Bible Talks by Ray Galea

Resist retreating from Reality to Shadows

Preached on August 25, 2019
Bible Text: Colossians 2:16-23

Without a clear understanding of who Christ is and what he has done we will retreat from the reality of Christ back into the shadows of Old Testament law, harsh treatment of the body and a false spirituality.

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Don’t Move, Stay Right Where You Are!

Preached on August 18, 2019
Bible Text: Colossians 2:4-15

The theme of Colossians and this passage is  "Don’t move, stay right where you are in Christ. In the face of false teaching that wants to kidnap Christians the answers are giving both in the negative and the positive. Ultimately Christ is enough and each Christian is complete.

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Supremacy of Christ

Preached on August 4, 2019
Bible Text: Colossians 1:15-23

The Son is the firstborn over all creation and first bon from among the dead so that in everything he might be FIRST.
The Supremacy of Jesus is seen in this age and in the age  to come.

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Praying For God’s Transformation

Preached on July 28, 2019
Bible Text: Colossians 1:1-14

The gospel of hope produces faith and love both at Colossae and around the world. And for that Paul never stops giving thanks.

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Breaking The Chains of Sin

Preached on July 21, 2019
Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Breaking the chains of sin begins by understanding that the Lord is for the body and the body for the Lord. This talk ends with an interview concerning porn addiction.

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Only The Good Die Young

Preached on June 23, 2019
Bible Text: Psalm 73:1-28

Asaph struggles with how can God be good to be his people, when those who defy God are the ones blessed.
That tension is only resolved when he enters God`s sanctuary and realises their destiny and his own.

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Tuning into His Majesty’s Voice!

Preached on June 16, 2019
Bible Text: Psalm 19:1-14

Psalm 19 tells us that God has revealed his glory to the world via the book of creation. He has also revealed his will to his people via the book of Scripture.
As we mediate on both we will please the Lord, our rock and our redeemer.

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Desperate For A Clean Slate (Doctrine of Sin and Grace)

Preached on June 2, 2019
Bible Text: Psalm 51:1-19

David’s cry for mercy follows his awareness of his Sin toward Bathsheba and Uriah.
His hope is based on the fact that God will not despise a broken and contrite heart.

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Famous Last Words (Doctrine of Christ)

Preached on May 26, 2019
Bible Text: Psalm 22:1-31

Jesus was forsaken so that we don’t have to be. Psalm 22 truly functions as the 5th gospel.

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God – The Great Know All (Doctrine of God) (PM)

Preached on May 5, 2019
Bible Text: Psalm 139

In Psalm 139 God knows all, sees all, plans all and is everywhere. A comfort for those who are His terrifying for those who are not.

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The Servant King!

Preached on April 19, 2019
Bible Text: John 18:1-24

In our world power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. However Jesus is a servant, he is a king, he is the servant king.

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Sheep, Shepherds and Being Sure

Preached on April 14, 2019
Bible Text: John 10:1-21

Against the thieves and hired hands stands Jesus the good Shepherd. He lays down his life for his sheep, knows them by name and will not let anyone snatch them from his hand.

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I Am The Light Of The World

Preached on March 31, 2019
Bible Text: John 8:31-59

Jesus is the light of the world. He reveals what we are like and he reveals what He is like.

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Thirsty For The Spirit

Preached on March 24, 2019
Bible Text: John 7:37–39

There is a thirst that only Jesus can satisfy, and that is something he does by his Spirit. The fullness of his Spirit is something that’s given only after he’s returned to his Father in heaven, and what that means for us is a major theme in this sermon.

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Stop Judging By Mere Appearances (AM)

Preached on March 17, 2019
Bible Text: John 7:1-37

In John 7 the challenge before us is grasping the true identity of Jesus in a world of competing and conflicting voices.

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I Am The Bread Of Life (Part 2): The Father Gives Us To The Son

Preached on March 3, 2019
Bible Text: John 6:35-48

In this passage Jesus goes behind the scenes to explain why people believe or don't believe in him. Ultimately our salvation is in the hands of God the Father, Son and Spirit.

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I Am The Bread Of Life

Preached on February 24, 2019
Bible Text: John 6:1-35

After the feeding of the 5000, the crowd are desperate for Jesus to give them a never-ending supply of bread.  Jesus first warns them not to work for food that spoils. He then tells them that he has not come to give them the bread of life but that He is the bread of life where they will never hunger or thirst.

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Entering The Godhead

Preached on February 10, 2019
Bible Text: John 5:16-30

In this passage we take the periscope into the Triune God. We see how the Son and the Father are both one and equal. However we also see how the Son's love for the Father is captured in submissive obedience. Equally, the Father's love for the Son is expressed by entrusting Jesus with the power to give life and to judge.

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The Father And Son At Work

Preached on February 3, 2019
Bible Text: John 5:1-15

The 3rd miraculous sign in John is misread by both the man who is healed and the Jewish leaders. Will you let this Sign take you to the Son that you may be Saved.

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Do Not Judge

Preached on January 27, 2019
Bible Text: Matthew 7:1-6

The most well know Bible verse for non-Christians is, “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1). It’s meaning seems clear and it is from Jesus himself. But the situation is not as simple as it first seems. The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” So can we—should we—judge others?

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