The new creation in Christ (Advent)

Scripture Reading Isaiah 11:1-9 Introduction The prophet Isaiah opens his prophecy with these words: Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me… Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” (Isaiah 1:2–3, NIV) In the vision Isaiah saw … Continue reading The new creation in Christ (Advent)

Immanuel – God’s sign to save

Bible Readings John 1:12 Isaiah 7:1-17 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Robert Robinson had been saved out of a tempestuous life of sin through George Whitfield’s ministry in England. Shortly after that, at the age of twenty-three, Robinson wrote the hymn “Come Thou fount of every blessing” Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry … Continue reading Immanuel – God’s sign to save

Jesus is the Christ and Lord

Scripture readings Psalm 16 Acts 2:22-41 Introduction Brother and Sister in the Lord, There were numerous occasions as a child when we were caught out being mischievous and dangerously disobedient. In some cases Dad would not even listen to what we called “reason”. The more you tried to defend yourself, the more it added to … Continue reading Jesus is the Christ and Lord

Mark – Who do you say I am?

Mark - Who do you say I am? Read Mark 8:27-9:17 The lesson Jesus taught the disciples (as we saw in our last study) was to trust Him fully.  Their ears at first failed to hear, and their eyes failed to see (Mark 8:18).  The healing of the blind man at Bethsiada was a real … Continue reading Mark – Who do you say I am?

The risen Christ: the evidence and the message

Imagine appearing in court.  You are called into the witness box, and the questions from both prosecutor and defence are thrown at you, but you cannot substantiate what you say with evidence.  Everything you say is just hearsay, so-called facts what other people say they have heard about and they think might be the truth. … Continue reading The risen Christ: the evidence and the message

Holiness in the workplace

Series:  Better things are coming Scripture Readings Philemon 1 1 Peter 2:18-25 Catching Up Christians are people who were once were lost in sin, but: who received a new life from God by grace who come to Christ and honour Him who spiritually sacrifice praise to God who draw from eternal hope to overcome present … Continue reading Holiness in the workplace

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

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

The Cross of Jesus Christ

Satisfaction for our sins Scripture Readings Daniel 9:4-19 Hebrews 9:11-28 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, I personally favour the terms Day of the Crucifixion and Resurrection Sunday, plainly to steer away from the secular connotations to these very important events on the Christian calendar. For many people these days Good Friday … Continue reading The Cross of Jesus Christ