Sermon Archive (Page 2)

The Hardest Truth Of All

Jeremiah 17:1-9 — On Wednesday last week a horrific crime was committed on a suburban street in Brisbane. It was a crime that left many shocked, shaken and totally bewildered. The response in the media and elsewhere has highlighted the confusion there is when it comes to the reality of evil and the secular worldview. …

Part 12 – Unknown & Unprepared

Matthew 24:36-42 — “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” No one knows when Christ will return and sadly, most will not be ready. These are the key themes in this next section of Jesus’ famous Olivet Discourse. Jesus likens the days before His…

From Foolishness To Failure – Part 1

I Kings 12:16-24, 14:21-31 — In this sermon, we begin to consider the rest of King Rehoboam’s reign. It began very badly with his foolish speech to people who were already disaffected and agitated. Rehoboam basically drove the ten northern tribes into rebellion and ensured the division of the kingdom. Unfortunately his story doesn’t get…

Jonah & The Queen

Luke 11:29-32 — “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet…” In this passage Jesus had some very stern words for those who’d come out to see Him. He knew why they had come and He knew the condition of…

Depression & Grace

I Kings 19:4-8 — We all experience seasons of sadness and discouragement because of disappointment and loss. For some, they experience periods of depression that may be unrelated to any outward circumstances. What do we do when we go through these times? How do we help others who suffering in this way? The great prophet Elijah…

A Single Resolve

Psalm 27:1-6 — “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life…” David’s singular resolve was to be in the presence of the LORD. For David that primarily meant participating in corporate worship. While we can…

Part 11 – This Generation Shall Not Pass

Matthew 24:32-35 — In the first part of the Olivet Discourse, Jesus gives an outline of future events culminating in His Second Coming. He then makes application to His disciples and to us. He talks about how we ought to live in light of what He’s just set out.  Jesus begins this new section with the…

Partakers Of Christ

Hebrews 3:14 — “For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;” What does the writer to the Hebrews mean when he talks about Christians being “partakers of Christ?” Does this have to do with our salvation in Christ, or does it refer to our ongoing…

Providence, Obedience & The Blessed Life

Luke 11:27-28 — “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” In this lesser known incident in Jesus’ public ministry, we see Him responding to a woman who called out while He was teaching. She expressed her admiration for Jesus by acknowledging the privilege that had been…