The Intercession of Christ (2)

Scripture Readings Exodus 28:6-21 John 17:11-19 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, we might make the mistake to disregard everything the Old Testament in connection with sacrifices and offerings.  It is true that we living on this side of the cross of Christ do not need an earthly high priest, neither an altar, … Continue reading The Intercession of Christ (2)

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)

Doing Good (7)

Taking hold of true life Scripture Readings Hebrews 13:7-16 1Timothy 6:3-19 Introduction Daniel Petrie was once a vice president of Microsoft.  When his only sister died in a car crash he took stock of his life.   He commented: And it made me think about well, what would we put on my tombstone if I … Continue reading Doing Good (7)

Doing Good (6)

Doing good to our enemy   Scripture Readings 1 Samuel 24:1-13 Luke 6:27-36 Introduction When Wycliffe translator Doug Meland and his wife moved into a village of Brazil’s Fulnio Indians, he was referred to simply as “the white man.” The term was by no means complimentary, since other white men had exploited them, burned their … Continue reading Doing Good (6)

Doing Good (5)

Partners in the Gospel Scripture Readings Psalm 125 Philippians 1:3-7; 4:10-20 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Many stories are told of soldiers on the frontline who were encouraged by a letter, a card, or even a cake tin with just the crumbs of biscuits made in love left in it. It is a good … Continue reading Doing Good (5)

Doing Good (3)

Saved by grace to do good works  Scripture Readings Titus 2:11-15 Ephesians 2:1-10 Introduction Augustine who lived a life in search of fulfilment in excessive pleasures, false religions, philosophy, debauchery and distractions—futilities that left him so weary of himself he could only cry out, “How long, O Lord, how long?” At the very moment when … Continue reading Doing Good (3)

Doing Good (2)

Doing good can destroy the purpose of grace Scripture Readings Micah 6:6-8 Galatians 3:1-23  Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, A dear friend of ours told me about a neighbour, and old man, sick and preparing himself for his last days.  He asked my friend to visit him because he wanted to discuss things thing … Continue reading Doing Good (2)

Doing Good (1)

Lost in spite of being good  Scripture Readings 1Timothy 1:1-12 Philippians 3:1-11  Introduction Brother and sister in Christ Jesus, Today we commence a series of sermons under the heading “Doing Good.” Protestant Reformed Christians some time shy away from the whole idea of good works.  “Are we not saved by grace and not by good … Continue reading Doing Good (1)