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Matthew 15:32-39; 16:5-12
Sun Oct 24 2021
Matthew
John Sode-Woodhead

John zooms out and traces the structure of this section of Matthew's gospel, demonstrating Jesus' focus upon disciple-making and the surprising example at the centre of this narrative.
Matthew 15:32-39; 16:5-12

Living in strange times
Sun Oct 17 2021
Willie Miller

In our passage this morning, Philip shares the good news about Jesus with an Ethiopian eunuch. It is undoubtedly true that we live in strange times, but that is not a new phenomenon for the church. We will see that "strange things" can happen to us, as they did to Philip when we: (i) Step into new territory, (ii) Invite people's questions, and (iii) Follow the Spirit of God.
Acts 8:26-40

Matthew 15:21-28
Sun Oct 10 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This passage tells the story of Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite mother. As we grapple with some of the difficulties of this passage, I'd like us to consider what we do know about this encounter, and what we don't know. We'll then go on to consider the woman's incredible Dependent Faith, God's Good Design and Jesus' Delight.
Matthew 15:21-28

John 15:1-17
Sun Oct 03 2021
Yinka Oyekan

This is an encouragement and a challenge to remain faithful and to become fruitful through remaining in Christ and committing ourselves to pray as he directed us to.
John 15:1-17

Matthew 14:34 - 15:20
Sun Sep 26 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

As the opposition to Jesus intensifies, we see yet another confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees in Matthew 15:1-20. We will think about the tyranny of tradition and the tyranny of our hearts. The only way by which we can be liberated from these tyrannies is IN CHRIST.
Matthew 14:34 - 15:20

Matthew 14:13-21
Sun Sep 19 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we come to the only miracle that is included in all four gospel accounts: the feeding of the five thousand (plus!). We'll consider the compassion of Jesus, his dedication to disciple-making, his commitment to community, his ability to satisfy and his abundant provision.
Matthew 14:13-21

Matthew 13:53-14:12
Sun Sep 12 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we'll be reading about the rejection of Jesus in his home town of Nazareth (Matt. 13:53-58) and the rejection and execution of John the Baptist by Herod (Matt. 14:1-12) and asking what lessons we can learn from these two painful stories.
Matthew 13:53-14:12

Matthew 13:44-52
Sun Sep 05 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we'll be considering what it means to really Treasure the kingdom of heaven. We'll also think about the Trawl before the Trial and the need for Testimony about the kingdom.
Matthew 13:44-52

Matthew 13:31-35
Sun Aug 29 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

These two short parables speak to us of the growth of the kingdom of heaven, and as we reflect on them we'll see that the kingdom inaugurated by Jesus is Growing, Reaching, Open to everyone and Welcoming through witnessing.
Matthew 13:31-35

Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
Sun Aug 22 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This parable helps us to answer the question: Why is evil so persistent in a world in which the kingdom of God is present? We'll consider the 'Destructive plan of the enemy', the 'Delay of the Master' and the 'Division of the harvest' before asking, How should we live in response to these things?
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Matthew 13:1-23
Sun Aug 15 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

We'll begin by thinking briefly about what a parable is, and why Jesus taught in parables, before looking at the four types of soil and asking ourselves, "What kind of soil am I?"
Matthew 13:1-23

Matthew 12:38-50
Sun Aug 08 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This passage marks the end of another section of Matthew's gospel. We hear Jesus proclaiming three great truths and challenging the crowds to respond. There are three different reactions to Jesus from those looking on.
Matthew 12:38-50

Matthew 12:22-37
Sun Aug 01 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

The Pharisees' opposition to Jesus continues to intensify, and this morning we will be considering five lessons that we can learn from this opposition.
Matthew 12:22-37

Living in 'Interesting Times'
Sun Jul 25 2021
Andrew Barrie

We see in this passage how God: (1) demonstrates the limits of human wisdom, (2) reveals ultimate truth, and (3) progresses His purposes.
Daniel 2:1-49

Sinking Faith
Sun Jul 18 2021
Matthew
Hugh Ferrier

We will consider this passage under three headings: (1) A stormy night, (2) a Sovereign visitor and (3) a sinking disciple.
Matthew 14:22-33

