Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

“God Doesn’t Love You”

Matthew 27:41-43 — We often pay close attention to the physical suffering Jesus experienced during His various trials and as He was crucified. We are also careful to ponder the deep spiritual component of His suffering as He was “made sin for us.” What we don’t often think about, is how He felt when He…

A Hard Truth For A New Year

Matthew 27:24 — “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.” In this, the first sermon of a new year, we consider Pilate’s actions…

Deliver Us From Evil

Matthew 2:16-18 — The Massacre of the Innocents is the part of the Christmas story that we don’t like to think about. It’s the part that usually isn’t found in the Nativity play that children perform, nor is it mentioned in the Christmas cards we give to our loved ones. It’s difficult to understand why, in…

Part 9 – Don’t Believe It!

Matthew 24:23-28 — “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not…” The time immediately preceding the return of Christ will be characterised by great deception. There will be false Christs and false prophets who will perform great signs and wonders and thereby deceive many. There will also be…

Part 8 – Run For Your Lives

Matthew 24:15-22 — “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…” As we continue our study of the Olivet Discourse we come to an urgent exhortation. When the abomination of desolation is set up in the holy place, Jesus tells those living in Judaea to run for their lives. He paints a bleak and…

The Greatest Danger Our Children Face

Proverbs 22:15a — If someone was to ask you, “What is the greatest danger our children face?” How would you answer? Is it peer pressure? Bullying? Social media? Internet pornography? Consumerism? The secular worldview? These all pose a significant threat to our children’s emotional and spiritual well-being, but the Bible gives a different answer. That’s…

Mundane & Extraordinary

Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-21 — There are some truly remarkable details in the Christmas story. Some things happened that never had before or since. There are also some parts of the story that are very ordinary. The narrative is a mixture of the common and the unique, the breathtaking and the boring. In this sermon, we…

Part 7 – The Abomination Of Desolation

Matthew 24:15 — “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place…” As Jesus describes the signs that will precede His Second Coming, He mentions something the prophet Daniel had written about — something He calls “the abomination of desolation.” What is this rather ominous sounding event?…