Sermons on Church Life

Leaving Your First Love

Revelation 2:1-7 — “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” The church at Ephesus was highly commendable in many ways. The congregation were doing a lot of things well, but there was one critical problem. A problem that cast a pall over everything else they did. Their love for Jesus…

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…

The Burden Bearer

Galatians 6:2 — “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” This is a straightforward command and yet one we struggle to obey. The church is supposed to be a place where no one is left to bear their burdens alone. In this sermon we have simple reminder of our need both to shoulder…

Responding To Spiritual Leaders

Hebrews 13:7-25 — The issue of authority in the local church is one that causes angst for many Christians. Some don’t like the idea altogether and others have been hurt by heavy-handed leaders and legalism. So what is the proper role that leaders are to play in the church? What is our responsibility to them?…

How To Serve God Acceptably

Hebrews 13:1-6 — What is the key to making our life together acceptable to God? What is He looking for when we offer Him our worship?  The writer to the Hebrews gives us the answer in the closing exhortation to the Book. He tells us that “brotherly love” must continue and he tells us what…