Participating in the sufferings of Christ

Scripture Reading 1Peter 4:12-19 Introduction The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, honour those who died for their country. Built following World War I, it was expanded to remember those who served in subsequent conflicts. It is a beautiful place, with monuments to courage and devotion, but the highlight of the shrine is a hall containing … Continue reading Participating in the sufferings of Christ

Jesus Christ: King of Rival?

Bible readings Matthew 6:19-24 1 Samuel 18:1-16 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We are still in our series, “The king is dead; long live the King”.  In this series of sermons we learn that all earthly kings are human beings; we can not put our trust in any earthly leader.  and Even … Continue reading Jesus Christ: King of Rival?

Foreigners in this world

Bible readings: Isaiah 66:1-6 John 15:18-16:4 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Last week we heard from the Word of God of the perfect and complete joy our Lord gives to his church.  This joy is to found in the Word of God, prayer and being fruitful in the service of our … Continue reading Foreigners in this world

Ascension: Christ, our King, ascends his throne as Lord of lords

ASCENSION DAY and its IMPLICATIONS for TODAY Article by Dr. Peter Hammond (http://www.frontline.org.za) Today is Ascension Day. Why are so many things going wrong? Recently, I was asked by a Christian leader: "Why is there so much corruption, crime and violence in our society? Why is there so much immorality, even in the church? Why are we … Continue reading Ascension: Christ, our King, ascends his throne as Lord of lords

The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

Discipleship Scripture Reading Luke 14 Introduction Dear friend in our Lord Jesus Christ, We have a tendency to think that the rich and the famous are in some ways better people to mix with.  Over the exit out of Wimbledon, boys and girls would wait with a large tennis balls or a printed program just … Continue reading The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

Doing Good (8)

Glorifying our Father through good deeds   Scripture Readings Psalm 24:1-10 Matthew 5:1-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This is the last sermon in our series about Good Works.  In this series we heard the Word of God telling us that one can be lost in spite of being good.  The … Continue reading Doing Good (8)

Face the challenge

Fear versus Service Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 4:1-15 1Kings 18:1-18 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, I cannot testify as personal experience with the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4.  His life of service in the Lord is surely an example we all should strive for when he writes to a church … Continue reading Face the challenge

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Author:  Eric Metaxas A gripping book with a lot of detail to understand the milieu in which Bonhoeffer grew up and ministered. We need to understand the plea of Bonhoeffer: the church is the body of Christ answerable to Him only, serving Him only, obedient to His Word only. Bonhoeffer's … Continue reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy