author>
  431.    <itunes:subtitle>Psalm</itunes:subtitle>
  432.        <enclosure
  433.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0225_SCF_11am_Neal_Gordon_Psalm63.mp3"
  434.                length="0"
  435.                type="audio/mpeg"/>
  436.    <itunes:duration>25:56</itunes:duration>
  437.        <itunes:keywords>Heart</itunes:keywords>
  438. </item>
  439. <item>
  440. <title>A recipe for a better spiritual life</title>
  441. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-recipe-for-a-better-spiritual-life/</link>
  442. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-recipe-for-a-better-spiritual-life/#respond</comments>
  443. <pubDate>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:47:45 +0000</pubDate>
  444. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  445. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5828</guid>
  446. <description><![CDATA[&nbsp;
  447.  
  448. James 4:6-10 (NIV)
  449.  
  450. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
  451.  
  452. “God opposes the proud
  453. but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
  454. 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.
  455.  
  456. Footnotes:
  457.  
  458. [a] James 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  459.  
  460. A recipe for a better spiritual life
  461.  
  462. 1. Submit yourself to God
  463. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. (v.6-7a)
  464.  
  465. 2. Resist the devil
  466. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (v.7b)
  467.  
  468. 3. Draw near to God
  469. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (v.8a)
  470.  
  471. 4. Clean up your life
  472. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (v.8b)
  473.  
  474. 5. Take God seriously
  475. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (v.9)
  476.  
  477. 6. Humble yourself
  478. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (v.10)]]></description>
  479. <content:encoded><![CDATA[&nbsp;
  480.  
  481. James 4:6-10 (NIV)
  482.  
  483. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
  484.  
  485. “God opposes the proud
  486. but shows favor to the humble.”[a]
  487. 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.
  488.  
  489. Footnotes:
  490.  
  491. [a] James 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  492.  
  493. A recipe for a better spiritual life
  494.  
  495. 1. Submit yourself to God
  496. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. (v.6-7a)
  497.  
  498. 2. Resist the devil
  499. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (v.7b)
  500.  
  501. 3. Draw near to God
  502. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (v.8a)
  503.  
  504. 4. Clean up your life
  505. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded (v.8b)
  506.  
  507. 5. Take God seriously
  508. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. (v.9)
  509.  
  510. 6. Humble yourself
  511. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (v.10)]]></content:encoded>
  512. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/a-recipe-for-a-better-spiritual-life/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  513. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  514.    <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  515.    <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  516.        <enclosure
  517.                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"
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  520.    <itunes:duration>25:33</itunes:duration>
  521.        <itunes:keywords>Recipe, Spiritual Life</itunes:keywords>
  522. </item>
  523. <item>
  524. <title>David and Goliath</title>
  525. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/david-and-goliath/</link>
  526. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/david-and-goliath/#respond</comments>
  527. <pubDate>Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:50:53 +0000</pubDate>
  528. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  529. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5816</guid>
  530. <description><![CDATA[David and Goliath
  531. 1 Samuel 17
  532.  
  533. 1. A giant problem v4-10 (9ft6in)
  534. 2. An unlikely solution v17-37
  535. 3. Triumphant over a giant v38-58]]></description>
  536. <content:encoded><![CDATA[David and Goliath
  537. 1 Samuel 17
  538.  
  539. 1. A giant problem v4-10 (9ft6in)
  540. 2. An unlikely solution v17-37
  541. 3. Triumphant over a giant v38-58]]></content:encoded>
  542. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/david-and-goliath/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  543. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  544.    <itunes:author>David Kennedy</itunes:author>
  545.    <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  546.        <enclosure
  547.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2018/02/2018_0211_SCF_11am_David_Kennedy_1Samuel17.mp3"
  548.                length="0"
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  550.    <itunes:duration>33:54</itunes:duration>
  551.        <itunes:keywords>David and Goliath</itunes:keywords>
  552. </item>
  553. <item>
  554. <title>Testimony by Jersey</title>
  555. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-jersey/</link>
  556. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-jersey/#respond</comments>
  557. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:40:11 +0000</pubDate>
  558. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  559. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5824</guid>
  560. <description><![CDATA[Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
  561.  
  562. 2 When you pass through the waters,
  563.     I will be with you;
  564. and when you pass through the rivers,
  565.     they will not sweep over you.
  566. When you walk through the fire,
  567.     you will not be burned;
  568.     the flames will not set you ablaze.
  569.  
  570. ]]></description>
  571. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
  572.  
  573. 2 When you pass through the waters,
  574.     I will be with you;
  575. and when you pass through the rivers,
  576.     they will not sweep over you.
  577. When you walk through the fire,
  578.     you will not be burned;
  579.     the flames will not set you ablaze.
  580.  
  581. ]]></content:encoded>
  582. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-jersey/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  583. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  584.    <itunes:author>Jersey</itunes:author>
  585.    <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  586.        <enclosure
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  590.    <itunes:duration>3:05</itunes:duration>
  591.        <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  592. </item>
  593. <item>
  594. <title>The Baptism of Jesus</title>
  595. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-baptism-of-jesus/</link>
  596. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-baptism-of-jesus/#respond</comments>
  597. <pubDate>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:20:19 +0000</pubDate>
  598. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  599. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5818</guid>
  600. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 3:13-17 (NIV)
  601. The Baptism of Jesus
  602. 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?”
  603.  
  604. 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
  605.  
  606. 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.”
  607. ]]></description>
  608. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 3:13-17 (NIV)
  609. The Baptism of Jesus
  610. 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?”
  611.  
  612. 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
  613.  
  614. 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.”
  615. ]]></content:encoded>
  616. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-baptism-of-jesus/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  617. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  618.    <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  619.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  620.        <enclosure
  621.                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"
  622.                length="0"
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  624.    <itunes:duration>24:54</itunes:duration>
  625.        <itunes:keywords>Baptism, Faith, Jesus, Repentance</itunes:keywords>
  626. </item>
  627. <item>
  628. <title>Testimony by David Cameron</title>
  629. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-david-cameron/</link>
  630. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-david-cameron/#respond</comments>
  631. <pubDate>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:29:31 +0000</pubDate>
  632. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  633. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5814</guid>
  634. <description><![CDATA[Psalm 71 New International Version (NIV)
  635. Psalm 71
  636.  
