The Christ of the Gospel

Bible Readings Psalm 2 Colossians 1:12-23 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,  When we began our series from the letter to the Colossians, we first looked at the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We moved on to the next, Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel.  I preach the Word of God to … Continue reading The Christ of the Gospel

Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings Psalm 119:129-136 Colossians 1:9-14 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, Last week we commenced a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.  This series goes under the title, United with Jesus Christ.  Last week the message was about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We looked at what the Gospel … Continue reading Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings 1Corinthians 10:5-17 Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction There are 7.6 billion people on earth.  Of this 7.6 billion a great deal are not Christians.  About 2.3 billion profess to be Christians, which, in theory, makes Christianity the largest religion by numbers.  Between 2010 and 2015, an estimated 223 million babies were born to Christian mothers … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Life as adopted child in God’s holy family (2)

Bible Readings 1 John 4:7-21 1Peter 1:13-2:3 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, let’s just quickly recap what we have learned over the last few weeks from 1 Peter 1.  The elect of God, in Jesus Christ, through the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, received a hope which is anchored in … Continue reading Life as adopted child in God’s holy family (2)

God’s Good News is not fake news

Bible Readings: Psalm 119:41-48 1 Peter 1:10-12, 22-2:3 Introduction According to a story doing the rounds on the internet, an amateur genealogy researcher in Queensland and had been doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that a relation, who was a prominent politician, had a great-great uncle, named Remus, who seemed … Continue reading God’s Good News is not fake news

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Bible readings Numbers 14:1-12 1 Peter 1:1-9 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, in many gardens grows a shrub with the botanical name brunfelsia latifolia, which is commonly known as Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow.  This name comes from the way its flowers are changing in colour form one day to the next. Each bloom opens … Continue reading Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Ignoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Scripture readings Deuteronomy 4:1-14 Hebrews 2:1-4 Introduction A group of children are on the playgrounds during recess.  Out of the blue one starts screaming at another. “What you are saying about me is not true!” The other said. “Someone else is telling lies about me.” “No, I believe them.  You are a little gossip, and … Continue reading Ignoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Who is the saviour, Jesus Christ?

Bible Readings Psalm 110 Hebrews 1 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, The topic of this sermon is “Who is the saviour, called Jesus Christ?”  Who is Jesus Christ? Is it possible that we live in a time of unparalleled Biblical illiteracy?  We have unprecedented access to Bible translations, Bible programs, studies … Continue reading Who is the saviour, Jesus Christ?

From hurtful mockery to joyful hope

Bible Reading 1 Samuel 1:1-20 Intercessory Prayer (based on Psalm 94) Loving Heavenly Father, You are holy and just, and You deal rightly with those who oppose You. You hate the arrogant, who stands up against You as Sovereign Lord. As we worship You now, the scenes of wicked men who terrorise your church and … Continue reading From hurtful mockery to joyful hope

Christ prays for the well-being of his church

Scripture Readings 1John 2:18-27; John 17:20-26 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Something has crept into church life in the last decade or two.  They call it church shopping.  Driven by our consumeristic world, a church, or more so a congregation—even irrespective of the particular of its doctrinal position—has to have certain … Continue reading Christ prays for the well-being of his church