Tag Archive | Salvation

Sermon: Jesus Brings Certainty About Salvation

Sermon preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on Sunday the 18th of May, 2014.

Jesus Brings Certainty About Salvation – Luke 13:22-30

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Justin Bieber: Pray

So, Justin Bieber has a song called Pray. How about that? The Bieb has gone on record to discuss his Christian faith and there’s a bit of controversy going on at the moment about some of his convictions that have come across in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. So it was bound to happen that Bieber’s faith would be reflected in his music. Pray is Justin Bieber putting it out there and sharing his prayer life with the world.

And now I have some questions.

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Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Rated M

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson

Tony Stark has it all. Money, women, fast cars, and popularity. He’s on the front cover of every magazine and the lead story of every news program. Crowds of people swarm together just to get a chance to see him. On top of all that, his new invention has everyone excited. So excited that it looks like he may have brought about world peace. Tony Stark is Iron Man, the armored avenger. So what could possibly go wrong?

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Finding Salvation

People look for salvation in all kinds of places. In their work, their family, their possessions, etc. Everyone is looking for that one thing that will make their life complete, that will rescue them from insecurity and doubt. When things are tough, people head for their real god. Life is difficult, so I’ll find god at the bottom of the bottle. Life is tough so I’ll go out and find god through meaningless sex. Life is hard to I will search for god through hard work and super annuation. We look for salvation in all kinds of places. Except for the place where real salvation can be found – Jesus Christ.

X-Factor #43 shows us this truth in just one panel.

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Watchmen #12

Watchmen #12

Watchmen #12

This is it. The end. Does it finish with a bang or a whimper? Has Adrian saved the world or doomed it?

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The Living End: Raise The Alarm

whitenoisealbumcoverIf you walked down the street and asked a random person if they believed in God, chances are they would say yes. But what God? It seems no two Gods are the same. They all have different characteristics, different qualities, different personalities. If the God I believe in is really just a construct of my mind, do I really even need him in the first place?

Do I need to believe in God?

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Movie Review: City of Ember (2008 )

city_of_emberCity of Ember (2008 )

Rated G

Starring Bill Murray

A thought provoking, visually stunning, science fiction movie that’s rated G? Colour me surprised. And it’s actually good? Even better.

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