Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings Psalm 119:129-136 Colossians 1:9-14 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, Last week we commenced a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.  This series goes under the title, United with Jesus Christ.  Last week the message was about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We looked at what the Gospel … Continue reading Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Prayer to enter Worship

(This prayer is an adopted prayer of Charles Spurgeon.) Heavenly Father, grant rest to your children as we come into your presence. Take the helmet from our brow. Take from us the weight of our heavy armour for a while, may we know your peace, and be at rest in you. Come to our aid and … Continue reading Prayer to enter Worship

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings 1Corinthians 10:5-17 Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction There are 7.6 billion people on earth.  Of this 7.6 billion a great deal are not Christians.  About 2.3 billion profess to be Christians, which, in theory, makes Christianity the largest religion by numbers.  Between 2010 and 2015, an estimated 223 million babies were born to Christian mothers … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Temporary suffering and eternal glory

Bible Readings  Isaiah 40:6-11 1Peter 5:6-14 Introduction Dear friends in Christ, Plastic changed our world. The toys we used to get as gifts were cars made of thin pressed metal.  The doors and the windows were painted on with real paint.  The wheels were from a sort of a cast iron and the axels were … Continue reading Temporary suffering and eternal glory

Heavenly shaped defence (3): Submission, Humility, Trust

Scripture Readings Psalm 133 1Peter 5:1-9 Introduction My dear friends in the Lords Jesus Christ, Let’s for one moment think of our congregation as an army. We are called to battle because we have an enemy seeking to devour and destroy.  The Bible calls him our adversary, or the devil.   …your adversary the devil … Continue reading Heavenly shaped defence (3): Submission, Humility, Trust