Category: May 2017

Find fresh hope and God’s Word from Sunday morning’s services. Listen to Katoomba Lighthouse Church sermon podcasts from May 2017.

May 28: Putting on the Ring
 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”
Luke 15:21-Luke 15:24 NIV 

What would have happened if the son had only put on the robe? This week Ps. Ian Allen shares on what happens when we consider Christianity about being saved from judgement and nothing more. Maybe it’s time for God’s children to take up more then salvation, but to take up our authority and our adoption.

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May 21: What Shame Does

When we think of our moral and character flaws we often put them under being “Only Human”. The one term we avoid is calling it is what the Bible calls it: sin. The word ‘sin’ means falling short of the mark and the mark is God.

This awareness can have one of two effects on us: guilt or shame. One is life, the other is death. Guilt, a conviction of the Holy Spirit, leads to repentance. Shame leads to isolation and hiding. In this week’s sermon, Ian Allen looks at the effect of both of these responses and how to find God in the dark after effect of falling.

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May 14: The Spoils of Battle

What happens when things go pear shaped? When we are tossed into the battle where do we find our reason to fight? What if we had more to gain then just recouping loss? What if the person that walked out of the other side had something that they didn’t have going in – something more? Listen as Ian Allen explores the spoils of spiritual war and the strength to be gained on the battlefield.

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May 7: The Long Shadow of Sin

“Sin casts a long shadow”

Ian Allen

In the Bible we see that the effects of sin a not just immediate. Often it can last for years and sometimes longer. The effect on relationships , on our life choices and even our thinking can can be great. So, is that the end of the story? Listen to this weeks podcast as Ian Allen explores the shadow of Sin and the light beyond it.

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