Contributed on Jul 25, 2010
You can encounter life change by really understanding God’s word. Don’t just read it, don’t just believe it, experience it!
As you know we have been working through a series on the tools of the faith. The last was on cleaning up the stuff in our lives that hinders us and focusing on Jesus; and in doing so our Christian journey is doable, this path is achievable. Something that flows on from that is how we focus on, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2009
A sermon that looks at what a living and active faith comprises
James 2:14-18 Enriched and enriching or a whole lot of nonsense? I’ve spent some time lately in the veggie garden; I enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden growing. The beans quietly stretching up through the soil, the tomato plant as it battles against the spring cold with its occasional ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2009
A sermon looking at the call upon Christians to tell the truth, to live in the truth and to realise that God delights in the truth!
We live in a society which is prone to exaggeration: think about this I found this in yesterdays Press, what kind of car is this? “The sportier, sleeker, you won’t want to stop. One look and you’ll be seduced by the curves and fine lines. With even more specification and features than you could ...read more
Contributed on Jan 1, 2010
A look at on going growth in God and our understanding of his word.
With a New Year, you may have been one of many to have made a resolution. You know the sort of thing; I’m going to loose six kilograms, that’s one I probably should have made! I’m going to work harder at my job, at school, at keeping the garage tidy. I’m going to give up this, that or some other ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2010
Tools of the faith make our journey easier. As we live in the will of God as we think in accordance with his will, we stay in his will.
We are told in scripture to work out our salvation. The interesting thing about this is that when we work we need a few tools and the better the quality of the tools the easier the job usually goes and the better the results. (Here I pulled a couple of nails out of a peice of wood with a jemmy bar ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2010
In all situations the Peace of God is avaliable to all who will bring their concerns to Him.
Sermon 200610 I’d like to say that as someone who’s been living as a Christian for two thirds of my life that I’ve got it completely sussed, that when it comes to tools of the faith I never forget to use the right one and that I know just how to use it. BUT! Mate you’d worry sheep, they ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2010
Cleaning up, sorting out the rubbish, clearly we can run light weight, the spiritual race before us focused on Jesus. Jesus being our focus keeps the path ahead doable.
Hebrews 12: 1-3 This was to be the final part in this series of tools of the Faith; I think there maybe another one or two of these sermons coming up yet. In any situation where tools have been used there is often a need for a clean up. A time to get rid of the rubbish, to cast off all the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2023
Do we pray with the right motivation, well we need to for our prayers to be answered.
Praying within God’s will. Tool of the faith is that in praying we hear God’s will, and as such, we long to live in his will and in doing so we check the motives for our prayers. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he taught them this; Matthew 6:5-15. 5 “And when you pray, you must not be ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2023
Scripture is a blessing that many of us take for granted, a tool that will establish us well for spiritual battles and develop us as individuals in life and in character.
We are blessed to live in part of the world where we are able to still share scripture openly. There are countries in where the sharing of God’s word is illegal, where people would love to have access to read the Bible openly but do not. There are other places where the Bible is held in very high ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2023
What s this hope that Christians have through Jesus? How is it we live in hope, that have a hope for the future, that we have hope to share with the world?
Hope Read Psalm 42. I’ve had a few things to celebrate this week it was good to come home from Mosgiel on Wednesday morning and catch up with Janaki (daughter) the team here at the Corps after the trip south. We had caught up with Louis (son), Hannah (daughter-in law) and Sophia ...read more