Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Apr 15, 2018
While God is preparing us for this house, Jesus is preparing this house for us.
WE DO NOT LOSE HEART 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 The first thing that strikes us about this passage is the continuity between the Old Testament and the New. Paul finds his warrant to preach embedded in the book of Psalms: ‘I believed, therefore I spoke. I am greatly afflicted’ (Psalm 116:10). ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2018
Finding grace in adverse circumstances to pass the torch of the gospel on to others.
PASSING THE LIGHT 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Paul had been concerned by some self-made ‘ministers’ who were nothing better than peddlers ‘making gain by corrupting the word of God’ (2 Corinthians 2:17). Paul and his fellow-ministers, by contrast, were neither dishonest nor manipulative. They ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2018
The church is called to bear witness to Jesus, but this witness is primarily the witness of the Holy Spirit.
THE PARACLETE John 15:26-27 I. CONTEXT Jesus said, ‘I will pray the Father, and (1) He shall give you another Comforter’ (John 14:16). The word Paraclete, here translated as ‘Comforter’, speaks of One who draws alongside. The same word can be translated as ‘Helper’, ‘Counsellor’ or ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2018
From Easter to the ends of the earth, via the Ascension of Jesus.
THE UNFINISHED BENEDICTION Luke 24:44-53 Easter had been a hectic, confusing day: but, in our text, Jesus pointed the disciples first to His own words, and then to the Old Testament Scriptures in order that they might put some meaning on all that had happened (Luke 24:44-45). This is where we ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2018
The ways of the Holy Spirit are not always exactly the same.
THE GENTILE PENTECOST Acts 10:44-48 On one occasion, king David inquired of the LORD, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines?’ To which the LORD replied, ‘Go up,’ and David defeated the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:19). Threatened again by the same enemy, the same David asked the same LORD the ...read more