• Ray Mckendry

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
RAY's church

South Dunedin Baptist Church
Dunedin, Otago 9012

About RAY
  • Education: BTh from Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Experience: 12 years rural ministry and 15 years urban ministry.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please be gentle with me!
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Not much, since my parents are dead.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Sometimes impressed!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Always preach using the Bible, use illustrations where possible and try to be as clear as possible. Be able to explain your main message in a sentence before you preach it. Keep it brief and remember to stop while you still have the people with you.
  • Books that have had an impact: Holiness of God by RC Sproul
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own wisdom or insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Someone got up and contested what I said, so I asked them to speak to me afterwards.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was a subject of grace and any glory goes to Christ.
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  • Two Boys

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2019

    Two Boys Two young boys are playing happily in the garden and are great companions for some time, but then something bad happens. One boy gets ill and is stunted and is never the same again, while the other one grows to full and healthy mature manhood even though he suffers far more than his sick more

  • Through The Darkness

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2011
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    THROUGH THE DARKNESS (John 1:1-14) It’s a dark night and even though your car headlights are on and shining brightly, you notice how dark it is outside: it’s a dark night. You have been driving through the night, a long way from your home, but you will soon be home. Even after your long more

  • What Was The Point?

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010

    WHAT WAS THE POINT? Alan Scholes, a former agnostic, testifies from his experience: "I had often heard my religious friends say, 'Jesus died for our sins' or 'Jesus died to save the world.' I could see how the good example of Jesus’ actions might possibly influence some men and women to live more

  • He Paid I Debt He Did Not ...

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010

    "He paid I debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away And now I sing a brand new song, Amazing Grace! Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never more

  • Crucifixion Was An Ancient Form Of Execution ...

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2010
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    "Crucifixion was an ancient form of execution (borrowed from the Carthaginians) used by the Romans. The victim was nailed to a large cross, constructed from wood, and left to hang there for hours or days, until the victim died. Ancient records speak of thousands of people being more