Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
The obverse side of the previous conversation: what comes out of the mouth when the heart is full of faith.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FAITH COMES FROM WITHIN Mark 7:24-37 In the earlier part of this chapter Jesus had disputed with some Scribes and Pharisees about ritual and tradition; and had taught those who would hear that defilement does not come from without, but from within (Mark 7:1-23). ...read more
Contributed on Jul 8, 2018
Timeless teaching from Jesus as to the true nature and source of sin.
THE INS AND OUTS OF ‘RELIGIOUS’ PURITY Mark 7:1-23 Every branch of society has its own traditions: some good, some bad, and some inconsequential. It doesn’t matter whether it is the pomp and ceremony of monarchy, or the ritual ‘pardon’ of a turkey at Thanksgiving. Some traditions are ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2018
Christians need to be constantly recalled to their first love, and churches to the rudiments (first principles) of the faith of a better generation.
RENEWING OUR COVENANT WITH THE LORD Joshua 24:1-3; Joshua 24:14-25 The choice of Shechem as the site for the renewal of the covenant after the conquests under Joshua is significant. This was where the LORD had promised Abram both ‘this land’ and ‘a seed’ to occupy it, and Abram had ‘built ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2018
Drawn by the cords of everlasting love!
MOSES DRAWN OUT Exodus 2:1-10 We all know, used to know, or should have known, the story of baby Moses drifting in an ark of bulrushes, placed by his mother in amongst the reeds by the banks of the River Nile (Exodus 2:3). In ancient maps, uncharted waters used to be indicated with an ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2018
Make me an offer I can't refuse!
THE CALL OF WISDOM Proverbs 9:1-6 Throughout the Book of Proverbs, the personification of Lady Wisdom stands in stark contrast to that of Dame Folly. In this passage, Lady Wisdom invites us to a banquet. “To prepare/ furnish/ spread her table” (cf. Psalm 23:5) is synonymous with her ...read more