Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

Part 1 – A Spanner In The Works

Matthew 24:1-3 — “There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down…” The Olivet Discourse is the most significant prophetic passage in the Gospels and second only to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. It is the second longest message Jesus gave (after the Sermon on the Mount)…

Pray

Luke 11:5-10 — “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…” Jesus prefaced these famous words with an illustration of a man who shamelessly persisted in asking his friend for bread. He knocked on his friend’s door at midnight and wouldn’t take “no”…

Take Good Heed To Your Soul

Joshua 23:11 — “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God…” In Joshua chapter 23 we have old-man Joshua’s second last address to the Children of Israel. It was given perhaps 20 or 30 years after the conquest of Canaan and it was very timely. With peace and prosperity came the…

Lessons From Some Liars

Joshua 9 — Why did the princes of Gibeon choose to make peace with the Children of Israel rather than fight? Every other Canaanite tribe and city-state went to war but not these people. What motivated their decision? Was it because they were weaker than all the rest? Or was it something else? These are…

Teach Us To Pray

Luke 11:1-4 — “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray…” In reply to this disciple’s request Jesus gave what we know as the “Lord’s Prayer.” He gave it as part of His Sermon on…

A Generous Nation

Deuteronomy 23:24-25 — “When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure…” In a law that seems a bit strange to us, the Children of Israel were permitted to eat grapes from any vineyard in the land. They were also permitted to eat grain from any wheat…

Leading Through The Storm

Numbers 16 — Korah’s rebellion was a full-blown crisis for Moses, for Aaron and for the whole Nation of Israel. It was especially difficult for Moses because he was the focus of many’s people dissatisfaction and contempt. When we step back an consider what took place, we recognise that Moses led the people through this time…

Worrying Yourself Away From Jesus

Luke 10:38-42 — “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things…” What was Martha’s mistake? What prompted Jesus to gently rebuke her when she asked Him to order her sister Mary to help her in the kitchen? That’s the question we seek to answer as we work…

Your Enemy’s Lost Donkey

Exodus 23:4-5 — “If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.” This command given to Israel in the Law was fairly straightforward, and yet very difficult to obey. It goes right against our fallen human nature to help those who hate us. When…

Canaan’s Worst

Leviticus 18:21 — “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.” At least four times in the Law, the LORD warned His people against participating in child sacrifice. This was part of the worship of…