Sermons by Pastor Brendan Fischer

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…

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…

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…

The Hard Heart

Exodus 5:1-9 — History is filled with many great showdowns and among the most fascinating is that one that unfolds in the Book of Exodus. It is the great struggle between Pharaoh, the most powerful man in the world, and the LORD. The contest begins in this chapter with Pharaoh’s opening question, “Who is the LORD,…

The Burden Bearer

Galatians 6:2 — “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” This is a straightforward command and yet one we struggle to obey. The church is supposed to be a place where no one is left to bear their burdens alone. In this sermon we have simple reminder of our need both to shoulder…

Does The Ascension Matter?

Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-12 — Forty days after His resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven in the presence of His disciples. When He did, we’re told that the disciples “worshipped.” Was this an incidental in the life of Jesus or was it something important? Is the Ascension something we should pay more attention to than we…

Confronting & Being Confronted

Nehemiah 5 — Opposition from without was bad enough, but in this chapter we see Nehemiah having to deal with opposition from within. This was perhaps a greater threat to the rebuilding work than the ones he’d faced before. In this study, Pastor Brendan explains the issue that was dividing the inhabitants of Jerusalem and…

The Moment Of Truth

Exodus 4:27-31 — The time had come for Moses to meet with his brother Aaron and then meet with the elders of Israel. This must have been a daunting prospect for Moses after forty years away from Egypt. Would the people listen? Would they believe the message that he brought? Would things turn out the…

A Matter Of Life & Death

Exodus 4:24-26 — Before Moses arrived back in Egypt he had a terrifying meeting with the LORD. Moses had not circumcised his son Gershom and the LORD had come in judgment. The circumcision was hastily performed and life was spared but what was this interaction all about?  This is an obscure story in the Exodus narrative…