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VAULTS 2.4.17am

CrossWith the subject of the sermon this morning being the victory of Jesus over the Devil on the cross, here are some very appropriate and useful links for today’s sermon (VAULTS):

Here’s an article by Thabiti Anyabwile on The Gospel Coalition, with the rather long title, “The Death Of Death In The Death of Christ means Victory over Death for those who Believe.”

A book that’s well worth every Christian reading is “The Cross of Christ” by John Stott. It’s pricey (though well worth it) so maybe buy a used copy on Amazon or from your local bookshop or other online retailer.

Finally, below is a video of a sermon by John Piper with the title “The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ.” If you prefer to read sermons, then you can read the manuscript.

photo credit: Endre Majoros Crossing via photopin (license)

New Song: Happy Day

Get ready for Sunday when we’re planning to do this new song:

1. The greatest day in history
Death is beaten, You have rescued me
Sing it out, Jesus is alive
The empty cross, the empty grave
Life eternal, You have won the day
Shout it out, Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Oh, happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh, happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

2. When I stand in that place
Free at last, meeting face to face
I am yours, Jesus, You are mine
Endless joy, perfect peace
Earthly pain finally will cease
Celebrate, Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Oh, happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh, happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

Oh, what a glorious day
What a glorious way
That You have saved me
And oh, what a glorious day
What a glorious name

Oh, happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh, happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

By Tim Hughes & Ben Cantelon; © 2006 Thankyou Music

What Would Jesus Say…?

What Would Jesus Say

How would you fill in the blank? What would Jesus say to a particular person, about a particular issue, or concerning an aspect of life? Or whatever else you can think of that you’d be interested to hear Jesus on, what would it be?

We want to hear from as many of you on this as we can. Consider it something of a survey, if you like. If you want to tell us your thoughts, you can enter them in our online form, here.

The results of that survey will form four Sunday mornings in January. We’ll take the top four answers and tackle them as best we can on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of January.

Because we want to hear from as many people as possible, why not share this with others on facebook or twitter. Or grab a postcard (available at our church building) and hand it to someone so that they can fill it in.

1 Peter Resources

We’re doing 1 Peter in some pretty large portions. You might want to go into more detail with some of the themes we’re picking out or with the book as a whole. If that’s you, then here are some resources:

“1 Peter For You” by Juan Sanchez

If you want to go deeper, this study book will take you through the entire book of 1 Peter, perfect for personal devotions.

“Distinctives” by Vaughan Roberts

The subheading says it all: “Dare to be Different!” It’s a short snappy book all about how we should stand out, in a good way, as Christians in the world.

“The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges

An excellent book on how we’re called to be holy and what that looks like.

“Holiness” by J. C. Ryle

This absolute classic takes a bit of work but is very rewarding in its study on the theme of holiness.

“Sacrifice” by Simon Guillebaud

A very short but powerfully punchy book on the sacrifice of being willing to risk everything to live for Christ.

Help Me Teach the Bible: John Piper on 1 Peter

A video on The Gospel Coalition website of Nancy Guthrie interviewing John Piper on how he would teach 1 Peter. (Watch out for when his mobile phone goes off during his interview! See 1:06:26.)

(Nancy Guthrie: Help Me Teach 1 Peter w/ John Piper [Workshop] from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.)

Also available in audio format, with links to other 1 Peter resources, here.

(Books are available from other book shops! Some are available on electronic reading devices too.)