  637. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
  638.     let me never be put to shame.
  639. 2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
  640.     turn your ear to me and save me.
  641. 3 Be my rock of refuge,
  642.     to which I can always go;
  643. give the command to save me,
  644.     for you are my rock and my fortress.
  645. 4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
  646.     from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
  647.  
  648.  
  649.  
  650. 5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
  651.     my confidence since my youth.
  652. 6 From birth I have relied on you;
  653.     you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
  654.     I will ever praise you.
  655. 7 I have become a sign to many;
  656.     you are my strong refuge.
  657. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
  658.     declaring your splendor all day long.
  659.  
  660.  
  661.  
  662. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
  663.     do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
  664. 10 For my enemies speak against me;
  665.     those who wait to kill me conspire together.
  666. 11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
  667.     pursue him and seize him,
  668.     for no one will rescue him.”
  669. 12 Do not be far from me, my God;
  670.     come quickly, God, to help me.
  671. 13 May my accusers perish in shame;
  672.     may those who want to harm me
  673.     be covered with scorn and disgrace.
  674.  
  675.  
  676.  
  677. 14 As for me, I will always have hope;
  678.     I will praise you more and more.
  679.  
  680.  
  681.  
  682. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
  683.     of your saving acts all day long—
  684.     though I know not how to relate them all.
  685. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
  686.     I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
  687. 17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
  688.     and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
  689. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
  690.     do not forsake me, my God,
  691. till I declare your power to the next generation,
  692.     your mighty acts to all who are to come.
  693.  
  694.  
  695.  
  696. 19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
  697.     you who have done great things.
  698.     Who is like you, God?
  699. 20 Though you have made me see troubles,
  700.     many and bitter,
  701.     you will restore my life again;
  702. from the depths of the earth
  703.     you will again bring me up.
  704. 21 You will increase my honor
  705.     and comfort me once more.
  706.  
  707.  
  708.  
  709. 22 I will praise you with the harp
  710.     for your faithfulness, my God;
  711. I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
  712.     Holy One of Israel.
  713. 23 My lips will shout for joy
  714.     when I sing praise to you—
  715.     I whom you have delivered.
  716. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
  717.     all day long,
  718. for those who wanted to harm me
  719.     have been put to shame and confusion.
  720.  
  721. ]]></description>
  722. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Psalm 71 New International Version (NIV)
  723. Psalm 71
  724.  
  725. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
  726.     let me never be put to shame.
  727. 2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
  728.     turn your ear to me and save me.
  729. 3 Be my rock of refuge,
  730.     to which I can always go;
  731. give the command to save me,
  732.     for you are my rock and my fortress.
  733. 4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
  734.     from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
  735.  
  736.  
  737.  
  738. 5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
  739.     my confidence since my youth.
  740. 6 From birth I have relied on you;
  741.     you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
  742.     I will ever praise you.
  743. 7 I have become a sign to many;
  744.     you are my strong refuge.
  745. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
  746.     declaring your splendor all day long.
  747.  
  748.  
  749.  
  750. 9 Do not cast me away when I am old;
  751.     do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
  752. 10 For my enemies speak against me;
  753.     those who wait to kill me conspire together.
  754. 11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
  755.     pursue him and seize him,
  756.     for no one will rescue him.”
  757. 12 Do not be far from me, my God;
  758.     come quickly, God, to help me.
  759. 13 May my accusers perish in shame;
  760.     may those who want to harm me
  761.     be covered with scorn and disgrace.
  762.  
  763.  
  764.  
  765. 14 As for me, I will always have hope;
  766.     I will praise you more and more.
  767.  
  768.  
  769.  
  770. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
  771.     of your saving acts all day long—
  772.     though I know not how to relate them all.
  773. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
  774.     I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
  775. 17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
  776.     and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
  777. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
  778.     do not forsake me, my God,
  779. till I declare your power to the next generation,
  780.     your mighty acts to all who are to come.
  781.  
  782.  
  783.  
  784. 19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
  785.     you who have done great things.
  786.     Who is like you, God?
  787. 20 Though you have made me see troubles,
  788.     many and bitter,
  789.     you will restore my life again;
  790. from the depths of the earth
  791.     you will again bring me up.
  792. 21 You will increase my honor
  793.     and comfort me once more.
  794.  
  795.  
  796.  
  797. 22 I will praise you with the harp
  798.     for your faithfulness, my God;
  799. I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
  800.     Holy One of Israel.
  801. 23 My lips will shout for joy
  802.     when I sing praise to you—
  803.     I whom you have delivered.
  804. 24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
  805.     all day long,
  806. for those who wanted to harm me
  807.     have been put to shame and confusion.
  808.  
  809. ]]></content:encoded>
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  811. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  812.    <itunes:author>David Cameron</itunes:author>
  813.    <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  814.        <enclosure
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  818.    <itunes:duration>0:00</itunes:duration>
  819.        <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  820. </item>
  821. <item>
  822. <title>John the Baptist Prepares the Way</title>
  823. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/john-the-baptist-prepares-the-way/</link>
  824. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/john-the-baptist-prepares-the-way/#respond</comments>
  825. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:54:55 +0000</pubDate>
  826. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  827. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5810</guid>
  828. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 3:1-12 (NIV)
  829.  
  830. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  831. 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:
  832.  
  833. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
  834. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
  835. make straight paths for him.’”[a]
  836. 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.
  837.  
  838. 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.
  839.  
  840. 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.”
  841.  
  842. Footnotes:
  843.  
  844. [a]Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
  845. [b]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  846. [c]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  847.  
  848. Repent! Because Jesus is near. v1-5
  849.  
  850. Repent! Because your actions don’t match your words. v6-10
  851.  
  852. Repent! Because Jesus can either be your saviour or your judge! v11-12]]></description>
  853. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 3:1-12 (NIV)
  854.  
