Jesus: True temple - Dave Mitchell (AM Podcast)

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Dec 11th 2017. Jesus: True temple, 1 Kings 8.

In the Old Testament, the Temple is a place where God dwells. God established a place where he could be known, and a place where sacrifices could be made so that people could be in relationship with Him. (This is central to the O.T. understanding of what it means to be a Holy Nation).  Jesus is fully the place where God could be known (John 1 Message version ‘the Word became Flesh and Blood and moved into the neighbourhood’) John 2:19-21 is his self-identification as the true temple. Jesus life is from the beginning a place for worship (Matthew 2:2) and a place of sacrifice, fulfilled in his own priestly self-offering on the cross. Download Discussion notes

Jesus: True temple - Dave Mitchell

Dec 11th 2017. Jesus: True temple, 1 Kings 8.

In the Old Testament, the Temple is a place where God dwells. God established a place where he could be known, and a place where sacrifices could be made so that people could be in relationship with Him. (This is central to the O.T. understanding of what it means to be a Holy Nation).  Jesus is fully the place where God could be known (John 1 Message version ‘the Word became Flesh and Blood and moved into the neighbourhood’) John 2:19-21 is his self-identification as the true temple. Jesus life is from the beginning a place for worship (Matthew 2:2) and a place of sacrifice, fulfilled in his own priestly self-offering on the cross. Download Discussion notes

7pm Series: Shame Shifting

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Nov 12th Shame Shifting Comparison trap. Clare Thompson. Comparison and competition seem fundamental to the way we human beings live in society. The Bible knows all about these things. In family life in the Old Testament comparison and rivalry are vividly expressed. In the New testament it doesn’t seem far from the lives even of those closes to Jesus, the disciples. Even at the end of John’s gospel Peter seems to be comparing himself to John or ‘the beloved disciple, ‘what about him’? The problem with comparison is that it can make us feel diminished by the comparison, and bring us into shame. God has a different plan for us than this. Download discussion notes.


Nov 19th 2017. Shame shifting: Food & Sex, Dave Mitchell. Intended for pleasure? That is the title of a Christian book about sex. Food and Sex are intended for and vital for the continuation of life. They also give pleasure, and in our affluent western culture food and sex have been intensively marketed as pleasures we all deserve; ‘naughty but nice’. In reality, food and sex create crisis points in our culture with problems ranging from obesity to anorexia. The sexual abuse of women and children, and the revelations of politicians and celebrities as sexual predators are every day news. Genesis 3:6-13. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.


Nov 26th 2017. Shame Shifting. Family & Inclusion, Hannah Mitchell. Dysfunctional family can be the source of profound shame and pain. The problem with dysfunctional family is that it can seed problems for the next generation. The book of Genesis unflinchingly describes four generations of pain and problems from Abraham through to the life of Joseph. These stories are warnings of what can go wrong in family, but also speak of the redemptive power of God to heal broken family relationships. Download Discussion notes Genesis 16, Genesis 45.


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Testament (AM Series)

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Nov 12th Why & how to read the Old Testament. For many people the Old Testament is literally a closed book. Yet for Jesus himself, and the early Church, it was their scripture. Jesus quotes the Old Testament often, as do Paul and the other New testament writers. Yet for may of us today there seems to be a disconnect between ‘the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’ and the requirements of God as he appears in the Old Testament. How should we read this book? Download discussion notes Luke 24:25-27, 44-45. 


Nov 26th Testament. Ten Commandments: Discussion notes: Love Your neighbour. Jesus knew and loved the Old Testament. Its books were his scriptures. When asked about the greatest commandments he quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 (Love God, and Love your neighbour) and said the whole of the Law and Prophets (i.e. the Bible as he knew it) hung on these two sayings. The ten commandments are in many ways an articulation of these two principles.Love your neighbour as yourself is stated once in the Old Testament and quoted directly nine times in the new. Download Discussion notes Exodus 20. Leviticus 19.


Nov 19th Testament. Ten Commandments: Love God. Jesus knew and loved the Old Testament. Its books were his scriptures. When asked about the greatest commandments he quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 (Love God, and Love your neighbour) and said the whole of the Law and Prophets (i.e. the Bible as he knew it) hung on these two sayings. The ten commandments are in many ways an articulation of these two principles. Download discussion notes. Matthew 22:36-40, Exodus 20:1-11.

 


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