Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

From Foolishness To Failure – Part 1

I Kings 12:16-24, 14:21-31 — In this sermon, we begin to consider the rest of King Rehoboam’s reign. It began very badly with his foolish speech to people who were already disaffected and agitated. Rehoboam basically drove the ten northern tribes into rebellion and ensured the division of the kingdom. Unfortunately his story doesn’t get…

Jonah & The Queen

Luke 11:29-32 — “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet…” In this passage Jesus had some very stern words for those who’d come out to see Him. He knew why they had come and He knew the condition of…

Depression & Grace

I Kings 19:4-8 — We all experience seasons of sadness and discouragement because of disappointment and loss. For some, they experience periods of depression that may be unrelated to any outward circumstances. What do we do when we go through these times? How do we help others who suffering in this way? The great prophet Elijah…

Part 11 – This Generation Shall Not Pass

Matthew 24:32-25 — In the first part of the Olivet Discourse, Jesus gives an outline of future events culminating in His Second Coming. He then makes application to His disciples and to us. He talks about how we ought to live in light of what He’s just set out.  Jesus begins this new section with the…

Providence, Obedience & The Blessed Life

Luke 11:27-28 — “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” In this lesser known incident in Jesus’ public ministry, we see Him responding to a woman who called out while He was teaching. She expressed her admiration for Jesus by acknowledging the privilege that had been…

Part 10 – They All Shall See Him

Matthew 24:29-31 — “Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” As we continue our study through the Olivet Discourse, we come…

The Tidy House

Luke 11:24-26 — “And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in…” What was the message Jesus was communicating in this obscure little paragraph about an unclean spirit who goes out of a man and then returns? Was…

The Stronger Man

Luke 11:21-26 — “But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” What was Jesus communicating to His audience by way of this little parable about a strong man who is overcome by a stronger man? Did it…

A Very Dumb Politician

I Kings 12:1-20 — “And the king answered the people roughly… saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” When Solomon’s son Rehoboam went out to meet the people at Shechem he gave what was perhaps…