Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

The Bad Lawyer

Luke 10:25-37 — “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?…” The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well-known in the New Testament. It has much to teach us about loving our neighbour and overcoming prejudice, but is that really…

The Two-Headed Snake

Numbers 16:1-35 — The story of Korah’s rebellion is one of the most terrifying in the Bible. The judgment that fell upon him and his fellow conspirators was swift and heavy. It has reverberated down through the centuries and still shocks us today. In this, the first of two sermons on this story, we consider…

The Blind & The Deaf

Leviticus 19:14 — “Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.” In this command we see God’s deep concern for vulnerable people — a concern that is apparent all over the Law. We also see it in His dealings with Israel,…

The Holy Spirit Joy Of Jesus Christ

Luke 10:21-24 — “In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth…” There are very few examples in the Gospels where Jesus is seen rejoicing. In this text we have one of them and we see that He expressed His joy outwardly and overtly in praise…

Reasons & Motivations

Deuteronomy 5:12-15, 15:12-15 & 24:17-22 — When God gave Israel the Law He answered the “why” question. He gave His people reasons for the commandments and these were supposed to serve as motivation to obey them. In this study, we consider one reason in particular and we see how it carries over into God’s dealings with…

A Law For Little Birds

Deuteronomy 22:6-7 — “If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground… thou shalt not take the mother bird with the young…” It is remarkable that in the great Mosaic Law God gave His people a specific commandment about how they were to treat little birds! This is certainly…

The Fruit Of The Spirit – Part 2

Galatians 5:22-23 — In this sermon we consider the first three virtues that Paul mentions in this text – “love, joy and peace.” We go to some other places in the New Testament in an effort to understand them properly and we think about how vitally important they are in our daily lives. It is…

Supper With The Traitor

Matthew 26:19-25 & John 13:18-30 — Why did Jesus announce to His disciples that one of them would betray Him? Why did He do so when He never intended to do anything about it? What was Jesus communicating to the men sitting around the supper table that night? What was He communicating to those who would read…

Clothing, Gender & Transgender

Deuteronomy 22:5 — “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” This is a fairly simple and straightforward command and yet it has deep roots. It goes all the way back to…