  855. John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  856. 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:
  857.  
  858. “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
  859. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
  860. make straight paths for him.’”[a]
  861. 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.
  862.  
  863. 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.
  864.  
  865. 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.”
  866.  
  867. Footnotes:
  868.  
  869. [a]Matthew 3:3 Isaiah 40:3
  870. [b]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  871. [c]Matthew 3:11 Or in
  872.  
  873. Repent! Because Jesus is near. v1-5
  874.  
  875. Repent! Because your actions don’t match your words. v6-10
  876.  
  877. Repent! Because Jesus can either be your saviour or your judge! v11-12]]></content:encoded>
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  879. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  880.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  881.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  882.        <enclosure
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  886.    <itunes:duration>25:53</itunes:duration>
  887.        <itunes:keywords>Baptism, Repentance</itunes:keywords>
  888. </item>
  889. <item>
  890. <title>How to find the fulfillment in our life and the cost</title>
  891. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-find-the-fulfillment-in-our-life-and-the-cost/</link>
  892. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-find-the-fulfillment-in-our-life-and-the-cost/#respond</comments>
  893. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:24:40 +0000</pubDate>
  894. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  895. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5808</guid>
  896. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 2:13-23 (NIV)
  897. The Escape to Egypt
  898. 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.”
  899. 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]
  900. 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:
  901. 18
  902. “A voice is heard in Ramah,
  903.     weeping and great mourning,
  904. Rachel weeping for her children
  905.     and refusing to be comforted,
  906.     because they are no more.”[b]
  907.  
  908. The Return to Nazareth
  909. 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.”
  910. 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.
  911.  
  912. Footnotes:
  913. [a]Matthew 2:15 Hosea 11:1
  914. [b]Matthew 2:18 Jer. 31:15
  915.  
  916.  
  917. There’s always a cost to follow Jesus. v.13-15
  918. - lost finance security
  919.  
  920. There’ll always be a “Herod” to try to stop you from following Jesus. v16-18
  921. - Be aware of spiritual attack
  922.  
  923. Jesus will always bark bring you through! v19-23
  924.  
  925. God was in control all along. God was with Mary and David all the time.]]></description>
  926. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 2:13-23 (NIV)
  927. The Escape to Egypt
  928. 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.”
  929. 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]
  930. 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:
  931. 18
  932. “A voice is heard in Ramah,
  933.     weeping and great mourning,
  934. Rachel weeping for her children
  935.     and refusing to be comforted,
  936.     because they are no more.”[b]
  937.  
  938. The Return to Nazareth
  939. 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.”
  940. 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.
  941.  
  942. Footnotes:
  943. [a]Matthew 2:15 Hosea 11:1
  944. [b]Matthew 2:18 Jer. 31:15
  945.  
  946.  
  947. There’s always a cost to follow Jesus. v.13-15
  948. - lost finance security
  949.  
  950. There’ll always be a “Herod” to try to stop you from following Jesus. v16-18
  951. - Be aware of spiritual attack
  952.  
  953. Jesus will always bark bring you through! v19-23
  954.  
  955. God was in control all along. God was with Mary and David all the time.]]></content:encoded>
  956. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-find-the-fulfillment-in-our-life-and-the-cost/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  957. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  958.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  959.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  960.        <enclosure
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  964.    <itunes:duration>28:01</itunes:duration>
  965.        <itunes:keywords>Cost, Following Jesus, Fulfillment</itunes:keywords>
  966. </item>
  967. <item>
  968. <title>Who am I? Where am I trying to secure my indentity?</title>
  969. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-am-i-where-am-i-trying-to-secure-my-indentity/</link>
  970. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-am-i-where-am-i-trying-to-secure-my-indentity/#respond</comments>
  971. <pubDate>Sun, 07 Jan 2018 21:57:08 +0000</pubDate>
  972. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  973. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5804</guid>
  974. <description><![CDATA[Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV)
  975. Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
  976. 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.
  977.  
  978. 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.
  979.  
  980. 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.
  981.  
  982. v13: Christ has formed a new identity in Him
  983.  
  984. v15: Christ has abolished the divide
  985.  
  986. Christ the only one who can bring us near to Him
  987.  
  988. We are one body together in Christ - there are no distinction.
  989.  
  990. We are God's Children, we belong to Him.
  991.  
  992. We define ourselves by who we are in Christ.
  993.  
  994. This is our only hope of true lasting identity.]]></description>
  995. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV)
  996. Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
  997. 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.
  998.  
  999. 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.
  1000.  
  1001. 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.
  1002.  
  1003. v13: Christ has formed a new identity in Him
  1004.  
  1005. v15: Christ has abolished the divide
  1006.  
  1007. Christ the only one who can bring us near to Him
  1008.  
  1009. We are one body together in Christ - there are no distinction.
  1010.  
  1011. We are God's Children, we belong to Him.
  1012.  
  1013. We define ourselves by who we are in Christ.
  1014.  
  1015. This is our only hope of true lasting identity.]]></content:encoded>
  1016. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-am-i-where-am-i-trying-to-secure-my-indentity/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1017. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1018.    <itunes:author>Paul Savage</itunes:author>
  1019.    <itunes:subtitle>Ephesians</itunes:subtitle>
  1020.        <enclosure
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  1024.    <itunes:duration>29:56</itunes:duration>
  1025.        <itunes:keywords>Children, Christ, Gentiles, God, Identity, Spirit</itunes:keywords>
  1026. </item>
  1027. <item>
  1028. <title>Who will you follow</title>
  1029. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-will-you-follow/</link>
  1030. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-will-you-follow/#respond</comments>
  1031. <pubDate>Sun, 24 Dec 2017 22:31:12 +0000</pubDate>
  1032. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1033. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5800</guid>
  1034. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)
  1035. The Magi Visit the Messiah
  1036. 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.”
  1037. 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:
  1038. 6
  1039. “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
  1040. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  1041. for out of you will come a ruler
  1042. who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
  1043. 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.”
  1044. 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.
