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  • Overcoming Spiritual Apathy

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,426 views

    Looking at the differences between Eli and Samuel we shall see how to break free from spiritual apathy and live a life of destiny as Samuel did.

    Title : Overcoming Spiritual Apathy. Text : 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (1) INTRODUCTION: The boy Samuel lived at a crucial time for God’s people as we do today. It was a time of a famine of God’s word and revelation and a time when the enemy was about to strike. A time of crisis. But it was ...read more

  • The Isaac Test Series

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on May 18, 2001
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,100 views

    Abraham’s offering up of isaac is not only a beautiful foreshadowing of God’s offering up of His only Son, Jesus, but it also shows us and important principle for our own Christian walk. Have you offered up any Isaacs lately ?

    (1) INTRODUCTION: What is the ’Isaac Test’(see verse 1) "God will test our faith by asking us to sacrifice those things that are most dear to us that He has blessed us with." (we are tested as Abraham was as we are the ’seed of Abraham’ - Galatians 3:29) He is not asking us something that He ...read more

  • Discerning The Times

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 4,706 views

    What time is it in a spiritual sense ? This sermon looks at what year, month,dat and hour it is.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Read 1 Chron 12:32 and Ephesians 5:17-18. We are to discern the times we are living in. If we do that rightly it will effect the way we live our lives. We will be like a housekeeper that works diligently keeping the house in order as we expect the master’s return very ...read more

  • Building Altars Series

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 255 ratings
     | 26,644 views

    Looking at Abraham’s life we see that everywhere he went he built altars. We will look at what this ’building of altars’ represents and the various different places we must build altars.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: *True worship takes place in the context of obedience to God (Genesis 12:1-5) - not merely a feeling or a form. For Abraham it was in the process of obeying God’s prompting to go to the land of Canaan. We cannot truly worship God unless we are in the place of ...read more

  • Bearing One Anothers Burdens

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 7,545 views

    The importance in the body of Christ of bearing each others burdens.

    INTRODUCTION: The word for ’burden’ used in this passage is ’baros’. This does not mean a niggling irritation or annoyance that we exaggerate to become burdensome (like arthiritis in one finger) but it does mean ’to be overtaken in a trespass’ and is an oldfashioned word meaning ’to misstep , trip ...read more

  • The Greatest Threat To World Mission

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,219 views

    Where does the greatest threat to God’s people carrying out God’s mission come from ? Within! Find out why.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: The greatest threat to the Church accomplishing our missionary mandate is not from WITHOUT(powers,principalities, language and cultural barriers,funding etc...) but from WITHIN : Deception / false doctrine amongst God’s people. Deceptive teaching in God’s name has led to ...read more

  • True Passion - Suffering For Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,499 views

    This sermon looks at the nature of true passion for Jesus which involves suffering. The doctrine of suffering is covered with the teaching of the Apostle Peter on suffering being referred to.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: The word used for ’suffer’used here in the Greek is ’pascho’ which is where we get the word ’passion’ from. Indeed, Christ’s suffering is often called ’The Passion’. We must ’arm ourselves with the same mind’ - that is a mind that joyfully endures suffering for the sake of ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Thankfulness

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Mar 5, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 2,717 views

    The importance and effect of Thankfulness in the Christian life based on the one leper who returned to give thanks.

    (1) INTRODUCTION TEXT: Luke 17:11-19 - The Story of the 10 Lepers. We are more anxious to receive and too careless to give thanks - the Bible has over 144 mentions of giving thanks and yet we are more ready to grumble and criticize. Illustration: I saw a lady in the supermarket promoting ...read more

  • Shake Off The Dust

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 179 ratings
     | 3,831 views

    What does the shaking off the dust represent ? It speaks of being ready to share the gospel, not covered in the dust of the world.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Earlier the 12 were sent forth with a similar mission (Luke 9:1-6). 12 is the number of the 12 Tribes of Israel and the sending of the twelve is to Israel alone . 70 is the number of nations mentioned in Genesis 10 and so symbolically the sending of the 70 talks of reaching ...read more

  • Consuming The Offering

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 98 ratings
     | 2,017 views

    How to be an offering totally consumed by the fire of God.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: In the passages before us we see that when a right offering is made on the altar then the FIRE WILL FALL! Revival! In Romans 12:1 we see we are to offer ourselves as a `living sacrifice`. The problem with living sacrifices is that they keep crawling off the altar. There certain ...read more

  • Give Up Your Small Ambition

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,541 views

    All other ambition but glorifying God is small and not worth anything.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Jesus taught James and John a vital lesson - our true ambition in this life is to please God by serving Him and others. But the disciples took time to get the message! (2) REASONS FOR, RESULTS OF and REMOVAL OF FALSE AMBITION. (a) Reasons For False Ambition - The ...read more

  • Living In His Resurrection Life.

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 131 ratings
     | 1,624 views

    From the story of Lazarus raising from the dead what do we learn about the resurrection life of jesus ?

    (1) INTRODUCTION: (a) The seven miracles in John’s gospel are signs that point to particular spiritual truths about who Jesus is. Here He is the true life giver - Resurrection life. (b) The Living Dead - Lazarus represents those spiritually dead though physically living (especially carnal ...read more

  • Free From Condemnation

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 107 ratings
     | 2,104 views

    Based on the story of the woman caught in sin this sermon shows the nature of true and false guilt and how Jesus deals with it.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: Condemnation comes through being GUILTY. In this story the woman was openly guilty, the Scribes and Pharisees were guilty at heart - Their consciences condemning them (Rom 2:15 cf. Ex 31:18). God uses guilt to save us, Satan abuses guilt to trap and destroy us. Two ...read more

  • Instruments Of Revival

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 138 ratings
     | 1,970 views

    Principles from Elijah’s life to see revival come in ours.

    (1) INTRODUCTION Elijah was a man with the same nature as us (James 5:17-18) and yet he prayed with such faith that the abundance of rain fell! How can we align ourself with God’s purposes to pray for revival - for the former and the latter rain together to fall in our generation ? There are ...read more

  • Where Is Your Trust ?

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,882 views

    Trusting God one hundred percent as seen in King Hezekiah’s life.

    (1) INTRODUCTION: We see the reality of the verses here in Isaiah 30 being lived out in Isaiah 37 where King Hezekiah and the whole of Judah is under threat by Assyria - they are confronted with a BIG and REAL PROBLEM - a multiplication of the forces of darkness against them. ...read more