Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Bad Lawyers

Luke 11:45-54 — “Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!…” A lawyer in First Century Judea and Galilee was akin to a cross between a law professor and a minister of religion. He was an expert in the Law of Moses and primarily a teacher. Many lawyers also belonged to the sect of the Pharisees or…

Part 17 – The Sheep & The Goats

Matthew 25:31-46 — “Before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats…” In this, the closing section of Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, He gives a description of the judgment that will take place when He returns. As we work through this…

Courage To Speak The Truth

II Chronicles 18:1-28 — King Jehoshaphat of Judah was persuaded to join King Ahab of Israel in a military campaign against Syria, but before they set-off he wanted to enquire of the LORD. Ahab called together 400 of his own prophets who (unsurprisingly) brought a positive message, however Jehoshaphat was not satisfied. He asked Ahab…

Heretics Unmasked

Luke 11:42-44 — “Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God…” As he sat at lunch in a Pharisee’s home, Jesus declared a short series of “woes” against the Pharisees! He denounced them for certain aspects of their character…

Jehoshaphat’s Big Mistake

II Chronicles 17:10-18:1 — “Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.” Jehoshaphat was a wise and godly king. He did not allow wealth and success to make him lazy and immoral, rather he used his position of strength to diligently care for God’s people. However, he made one very…

Hearts Warm For Jesus

Luke 11:37-41 — “Did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?” Jesus had kindly accepted an invitation to a meal in the home of a Pharisee. When He did not wash his hands before eating, the Pharisee was amazed. This washing was not for hygienic purposes, but was a…

Light Out Of Darkness

Matthew 26:1-5 — “Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people…and consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.” As we turn out attention towards Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we begin with a message on the plot to kill Jesus. In the hours before Judas…