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?

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

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 (9)

See, I make everything new Scripture Readings Romans 4:16-25 Genesis 17:1-19 Introduction When I went to high school I met a giant.  He was in year eleven and stood six foot and 10 inches tall in his shoes.  When he finished school at the age of eighteen, he was a full seven foot tall.  In … Continue reading Abraham, the Father of all Believers (9)

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)

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 (2)

Pilgrim through a barren land (audio file will be posted here) Scripture Readings Acts 7:1-8 Genesis 12:1-9 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Someone said in a writer’s conference. “If you want to write, put glue on the seat of your pants and sit in a chair!” He said no amount of … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Forfeited grace

To not honour the Lord Scripture Readings Acts 3:1-26 Daniel 5:1-30 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, They tell the story of the young man who wanted to rent a room off the old lady who lived right next to a railway line.  First she showed him the room, and showed him … Continue reading Forfeited grace

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

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Hell Scripture Readings Luke 16:19-31 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Introduction My friends in Jesus Christ, in this short series “Life, Death, Heaven, Hell” we looked at the two markers in the life of every person on the face of this earth.  Everyone is born, and everyone will die - Life and Death.  During our earthly journey … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)