Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

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…

They Need A Barnabas

Acts 9:26-27 — “They were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles…” When Saul returned to Jerusalem as a Christian and wanted to join the church, the disciples were understandably afraid and suspicious. This was the man who only three years earlier…

The Worst Thing Happened

Luke 8:40-56 — “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead…” These are words no parent ever wants to hear. These are words that terrify mothers and fathers when their anxious imaginations take a dark turn. The worst thing that could happen to Jairus…

The Joyful Fearful Gift Of Tongues

Leviticus 23:15-21, Acts 2:1-11 — For over fifty years there has been much controversy in evangelical circles concerning the gift of tongues. What is often forgotten in this controversy is what this gift actually signified and how wonderful it was. Even among those who believe that the gift of tongues is no longer given by…

God And The Devil

Luke 8:26-39 — When Jesus and his disciples landed on the other side of the lake they were met by a naked, deeply troubled, demon-possessed man. Jesus spoke with the man and graciously delivered him from the demons who so oppressed him. In this encounter we are reminded that there is a Devil and he…

Only A Few

Colossians 4:10-11 — “These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God…” When Paul was under house arrest in Rome, there were only three men from a Jewish background who stood with him and participated in his ministry. These three were a great encouragement to Paul and in this lesson we get to know them…

The Beauty In Storms

Luke 8:22-25 — “And he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake…” Jesus led His disciples into the storm on the Sea of Galilee. This fact might be troubling but it’s important that we recognise it and believe it. Jesus leads all His people into storms from time-to-time…

The Saviour Asleep

Luke 8:22-25 — “As they sailed [Jesus] fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake…And they came to him, and awoke him…” The disciples were frantic, fearing for their lives as the storm raged around them, but Jesus was sound asleep. Why? How was this possible? Jesus was asleep in the midst of…

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…