Acts 4.32-5.42 – The invincibility of the risen Christ


Acts 4.32-5.42
Speaker: Bryson
Series: Acts 1-7: To the Ends of the Earth


When history repeats itself

1.0 The apostles lied to

 a positive scene (Acts 4.32-37)

 a serious threat (Acts 5.1-2)

 a powerful response (5.3-10)

 an emphatic result (Acts 5.11)

2.0 The apostles locked up

 a positive scene (Acts 5.12-16)

 a serious threat (Acts 5.17-18, 21-40)

 a powerful response (5.19-20)

 an emphatic result (Acts 5.41-42)

When history repeats itself

Ephesians 4.1-16 – All of Life for Jesus


Ephesians 4.1-16, Tristan.

1. Paul’s agenda for the Ephesians
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. (Verse 1)

2. Jesus’ agenda for his church
Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Verses 11-13)

3. Our agenda at BPC
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Verses 15-16)

All of life lived for Jesus

Series: All for Jesus: Vision Sundays

Colossians 1 – All for Jesus


Colossians 1, Bryson.

Gurus, cats, and BPC
1.0 God’s agenda
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. (v15-16, NIV)
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (v18-20, NIV)

2.0 Paul’s agenda
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. (v28, NIV)

3.0 Our agenda
All for Jesus

Series: All for Jesus: Vision Sundays

Hebrews 12.14-29 – A joyous kingdom


Hebrews 12.14-29, Bryson.

The lights of home
1.0 See to it… (Hebrews 12.15)
 a) Esau (Hebrews 12.16-17)
 b) Mt Sinai (Hebrews 12.18-21)
 c) a joyful assembly (Hebrews 12.22-24)
2.0 See to it… (Hebrews 12.25)
 a) Mt Sinai (Hebrews 12.25-27)
 b) an unshakeable kingdom (Hebrews 12.28-29)
Heading home

Series: Running the Race: Hebrews 11-13

Hebrews 4.14-5.10 – Confidence from Christ


Hebrews 4.14-5.10, Bryson.

Paintings, priests and Jesus (Hebrews 4.14)
1.0 What’s the big deal about priests? (Hebrews 5.1)
2.0 What’s the big deal about Jesus being a priest?
a) He sympathises (Hebrews 4.14-15)
b) He was selected (Hebrews 5.1-3)
c) He suffered (Hebrews 5.4-10)
Confidence with God (Hebrews 4.16)

Series: Simply The Best: Hebrews 1-10