Adam Road Presbyterian Church Podcast

The Loving Father and His Two Lost Sons

Pastor John Ting preaches from Luke 15:2-32.

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A Summary of 2 Corinthians and Exposition of 11.16-33 - A Fool’s Boasting

In 2 Corinthians two strands are interwoven or intertwined together. On the one hand the pain, suffering and death of Jesus in a believer and on the other hand the resurrection power and risen life of Jesus. This was very true of the apostle Paul. For the super-apostles there was only one strand only resurrection power, no suffering or death of Jesus in the life of believers. Pastor John Ting preaches.
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Paul and the ‘Super-Apostles’

Many Corinthian Christians were being wrongly influenced by a group of leaders/teachers fromJerusalem. They charged Paul with being weak and no true apostle. They pushed themselves forward as true apostles. They had taken on-board many Greek values and ended up preaching a Jesus and a Gospel different to the one proclaimed by Paul. Pastor John Ting preaches from 2 Corinthians 10.1–11.15 .

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God’s Grace = Generous Giving

John Ting expounds the passage showing especially that generous giving is often a response to the experience of God's grace. He shares from his own journey at different stages of his life.

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Treasures in Jars of Clay

There is an interplay between weakness, suffering and the death of Jesus on the one hand  and on the other hand triumph and the risen life of Jesus both strands working themselves out in a believer’s life. When we die we will receive our resurrection body. Pastor John Ting preaches from 2 Corinthians 4:7 to 5:10.

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Prayer - Learning from the Master

Jesus taught his disciples how not to pray and how to pray. Listen to this sermon by John Ting from Matthew 6:5-15.

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Satan on the Rampage against the Church

Revelation 12 teaches us persecution is evidence that Satan has been defeated in heaven and has been hurled to the earth. Believers overcome Satan by the blood of  the lamb and by the word of their testimony. So persecution is an indication of Satam's defeat not Satan's victory. Pastor John Ting preaches.
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Worship Upwards, Sideways and Downwards

Chapters 6-20 outline God's destiny for what will take place. But before this God gives the heavenly visions of chapters 4 and 5 to provide us with the big picture. John expounds worship - worship upwards  sideways and downwards. Pastor John Ting preaches.
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The Sovereign Triune God in the Midst of Trouble

In the face of increasing opposition and persecution initiated by the emperor Domitian, God gave a reassuring vision of himself and of Jesus Christ to John who in turn wrote down what he heard and saw and sent it to the seven churches assuring them that the Triune God was still in control in the midst of their troubles. Pastor John Ting preaches from Rev 1.

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The Upside and Downside of Money

There is an upside and a downside to money. Money can be deceptive in terms of what is true gain, what is true value and where true security lies. Money is to be shared and enables people  to be rich in good deeds. Pastor John Ting preaches.

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Belief and Unbelief

Jesus divided opinion of him when he healed the man born blind. Pastor John takes up the issue of how we should respond when our understanding and application of Scripture or doctrine points in one direction whereas an event or happening points in another. We should be ready to rethink our present understanding and application of Scripture and also ready to reevaluate the event or happening. Pastor John preaches from John 9.

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Jesus Divides

Jesus' journey to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles was low key. This was deliberate and contrasted greatly with Jesus' journey for the Passover six months later where his journey and entry into Jerusalem was public and Triumphant. John explains the contrast. He also emphasizes it is only those who are ready and willing to do God's will who will know that Jesus' teaching is from God. Pastor John Ting preaches from John 7:25-52.

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New Birth

John Ting expounds the meaning of new birth, eternal life which come to those who believe in Jesus and the wrath of God which comes upon those who do not believe in Jesus. He also looks at how much God loved us!
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New Beginning

In changing water into wine and cleansing the temple Jesus ushered in the new in place of the old Jewish religion. He spoke of the need for new wine skins to contain the new. This challenge is relevant for every generation of Christians, not least our own. Pastor John Ting preaches from John 2.
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The Prologue

Out of Jesus' fullness we have received grace. So grace should be evident in our lives in terms of how we relate to God and men. Grace enables us to relate to and evaluate others the way God does. Pastor John Ting preaches.

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Christmas is…?

Pastor John explains that he his concern with associating Christmas with Santa and Christmas trees is that they may mask, cover up the real meaning of Christmas. He then shares two events which helped him to experientially gain an insight into the real meaning of Christmas.

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Amos: Social Concern, Action & Justice

Pastor John Ting shares his journey from being an adherent of the social Gospel to his over-reaction to his present biblical position. He asks how the message of the prophets and especially Amos who strongly condemns the rich and powerful for their oppression and exploitation of the poor should impact us today at the personal church and government level. He ends by quoting from Jim Wallis' God's Politics which points out the Republican bias against the poor and toward the rich as unbiblical and sinful. 

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Darkness Not Light

God rejected Israel's 'vertical' worship of sacrifices and songs because it was not accompanied by her 'horizontal' worship of justice and righteousness. When our own vertical and horizontal worship are brought together does this produce a God-pleasing harmony or disharmony, discord and dissonance? Pastor John Ting preaches from Amos 5:18-27.
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Who Can but Prophesy?

Amos pronounced God's coming judgment upon the northern Kingdom of Israel because the wealthy and powerful were oppressing and exploiting the poor and needy and because their religion was a religion without morality. Pastor John Ting preaches from Amos 1:3-2:6; 3:1-8.

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Four Lessons for Missions and Ministry

Pastor John Ting concludes the Acts 13-28 sermon series by looking at four personal lessons from Acts 13-28. (1) The key role of the Holy Spirit in missions and ministry. (2) The deliberateness and proactive looking to the Lord in the appointing of leaders. (3) Encountering the demonic. (4) At heart Paul is a pastor/shepherd and an evangelist.

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