Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Oct 13, 2018
'This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church' (Ephesians 5:32).
THE SPRINGTIME OF MY LOVE Song of Songs 2:8-13 The date and time of your next meeting is set: outside the Department store on such a street at such a time on Friday, or whenever. There you are, waiting, perhaps forgetting that these buildings often have more than one door. You wonder if your ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2018
The superiority of Jesus' priesthood gives us boldness to approach the throne of grace.
GREAT HIGH PRIEST Hebrews 4:14-16 The priesthood of Jesus is superior to that of Aaron. As a man like ourselves, Jesus is a merciful and faithful high priest: yet, unlike Aaron, He is capable of facing and overcoming temptation on our behalf (Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 4:15). For though He is a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2018
A contrast between acquisitive Scribes, and a gift given out of penury.
FROM VICTIM TO VICTOR: THE WIDOW’S MITE Mark 12:38-44 In our previous reading, Jesus pronounced one Scribe, ‘Not far from the kingdom of God’ (Mark 12:34). Yet Jesus’ opinion of the Scribes in general was not unlike His opinion of the Pharisees (cf. Luke 11:43). ‘The Scribes and the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2018
The greatest commandment.
NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Mark 12:28-34 Long before the invention of the printing press, men called Scribes would work together to copy out the Scriptures for future generations. By doing this, we might suggest, they became well-versed in the Law of Moses (cf. Ezra 7:6). They were the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 16, 2018
Importunity in the face of adversity.
THE BLIND MAN BY THE ROADSIDE Mark 10:46-52 Jesus came to Jericho, with His disciples and a great multitude (Mark 10:46). Some of the multitude may have come with the apostolic party from Galilee, but probably the majority had come out of Jericho to meet Him and continued with Him on His ...read more