Sermons by Pastor Peter Mitchell

The Lawful Use Of The Law

I Timothy 1:8-11 — “But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully…” What is the Christian’s relationship to the Old Testament Law? What is the proper use of the Law in our proclamation of the Gospel? What role does it play in our growth and progress in the Christian life?…

Holy Frustration & A Loving Heart

Luke 9:37-43a – “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you?…” When we read the Bible, sometimes we come across situations that make us very uncomfortable and that are almost impossible to explain. We have an example in this text from the Gospel of Luke. It records Jesus’ interaction…

Choosing Empty Words

I Timothy 1:6-7 — “From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling…” This was Paul’s blunt assessment of what certain leaders in the church at Ephesus had done. They’d turned away from sounds words and chosen empty words. Why did they do this? And what was really happening when they stood up…

Theology 101 – From Isaiah 45

Isaiah 45 — “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me…” Isaiah ministered in Judah at least 100 years before the Babylonian Captivity. In his day, Assyria was the great threat to Judah’s existence not Babylon, but in this chapter there is a prophecy about Judah’s return from captivity…

The Transfiguration Part 1 – Glory & Grace

Luke 9:27-36 — “As he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering…and they saw his glory…” The Transfiguration is an event in Jesus’ life that many of us are familiar with, but do we know what it was all about? Why did Jesus take three of His disciples up…

Where Does True Love Come From?

I Timothy 1:5 — “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned…” One of the major pastoral concerns that animated the Apostle Paul was the impact of false teaching among the Christians at Ephesus. It was a serious threat to their love…

Will He Be Ashamed Of You?

Luke 9:26 — “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory…” It’s a chilling thought that Jesus might be ashamed of us when He returns. It will depend upon whether we are ashamed of Him, and…