Contributing sermons since Aug 9, 2004
Contributed on Nov 2, 2023
The importance of building our lives on Christ
We quite often get flat-pack furniture, furniture that we have to put together. We got Skylar a new bedside cabinet last week. They all come with instructions, but just pictures, no words. I always say that, when it comes to self-assembly furniture instructions, a word paints a thousand pictures. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2023
How what seems to be the foolishness of the cross, is actually the greatest piece of wisdom
What’s the daftest thing you’ve ever heard, the silliest idea you’ve ever come across? If you’re anything like me you’ve probably had lots of ideas yourself that, when you think about it, make no sense whatsoever. We all like the world to make sense, it makes us feel good and comfortable. We feel ...read more
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