Walking in step with the righteousness of Christ (2)

Bible Readings: Hebrews 12:18-29 Philippians 3:12-21 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our family loved picnics.  Any quiet spot where there was shade and firewood would do us.  Our first visit to a real public park included a swimming pool. While dad unpacked the picnic gear (I always wondered what was so special about having … Continue reading Walking in step with the righteousness of Christ (2)

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Saved by hook or by crook

Lessons from Joshua Scripture Readings Joshua 9:1-27 John 16:17-24 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, In preparing a series from the book of Joshua I am forced to preach the Word of God about the Gibeonites.  I really wanted to get to the glories of God’s triumphal victory over the kings of … Continue reading Saved by hook or by crook

God’s Christmas strategy

Luke 1:67-79 Luke 3:1-6 Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Most people find history boring, and if I told you that the sermon is coming from Luke 3:1-2 you might think of shutting down.  I urge you, however, not to.  What God has to say in these verses is very relevant to us - … Continue reading God’s Christmas strategy

Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

Declared mercy Scripture Readings Acts 8:26-40 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, when it comes to grace and salvation, there is sometimes this sinful appreciation of the self. Captain George Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, finds in Maria, the governess, his new love.  The two of them sing a song, Something … Continue reading Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

The Father’s home with us

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Exodus 19:1-6 John 14:15-24 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Let’s begin this morning with a wild statement, “I think religion is dangerous.” The person who practices religion invariably finds himself somewhere on a road to find some … Continue reading The Father’s home with us

Called out of darkness into the light

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Isaiah 59:9-21 John 12:34-50 Introduction Omar Bradley, one of the Generals in World War II also went to World War I. He became a General. He actually led one of the largest armies in history during World War II. He … Continue reading Called out of darkness into the light

The King who would destroy death, now anointed and glorified

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 118:22-29 John 12:1-19 Introduction We continue our series of sermons following the Gospel of John. We follow the theme of life and death, as we follow our Saviour, from closely before He was arrested, to the end of his … Continue reading The King who would destroy death, now anointed and glorified

The Christ lays down his life to give eternal life those the Father gave Him

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 23 John 10:14:30 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We begin a new series of sermons following the Gospel of John. There are certain very distinct themes in the Gospel of John:  there is light and darkness, … Continue reading The Christ lays down his life to give eternal life those the Father gave Him