Sermon Archive

They Need A Barnabas

Acts 9:26-27 — “They were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles…” When Saul returned to Jerusalem as a Christian and wanted to join the church, the disciples were understandably afraid and suspicious. This was the man who only three years earlier…

The Worst Thing Happened

Luke 8:40-56 — “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead…” These are words no parent ever wants to hear. These are words that terrify mothers and fathers when their anxious imaginations take a dark turn. The worst thing that could happen to Jairus…

Neglecting Our Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:3 — “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” What is this “salvation” that the writer to the Hebrews is referring to? What does it mean to “neglect” it? How should this text impact our everyday Christian life? In this study, Steve takes us through key aspects of the doctrine of salvation in…

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…

The Christian Mission

John 17:17-18 — “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.”  Why have Christians been left in the world? Upon conversion, why aren’t Christians taken straight to heaven? What are we here to do? In His famous prayer…

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…

When Things Just Don’t Work Out

Exodus 5:22-6:5 — “…Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?”  Things had not turned out as Moses had expected. Pharaoh refused his request and made life much more difficult for the Children of Israel. Then Moses was criticised…

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…

Mission Accomplished

Nehemiah 6:15-16 — The walls of Jerusalem were finished and it took Nehemiah and his team just 52 days! How was this possible, especially given the opposition that Nehemiah faced? That’s the question Pastor Brendan answers in this lesson and in doing so we learn about what it takes to experience success in the Christian life.