Sermon Archive

Messing Up The Ending

Judges 8:22-35 — Most of us love the story of Gideon and that’s probably because we identify with his struggles. We love the way God ministered to his fears and the way he was used to bring about a marvellous victory. But the sad thing is that Gideon’s story doesn’t end well. He wanted more…

The Hard Heart

Exodus 5:1-9 — History is filled with many great showdowns and among the most fascinating is that one that unfolds in the Book of Exodus. It is the great struggle between Pharaoh, the most powerful man in the world, and the LORD. The contest begins in this chapter with Pharaoh’s opening question, “Who is the LORD,…

The Burden Bearer

Galatians 6:2 — “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” This is a straightforward command and yet one we struggle to obey. The church is supposed to be a place where no one is left to bear their burdens alone. In this sermon we have simple reminder of our need both to shoulder…

Giving Up His Life

Mark 14:53-65 — After His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus faced as many as six different trials. He was examined by the religious authorities and finally by the civil magistrate, Pontius Pilate. As we follow Jesus through these trials one fact becomes apparent, and that is, that Jesus was intent on getting to…

Does The Ascension Matter?

Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-12 — Forty days after His resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven in the presence of His disciples. When He did, we’re told that the disciples “worshipped.” Was this an incidental in the life of Jesus or was it something important? Is the Ascension something we should pay more attention to than we…

The Palm Sunday People

Matthew 21:1-11 — Easter is a special season for our church family and it begins with Palm Sunday. The day derives its name from the palm branches that were strewn across the road as Jesus and His disciples made their way to Jerusalem. It was a joyous occasion filled with noisy expectation. In this sermon,…