What if the was no resurrection from death?

  Atheists believe there is no god.  They believe we exist by chance for no reason and no purpose; we die without a purpose and without reason.  And when we die we simply stop to exist.  Our journey on earth has less purpose then our car or our clothes: at least that we bought for … Continue reading What if the was no resurrection from death?

The risen Christ of the Scriptures

Introduction I had the privilege of knowing an godly elderly couple whom I visited on a regular basis.  The old man’s health failed and soon after that he died.  I buried him. Some time after this, Heila’s grandmother was admitted into a nursing home, where she shared a room with someone else.  This person just … Continue reading The risen Christ of the Scriptures

Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

Series title:  Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Ephesians 4:1-13 Colossians 2:9-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our series from Colossians goes under the heading “Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”  We find terms like fulness, wisdom, understanding, every way, all power, all things, everything, glorious riches, all wisdom, perfect … Continue reading Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

A life worthy of the Lord

Series Title:  Growing in knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Hosea 4:1-9 Colossians 1:3-14 Introduction Millions of people attended Christmas worship services just two day ago right across the world.  One can only wonder how many those attend the services today.  And one would probably more amazed by the small number whose life is changing, or … Continue reading A life worthy of the Lord

Marriage as an effective tool for evangelism (2)

Series Title:  Better things are coming Scripture Readings 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 1 Peter 3:1-7 Introduction A wool growing farmer on an outback station once made this remark about Christians and effective evangelism (and he probably just applied some principles of breeding and selecting stock to build up his sheep):  “Pastor, there’s one sure way for … Continue reading Marriage as an effective tool for evangelism (2)

Be Wise (2)

Mind your wife (or your mother) Scripture Readings Ephesians 5:22-32 Proverbs 31:10-31 Introduction They say it's Mother’s day, and we need a day like this.  But for the church Christ every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Christ.  Every sermon should be about Him and his work of salvation.  Every worship service should … Continue reading Be Wise (2)

Abraham the Father of all Believers (6)

God’s unilateral agreement of grace Scripture Readings Galatians 3:6-18 Genesis 15 Introduction Dear family of God, It is impossible for the sinking swimmer to negotiate with the lifesaver agreements before he is rescued.  At that point in time the lifesaver is in charge; the troubled swimmer is in need.  To survive he needs to obey … Continue reading Abraham the Father of all Believers (6)

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 (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 – 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