  1045. Footnotes:
  1046. [a] Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
  1047. [b] Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
  1048.  
  1049. The Magi (vs1-2)
  1050. Wise Men from the east.
  1051.  
  1052. King Herod (vs 3)
  1053. Only worries about self
  1054.  
  1055. The Chief Priests (vs 4,5,6)]]></description>
  1056. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV)
  1057. The Magi Visit the Messiah
  1058. 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.”
  1059. 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:
  1060. 6
  1061. “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
  1062. are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  1063. for out of you will come a ruler
  1064. who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
  1065. 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.”
  1066. 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.
  1067. Footnotes:
  1068. [a] Matthew 2:1 Traditionally wise men
  1069. [b] Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4
  1070.  
  1071. The Magi (vs1-2)
  1072. Wise Men from the east.
  1073.  
  1074. King Herod (vs 3)
  1075. Only worries about self
  1076.  
  1077. The Chief Priests (vs 4,5,6)]]></content:encoded>
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  1079. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1080.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1081.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  1082.        <enclosure
  1083.                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"
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  1086.    <itunes:duration>23:54</itunes:duration>
  1087.        <itunes:keywords>Jesus, Messiah</itunes:keywords>
  1088. </item>
  1089. <item>
  1090. <title>Why Jesus came?</title>
  1091. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/why-jesus-came/</link>
  1092. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/why-jesus-came/#respond</comments>
  1093. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:49:57 +0000</pubDate>
  1094. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1095. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5795</guid>
  1096. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 1:18-25  (NIV)
  1097.  
  1098. Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
  1099. 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.
  1100.  
  1101. 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.”
  1102.  
  1103. 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”).
  1104.  
  1105. 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.
  1106.  
  1107. Footnotes:
  1108.  
  1109. [a] Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  1110. [b] Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  1111. [cj Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  1112. [d] Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14]]></description>
  1113. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 1:18-25  (NIV)
  1114.  
  1115. Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
  1116. 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.
  1117.  
  1118. 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.”
  1119.  
  1120. 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”).
  1121.  
  1122. 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.
  1123.  
  1124. Footnotes:
  1125.  
  1126. [a] Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
  1127. [b] Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
  1128. [cj Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
  1129. [d] Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14]]></content:encoded>
  1130. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/why-jesus-came/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1131. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1132.    <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  1133.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  1134.        <enclosure
  1135.                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"
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  1138.    <itunes:duration>19:55</itunes:duration>
  1139.        <itunes:keywords>Birth, Jesus, Joseph, Mary</itunes:keywords>
  1140. </item>
  1141. <item>
  1142. <title>Farewell Speech for Derek and Betty</title>
  1143. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/farewell-speech-for-derek-and-betty/</link>
  1144. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/farewell-speech-for-derek-and-betty/#respond</comments>
  1145. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:48:00 +0000</pubDate>
  1146. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1148. <description><![CDATA[Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
  1149. Thanksgiving and Prayer
  1150. 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>
  1151. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
  1152. Thanksgiving and Prayer
  1153. 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>
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  1155. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1156.    <itunes:author></itunes:author>
  1157.    <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  1158.        <enclosure
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  1162.    <itunes:duration>10:52</itunes:duration>
  1163. </item>
  1164. <item>
  1165. <title>Who do you think Jesus is?</title>
  1166. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-do-you-think-jesus-is/</link>
  1167. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/who-do-you-think-jesus-is/#respond</comments>
  1168. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:01:41 +0000</pubDate>
  1169. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1171. <description><![CDATA[Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
  1172.  
  1173. The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
  1174.  
  1175. 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  1176.  
  1177. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
  1178. Isaac the father of Jacob,
  1179. Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  1180. 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
  1181. Perez the father of Hezron,
  1182. Hezron the father of Ram,
  1183. 4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
  1184. Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
  1185. Nahshon the father of Salmon,
  1186. 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
  1187. Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
  1188. Obed the father of Jesse,
  1189. 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
  1190.  
  1191. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
  1192. 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
  1193. Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
  1194. Abijah the father of Asa,
  1195. 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
  1196. Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
  1197. Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
  1198. 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
  1199. Jotham the father of Ahaz,
  1200. Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
  1201. 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
  1202. Manasseh the father of Amon,
  1203. Amon the father of Josiah,
  1204. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
  1205.  
  1206. 12 After the exile to Babylon:
  1207. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
  1208. Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
  1209. 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
  1210. Abihud the father of Eliakim,
  1211. Eliakim the father of Azor,
  1212. 14 Azor the father of Zadok,
  1213. Zadok the father of Akim,
  1214. Akim the father of Elihud,
  1215. 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
  1216. Eleazar the father of Matthan,
  1217. Matthan the father of Jacob,
  1218. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.]]></description>
  1219. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
  1220.  
  1221. The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
  1222.  
  1223. 1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  1224.  
  1225. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
  1226. Isaac the father of Jacob,
  1227. Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
  1228. 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
  1229. Perez the father of Hezron,
  1230. Hezron the father of Ram,
  1231. 4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
  1232. Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
  1233. Nahshon the father of Salmon,
  1234. 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
  1235. Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
  1236. Obed the father of Jesse,
  1237. 6 and Jesse the father of King David.
  1238.  
  1239. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
  1240. 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
  1241. Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
  1242. Abijah the father of Asa,
  1243. 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
  1244. Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
  1245. Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
  1246. 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
  1247. Jotham the father of Ahaz,
  1248. Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
  1249. 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
  1250. Manasseh the father of Amon,
  1251. Amon the father of Josiah,
  1252. 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
  1253.  
  1254. 12 After the exile to Babylon:
  1255. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
  1256. Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
  1257. 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
  1258. Abihud the father of Eliakim,
  1259. Eliakim the father of Azor,
  1260. 14 Azor the father of Zadok,
  1261. Zadok the father of Akim,
  1262. Akim the father of Elihud,
  1263. 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
  1264. Eleazar the father of Matthan,
  1265. Matthan the father of Jacob,
  1266. 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>
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  1268. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1269.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1270.    <itunes:subtitle>Matthew</itunes:subtitle>
  1271.        <enclosure
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  1275.    <itunes:duration>29:16</itunes:duration>
  1276.        <itunes:keywords>Father, Messiah</itunes:keywords>
  1277. </item>
  1278. <item>
  1279. <title>The almost Christian</title>
  1280. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-almost-christian/</link>
  1281. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-almost-christian/#respond</comments>
  1282. <pubDate>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:13:48 +0000</pubDate>
  1283. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1284. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5784</guid>
  1285. <description><![CDATA[Acts 26:19-32 (NIV)
  1286. 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.”
