Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell (Page 3)

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…

Beloved Brothers

Colossians 4:7-9 — Paul’s letters always end with a greeting or a series of greetings. Some, like the letter to the Colossians, have an extensive list of names and some personal messages. In the closing section of Colossians, ten individuals are mentioned and in this study we consider the first two — Tychicus and Onesimus. Paul…

The Jesus Family Intervention

Luke 8:19-21 — Matthew, Mark and Luke all record an incident where Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to where He was teaching in order to speak with Him. Evidently, this was something out of the ordinary – Jesus’ family had some special reason to come and interrupt His public ministry. When Jesus heard that His family…

Always Speaking With Grace

Colossians 4:6 — In this verse the Apostle Paul gives a very simple command concerning the way we communicate. All of our interactions are to be characterised by grace. It’s an understatement to say that we find this difficult – our speech is often what gets us into trouble!  In this brief lesson, we think about…

Take Heed How You Hear

Luke 8:16-18 — In these verses Jesus’ applies the Parable of the Sower to the lives of His disciples. He challenges them to think about the way they hear and respond to the Word of God. Jesus also gives a wonderful promise – greater understanding of divine truth will be given to those who internalise…