Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

Dead Bodies & Gospel Grace

Numbers 9:1-11 — According to the Old Testament Law, contact with a dead body made a person ceremonially unclean. Those who were unclean were unable to participate in the sacrificial meal that was part of certain offerings. So what happened when two men who’d been in contact with a dead body wanted to participate in…

Rahab’s Conversion

Joshua 2:9-11 — “The LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath…” The Children of Israel were on the verge of crossing over the Jordan River and possessing their Promised Land. As he stood on the banks of the Jordan, Joshua, the leader of the nation, knew that the first…

Longing For A Greater Feast

Various Texts — When Jesus sat down with His disciples to eat the Passover He did not share the cup with them. He said He “would not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the day when He drank it new with them in His Father’s kingdom.” Jesus was anticipating a far greater feast – a…

Lambs Among Wolves

Luke 10:1-12 — “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves…” There has been much discussion among evangelical Christians about religious freedom and freedom of speech. Many are concerned that we may no longer have the ability to proclaim the Christian message in the public square. Could we be entering a season…

Forbidden Fruit

Leviticus 19:23-25 — When the people of Israel planted fruit trees they were forbidden from eating the fruit for the first three seasons. In the fourth season all the fruit was to be dedicated to the LORD. It was only in the fifth season that the fruit could be eaten or taken to market. What…

Other Things First

Luke 9:57-62 — “Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first…” In this passage we witness Jesus’ interaction with three disciples who expressed a desire to follow Him. Rather than affirming the first disciple, Jesus told him what following Him would cost. The second and third disciple each offered an excuse as to why they…

Caesar & Jesus

Luke 23:1-2, John 18:30-19:33 — “If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend…” There is one person who looms large over the account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion who we don’t think about very much. He wasn’t there, but his influence most certainly was. His voice was never heard, but he was on…