  1287.  
  1288. 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.”
  1289.  
  1290. 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.”
  1291.  
  1292. 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
  1293.  
  1294. 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.”
  1295.  
  1296. 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.”
  1297.  
  1298. 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
  1299.  
  1300. 1. THE THINGS AGRIPPA KNEW
  1301. - THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  1302. - THAT HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
  1303. - HE WOULD BRING LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE
  1304. - HE NEEDED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
  1305.  
  1306. 2. THE THINGS AGRIPPA BELIEVED
  1307. - THE PROPHETS
  1308. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT SIN
  1309. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT JESUS
  1310.  
  1311. 3. WHAT AGRIPPA DID
  1312. - HE LISTENED (v29)
  1313. - HE SAW THE COST (v29)
  1314. - HE LEFT (v30,31)
  1315. HE WAS PROBABLY LOST!!!
  1316. TO BE ALMOST A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST]]></description>
  1317. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Acts 26:19-32 (NIV)
  1318. 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.”
  1319.  
  1320. 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.”
  1321.  
  1322. 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.”
  1323.  
  1324. 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
  1325.  
  1326. 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.”
  1327.  
  1328. 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.”
  1329.  
  1330. 32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
  1331.  
  1332. 1. THE THINGS AGRIPPA KNEW
  1333. - THAT CHRIST WOULD SUFFER
  1334. - THAT HE WOULD RISE FROM THE DEAD
  1335. - HE WOULD BRING LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE
  1336. - HE NEEDED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
  1337.  
  1338. 2. THE THINGS AGRIPPA BELIEVED
  1339. - THE PROPHETS
  1340. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT SIN
  1341. - WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT JESUS
  1342.  
  1343. 3. WHAT AGRIPPA DID
  1344. - HE LISTENED (v29)
  1345. - HE SAW THE COST (v29)
  1346. - HE LEFT (v30,31)
  1347. HE WAS PROBABLY LOST!!!
  1348. TO BE ALMOST A CHRISTIAN IS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST]]></content:encoded>
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  1350. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1351.    <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1352.    <itunes:subtitle>Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  1353.        <enclosure
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  1357.    <itunes:duration>31:06</itunes:duration>
  1358.        <itunes:keywords>Christian, Salvation</itunes:keywords>
  1359. </item>
  1360. <item>
  1361. <title>Remembrance</title>
  1362. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/remembrance/</link>
  1363. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/remembrance/#respond</comments>
  1364. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:16:27 +0000</pubDate>
  1365. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1366. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5782</guid>
  1367. <description><![CDATA[Malachi 3:16-4:6 (NIV)
  1368. The Faithful Remnant
  1369. 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.
  1370.  
  1371. 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.
  1372. Judgment and Covenant Renewal
  1373. 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.
  1374. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
  1375.  
  1376. 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>
  1377. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Malachi 3:16-4:6 (NIV)
  1378. The Faithful Remnant
  1379. 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.
  1380.  
  1381. 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.
  1382. Judgment and Covenant Renewal
  1383. 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.
  1384. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
  1385.  
  1386. 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>
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  1388. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1389.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1390.    <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  1391.        <enclosure
  1392.                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"
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  1395.    <itunes:duration>29:33</itunes:duration>
  1396. </item>
  1397. <item>
  1398. <title>Testimony by Carly</title>
  1399. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/carlys-testimony/</link>
  1400. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/carlys-testimony/#respond</comments>
  1401. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:30:25 +0000</pubDate>
  1402. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1403. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5777</guid>
  1404. <description><![CDATA[Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  1405.  
  1406. 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.
  1407.  
  1408. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
  1409.  
  1410. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  1411.  
  1412. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  1413.  
  1414. 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.
  1415.  
  1416. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
  1417.  
  1418. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  1419.  
  1420. James 1:19-20 (NIV)
  1421.  
  1422. Listening and Doing
  1423. 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>
  1424. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  1425.  
  1426. 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.
  1427.  
  1428. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
  1429.  
  1430. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  1431.  
  1432. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  1433.  
  1434. 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.
  1435.  
  1436. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
  1437.  
  1438. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  1439.  
  1440. James 1:19-20 (NIV)
  1441.  
  1442. Listening and Doing
  1443. 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>
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  1445. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1446.    <itunes:author>Carly</itunes:author>
  1447.    <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  1448.        <enclosure
  1449.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/11/2017_1112_SCF_Testimony_Carly.mp3"
  1450.                length="0"
  1451.                type="audio/mpeg"/>
  1452.    <itunes:duration>04:54</itunes:duration>
  1453.        <itunes:keywords>Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  1454. </item>
  1455. <item>
  1456. <title>Put your money where your  mouth is</title>
  1457. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/</link>
  1458. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/#respond</comments>
  1459. <pubDate>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 23:30:36 +0000</pubDate>
  1460. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1461. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5774</guid>
  1462. <description><![CDATA[Put your money where your mouth is!
  1463.  
  1464. Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)
  1465.  
  1466. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
  1467. 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.
  1468.  
  1469. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
  1470.  
  1471. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
  1472.  
  1473. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
  1474.  
  1475. “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.
  1476.  
  1477. God says to his people:
  1478. - Come back to me (v6-7)
  1479. - Stop robbing me (8-9)
  1480. - Put your money where your mouth is!
  1481. - And I will bless you (v10-12)]]></description>
  1482. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Put your money where your mouth is!
  1483.  
  1484. Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)
  1485.  
  1486. Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes
  1487. 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.
  1488.  
  1489. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
  1490.  
