The Magnificent Seven

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Acts 6:1-7
Key Verse: Acts 6:2-4
So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.’

The two groups of Greek Jews and Hebraic Jews had existed for a long time with the Hebraic Jews feeling superior to the Greek Jews. This attitude had unfortunately continued into the church with the Hebraic believers believing their widows should have priority.
To deal with the problem fairly need time and energy. Time and energy which the apostles did not have if they were also to fulfil their primary function of prayer and teaching. Therefore the church choose godly men who would give their time and energy to the social needs of the church. The apostles then delegated this function to the 7 men chosen commissioning them with the laying on of hands.
Sermon Points:
A: Growing Church
B: Caring Church
C: Complaining Church
Series: One Off
Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 15 June 2014

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Invest in the Future: Budget for Judgment Day

Reading: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
Sermon Points:
A) Corporate greed
B) Personal greed
i) keep life free of greed
ii) be content
iii) know that we have everything in Jesus

1) Never enough money
2) Money does not last

C) Gift of God

Series: Ecclesiastes, 06 in the series of 13

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Noon Service, 15 April 2012

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“Come die with me”

“Disciple” is used more in the New Testament than “Christian” Christians are called disciples and called to make disciples but what does discipleship look like? The next few chapters unpack this. Starting with denial of self.

Reading: Mark 8:31-38
Sermon Points:
A: Self denial of Jesus v31
B: Denial of Jesus v32-33
C: Self denial of disciples v34f

Series: Gospel of Mark

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 10 February 2013

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