• Mark Armstrong

    Contributing sermons since Apr 23, 2009
Mark's church

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church

About Mark
  • Education: I hold the following tertiary qualifications: Assoc. Dip. Divinity and Mission (credit), Bachelor of Engineering (UNSW), Licientate in Theology (hons), Bachelor of Theology (hons), Master of Theology (Moore Theological College)
  • Experience: I have 20 years full-time ministry experience.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I don’t mind emailing powerpoint slides (sometimes referred to in a sermon) upon request.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: In 1987 a sermon series on Leviticus which I heard at a convention. This really opened up the OT scriptures for me.
  • Family: I am 56 years old and married with three teenage boys.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t be boring! Stick to the text and work hard at application.
  • Hobbies: I love football (with the round ball), tennis and playing around on my home computer.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching in a community hall the morning after a party. Whilst speaking, a balloon made its way down from the ceiling and stopped right in front of my nose.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Gone to another meeting.
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  • Crossing The Resurrection

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2012

    An Easter Sunday sermon

    Recently I came across a collection of the best last lines of books ever written: “Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” –Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1936) But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory more

  • Gazing At The Cross

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2012

    A Good Friday sermon

    A few years ago I witnessed a head on collision between two cars. The car about 300 metres in front of me collided head-on with a vehicle overtaking a truck in the opposite direction. I had a clear, unobstructed view of the incident. The cars collided head-on but off-centre. So they rotated when more

  • Are We Serious About Hell?

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2011
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    This talk examines two common alternatives to the traditional idea of hell: universalism and annihilationism.

    The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from more

  • Accountability Rules

    Contributed on Sep 1, 2011

    A talk which explores the biblical theme of judgment

    The prospect of STANDING before God on judgment day is one of those Bible ideas that gets lots of bad press: We either laugh it away (slide) Or think of those failed predictions (slide) Or the images are so horrible we push them to one side (slide) The Word of God brings us BACK to out more

  • Taxing Times

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2011

    The tax collector as a model of saving faith

    Count Leo Tolstoy was a man who unashamedly called himself ‘Christian’. He once penned these words into his diary: ‘I have not yet met a single man who was morally as good as I. ... I do not remember an instance in my life when I was not attracted to what is good And was not ready to more

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