Sermons by Marcus Nodder (Page 3)

Malachi (1)

Malachi 1:1-5 When things don’t work out in life as we had hoped – bad news from the doctor, loss of a loved one, disappointment in our personal or working life – we are tempted to doubt God’s love for us. The people in Malachi’s day could relate. And God’s message to them then is what we need to hear today.

Our physical bodies (1)

Various Our bodies are a very sensitive subject – how we feel about them, what we’ve done with them, what others have done to them, how they are changing. Our bodies stir up a whole range of emotions, and it can be bewildering. Where can we find help, clarity, and hope? The Bible has a lot to say about our bodies.

The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar, but do we use it? Every day? We should do because it puts relationship with our heavenly Father at the heart of each day. It reorientates our lives around his name, his kingdom, and his will. And it meets our biggest needs – for provision, pardon,

Ambition (4): The benedictions

Various ‘What can we be praying for you at the moment?’ How would you respond? Our requests are often quite different to what we find in the prayers in the Bible. The little prayers sometimes called ‘benedictions’ in the New Testament letters have different, bigger concerns. They challenge us to set our sights higher and be more ambitious.

God, sex, & marriage

As Christians our view of sex is regarded by others increasingly not just as outdated and weird, but oppressive and discriminatory. The danger is that we become embarrassed and defensive. But there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. The biblical understanding of sex corresponds to reality as God has made it. It is a better story, and a better vision for human flourishing.