Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
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
Contributed on Aug 30, 2018
A poem of Creation.
WHERE WERE YOU? Job 38:1-11; Job 38:34-41 After all the crying and sighing, moaning and groaning of Job (and I do not blame him for it); after all the blaming and shaming, sharing and tearing of his ‘miserable comforters’ (Job 16:2): “Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind” (Job ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2018
All things are possible with God, but those who set their hearts on riches will be sadly disappointed.
SHARP WORDS SPOKEN BY LOVE Mark 10:17-31 The first three Gospels all report Jesus’ encounter with the character who has become known by the composite name of ‘the rich young ruler’. They all mention that he was ‘rich’ (as in Mark 10:22), but only Matthew mentions that he was ‘young’ (Matthew ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2018
Hunger in the wilderness and wind at sea BOTH can kill: but the Rescuer comes.
A. THE FEEDING OF THE 5,000 (John 6:1-15) It was now nearly a year since Jesus had cleansed the Temple in Jerusalem, and Passover was fast approaching (John 6:4). Jesus and His disciples had tried to withdraw from the throng in Galilee, and sought some rest and relaxation in the Golan Heights: ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2018
Of such is the kingdom of God.
THE TRUST OF A LITTLE CHILD Mark 10:13-16 In one of our previous readings, Jesus set a little child in the midst of His disciples (Mark 9:36). Now such children, in the ancient world, had no rights: yet Jesus was happy to scoop such a one up into His holy arms and teach. We noticed then ...read more