Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Jun 12, 2018
We put too much faith in our ability to ‘get up enough faith’ (whatever that may mean), rather than placing our trust in the Lord. Do you see the difference? One focuses on US, the other on HIM.
A STURDY FAITH? Psalm 125 Sometimes we speak of a person’s great faith, or their unwavering trust in the Lord, as if this was not attainable by any and each and all of us. ‘Oh,’ we say, ‘he has such faith’. Or, ‘she trusts so entirely upon the LORD’. But Jesus, whilst He gently rebukes ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2018
‘Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures unto eternal life’ (John 6:27).
CRAVING THE BREAD OF LIFE Psalm 78:23-29 This Psalm, the second longest in the Book, demonstrates the cycle of (i) God’s provision for His people/ (ii) their ingratitude and rebellion/ (iii) God’s punishment of them/ (iv) followed by new offers of grace. The passage before us ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2018
God's providence, and our response to it.
A COMPREHENSIVE PSALM OF PRAISE Psalm 145:10-18 We read in the New Testament about the whole Creation groaning (Romans 8:22), eagerly awaiting the revelation of the children of God (Romans 8:19). Not only so, but those who have the first-fruits of the Spirit (i.e. Christians) are also ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2018
Aligning ourselves with God, as opposed to going against His Word.
THE PLUMB-LINE TEST Amos 7:7-15 When I was at High School, we were building a garage. We were taught how to mix mortar, lay bricks, and to check everything was lined up straight with a plumb-line. The work had been begun by those of the Year above mine: but in mid-January 1968 ‘Hurricane ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2018
The folly of unbelief.
WHO DO YOU THINK GOD IS? Genesis 1:1 In Hyde Park, London, near Marble Arch and Oxford Street, there is a famed ‘Speakers’ Corner’, where such people as Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and George Orwell, and many others known and unknown, at one time and another have exercised their right of ...read more