Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Oct 31, 2018
The gates are open wide, never to close again.
THE SONG OF THE ASCENSION Psalms 24 David, the sweet Psalmist of Israel (2 Samuel 23:1) takes us on a journey from the Cross in Psalms 22, under the guidance of the Shepherd’s Crook in Psalms 23, to the Crown in Psalms 24. These three Psalms belong together, and all ultimately speak of Jesus, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2018
Both Psalms 45:6-7 and Hebrews 1:8-9 address Jesus as God, yet distinguish Jesus from God.
A SONG OF LOVES Psalms 45:1-2; Psalms 45:6-9 The mysterious word in the title of this Psalm, ‘Shoshannim’, may refer to a six-stringed instrument, or to the scattering of roses or lilies around the nuptial bed: what we might call confetti today. The word ‘Maschil’ may be a musical reference, ...read more
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