Sermon Archive

The Very Clever Bad Manager

Luke 16:1-9 — “And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…” In this sermon, we consider one of Jesus’ lesser known parables, The Parable of the Unjust Steward.  It is a story that many Christians puzzle over because it is not so easy to understand. Why was the unjust steward commended for…

“That’s Not My Problem”

Deuteronomy 22:1-4 — “Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them…” In this sermon, we consider some rather obscure commands that God gave His people in the Law. These commands were practical applications of the charge to love one’s neighbour. When we reflect on what God said,…

A Very Human Story

Luke 15:11-32 — “And he said, A certain man had two sons…” Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the famous parable He gave. Most Christians know it very well and even young children can understand its message. In this sermon, we reflect on the human dimensions of the story and how Jesus intended…

Parables for Pharisees

Luke 15:1-10 — “The Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.” This sermon covers the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin. We are careful to think about these familiar stories in their context because we want to know what Jesus was getting at. When…

Salt and Apostasy

Luke 14:34-35 — “Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out.” Jesus closed His sermon to the multitudes with this illustration about salt losing its taste. He used this illustration…

This Is Serious

Luke 14:28-33 — “Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” What did Jesus mean when He made this bold declaration to the multitudes who were following Him? Why did He speak so strongly? And what is the message for us today? The Bible is clear that…

Good News for Gloomy Days

James 1:2-4 — “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” Our community is living through a difficult season. We’re continuing to deal with the impacts of major flooding and COVID is still causing sickness and disruption. It’s easy to become frustrated and discouraged. In this short message we’re given some positive news. Even…