Who are You, Jesus?

Bible Readings Isaiah 49:1-7, John 8:12-27 Introduction The renowned artist Paul Gustave Dore once lost his passport. When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards. Giving his name to the official, Dore hoped he would be recognised and allowed to pass. The guard, however, said that  many … Continue reading Who are You, Jesus?

Grace trampled, grace offered, grace received

Saved, yet as through fire 1Corinthians 3:9-15, 2Chronicles 33:1-20 Last time I preached the Word of God to you we heard about the grace of God as we looked at God’s dealings with Ahab:  how many times God offered him grace to worship Him and to repent from worshipping the despicable idol, Baal.  There was … Continue reading Grace trampled, grace offered, grace received

Ways to more effective prayer

(This study is based on the book of D.A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation; Baker House Book Company, ⓒ 1992) Much praying is not done because we do not plan to pray We don’t drift into a spiritual life, and we do not drift into disciplined prayer. The opposite is true. We don’t grow … Continue reading Ways to more effective prayer

Why is Communion necessary?

There is with some Christians the idea that the sacraments are not important.  Some parents would withhold the sacrament of baptism from their children for reasons pure human and not in accordance with the Word of God. Communion Sundays come and go and some church members would not regard the sacrament important to set aside … Continue reading Why is Communion necessary?

Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

Sodom: A matter of perspective? Scripture Readings Genesis 19 Introduction Dear brother and sister in the Lord, Perspective on something is important.  One’s perspective is formed by many experiences and inputs. Ask me about horse riding, and I remember the I tried it.  I nearly fell off and the next day was torture.  My perspective on … Continue reading Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

Remember your creator

Public Profession of Faith of new members Scripture Readings 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8 Introduction My dear young friends, Today is one of the most important days in your life:  Today, before God and his congregation, in the Name of Jesus Christ, you made profession of your faith in God.  You did it publicly, so … Continue reading Remember your creator

Preaching the living Word

"Preaching is bringing the transforming truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ from a passage that has been properly understood, cogently and practically applied, and delivered with the engaging tenderness and passion of a person who has been broken and restored by the very truths he now stands to communicate. You simply cannot do this … Continue reading Preaching the living Word