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  • Mark Armstrong

    Contributing sermons since Apr 23, 2009
Mark's church

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
Tamworth, NSW 2340
0431664307

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 over 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 60 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.
  • 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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  • Swing The Sickle

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2019
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    God's judgement is fearful. God will call to account those who reject him. Don't say you weren't warned. Return to the Lord.

    The great and terrible day of the Lord. Are you afraid of God? Do you secretly harbour a fear of him? Maybe in your upbringing you were introduced to a god who scared you and this was reinforced as you read those violent stories in the OT. Does a fear of God turn you away him? The language that ...read more

  • The Spirit Is Coming!

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2019
     | 287 views

    Joel promises restoration through his Son and the sending of his Spirit. God promises to renew people who repent and turn to him.

    For all the talk about forging our own brave, new world, the evidence seems to the contrary. People are despondent and the world seems a mess. Every day the ideological battles play out in the public square are they are prising apart public opinion and fragmenting society. Climate change—gender ...read more

  • What Sort Of Day?

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2019
     | 339 views

    The Day of the Lord is a day to prepare for and this is done by trusting in Jesus.

    Clear and present danger. When there’s danger, the alarm usually sounds—more than once. Sydney has a CBD emergency warning system. There are 98 speakers throughout the city and 13 messaging signs at key transport hubs. The system is designed to manage lots of people needing to be moved in the ...read more

  • A Big Wake Up Call

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2019
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    The Book of Joel is a wake up call. God is good but he is not safe.

    The challenge of national tragedy. In his poem, The Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot writes, Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, Hidden excitedly, containing laughter. Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality. People can only accept reality in very small ...read more

  • The Lord Is Good

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2019
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    A short sermon for a funeral service. I wrote this talk for the funeral of a Christian person.

    In Nahum 1.7—a book in the Bible not often heard—the prophet Nahum says, “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7). It may seem counter-intuitive to consider this verse at a funeral when death is clearly on our minds. How can we say that the ...read more

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