Contributing sermons since Aug 9, 2004
Contributed on Oct 17, 2011
Christ's letter to the Church in Laodicea urges us to see ourselves as Christ sees us, which might not be very pleasant, but he also longs to restore our lost fellowship with him.
They thought they were doing very well. They had a high opinion of themselves, their Church and their town. The town was famous and wealthy. So wealthy that, when much of it was destroyed by an earthquake in 60AD, they turned down an offer of money from the government to help to rebuild it, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2011
To show that the Holy Spirit was given for the good of the gospel and the Church, not us as individuals. Being controlled by the Spirit is essential in our Christian life, but might make us unpopular.
For many generations, it seems, the coming of the Holy Spirit, his person and his work, were all but ignored by the Church. What the Bible taught about him was believed, but not put into practice very well. Certainly the idea that he is still active in the world and in the Church was not an every ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2010
Christ requires complete commitment from his disciples, that is why he put off 3 half-hearted would be followers.
Last week, in the Parable of the Sower, we looked at three different types of people who hear the Word of God, but who do not allow it to any lasting effect on them. Today we are looking at three people who said that they would follow Jesus, but who ended up who ended up by not following. In each ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2010
How Terah's partial obedience cost him dearly
There is a popular saying that goes “It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive”. We often hear it quoted in various circumstances. But is it true? Is it sometimes better to arrive than to travel hopefully? Terah lived in the great city of Ur. This was a large, important and ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2009
When God seems to have abandoned us for a long time we need to trust, looking forwards and backwards to times of blessing, as David did.
What is a long time? A year? Ten years? A hundred years? A thousand years? The answer to this question is ’it all depends’. We live in an increasingly impatient world; we want and expect everything NOW, just like spoiled children. I was like that on Thursday afternoon when I was in a huge hurry ...read more