Field Notes – 4/12/M
Last Sunday’s Songs at Banstead Community Church: 1) O Come, O come, Emmanuel; 2) In the silence of beginning; 3) From heaven you came; 4) In Christ Alone; 5) The sands of time are sinking.
If you use Logos, check out their free book of the month which is James Montgomery Boice’s commentary on Psalm 1-41.
“God sends preachers before he sends destroyers; for he is not willing that any should perish.” (Matthew Henry)
“Fascinating to see how parts of Jesus’ sermon on the mount and the letter of James can be found in seed form in Mary’s song of praise.
This woman prayed and sang songs like this to her boys. And the fruit is everywhere.”
Yesterday I finished a 32 part sermon series working through the book of Ezekiel. Below are links to all the sermon audio and their outlines.
Ezekiel 1: Know that the Lord is holy // Know that the Lord is here
Ezekiel 2-3: We need God’s Spirit to empower us to be watchmen // We need God’s Spirit to equip us to be watchmen
Ezekiel 4-5: Feel the certainty of God’s judgment // Feel the horror of God’s judgment
Ezekiel 6: God will destroy all idols // God will destroy all idol-worshippers
Ezekiel 7: When the end comes it will be deserved // When the end comes it will be devastating
Ezekiel 8-9: We need a mark that identifies // We need a mark that protects
Ezekiel 10-11: Without God’s presence there is no hope for the future // With God’s presence there is hope for the future
Ezekiel 12: Don’t Deny // Don’t Delay
Ezekiel 13:1-14:11: Listen to the right teacher // Listen in the right way
Ezekiel 14:12-15:8: Be concerned if you have no personal faith // Be concerned if you have no present fruit
Ezekiel 16: How truly wicked our sin is // How truly wonderful our salvation is
Ezekiel 17: Salvation is not something we can do // Salvation is only something God can do
Ezekiel 18: The soul that sins dies // The soul that repents lives
Ezekiel 19: Make sure you are longing for the right heaven // Make sure you are looking for the right Saviour
Ezekiel 20:1-44: Your sin is against grace // Your sin is defeated by grace
Ezekiel 20:45-21:32: It should cause us to groan // It should cause us to go
Ezekiel 22: Your need for an intercessor // Your need to be an intercessor
Ezekiel 23: We won’t downplay sin’s offence // We won’t downplay sin’s outcome
Ezekiel 24: Hope comes when the delight of your eyes dies // Hope comes when the delight of God’s eyes died
Ezekiel 25: That every knee shall bow is a warning to you if you are God’s enemies // That every knee shall bow is a comfort to you if you are God’s people
Ezekiel 26-27: Satan’s seductions will end you // Satan’s seductions will entice you
Ezekiel 28: Don’t forget what you are // Don’t forget what you need
Ezekiel 29-30: Turn to the Lord because He is Sovereign // Turn to the Lord because He is Saviour
Ezekiel 31-32: His kingdom will last forever // His kingdom can include you
Ezekiel 33: Will you listen to God’s Word? // Will you live out of God’s Word?
Ezekiel 34: We have a good shepherd who rescues us // We have a good shepherd who recognises us // We have a good shepherd who rewards us
Ezekiel 35-36: God cleanses you from your sins // God changes you by His Spirit
Ezekiel 37: We are alive in Christ // We are one in Christ
Ezekiel 38-39: Those who fight God are already defeated // Those who fight God will be disposed
Ezekiel 40-43: The place where God dwells must be pure // The people where God dwells must be pure
Ezekiel 43-46: You worship God by living a life of holiness // You worship God by living a life of trust
Ezekiel 47-48: You have a guaranteed hope // You have a guaranteed home