The fear of the Lord
Sun Jul 11 2021
Jack Quinn

Proverbs 9:1-12; Hebrews 10:26-39

Matthew 12:15-21
Sun Jul 04 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be focusing our thoughts on Matthew 12:15-21. In these verses we will see the gentleness of Jesus, God's chosen and beloved servant, bringing hope to the nations.
Matthew 12:15-21

Matthew 12:1-14
Sun Jun 27 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be thinking together about Matthew 12:1-14, which describes a confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over the Sabbath. How do we avoid the legalism of the Pharisees and align ourselves with what Jesus is ultimately for?
Matthew 12:1-14

Matthew 11:25-30
Sun Jun 20 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

These verses contain an incredible invitation, and we will be asking three questions: "Who's it from?", "Who's it for?" and "What's it all about?"
Matthew 11:25-30

Matthew 11:16-24
Sun Jun 13 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be thinking about how we can respond rightly to God's grace before the Day of Judgement.
Matthew 11:16-24

Matthew 11:1-15
Sun Jun 06 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

In this passage, Jesus graciously deals with the doubt of John the Baptist, and we'll see three ways in which we can deal with our doubts. Jesus then takes the opportunity to teach some lessons about the "kingdom of heaven," and we'll hear an encouragement and a warning.
Matthew 11:1-15

Matthew 10:32-42
Sun May 30 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

We'll see in these challenging verses three features of a 'worthy' disciple, and we'll go on to consider the reward that Jesus promises to those who remain true to him.
Matthew 10:32-42

Matthew 10:16-31
Sun May 23 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

These are not easy verses to read, but the warnings given here by Jesus are part of the everyday experience of countless Christians around the world today. Alongside the warnings, we will also consider the corresponding encouragements and reasons to be unafraid that Jesus gives.
Matthew 10:16-31

Matthew 10:5-15
Sun May 16 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

Imagine being a fly on the wall listening in to the greatest team talk of all time! This is our experience this morning as we listen in to Jesus preparing the Twelve for their first mission. Jesus gives his disciples a message, and we'll be considering six features of that message: the Bearers, the Target, the Content, the Accompaniment, the Gift and the Reception.
Matthew 10:5-15

Matthew 9:35 - 10:4
Sun May 09 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

Basic first aid teaches us that CPR saves lives. Jesus came into the world to save lives by opening up the way to eternal life. In this passage we'll be considering an alternative CPR: Compassion, Prayer and Response.
Matthew 9:35 - 10:4

Matthew 9:18-34
Sun May 02 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

These verses speak to us about Faith in Jesus and the Authority of Jesus, and they beg the question: How will we Respond to Jesus?
Matthew 9:18-34

Matthew 9:9-17
Sun Apr 25 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

We'll discover in these verses two challenges for us as individuals and as a church to get out of our "comfort zone".
Matthew 9:9-17

The Lord is my Shepherd
Sun Apr 18 2021
Easter 2021
Donnie Macleod

Donnie unpacks the opening verses of Psalm 23 and explains what it means for us to be shepherded by the Lord.
Psalm 23; John 10:1-18

John 20:24-31
Sun Apr 11 2021
Easter 2021
Ronnie Mackenzie

Through his resurrection appearances, Jesus reinstates his disciples and gives them peace, passion and purpose to live for him.
John 20:24-31

Easter Sunday 2021
Sun Apr 04 2021
Easter 2021
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be looking at John's account of the resurrection from John 20:1-18 and listening to two eye-witness statements from John and Mary Magdalene. We'll also be considering the implications of Jesus calling his disciples "brothers" and Mary's magnificent obedience!
John 20:1-18

Jesus the Gentle King
Sun Mar 28 2021
Easter 2021
Matt Alexander

This Palm Sunday morning we will be taking a look at John's account of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We'll be watching and listening and trying to get a sense of the excitement that surrounded that momentous occasion. None of the characters in the story seemed to fully grasp who Jesus was and what he had come to achieve - our task is to try to understand these things.
John 12:9-19

Matthew 8:28 - 9:8
Sun Mar 21 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

In this passage we see that Jesus demonstrates his authority over demonic forces and over sin. There are four responses to Jesus, none of which is entirely adequate...how will we respond?
Matthew 8:28 - 9:8

