Sermon Archive

An Unusual Husband

Colossians 3:19 — “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.” This was a very unusual command in the Greco-Roman world of the First Century. Pederasty and prostitution flourished in these ancient societies. It was not uncommon for a man to have a wife but also to engage in these sexual practices. So…

Greed Is A Wicked Sin

Jeremiah 22:13-19 — King Jehoiakim was a man driven by greed and in this short text we see what his greed led to. He exploited and oppressed his own people. He perpetrated violence and murder and as a consequence God ensured he died a shameful death. Jehoiakim’s life stands as a warning about the deadly dangers…

A Childish Generation

Luke 7:31-35 — “To what shall I liken the men of this generation? They are like children…” This was Jesus’ assessment of the people of His day when it came to their responses to the ministry of John the Baptist and to His own ministry. Popular opinion was fickle. People were inconsistent – condemning a man…

The Sin Account Is Settled

Psalm 130:3-4 — “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?…” What if God noted down our sins and never remitted them? What if they continued to pile up over the years? How could any of us stand before Him on the Day of Judgment? This is a fearful thought and it does us…

Are You Greater Than John The Baptist?

Luke 7:24-30 — In this passage Jesus said that John the Baptist was the greatest of all the prophets and yet He also said that, “he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than John.”  At first glance this is baffling! How could anyone be greater the John!   In this sermon we consider…

Submitting To Your Husband

Colossians 3:18 — “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands…” This is not a very popular command in our world today. It is seen by many as demeaning and oppressive to women. This is due, in part, to a misunderstanding of this text and even its abuse. This Biblical principle is not a licence for male chauvinism.…

Lessons From A Farewell

Philippians 4:21-23 — The closing section of Paul’s letters often contain personal references and concerns that seem to have little relevance to us, but as we look a little closer, we discover some wonderful truths that encourage our hearts. So it is with the closing to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. As we consider the final…

Faithful Fathers

Jeremiah 35 — In this chapter the prophet was instructed to do a very strange thing. He was to bring a group of men into the Temple and offer them wine. These men were Rechabites and when they were served the wine they refused to drink it. This was out of respect for their ancestor Jonadab…

The Haustafeln: An Introducton

Colossians 3:18-4:1 — The household code that Paul gives in this section of his epistle raises a number of significant issues for the 21st Century reader. Many are uncomfortable with the idea of submission within marriage, and what do we do with instructions given to slaves? How do we understand this teaching in light of…

Fake Love

Romans 12:9a — “Let love be without dissimulation.” “Fake news” is a term that we’re all getting used to. It describes a real phenomenon that’s swirling around the world of social media and it’s also a term that certain politicians use to dismiss unflattering news stories. More than ever we need a healthy level of scepticism…