the Christ and his Church-Bride

Introduction The late 50’s and early 60’s took the world by surprise.  The momentous moral shift we experience now started to trickle when movie and music stars openly divorced and remarried, making long-term marriage look odd. The Pill arrived as a method for family planning, but soon introduced the Free Love era of the mid … Continue reading the Christ and his Church-Bride

Why is Communion necessary?

There is with some Christians the idea that the sacraments are not important.  Some parents would withhold the sacrament of baptism from their children for reasons pure human and not in accordance with the Word of God. Communion Sundays come and go and some church members would not regard the sacrament important to set aside … Continue reading Why is Communion necessary?

Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s

Series Title:  Growing in knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Hebrews 8:1-13 Colossians 2:13-23 Introduction We are still approaching this letter of Paul under the topic, Growing in our knowledge of Jesus Christ.  We continue from where we stopped last week, and the sermon title is still “Jesus Christ only, no if’s no but’s”. One … Continue reading Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s

The throne of the Servant King

Series title: From wrack and ruins to blessings and beauty Scripture Readings Revelation 5 Haggai 2:20-23 Introduction Dear brothers and Sisters in the Lord, In just more than a week this year will be history.  The old calendars will disappear from our walls and the back of our doors, and we will replace it with … Continue reading The throne of the Servant King

The best for last

Series Title:  "Better things are coming" Scripture Readings 2Chronicles 12:1-12 1 Peter 5:5-11 Introduction My dear fellow believers in Christ Jesus, Like all children I always wondered why the dessert is served last.   Why the need to eat the cabbage, broccoli, spinach and the pumpkin first, while the ice cream and custard  have to … Continue reading The best for last

My funeral, my life

Series title:  "Better things are coming" Scripture Readings Romans 6:1-14 1 Peter 4:1-6 Introduction There’s only one thing more sure than life, and that is death. Death is so final.  The time of death can’t really be postponed to create opportunities for the person who is dying or for the close relatives to put things … Continue reading My funeral, my life

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)

Marriage as a tool for Evangelism (1)

Better Things are Coming Scripture Readings Ephesians 5:22-33; 1 Peter 3:1-7 Catching up Christians are people who once were lost, but: who received a new life from God by grace who have an eternal hope which cannot be destroyed who believe that the Bible is about God’s plan of salvation in Jesus Christ who now … Continue reading Marriage as a tool for Evangelism (1)

Holy Aliens (2)

Series:  Better things are coming Scripture Readings Exodus 19:1-9 1Peter 2:11-12 Summary of the series so far: Christians are people who once were lost, but: who received a new life from God by grace who come to Christ and honour Him who obey the Gospel who all have a part in priest-like service to God … Continue reading Holy Aliens (2)

Climbing peas

Unlike other years, the seeds got into the ground on time this season.  As expected, in about a week’s time they pushed up and started to show their little heads. Same packet of seeds, same soil, same time, same water.  All got fertiliser at the same time.  Yet, some grow faster than others. Along the … Continue reading Climbing peas