Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

The Fruit Of The Spirit – Part 2

Galatians 5:22-23 — In this sermon we consider the first three virtues that Paul mentions in this text – “love, joy and peace.” We go to some other places in the New Testament in an effort to understand them properly and we think about how vitally important they are in our daily lives. It is…

Clothing, Gender & Transgender

Deuteronomy 22:5 — “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” This is a fairly simple and straightforward command and yet it has deep roots. It goes all the way back to…

The Fruit Of The Spirit – Part 1

Galatians 5:22-23 — “But the fruit of the Spirit is…” Sometimes Christians miss the point when it comes to the fruit of the Spirit. They enjoy learning about these virtues but they don’t really understand how they come to be in one’s life. They try to be loving, gentle or joyful but are frustrated when it…

Fragile & Fleeting

Psalm 90:1-12 — “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” In this Psalm, Moses reminds us that life is both brief and tenuous. We’re given 70 years, maybe 80, and then it’s over. When we consider this in light of eternity, it’s a not a very long time…

Witchcraft & Magic – What’s It Really All About?

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 — It’s no exaggeration to say that there has been an explosion in the proliferation of pagan spirituality in Western societies. Beliefs and practices associated with witchcraft (Wicca) and neo-paganism are very much mainstream and growing in popularity. It’s probably also true that most Christians don’t have a great understanding of this belief…

Missing The Point And Becoming Proud

Luke 10:17-20 — “In this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” The seventy disciples returned from their mission in Galilee and they were excited, not about the people who’d been converted, but about the power they had exercised. They were at risk of…

Haircuts, Tattoos & Body Modification

Leviticus 19:27-28 — “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you…” The Children of Israel were forbidden from having tattoos and other body modifications that involved cutting. In this study we think about why the LORD prohibited these practices and whether this command has any relevance…

We Have A Captain!

Numbers 14:1-10 — “And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.” Israel’s response to the twelve spies who went into Canaan was disgraceful. The congregation believed the evil report brought by the ten and fell into unbelief. They turned against their leaders and against the LORD. They…

The Central Sanctuary

Deuteronomy 12:1-28 — “There shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you…” When Israel took possession of its Promised Land, the LORD would choose a place where He would dwell and that was where Israel was…