Sermons on Christian Life

Grace & Gratitude

James 1:17 — “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…”  In this short talk, Steve reminds us that all the good things in our lives come as gifts from God. They are gifts of grace, and His grace ought to move us to gratitude. His…

Making Decisions

I Samuel 8 — “Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king…” Israel wanted a king and they wanted Samuel to make it happen. The people wanted a king, in part, because of a poor decision that Samuel had made in appointing his sons as judges. Israel…

Assurance

Genesis 50:1-21 — “Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.” After the death of Jacob, Joseph’s brothers were worried that he would take revenge for what they had done many years earlier. As we consider the ways in which Joseph allayed their fears we discover a…

God Loves You And God Loves Me

Romans 5:8 — “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” What is the nature of God’s love? Who are are the recipients of God’s love? And how has God proved His love?  These are three vitally important questions and Pastor Brendan answers them for us…

We Must Pray

I Timothy 2:1, Ephesians 6:18 & Philippians 4:6-7 — Most of us live very busy lives and that means we can easily get distracted. We can wander away from the Lord and it can happen slowly and surreptitiously. It’s not so much a deliberate turning away from Christ, it’s just that our commitment slips or fades.…

We Faint Not

II Corinthians 4:1 — “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not…” What is the ministry that Paul talks about here? Was it something unique to the Apostles? Is it something just for church leaders? Or is it for every follower of Jesus? What motivates this ministry? And how does…

They Need A Barnabas

Acts 9:26-27 — “They were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles…” When Saul returned to Jerusalem as a Christian and wanted to join the church, the disciples were understandably afraid and suspicious. This was the man who only three years earlier…