  1491. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
  1492.  
  1493. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
  1494.  
  1495. “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.
  1496.  
  1497. God says to his people:
  1498. - Come back to me (v6-7)
  1499. - Stop robbing me (8-9)
  1500. - Put your money where your mouth is!
  1501. - And I will bless you (v10-12)]]></content:encoded>
  1502. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1503. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1504.    <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  1505.    <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  1506.        <enclosure
  1507.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/11/2017_1105_SCF_11am_John_Gourley_Malachi3_6-12.mp3"
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  1510.    <itunes:duration>28:40</itunes:duration>
  1511.        <itunes:keywords>Donation, Money, Time</itunes:keywords>
  1512. </item>
  1513. <item>
  1514. <title>My Story, His Glory</title>
  1515. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/my-story-his-glory/</link>
  1516. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/my-story-his-glory/#respond</comments>
  1517. <pubDate>Sun, 29 Oct 2017 15:44:40 +0000</pubDate>
  1518. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1519. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5771</guid>
  1520. <description><![CDATA[Psalm 51:5 (NIV)
  1521.  
  1522.  
  1523. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
  1524.     sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
  1525. Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
  1526. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  1527.  
  1528.  
  1529. ]]></description>
  1530. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Psalm 51:5 (NIV)
  1531.  
  1532.  
  1533. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
  1534.     sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
  1535. Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
  1536. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  1537.  
  1538.  
  1539. ]]></content:encoded>
  1540. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/my-story-his-glory/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1541. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1542.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1543.    <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  1544.        <enclosure
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  1548.    <itunes:duration>0:00</itunes:duration>
  1549.        <itunes:keywords>Eternity, Salvation, Sin, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  1550. </item>
  1551. <item>
  1552. <title>Maintaining Relationships</title>
  1553. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/maintaining-relationships/</link>
  1554. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/maintaining-relationships/#respond</comments>
  1555. <pubDate>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:40:43 +0000</pubDate>
  1556. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1557. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5767</guid>
  1558. <description><![CDATA[Malachi 2:10-16 (NIV)
  1559.  
  1560. Breaking Covenant Through Divorce
  1561. 10 Do we not all have one Father[a]? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?
  1562. 11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves by marrying women who worship a foreign god. 12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the Lord remove him from the tents of Jacob[b]—even though he brings an offering to the Lord Almighty.
  1563. 13 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.
  1564. 15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.[c] So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
  1565. 16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[d] says the Lord Almighty.
  1566. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
  1567.  
  1568. Footnotes:
  1569. [a] Malachi 2:10 Or father
  1570. [b] Malachi 2:12 Or 12 May the Lord remove from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this
  1571. [c] Malachi 2:15 The meaning of the Hebrew for the first part of this verse is uncertain.
  1572. [d] Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”
  1573.  
  1574. &nbsp;
  1575.  
  1576. 1. Sort out your relationship with each other!
  1577. v10
  1578.  
  1579. 2. Sort out your relationship with God!
  1580. v11-12
  1581.  
  1582. 3. Sort out your relationship with your spouse!
  1583. v13-16]]></description>
  1584. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Malachi 2:10-16 (NIV)
  1585.  
  1586. Breaking Covenant Through Divorce
  1587. 10 Do we not all have one Father[a]? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?
  1588. 11 Judah has been unfaithful. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the Lord loves by marrying women who worship a foreign god. 12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the Lord remove him from the tents of Jacob[b]—even though he brings an offering to the Lord Almighty.
  1589. 13 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.
  1590. 15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.[c] So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
  1591. 16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[d] says the Lord Almighty.
  1592. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
  1593.  
  1594. Footnotes:
  1595. [a] Malachi 2:10 Or father
  1596. [b] Malachi 2:12 Or 12 May the Lord remove from the tents of Jacob anyone who gives testimony in behalf of the man who does this
  1597. [c] Malachi 2:15 The meaning of the Hebrew for the first part of this verse is uncertain.
  1598. [d] Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”
  1599.  
  1600. &nbsp;
  1601.  
  1602. 1. Sort out your relationship with each other!
  1603. v10
  1604.  
  1605. 2. Sort out your relationship with God!
  1606. v11-12
  1607.  
  1608. 3. Sort out your relationship with your spouse!
  1609. v13-16]]></content:encoded>
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  1611. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1612.    <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1613.    <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  1614.        <enclosure
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  1618.    <itunes:duration>25:22</itunes:duration>
  1619.        <itunes:keywords>Divorce, Faith, Relationship</itunes:keywords>
  1620. </item>
  1621. <item>
  1622. <title>How have we shown contempt for your name?</title>
  1623. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-have-we-shown-contempt-for-your-name/</link>
  1624. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-have-we-shown-contempt-for-your-name/#respond</comments>
  1625. <pubDate>Sun, 08 Oct 2017 11:11:31 +0000</pubDate>
  1626. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1628. <description><![CDATA[&nbsp;
  1629.  
  1630. Malachi 1:6 - Malachi 2:9
  1631.  
  1632. How have we shown contempt for your name?
  1633. - HALF-HEARTED WORSHIP (1:7-14)
  1634. - Painless Worship (v8)
  1635. - ThoughtlessWorship (v8-9)
  1636. - Resentful Worship (v13)
  1637. - Hypocritical Worship v14)
  1638.  
  1639. - Why? They had forgotten the greatness of God!
  1640.  
  1641. - HALF-HEARTED LEADERS (2v1-9)]]></description>
  1642. <content:encoded><![CDATA[&nbsp;
  1643.  
  1644. Malachi 1:6 - Malachi 2:9
  1645.  
  1646. How have we shown contempt for your name?
  1647. - HALF-HEARTED WORSHIP (1:7-14)
  1648. - Painless Worship (v8)
  1649. - ThoughtlessWorship (v8-9)
  1650. - Resentful Worship (v13)
  1651. - Hypocritical Worship v14)
  1652.  
  1653. - Why? They had forgotten the greatness of God!
  1654.  
