Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell (Page 2)

When The New Man Is The Master

Colossians 4:1 — “Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.” This is the final command in the Household Code and it is addressed to masters, that is, to slave-owners. Thankfully, slavery no longer exists as a formal legal institution in our society…

Your Own House In Order

Judges 6:25-32 — In this sermon we continue to think about the action Gideon took against the false worship his family was practicing. We see how this prepared him for the greater task that God had for him. If Gideon was going to lead Israel into battle then he needed first of all, to have…

Polytheism Is Still A Problem

Judges 6:25-32 — Before Gideon led Israel into battle he had to deal with the sin of his own family. The LORD ordered him to destroy the altar to Baal his father owned. What was happening in Gideon’s home was representative of what was happening all across Israel. People had moved from the worship of…

The Sign Of The Cross

Judges 6:11-24, 36-40 — When it comes to asking God for a sign, Gideon is the quintessential example in Scripture. Many of us grew up hearing the story of “Gideon’s fleece” in Sunday School and unfortunately there are those today who misapply his example.   Gideon actually requested a sign from the Lord twice and in…

The New Man At Work – Part 2

Colossians 3:22-25 — New life in Christ is to be lived out in every sphere of life. In this text the Apostle Paul describes what this looks like in the workplace. For the Christian, there is a new way of working (v.22) and a new way of thinking about our work (v.23) – we saw this in…

Gideon, God’s Word & You

Judges 6:1-16 — Sadly, it is a familiar refrain in the Book of Judges. The Children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD delivered them into the hands of their enemies. On this occasion the enemy was the Midianites, a nomadic people who came into the Promised Land and took…

The New Man At Work – Part 1

Colossians 3:22-25 — We spend a significant portion of our lives at work and sometimes our job is difficult, dull and even dispiriting. Thankfully, the Lord gives us guidance and encouragement and this is what we come to in our study through Paul’s letter to the Colossians. The Holy Spirit, through Paul’s pen, tells us how…

Selling Barak Short

Judges 4 — In the usual telling of this story, Deborah is the hero and Barak is a bit of a coward, but is this right? Do we underestimate Barak’s faith and his courage? That’s what we think about in this sermon and it leads us to some vital truths for our Christian lives. God…

The Spirit Of Christmas

Daniel 7:13-14, Mark 10:35-45 — “The spirit of Christmas” is an expression that’s often used at this time of year, but what does it actually mean? What is this spirit? Does it even matter? That’s what we investigate in this sermon beginning in the Old Testament and then moving to an encounter Jesus had with…