Matthew 8:18-27
Sun Mar 14 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

In our passage this morning we meet three types of disciples: one over-ready, one under-ready and some who follow Jesus into a boat (and then into a storm). Let us listen to what Jesus has to say to each.
Matthew 8:18-27

The wind of the Spirit
Sun Mar 07 2021
Barry Dennis

A challenge to be stirred into action by the wind of the Spirit.
John 3:1-8

Matthew 8:14-17
Sun Feb 28 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

Our passage for this morning is Matthew 8:14-17, and we will be thinking about three glorious attributes of Jesus that we find in these verses: his compassion, his authority, and the fact that he bears our burdens.
Matthew 8:14-17

Matthew 8:5-13
Sun Feb 21 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be focusing on Jesus' healing of a centurion's servant in Matthew 8:5-13. Jesus was "astonished" by the centurion's faith, and we will take a closer look at the Object and Outcomes of that faith.
Matthew 8:5-13

Matthew 8:1-4
Sun Feb 14 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be focusing on Jesus' healing of a leper in Matthew 8:1-4. How does Jesus' treatment of the leper reassure us as we come to him with our great problem, and what should be our response?
Matthew 8:1-4

Matthew 7:13-29
Sun Feb 07 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we conclude our studies in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus challenged his first listeners to live out their discipleship in light of his teaching, and I pray that we will be similarly challenged as we study the images that he used.
Matthew 7:13-29

Matthew 7:7-12
Sun Jan 31 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

 We're going to be looking at two further encouragements to pray and then at the so-called "Golden Rule".
Matthew 7:7-12

Matthew 7:1-6
Sun Jan 24 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

We live in a society that is incredibly judgemental. It is all too easy to disparage one another, especially on social media. What does Jesus have to say about judging others?
Matthew 7:1-6

Matthew 6:25-34
Sun Jan 17 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This is a time of great anxiety for many, and this morning we come to a passage that speaks directly into that. Why, according to Jesus should we not worry and what strategies can we employ to rid ourselves of worry?
Matthew 6:25-34

Matthew 6:19-24
Sun Jan 10 2021
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be picking up where we left off in Matthew's gospel, and specifically in the Sermon on the Mount. Just as Jesus challenged his listeners to consider what they valued most, so we will be testing our hearts with the questions: "Where is your treasure?", "Who is your master?" and "How is your eyesight?"
Matthew 6:19-24

God's Time and Timing in the New Year
Sun Jan 03 2021
New Year
Mike Rattenbury

Mike unpacks what the Bible has to teach us about God's creation of time and his intervention into his creation at the right time, and challenges us concerning our use of time in the year ahead.
Genesis 1:14-19; Ephesians 1:3-14

Lessons from a devout and righteous man
Sun Dec 27 2020
Advent 2020
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be looking at the character of Simeon and listening to the prophetic words that he spoke over the baby Jesus and Mary. What can we learn from this devout and righteous man?
Luke 2:25-35

God's grace to shepherds, Mary and us!
Sun Dec 20 2020
Advent 2020
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be seeking to better understand the grace of God by seeing grace in action in the story of the shepherds' visit to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
Luke 2:8-20

Matthew 6:9-15
Sun Dec 13 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be journeying through the Lord's prayer and seeking to understand better what it means to pray these familiar and precious words.
Matthew 6:9-15

Matthew 6:7-15
Sun Dec 06 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be considering one further example that Jesus gives of how not to pray before turning to how we should pray, with an introduction to the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6:7-15.
Matthew 6:7-15

Matthew 6:1-6,16-18
Sun Nov 29 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be considering how we should and should not do our 'acts of righteousness' from Matthew 6:1-6,16-18. Are we performing for a crowd or living for our Audience of One?
Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

Matthew 5:38-48
Sun Nov 22 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This Sunday we will be focusing on Jesus' teaching on how we should respond to our enemies in Matthew 5:38-48. This teaching, which was revolutionary at the time, still shocks us today and begs the questions "Why?" and "How?". Sam will also be leading us in a prayer of intercession and Lily will bring us our Scripture reading.
Matthew 5:38-48