  1655. - HALF-HEARTED LEADERS (2v1-9)]]></content:encoded>
  1656. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-have-we-shown-contempt-for-your-name/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1657. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1658.    <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  1659.    <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  1660.        <enclosure
  1661.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/10/2017_1008_SCF_11am_John_Gourley_Malachi1_6-Malachi2_9.mp3"
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  1664.    <itunes:duration>0:00</itunes:duration>
  1665.        <itunes:keywords>Heart, Respect, Sacrifice</itunes:keywords>
  1666. </item>
  1667. <item>
  1668. <title>God’s Love</title>
  1669. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-s-love/</link>
  1670. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-s-love/#respond</comments>
  1671. <pubDate>Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:21:10 +0000</pubDate>
  1672. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1673. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5765</guid>
  1674. <description><![CDATA[Malachi 1:1-5 (NIV)
  1675. 1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.[a]
  1676.  
  1677. Israel Doubts God’s Love
  1678. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.
  1679.  
  1680. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’
  1681.  
  1682. “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”
  1683.  
  1684. 4 Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”
  1685.  
  1686. But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’
  1687.  
  1688. Footnotes:
  1689.  
  1690. Malachi 1:1 Malachi means my messenger.
  1691.  
  1692. ]]></description>
  1693. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Malachi 1:1-5 (NIV)
  1694. 1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.[a]
  1695.  
  1696. Israel Doubts God’s Love
  1697. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord.
  1698.  
  1699. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’
  1700.  
  1701. “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, 3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”
  1702.  
  1703. 4 Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”
  1704.  
  1705. But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. 5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’
  1706.  
  1707. Footnotes:
  1708.  
  1709. Malachi 1:1 Malachi means my messenger.
  1710.  
  1711. ]]></content:encoded>
  1712. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/god-s-love/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1713. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1714.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1715.    <itunes:subtitle>Malachi</itunes:subtitle>
  1716.        <enclosure
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  1720.    <itunes:duration>25:35</itunes:duration>
  1721.        <itunes:keywords>Love, Relationship</itunes:keywords>
  1722. </item>
  1723. <item>
  1724. <title>Testimony by Victor Kennedy</title>
  1725. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-victor-kennedy/</link>
  1726. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/testimony-by-victor-kennedy/#respond</comments>
  1727. <pubDate>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:48:21 +0000</pubDate>
  1728. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1730. <description><![CDATA[]]></description>
  1731. <content:encoded><![CDATA[]]></content:encoded>
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  1733. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1734.    <itunes:author>Victor Kennedy</itunes:author>
  1735.    <itunes:subtitle>Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  1736.        <enclosure
  1737.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/09/2017_0924_SCF_Testimony_VictorKennedy_1Peter1_1-9.mp3"
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  1740.    <itunes:duration>15:20</itunes:duration>
  1741.        <itunes:keywords>Faith, Salvation, Testimony</itunes:keywords>
  1742. </item>
  1743. <item>
  1744. <title>God&#8217;s Promises</title>
  1745. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/gods-promises/</link>
  1746. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/gods-promises/#respond</comments>
  1747. <pubDate>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:18:07 +0000</pubDate>
  1748. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
  1749. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/?post_type=wpfc_sermon&#038;p=5758</guid>
  1750. <description><![CDATA[
  1751.  
  1752. 1 Peter 1:1-9 (NIV)
  1753.  
  1754. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
  1755. To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
  1756. Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
  1757.  
  1758. Praise to God for a Living Hope
  1759. 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
  1760.  
  1761. 1 Peter 1:1-9
  1762.  
  1763. 1. It is a Faith that is Precious.
  1764.  
  1765. 2. It is a Faith in a Person.
  1766.  
  1767. 3. It is a Faith that has Power.
  1768. - The Power of Prayer.
  1769. - The Power of Passion.
  1770. - The Power of Proclamation.
  1771.  
  1772. 4. It is a Faith that has Promises.
  1773.  
  1774. This is what Spurgeon said about God’s promises.
  1775. “[Hope in God’s promises] and you will endure trials, conquer temptations, and enjoy heaven below.”
  1776.  
  1777. &nbsp;
  1778.  
  1779. &nbsp;
  1780.  
  1781. ]]></description>
  1782. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1783.  
  1784. 1 Peter 1:1-9 (NIV)
  1785.  
  1786. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
  1787. To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
  1788. Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
  1789.  
  1790. Praise to God for a Living Hope
  1791. 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
  1792.  
  1793. 1 Peter 1:1-9
  1794.  
  1795. 1. It is a Faith that is Precious.
  1796.  
  1797. 2. It is a Faith in a Person.
  1798.  
  1799. 3. It is a Faith that has Power.
  1800. - The Power of Prayer.
  1801. - The Power of Passion.
  1802. - The Power of Proclamation.
  1803.  
  1804. 4. It is a Faith that has Promises.
  1805.  
  1806. This is what Spurgeon said about God’s promises.
  1807. “[Hope in God’s promises] and you will endure trials, conquer temptations, and enjoy heaven below.”
  1808.  
  1809. &nbsp;
  1810.  
  1811. &nbsp;
  1812.  
  1813. ]]></content:encoded>
  1814. <wfw:commentRss>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/gods-promises/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
  1815. <slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
  1816.    <itunes:author>Victor Kennedy</itunes:author>
  1817.    <itunes:subtitle></itunes:subtitle>
  1818.        <enclosure
  1819.                url="http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/http://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2017/09/2017_0924_SCF_11am_VictorKennedy_1Peter1_1-9.mp3"
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  1822.    <itunes:duration>15:29</itunes:duration>
  1823.        <itunes:keywords>Faith, Promises, Salvation</itunes:keywords>
  1824. </item>
  1825. <item>
  1826. <title>The Lord is my Banner</title>
  1827. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-lord-is-my-banner/</link>
  1828. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-lord-is-my-banner/#respond</comments>
  1829. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:32:15 +0000</pubDate>
  1830. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1832. <description><![CDATA[The Lord is my Banner
  1833.  
  1834. Exodus 17:8-16 (NIV)
  1835. The Amalekites Defeated
  1836. 8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
  1837. 10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
  1838. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.”
