Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

Theology 101 – From Isaiah 45

Isaiah 45 — “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me…” Isaiah ministered in Judah at least 100 years before the Babylonian Captivity. In his day, Assyria was the great threat to Judah’s existence not Babylon, but in this chapter there is a prophecy about Judah’s return from captivity…

The Transfiguration Part 1 – Glory & Grace

Luke 9:27-36 — “As he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering…and they saw his glory…” The Transfiguration is an event in Jesus’ life that many of us are familiar with, but do we know what it was all about? Why did Jesus take three of His disciples up…

Where Does True Love Come From?

I Timothy 1:5 — “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned…” One of the major pastoral concerns that animated the Apostle Paul was the impact of false teaching among the Christians at Ephesus. It was a serious threat to their love…

Will He Be Ashamed Of You?

Luke 9:26 — “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory…” It’s a chilling thought that Jesus might be ashamed of us when He returns. It will depend upon whether we are ashamed of Him, and…

What No Man Can Tame

James 3:7-8 — “Every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed…But the tongue can no man tame.” How often does our mouth get us into trouble? How often do we say things we regret? We all have a massive problem with our mouth and James wants…

Everlasting Father

Isaiah 9:6 — “And his name shall be called…the everlasting Father…” The son in this famous verse is the Son of God, the eternal Son, but He is also called “the everlasting Father.” How can this be? Isn’t this at odds with what the Bible teaches about the Holy Trinity? The Father is God, but He’s…

Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6 — “And his name shall be called…The mighty God…” It is remarkable to think that a child born in the normal way would be called “mighty God!”  If this is who the famous baby born in Bethlehem actually is, then it changes everything. It changes everything for the world, and it changes everything for each one…

Wonderful Counsellor

Isaiah 9:6 — “And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor…” What was the role of “counsellor” in Old Testament times? What was the counsellor supposed to do? How did people view his advice? What is a “wonderful” counsellor? And most importantly, does this name rightfully belong to the child born in Bethlehem?

A Child And A Son

Isaiah 9:6 — “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” This is a famous verse speaks of the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. It’s a verse we love to sing and meditate on. Over the next few weeks we’re going to think…