Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Forsaking It All

Exodus 2:11-15a — Moses was raised as a prince of Egypt. He received the finest education possible and enjoyed all the comforts of palace life. But he chose to give it all up to identify with the Hebrew people and deliver them from slavery. However, things didn’t work out as Moses thought that they would…

The Spirit Of Christmas

Daniel 7:13-14, Mark 10:35-45 — “The spirit of Christmas” is an expression that’s often used at this time of year, but what does it actually mean? What is this spirit? Does it even matter? That’s what we investigate in this sermon beginning in the Old Testament and then moving to an encounter Jesus had with…

Horror In Bethlehem

Matthew 2:1-21 — We tend to forget that there is a tragic element to the Christmas story. There was great joy and rejoicing in Bethlehem and then shortly afterwards there was great distress and sorrow. In a fit of rage King Herod ordered all the boys two-years old and under to be killed and they…

Would You Have Chosen Mary?

Matthew 1:18-25 — Joseph was engaged to Mary and we can imagine the expectations he had for their life together. Then he discovered she was pregnant. Can you imagine how he must’ve felt? Can you imagine the disappointment and the hurt?  Joseph naturally thought that Mary had been unfaithful and he intended to break off the…

Christ At Bochim

Judges 2:1-5 — The event recorded in this text should probably be more familiar to us than it is. It was unprecedented at the time and is unique in all of Scripture. The “angel of the LORD” came from Gilgal and spoke to the whole congregation of Israel. Who was this angel? Why had he…

A Saviour Is Born

Exodus 2:1-10 — The circumstances surrounding the birth and first few years of Moses’ life are truly remarkable. In this sermon Pastor Brendan unfolds them to us in vivid detail and then directs us to the bigger story and that is, the operation of Divine Providence. God was at work in all of the details bringing…

A Call To Build

Nehemiah 2:9-20 — After a lengthy and difficult journey from Sushan, Nehemiah arrived at Jerusalem. It was perhaps the first time he had seen the city and sadly, it was in a terrible condition. With a small group of men he surveyed the ruined walls by night and began to plan the rebuilding work. He then…

Achieving Great Things For God

Nehemiah 2:1-8 — In this text we come to the most critical point in the narrative of the Book. It was against the custom of the Persian court to appear sad in the king’s presence, but this is exactly what Nehemiah did! How did King Artaxerxes respond? What did Nehemiah say when he was questioned? Did…