Matthew 5:33-37
Sun Nov 15 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This Sunday we will be focusing on Jesus' teaching on oaths and oath-taking in Matthew 5:33-37. In a society where we don't tend to take a lot of oaths, what is the relevance of this for our lives? Isobel will also be leading us in a prayer of intercession and Geoff will bring us our Scripture reading. We will also be praying for our mission partner Suresh and for the work of India Village Ministries.
Matthew 5:33-37

Matthew 5:27-32
Sun Nov 08 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This Remembrance Sunday we will be observing a 2-minute silence at 11:00. Later in the service we will be considering Matthew 5:27-32, which is Jesus' teaching on adultery in his Sermon on the Mount. Samuel will also be leading us in a prayer of intercession.
Matthew 5:27-32

Matthew 5:21-26
Sun Nov 01 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 5:21-26, listening to and seeking to apply Jesus' teaching on anger. Gavin will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Sheelagh will bring our Scripture reading. We will also receive an update from Andrea Gardiner on the work of Project Ecuador in the midst of the pandemic.
Matthew 5:21-26

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
Sun Oct 25 2020
John Mark Comer

This morning we will be joining with brothers and sisters in Christ from Baptist Churches throughout Scotland and hearing about the "Ruthless Elimination of Hurry" from John Mark Comer. John Mark is the pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. We will also be led in a prayer of intercession by Matt and be led in our sung worship by our amazing worship team.

Matthew 5:17-20
Sun Oct 18 2020
Matthew
Oliver Vellacot

This morning we will be studying Matthew 5:17-20 and Oliver Vellacott will be recommending some PPE for the soul. We will also be led in a prayer of intercession by Ruth and hear Oliver and Isabel's powerful testimony about living with cancer and walking with God.
Matthew 5:17-20

Matthew 5:13-16
Sun Oct 11 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 5:13-16 and considering what it means for us to really be the salt of the earth and the light in the world.
Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 5:1-12
Sun Oct 04 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 5:1-12 - the Introduction to the greatest speech the world has ever heard. What does it mean to be blessed, and how can we receive this blessing? Donald will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Zara, Rosa and Naomi will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 4:12-25
Sun Sep 27 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 4:12-25 and focussing on the calling of the first disciples. What does it mean to be a "fisher of men", and are we prepared to respond in the radical way the first disciples did? Ishbel will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Matt will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 4:12-25

Matthew 4:1-11
Sun Sep 20 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 4:1-11 and looking at the temptation of Jesus. We will see how we can have victory over the tempter through the power of our overcoming Saviour. Willie will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Janelle will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 4:1-11

Matthew 3:13-17
Sun Sep 13 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 3:13-17 and looking at the baptism of Jesus. We will be focussing our thoughts around 3 S's: Submission, Spirit Empowerment and Sonship. Eamon will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Izzy will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 3:13-17

Matthew 3:1-12
Sun Sep 06 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 3:1-12 and considering John the Baptist's call to repentance and the great necessity for us to point to Jesus. Peter will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Gavin will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 3:1-12

Matthew 2:13-23
Sun Aug 30 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 2:13-23 and thinking about how we can maintain our trust in the Sovereign control of God in the midst of perplexing circumstances. Josh will lead us in intercessory prayer, and Priscilla will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 2:13-23

Matthew 2:1-12
Sun Aug 23 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we will be studying Matthew 2:1-12 and considering three very different reactions to the birth of Jesus. We will be challenged to consider how we react to the King? Alan will lead us in intercessory prayer, and June will bring our Scripture reading.
Matthew 2:1-12

Matthew 1:18-25
Sun Aug 16 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

This morning we're going to be studying Matthew 1:18-25, which will be read to us by Samuel. We will also be led in praise by our amazing worship band and in prayer by Carol.
Matthew 1:18-25

Matthew 1:1-17
Sun Aug 09 2020
Matthew
Matt Alexander

In this morning's service we will be starting a new series looking at the gospel of Matthew. We will be taking a look at the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:1-17...what is the relevance of a big, long list of names? We will also be led in prayer by Kenny Cormack and share in an interview with Jayden Alexander. Welcome!
Matthew 1:1-17

Hebrews 12:1-3
Sun Aug 02 2020
Matt Alexander

First online service for Wick Baptist Church featuring songs from the worship band and a sermon based on Hebrews 12:1-3.
Hebrews 12:1-3