• Mark Armstrong

    Contributing sermons since Apr 23, 2009
Mark's church

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
Tamworth, NSW 2340

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 25 years full-time ministry experience.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I don’t mind emailing 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 61 years old and married with three grown up boys.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t be boring! Stick to the text and work hard at application.
  • Books that have had an impact: Packer's, "Knowing God" is a such a blessing. I think it should be compulsory reading for all Christians.
  • 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.
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  • Subversive Christianity

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2020

    This is Talk 1 in a 13 talk series from Colossians. Alternative philosophies, learning thankfulness, a letter to our church.

    I’d like to read to you a letter written from prison written in 2004. From a father to a son …. “Hi my boy. Thankyou for coming to see me. It made me feel so good to see you that it hurt because I really do miss you. I am proud of you, Nolan. Please be good at school and listen to your mother, more

  • Scripture And Truth

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2019

    A talk intended to increase confidence in Scripture, regarding it as a source of truth and considering its historical features.

    There’s a saying that goes like this, “A Bible in the hand is worth two in the bookcase”. C.H. Spurgeon wrote: "I would recommend you either believe God up to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing more

  • The Pain Of Truth Decay

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2019
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    Understanding Biblical truth in a post-truth world

    The 2018 notable quote of the year came from Rudy Giuliani, an American politician who said, “Truth isn’t truth”. He meant that there are lots of versions of the truth, different versions called “alternative facts”. We live in a post-truth world. Unfortunately “truth” in the 21st century has a very more

  • Seriously, Someone Rising From The Dead?

    Contributed on Apr 22, 2019

    An Easter Sunday talk which touches on the evidence for the resurrection before explaining its significance.

    Seriously, someone rising from the dead? I was doing some research recently on the longest anyone has ever been dead before being brought back to life. Some of the stories seemed a little far-fetched. But The Daily Telegraph in the UK ran a headline on 19 April 2019, “Lazarus Syndrome: man comes more

  • Fanaticism Taken Too Far?

    Contributed on Apr 22, 2019

    A Good Friday talk from the point of view of Jesus and religious fanaticism.

    Fanaticism Taken Too Far? Israel Folau (an Australian Christian sporting personality) has been in the news lately for expressing unpopular views—for quoting an unpopular part of the Bible on his personal Instagram page. Is his belief in heaven and hell fanaticism taken too far? Is Australian Rugby more

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