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  • Good Friday?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Why we Christians call Good Friday, Good.

    Good Friday March 30th 2018 South Dunedin Baptist Church There is human blood, plenty of it, and a body at the centre of our Christian faith. That's not good! Is it? Many years ago, a friend asked: “Why do you call it Good Friday?” “Well, actually, I do not know,” so I said I more

  • Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus was not just a good man with a good example to share. He was something much more. Jesus was the substitutionary sacrifice we all need because we sinned against God and cannot offer a sufficient payment to cover our debt.

  • The Problems Of Jealousy (In The Jews) And Presumption (By The Gentiles) Series

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    How Paul made the Jews jealous so as to provoke them to faith in Christ and warned the Gentiles not to be presumptuous now that they were believers in Jesus Christ.

    ROMANS 11: 11-22 The Problems of Jealousy and Presumption 11 “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for more

  • Sustaining The Ministry Series

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Feb 4, 2008

    Introduction to the central truths of the gospel of Christ in order to maintain the ministry of the word of God among everyday believers.

    Sustaining the Ministry: Introduction to the Book of ROMANS Rom 1:1 “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the more

  • To See Who Jesus Was.

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    To show that the grace and love of Christ creates the miracle of the new birth in unlikely people.

    TO SEE WHO JESUS WAS... Luke 19:1 “Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 19:2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 19:3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 19:4 So more

  • Deliverance

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    To show that modern thinking distorts the biblical message and does Satan’s work for him. That Christ is Lord and our battle must be fought using the spiritual power that He gives us.

    Sermon: Deliverance! Lk 13:10 “Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 13:11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. 13:12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said more

  • What Faith Is

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    From the Faith Chapter, a reminder that faith comes from hearing God’s word and obeying it.

    What Faith Is Heb 11:1-16 Introduction This is the great chapter on faith. It is the greatest example of faith in the whole Bible. In the last few verses of the previous chapter, the writer outlines how the Hebrew Christians in Rome needed to persevere in their faith. “Therefore do not cast more

  • Trusting God To Provide

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Jun 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    If God tells you to do something unusual or even illogical in order to meet a need you have...obey Him anyway!

    Trusting God to Provide Introduction Today’s sermon is called “Trusting God to Provide.” Our reading tells a story about God’s provision, a poor widow and a prophet called Elijah. Elijah, you will remember, is the one who appears at Jesus’ transfiguration Elijah represented all the Prophets more

  • Who Was At The Cross?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 9, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    A meditation on the people who were at the cross in order to evoke faith in Christ.

    A Meditation: Who Was At The Cross? Some of the people who were at the cross… Mary, the mother of Jesus, whose heart was stabbed with the deepest pain of grief. Luke tells us: Lk 23:35 “And the people stood looking on…” John, the disciple Jesus loved, was obedient to his beloved Master and more

  • Resurrection: Wonder Of The New Birth

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 9, 2007

    That the resurrection of Jesus Christ brings new birth, hope, and practical change for good to us.

    EASTER DAY: 8th April 2007 RESURRECTION: Wonder of the New Birth! Luke 24:1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 24:2 But they found the stone rolled away from the more

  • What Can You Do With Talking Rocks?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 2, 2007

    That the Person of the revealed Messiah calls us to decide to follow the crowd and the Pharisees or to follow Him in praise, worship and service.

    What Can You Do With Talking Rocks? Sermon for 1 April 2007 “Then, as He (Jesus) was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: ’Blessed is the King more

  • The Rebel Son And The Loving Father

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 19, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus’ purpose is to teach us that we have become lost in sin through our own wilful actions and that God has loved us back to Himself.

    The Rebel Son and the Loving Father THE MESSAGE: Lk 15:11 “Then he said, ‘There was once a man who had two sons. 12 The younger said to his father, “Father, I want right now what’s coming to me.” 13 It wasn’t long before the younger son packed his bags and left for a distant country. There, more

  • Of What Kind Of Spirit Are You?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The effective work of the Holy Spirit in the believer according to Jesus’ words in John 15:26-27, & 16:4b-15

    John 15:26-27, & 16:4b-15 WHEN THE HELPER COMES… 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” 16:1 "These more

  • What Jesus Taught About Sin

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    An examination of Luke 13 to see what Jesus taught about the nature of sin.

    “There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 13:2 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? 13:3 "I more

  • Who Knows Jesus And Does It Matter?

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 5, 2007

    Discovering who Jesus is and why it matters to your life.

    Who Knows Jesus and Does It Matter? Luke 4: 1-13 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 4:2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was more