Sermon Archive

Expecting A Scorpion

Luke 11:11-13 — “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? …Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?…” In these familiar verses, Jesus encourages His disciples to pray by emphasising the loving heart of their Heavenly Father. If they were…

Part 1 – A Spanner In The Works

Matthew 24:1-3 — “There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down…” The Olivet Discourse is the most significant prophetic passage in the Gospels and second only to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. It is the second longest message Jesus gave (after the Sermon on the Mount)…

Pray

Luke 11:5-10 — “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…” Jesus prefaced these famous words with an illustration of a man who shamelessly persisted in asking his friend for bread. He knocked on his friend’s door at midnight and wouldn’t take “no”…

Take Good Heed To Your Soul

Joshua 23:11 — “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God…” In Joshua chapter 23 we have old-man Joshua’s second last address to the Children of Israel. It was given perhaps 20 or 30 years after the conquest of Canaan and it was very timely. With peace and prosperity came the…

The Parable Of The Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-21 — “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee…” The Parable of the Rich Fool is only a story and yet it describes something that happens every day all over the world. There are many who make “things” everything and forget the shortness of their lives.…

Luke: The Gospel Of Womanhood

Various Texts — Of the four Gospel writers, Luke is the one who sheds the most light on the role of women in Jesus’ life. We see the significant part that certain women had in Jesus’ ministry and their devotion to Him right to the very end. It’s also interesting how Jesus referred to women…

Lessons From Some Liars

Joshua 9 — Why did the princes of Gibeon choose to make peace with the Children of Israel rather than fight? Every other Canaanite tribe and city-state went to war but not these people. What motivated their decision? Was it because they were weaker than all the rest? Or was it something else? These are…

The Spirit Speaks

Hebrews 3:7-8 — “Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” The writer to the Hebrews wanted to impress upon his readers the vital truth that through the Scriptures God the Holy Spirit speaks. If they were to continue in the faith and grow to maturity,…

Teach Us To Pray

Luke 11:1-4 — “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray…” In reply to this disciple’s request Jesus gave what we know as the “Lord’s Prayer.” He gave it as part of His Sermon on…

A Generous Nation

Deuteronomy 23:24-25 — “When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure…” In a law that seems a bit strange to us, the Children of Israel were permitted to eat grapes from any vineyard in the land. They were also permitted to eat grain from any wheat…