  1839. 15 Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against[a] the throne of the Lord,[b] the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
  1840. Footnotes:
  1841. [a] Exodus 17:16 Or to
  1842. [b] Exodus 17:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  1843.  
  1844. - No excuses (v8,9,10)
  1845. - No division (v11-13)
  1846. - No defeat! (V14-16)
  1847.  
  1848. Different groups:
  1849. - Saved people
  1850. - Backsliders
  1851. - The lost / unsaved]]></description>
  1852. <content:encoded><![CDATA[The Lord is my Banner
  1853.  
  1854. Exodus 17:8-16 (NIV)
  1855. The Amalekites Defeated
  1856. 8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
  1857. 10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
  1858. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.”
  1859. 15 Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against[a] the throne of the Lord,[b] the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
  1860. Footnotes:
  1861. [a] Exodus 17:16 Or to
  1862. [b] Exodus 17:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  1863.  
  1864. - No excuses (v8,9,10)
  1865. - No division (v11-13)
  1866. - No defeat! (V14-16)
  1867.  
  1868. Different groups:
  1869. - Saved people
  1870. - Backsliders
  1871. - The lost / unsaved]]></content:encoded>
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  1874.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  1875.    <itunes:subtitle>Exodus</itunes:subtitle>
  1876.        <enclosure
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  1883. <item>
  1884. <title>The Hour has come</title>
  1885. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-hour-has-come/</link>
  1886. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/the-hour-has-come/#respond</comments>
  1887. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:36:39 +0000</pubDate>
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  1890. <description><![CDATA[
  1891. John 12:20-36 (NIV)
  1892.  
  1893. Jesus Predicts His Death
  1894. 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
  1895.  
  1896. 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
  1897.  
  1898. 27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”
  1899.  
  1900. Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
  1901.  
  1902. 30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
  1903.  
  1904. 34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
  1905.  
  1906. 35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
  1907.  
  1908. Footnotes:
  1909.  
  1910. John 12:32 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  1911.  
  1912. &nbsp;
  1913.  
  1914. - Jesus is glorified by the cross(v24-27)
  1915.  
  1916. - Jesus is glorified by God the Father (v27-29)
  1917.  
  1918. - Jesus being glorified (through his death  and resurrection) has 3 important consequence (v31-33)
  1919.  
  1920. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time for judgement of this world (v31)
  1921.  
  1922. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time when the prince of this world will be driven out (v31)
  1923.  
  1924. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time for drawing all men to himself (v32)]]></description>
  1925. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  1926. John 12:20-36 (NIV)
  1927.  
  1928. Jesus Predicts His Death
  1929. 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
  1930.  
  1931. 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
  1932.  
  1933. 27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”
  1934.  
  1935. Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
  1936.  
  1937. 30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
  1938.  
  1939. 34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
  1940.  
  1941. 35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
  1942.  
  1943. Footnotes:
  1944.  
  1945. John 12:32 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  1946.  
  1947. &nbsp;
  1948.  
  1949. - Jesus is glorified by the cross(v24-27)
  1950.  
  1951. - Jesus is glorified by God the Father (v27-29)
  1952.  
  1953. - Jesus being glorified (through his death  and resurrection) has 3 important consequence (v31-33)
  1954.  
  1955. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time for judgement of this world (v31)
  1956.  
  1957. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time when the prince of this world will be driven out (v31)
  1958.  
  1959. - The death/resurrection of Jesus is the time for drawing all men to himself (v32)]]></content:encoded>
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  1962.    <itunes:author>John Gourley</itunes:author>
  1963.    <itunes:subtitle>John</itunes:subtitle>
  1964.        <enclosure
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  1969.        <itunes:keywords>Death, Resurrection</itunes:keywords>
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  1971. <item>
  1972. <title>How to come to the Father?</title>
  1973. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-come-to-the-father/</link>
  1974. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/how-to-come-to-the-father/#respond</comments>
  1975. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Sep 2017 13:07:44 +0000</pubDate>
  1976. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  1978. <description><![CDATA[John 14:5-6 (NIV)
  1979. Jesus the Way to the Father
  1980. 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
  1981.  
  1982. 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.]]></description>
  1983. <content:encoded><![CDATA[John 14:5-6 (NIV)
  1984. Jesus the Way to the Father
  1985. 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
  1986.  
  1987. 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.]]></content:encoded>
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  1990.    <itunes:author>Derek Baxter</itunes:author>
  1991.    <itunes:subtitle>John</itunes:subtitle>
  1992.        <enclosure
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  1997.        <itunes:keywords>Heaven, Prayer, Salvation, Thanksgiving</itunes:keywords>
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  1999. <item>
  2000. <title>Thanksgiving for Maci-Louise</title>
  2001. <link>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/thanksgiving-for-maci-louise/</link>
  2002. <comments>https://shankillcommunityfellowship.org/sermons/thanksgiving-for-maci-louise/#respond</comments>
  2003. <pubDate>Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:41:53 +0000</pubDate>
  2004. <dc:creator><![CDATA[admin]]></dc:creator>
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  2006. <description><![CDATA[​Deuteronomy 6:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
  2007. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
  2008. Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV)
  2009. 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
  2010.  
  2011.  
  2012.  
  2013. Isaiah 54:13 New International Version (NIV)
  2014. 13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.
  2015.  
  2016.  
  2017. Luke 18:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
  2018. The Little Children and Jesus
  2019. 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”]]></description>
  2020. <content:encoded><![CDATA[​Deuteronomy 6:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
  2021. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
  2022. Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV)
  2023. 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
  2024.  
  2025.  
  2026.  
  2027. Isaiah 54:13 New International Version (NIV)
  2028. 13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.
  2029.  
  2030.  
  2031. Luke 18:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
  2032. The Little Children and Jesus
  2033. 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”]]></content:encoded>
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  2036.    <itunes:author>David Dickson</itunes:author>
  2037.    <itunes:subtitle>Thanksgiving</itunes:subtitle>
  2038.        <enclosure
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