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Sermons by “Nick Louw”

Curing the pandemic (of sin)

In light of the Corona virus, we look at how sin entered the world through Adam, who was Patient Zero and, how we have inherited the genetic disease. We sin because we are sinful, and there is no cure. But through Jesus’ righteous act on the Cross, He makes us righteous before we do anything right, even though we do not deserve it.

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How a story of spotted sheep can encourage us

We pick up the story after Jacob has run away to escape the wrath of his brother, Esau. At the request of his mother, he visits her brother who is still as manipulative as he was when he tried to trick Isaac. Yet God uses Laban’s evil plans for His purposes, and protects Jacob under the Covenant.

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Jacob’s Test

Covenant members need to respond to God’s covenant promise.
God tested both Abraham and Isaac.
In this passage, Jacob is being tested. His response is one of faith.
How does this apply to how we respond today? Listen to the talk…

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Our Obsession with Escaping

We seem to have a fascination with having to escape from something. Changing jobs, going on holiday, emigrating…etc.
In this passage, God’s people are called to endure, not to escape. Listen to how this applies to us today.

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Prayer

In verses 16 and 25, Paul is asking the Thessalonian church for ongoing prayer.
If God is sovereign, why do we need to pray? How should we pray?
Listen to this talk.

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Responding to God’s plans

There are three characters in this story, each who acts out God’s overall plan. Which of these three should you align closer with?

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The promise of resurrection

We have to face death or the death of a love one. We as Christians deal with death differently, in hope of resurrection and in Genesis we receive two challenges.

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How can we know our faith is real

What does it mean to say we believe? Our faith is tested when we must choose between blessings already given and blessings still to come.

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When heroes seem to be getting it wrong…

Biblical “heroes” often act exactly the opposite to what we would have expected. For example, in this account of Abraham in Gerar.
But the story also shows how covenant blessing depends only on God’s faithfulness; not whether we deserve it.
Listen to the talk.

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Jesus before his public ministry

This passage is often neglected as it is recorded in the Bible between the birth of Jesus and the start of his public ministry.
But these verses tell us much about who Jesus is…and who he is not.
Listen to the talk.

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