Sermons on Church Life

Authentic Worship

Isaiah 29:13 — “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me…” In Isaiah chapter 29 we see the prophet coming to the people of Judah with a message of judgment, and when we consider the context,…

Leading Through The Storm

Numbers 16 — Korah’s rebellion was a full-blown crisis for Moses, for Aaron and for the whole Nation of Israel. It was especially difficult for Moses because he was the focus of many’s people dissatisfaction and contempt. When we step back an consider what took place, we recognise that Moses led the people through this time…

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…

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…