SERMON: The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-17 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Rules in General It seems, sometimes, that we have rules on just about everything. We have rules for sport: how the game is played, and what a player can and cannot do. Of course the purpose of having rules in sport is quite sensible,...

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SERMON: What Made Jesus Tick

Philippians 2:5-11 A. INTRODUCTION 1. What Makes Someone Tick One of the issues of great interest today, is the issue of what makes someone tick. Indeed we are bombarded with biographies, documentaries, and other television programmes, where questions are asked of a...

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SERMON: Tragedy or Opportunity?

John 9:1-41 A. INTRODUCTION I never cease to be amazed at the strange things that people believe, particularly when it comes to religious beliefs. Indeed, even with a book of words inspired by God—that most have easy access to—we can still see and hear some very...

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QUESTION: Higher Costs for the Poor

Some organisations, today, have identified correctly that the poor struggle to pay their bills. As a consequence they allow them to pay them in instalments. All well and good. But isn’t it a bit counterproductive when they also charge higher or extra fees for the...

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QUESTION: Lending to the Poor

If poor people need to borrow money, there are plenty of people who want to loan them money at high rates of interest. But isn’t that tantamount to preying on the poor? It certainly doesn’t make their situation any better. Indeed, it usually makes it worse. Posted:...

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QUESTION: Prayers for Rain

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to pray for rain during a drought, by people outside the church. People assume that I have God’s ear. But shouldn’t those people pray too? And, more importantly, shouldn’t they first need to repent and turn back...

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DEVOTION: Teaching the Gospel

Acts 20:7-12 There are morning people and there are night people. Some work best first thing, and others work best at night. We’re all different, and our body clocks work in different ways. Personally, I’m better in the morning (although not too early). But as a...

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SERMON: Choosing Leaders

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 A. INTRODUCTION From time to time we all get involved in the selection of leaders. Not only for the different organizations to which we belong, but in respect to the people we want to represent us at the local council, in parliament, etc., etc. And...

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SERMON: Separating Fact from Fiction

2 Peter 1:16-21 A. INTRODUCTION 1. False Claims in General These days we are bombarded with people wanting to sell us things. There are door to door salesman (although they seem to becoming less often). There are telephone callers (although they are probably mainly...

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SERMON: The Taming of the Tongue

James 3:1-12 A. INTRODUCTION I am constantly amazed at the stories that I hear. So much so that I wonder where some of them come from. I’ve heard stories of people which were apparently true, but were told to someone in confidence. I’ve heard stories which were only...

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