Sermons on Christmas & Easter

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…

Horror In Bethlehem

Matthew 2:1-21 — We tend to forget that there is a tragic element to the Christmas story. There was great joy and rejoicing in Bethlehem and then shortly afterwards there was great distress and sorrow. In a fit of rage King Herod ordered all the boys two-years old and under to be killed and they…

Would You Have Chosen Mary?

Matthew 1:18-25 — Joseph was engaged to Mary and we can imagine the expectations he had for their life together. Then he discovered she was pregnant. Can you imagine how he must’ve felt? Can you imagine the disappointment and the hurt?  Joseph naturally thought that Mary had been unfaithful and he intended to break off the…

What Is Hell?

Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46. Good Friday — If we do not know what hell is, we cannot truly understand and appreciate what Jesus endured on the cross. He experienced what every soul in hell experiences – the worst of which is the total absence of God’s presence.

A King Riding On A Donkey?

John 12:12-19 — Palm Sunday. “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee… riding upon an ass.” (Zechariah 9:9) We’ve all seen paintings of famous generals and kings riding magnificent horses, but why does this King choose a donkey? What does it tell us about Him and why does it matter?

A Dead Man Walking

John 11:45-57, Mark 10:30-32 — Before Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that marks the beginning of Passion Week, there was a final journey. Jesus left the peace and safety of Ephraim and set out for Jerusalem knowing full well what awaited Him when He arrived. There is one scene in this final journey, recorded by Mark,…

Jonah, Nineveh & Christmas Grace

Jonah 3:1-10 — The story of Jonah is one we all know and love, however what many don’t recognise is that it’s not primarily about a man who was swallowed by a fish. Rather, it’s about a wicked city that God was going to destroy. In this short sermon we learn what this city was like…