Sermon Archive (Page 3)

The Folly Of Idolatry

Exodus 7-12 — In this sermon, Pastor Brendan gives us an overview of the Ten Plagues. He talks about how we should interpret the plagues and about their significance in God’s dealings with Egypt, Pharaoh and the Children of Israel. Each plague was intentionally designed to overthrow one or more of the gods the Egyptians worshipped.…

Don’t Pack Your Bags?

Luke 9:1-6 — “Take nothing for your journey…” In this familiar story we see Jesus sending His twelve disciples into the towns and villages of Galilee to preach the kingdom of God. Today we might say that Jesus sent them on a ‘mission trip’, but curiously, He told them not to pack anything. At first glance this…

A Pastor, A Doctor, And A Sad Story

Colossians 4:12-14 — In these verses the Apostle Paul passes on greetings to the church from three men who were with him at Rome – Epaphras, Luke and Demas. Epaphras was the pastor of the church at Colossae and as well as passing on a greeting, Paul had some wonderful things to say about this…

Who Is Lord? Yahweh Or Pharaoh?

Exodus 7:1-13 — In this text we have the first act in the great drama of the Ten Plagues. Moses and Aaron encountered Pharaoh and performed a miracle. Aaron’s rod became a serpent, but then this miracle was replicated by Pharaoh’s magicians.  Why did God choose this particular sign to begin his confrontation with the…

No Yuck Factor

Luke 8:40-48 — “A woman having an issue of blood twelve years…came behind [Jesus], and touched the border of his garment.”  This story at the end of Luke chapter 8 is quite familiar, but do we know what life was really like for this sick woman? Do we understand why she tried to secretly touch Jesus’ clothes?…

Consequences & Compassion

Judges 10 — “…I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.” (vs.13-14) The Children of Israel were again guilty of idolatry. They rejected the LORD and went after the gods of many nations – some of the very nations…

The Confirmation Of The Gospel

Hebrews 2:3 — Why do you believe the Gospel? Is it because of the benefits the Gospel brings into your life? Is it because you like the message? Or is it because the Gospel is true? Primarily, we ought to believe the Gospel because it’s the truth and that leads us to ask another question…

The Problem Of Bible Illiteracy

Nehemiah 8 — There is a glaring deficit of Biblical knowledge in our world today. Most people know very little about what the Bible says and we are witnessing the consequences. This was much the same in Nehemiah’s day, although the big difference is that the people wanted to know what the Bible says and…

We Must Pray

I Timothy 2:1, Ephesians 6:18 & Philippians 4:6-7 — Most of us live very busy lives and that means we can easily get distracted. We can wander away from the Lord and it can happen slowly and surreptitiously. It’s not so much a deliberate turning away from Christ, it’s just that our commitment slips or fades.…