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The Great Commission

The Great Commission

What is the mission that we have as modern-day disciples of Jesus Christ? In this sermon we take a look at the Great Commission that Jesus gave to His followers. Learn about how an epic global assignment awaits us all - one that promises to be full of surprises and blessings along the way and one that we do in the full authority of Christ.

Evangelism Seminar: Big Yes, Little Yes, Healthy Maybe

Evangelism Seminar: Big Yes, Little Yes, Healthy Maybe

In this practical and inspiring post-service seminar, Elim National Evangelist Mark Greenwood helps us to better understand the journey involved when a person comes to faith in Christ. This eye-opening session may challenge your understanding of successful evangelism and will equip you to better reach others in our 21st century culture for Christ.

A Divine Operation

A Divine Operation

Sometimes we forget that evangelism is not a human enterprise but a divine operation. In this message our guest speaker Mark Greenwood, the Elim National Evangelist, reminds us that evangelism is a God idea: as we do our bit God will do His. As we put aside our excuses we discover the most amazing thing: God goes with us wherever He sends us.

Continuing What Jesus Began

Continuing What Jesus Began

On the occasion of the second anniversary of One Church, this sermon goes back to the book of Acts and reminds us that God desires to do today all the things He did in the beginning! In fact as the Church of today we are called to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ in this world, expecting supernatural results as our norm! This message highlights the power and authority that God has invested in His Church and shows us that the hope for any community lies in the body of believers in that community.

What Heaven Is Looking For (The Parable of the Lost Coin)

What Heaven Is Looking For (The Parable of the Lost Coin)

God is searching desperately for the lost - and He invites us to join His search party too. This sermon on the Parable of the Lost Coin invites us to be part of what heaven is part of - to rejoice as the lost are found - as well as inviting those who are far from God to draw close to Him.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (The Parable of the Net)

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (The Parable of the Net)

There is coming a day when God will separate the righteous from the wicked, the believers from the pretenders, the good from the bad - and the outcome for the bad will be ugly. This sermon on the Parable of the Net exhorts us to get serious about eternity and also encourages each believer to keep on casting the net in view of that last day.

Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

Room at the Table (The Parable of the Great Banquet)

The Parable of the Great Banquet shows us God’s amazing generosity in inviting us into His kingdom. But the invitation doesn’t just stop there - there is room at the table and God wants His house full, so we need to let others know that they are welcome, that they are invited to God’s great banquet.

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

This Easter Sunday sermon highlights some of the staggering consequences of the resurrection: the resurrection proves Jesus is who He said He is; it shows He has the power He claimed to have; it means that He will do everything He says He will do. Because He was raised from the dead, Jesus can redeem our past, fix our brokenness and make us right with God; He can give us power to live in the present and courage to withstand persecution, problems and pain; and if that wasn't enough, He can give us hope and a future in heaven. 

 

This is the video that Pastor Dominic refers to in the sermon about the evidence for the resurrection:

Three Crosses

Three Crosses

Usually, and rightly so, when we think of the events of Good Friday we focus on that middle cross – the cross where Jesus hung. But there were two other crosses at Calvary that day too, and there is indeed much for us to learn as we consider the story of those two other men who were crucified alongside Jesus. Which side of the cross are you on? Listen now to this stirring gospel message. 

Waiting for Christmas: Simeon & Anna

Waiting for Christmas: Simeon & Anna

There is much we can learn from Simeon and Anna, two elderly figures who - even in the face of contrary circumstances - were full of expectation and faith about God breaking into the world. Their Luke 2 encounter with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the temple teaches us much about the identity of Jesus too. In Simeon we find the hope of consolation and in Anna the hope of redemption; as you learn what these twin hopes are and how Jesus fulfils both hopes, you will discover the life-changing truth about what it means for Him to be your consolation and your redemption.

God With Us: Immanuel

God With Us: Immanuel

When our sins and brokenness made it impossible to come to Him, God came to us in the person of Jesus. This sermon from our Candlelight Carol Service looks at Jesus through the lens of His prophetic name 'Immanuel'. Shedding light on the beautiful truth of the incarnation, you will discover just exactly what it means that Jesus is "God with us".

The Power of Invitation

The Power of Invitation

The risk of not inviting people is greater than the risk of inviting people. We are called to invite others to come and see, yet we can often come up against barriers to inviting people. This sermon explores the 'why' and the 'how' of the best invitation we can give to someone: the opportunity to encounter Jesus and be part of His family, the Church.

Evangelism 101

Evangelism 101

This sermon is packed full of insight and inspiration about personal evangelism. Not only will you discover why evangelism is important; as you listen you will be practically equipped to meaningfully share the good news of the gospel with those you know and love, as well as better leverage the opportunities that arise to share Jesus as you go about the daily business of life.

This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

The true measure of what happens in a Sunday morning church service is revealed by what we are doing 24 hours later with what we have learned and experienced. This sermon reminds us that the everyday situations of life, family and work are missional opportunities to share the love, hope and power of Jesus. Where will you be this time tomorrow? And what does God want you to do there?

Life On Mission

Life On Mission

We can often think that mission is only carried out by experts who travel overseas but Jesus calls us all to be disciple-making disciples. Mission isn't an event or programme - it's a lifestyle that has eternal consequences. Wherever we are and whatever we’re doing, we’re on mission. Listen and be reminded that sharing Jesus is the most incredible thing we can do for others.

Living Confidently for God

Living Confidently for God

As Christians we have the most incredible news to tell and yet the crazy thing is that we can sometimes be reticent to tell it. This sermon by guest speaker Gary Gibbs, Director of REACH (Elim's national evangelism and church planting department), reminds us that we can have confidence to go because God is not only for us but also with us and in us wherever we go.

What Will Heaven Be Like?

What Will Heaven Be Like?

Pretty much every Christian can tell you how to get to heaven; many will struggle, however, to describe heaven. This sermon dispels some of the common myths about what life will be like in heaven by showing what the Bible actually says about it. Listeners will gain a wonderful new appetite for heaven as the biblical truth about God bringing heaven and earth together into the same dimension at the climax of history is explored. Listen and discover the joys and adventures that await the believer on the recreated new earth.

Hell Under Fire

Hell Under Fire

This sobering but highly illuminating sermon sheds light on the biblical doctrine of hell. Highlighting the deficiencies of some of the popular alternatives to hell today, a case is put forth for the historic Christian position on eternal conscious punishment. Christian listeners will bask in the profound and beautiful grace of the cross of Jesus that saves them from hell; they will be inspired to prioritise their lives around proclaiming God's solution to hell. Non-Christian listeners, after learning that there are no second chances after death, will be presented with the most awesome invitation of all: to embrace the only one who can save them from hell and bring them into everlasting life with God in heaven.

A Great White Throne

A Great White Throne

At the great white throne the the unsaved dead of all the ages will receive their final sentence: eternal punishment in the lake of fire. This sermon unpacks what Revelation 20 has to say about this final act of judgement. Unbelievers will be challenged as they listen to ponder just exactly where they will be after death; believers will freshly appreciate the life-changing, eternity-altering work of Jesus to save them from eternal condemnation and be galvanised to share the truth of eternity with others.

One Minute After You Die

One Minute After You Die

One minute after you die you will either be in a state of indescribable joy or unbearable misery. Where and how you end up depends on the investments into eternity that you have made in this life, not least whether you have made Jesus the Saviour and Lord of your life. This eye-opening sermon unpacks what the Bible teaches about the intermediate state (that is, the present heaven and the present hell), as well as the future state which will be ushered in once Christ comes again. Learn what happens to both the believer and the unbeliever at both the point of death and then a moment later.