Christmas – God came to us

“People wish one another a ‘merry’ Christmas and a ‘happy” New Year.  But how can one be really happy?” “Only God’s mercy in Jesus Christ can make a person really happy.  Human efforts are sure to disappoint. That’s why the message of Christmas is so important. “What is grace? It has always been a bit … Continue reading Christmas – God came to us

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Advent 2 – the King will return

Bible reading Luke 19:11-27 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Dad sometimes brought home some lollies. The lollies were nothing like a box of Cadbury all sorts chocolates, leaving it to us to pick the flavour we liked.  No, all four of us got only one sort, exactly like the other.  We … Continue reading Advent 2 – the King will return

A life worthy of the Lord

Series Title:  Growing in knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Hosea 4:1-9 Colossians 1:3-14 Introduction Millions of people attended Christmas worship services just two day ago right across the world.  One can only wonder how many those attend the services today.  And one would probably more amazed by the small number whose life is changing, or … Continue reading A life worthy of the Lord

The lonely barber

It was time for a haircut.  I’ve been to this barber before and was impressed by his old-style professionalism.  His wealth of local knowledge was another drawcard. The narrow alley to his shop was almost void of any pedestrian traffic, and as I walked into his shop I found the old man sitting on an … Continue reading The lonely barber

God’s Christmas strategy

Luke 1:67-79 Luke 3:1-6 Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Most people find history boring, and if I told you that the sermon is coming from Luke 3:1-2 you might think of shutting down.  I urge you, however, not to.  What God has to say in these verses is very relevant to us - … Continue reading God’s Christmas strategy

Christmas: God rent the heavens

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9 Isaiah 63:15-19 Isaiah 64:5-9 Isaiah 64:1-4, Luke 2:8-14 My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, God is good and merciful We come together tonight and we can only say, “How good is God!” With Isaiah we say: I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the … Continue reading Christmas: God rent the heavens

The Coming of the Christ (1)

Will there be fruit in the vineyard of the Son? Scripture Readings John 1:1-15 Matthew 21:33-46 Introduction My dear friend in Christ Jesus, The prophet Isaiah recorded a parable in Isaiah 5 which is very much like the one we read in the Scriptures this morning from Matthew 21. It tells about God who planted … Continue reading The Coming of the Christ (1)