Sermon Archive

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…

What Would It Take?

Nehemiah 4:7-23 — What would it take for us to quit following Christ? How do we endure the opposition that inevitably comes when we try to live as Jesus called us to? Could our view of the Christian life and prayer be hindering rather than helping us? These are the questions we consider as Pastor…

Christ Our Preeminent Leader

Hebrews 1:8-9 — In these verses, the writer to the Hebrews takes us to Psalm 45 as he continues to teach us about who Jesus is. We learn that He is God and we learn that He is exalted above His “fellows.” So what does this mean? Who are these “fellows?” – These individuals who…

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…

God Is…

Exodus 3:13-15 — What’s in a name? In Bible times names were often highly significant, they revealed something important about a person. So what about God’s name? What is it and what does it mean? In this sermon, Pastor Brendan unfolds to us what we learn about God from the name He revealed to Moses…

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…