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

Abraham the Father of all believers (4)

Alone, but with God Scripture Readings Hebrews 6:13-20 Genesis 13:5-18 Introduction A Sunday school teacher asked if any of his students could remember an instance in Scripture of anyone making a bad decision. “I do,” replied a boy, “Esau made a bad decision when he sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.” A second … Continue reading Abraham the Father of all believers (4)

Abraham the father of all believers (3)

A straight blow with a crooked stick Scripture Readings Matthew 14:22-36 Genesis 12:9-13:4 Introduction It happens slowly, gradually:  we enjoyed the glow and presence of the God who called us out of darkness to his wonderful light.  There was a time that we found ourselves on cloud nine:  we cherished the goodness of God’s grace … Continue reading Abraham the father of all believers (3)

Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Pilgrim through a barren land (audio file will be posted here) Scripture Readings Acts 7:1-8 Genesis 12:1-9 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Someone said in a writer’s conference. “If you want to write, put glue on the seat of your pants and sit in a chair!” He said no amount of … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise

Scripture Readings Hebrews 11:8-10 Genesis 11:27-12:8 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, today marks the first in a series of sermons on Abraham, the father of all believers.  Our series will take us through episodes in the life of Abraham and his responses to the covenant grace of God. The challenge of every … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise

Forfeited grace

To not honour the Lord Scripture Readings Acts 3:1-26 Daniel 5:1-30 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, They tell the story of the young man who wanted to rent a room off the old lady who lived right next to a railway line.  First she showed him the room, and showed him … Continue reading Forfeited grace

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

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Hell Scripture Readings Luke 16:19-31 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Introduction My friends in Jesus Christ, in this short series “Life, Death, Heaven, Hell” we looked at the two markers in the life of every person on the face of this earth.  Everyone is born, and everyone will die - Life and Death.  During our earthly journey … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Heaven Scripture Readings John 14:1-7 Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, In this short series we are looking at two major event markers in the life of every human being on the face of this planet:  life and death.  What is left of this series will look at one of … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)

Death, the wage of Sin Scripture Readings Romans 6:15-23 Genesis 3:1-19 Introduction Dear brothers and sister in the Lord, I bought snow peas this week.  I tried to grow it myself.  What is easier to push a few snow pea seeds into the ground, water it, and wait for it to come up, push out … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)