Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Helping Our Leaders

Nehemiah 6:1-14 — The rebuilding of the wall was just about complete. Nehemiah’s enemies had thus far failed in their efforts to stop the work. In their frustration they launched one last series of attacks, but this time they were different. They tried to deceive to Nehemiah, to slander him, and to draw him into…

What It Takes For Evil To Flourish

Judges 9:1-6 — “And he went unto his father’s house …and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone…” Gideon’s son Abimelech perpetrated one of the most vicious crimes in Israel’s history. He was enabled and assisted by the leaders of his city, who, when it was done, made…

Jesus Caring For His Mother

John 19:25-27 — As Jesus hung upon the cross He turned His attention to His mother. She was standing close-by witnessing His suffering and no doubt heartbroken. Out of love and concern for her wellbeing, Jesus spoke to her and then to John. In this Mother’s Day sermon we consider what Jesus said, why He said…

Beloved Brothers

Colossians 4:7-9 — Paul’s letters always end with a greeting or a series of greetings. Some, like the letter to the Colossians, have an extensive list of names and some personal messages. In the closing section of Colossians, ten individuals are mentioned and in this study we consider the first two — Tychicus and Onesimus. Paul…

The Steadfastness Of The Law

Hebrews 2:2 — How should we think about the Law in the Old Testament? What about the many commands that Jesus and the Apostles give us in the New Testament? How are these supposed to function in the life of the Believer? These are the questions Steve discusses as he continues our verse-by-verse study through the…

The Jesus Family Intervention

Luke 8:19-21 — Matthew, Mark and Luke all record an incident where Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to where He was teaching in order to speak with Him. Evidently, this was something out of the ordinary – Jesus’ family had some special reason to come and interrupt His public ministry. When Jesus heard that His family…

Always Speaking With Grace

Colossians 4:6 — In this verse the Apostle Paul gives a very simple command concerning the way we communicate. All of our interactions are to be characterised by grace. It’s an understatement to say that we find this difficult – our speech is often what gets us into trouble!  In this brief lesson, we think about…

When Trouble Comes

Exodus 5:10-21 — Instead of letting the Children of Israel go and sacrifice to the LORD in the wilderness, Pharaoh made their lives more difficult. He set them an almost impossible task and punished them when they did not fulfil it. In this sermon we see how the Israelites who supervised the work responded. As…

Take Heed How You Hear

Luke 8:16-18 — In these verses Jesus’ applies the Parable of the Sower to the lives of His disciples. He challenges them to think about the way they hear and respond to the Word of God. Jesus also gives a wonderful promise – greater understanding of divine truth will be given to those who internalise…

Messing Up The Ending

Judges 8:22-35 — Most of us love the story of Gideon and that’s probably because we identify with his struggles. We love the way God ministered to his fears and the way he was used to bring about a marvellous victory. But the sad thing is that Gideon’s story doesn’t end well. He wanted more…