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SERMON: All Good Things Come to an End

Matthew 28:20bA. INTRODUCTIONLike all things in life, all good things come to an end—and life is full of things that we enjoy. As a consequence, when it comes to parting, it can be very difficult to let go. And yet, at some stage, we have to set certain things...

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SERMON: Four Questions About Christmas

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20A. INTRODUCTIONI know it’s not Christmas yet, nevertheless, I want to ask the question, ‘How do we celebrate Christmas?’ And the reason I ask that is because it can never be too soon to consider our reply.Because how we celebrate it, is a...

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UPDATE: Radical Thinking, etc.

Radical ThinkingThe Bible study book Radical Thinking: 16 Studies on the Laws of Moses has now been published. It contains sixteen studies on the laws given to Moses—either on Mount Sinai or during the forty years that the Israelites wandered in the wilderness—and it...

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SERMON: Something to Get Excited About

Acts 10:34-43A. INTRODUCTIONHave you ever been so excited about something that you couldn’t wait to tell the whole world? It could have been something that happened to you personally, or it may have been something that you’d heard that you believed to be true. But...

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SERMON: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-21A. INTRODUCTION1. Visiting the PastThere are certain periods or events in history that for some reason appeal to me. Events like the Crusades, the signing of the Magna Carta, the Reformation, etc. And if it were possible, I would like to go back in time and...

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SERMON: Come as You Are

Romans 12:1-21A. INTRODUCTION1. Come as You AreFour words: “Come as you are.” Now it may not always be easy to “Come as you are,” but that is how we are expected to come to Jesus. For example, when Jesus saw Peter and Andrew casting their fishing net into the lake, he...

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SERMON: The Role of the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:14-17A. INTRODUCTION1. Important Christian FestivalsIf you were to ask me which were the most important festivals in the life of the church, I would firstly suggest Good Friday/Easter with the death and resurrection of Jesus—without which the Christian faith...

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SERMON: The Spiritual Battle

Ephesians 6:10-20A. INTRODUCTIONIn life, people face a number of battles.On the world-wide stage, there are the well-publicised struggles. There are the wars that are fought—like the ones that have been (or still are) being fought in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya,...

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SERMON: The Formula for Spiritual Growth

1 Corinthians 1:1-9A. INTRODUCTION1. General One of the pressing problems in many western churches today is the question of church growth. As in, “What do we as individuals need to do to grow in the faith?” And “What does the church need to do to grow in the faith?”2....

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SERMON: The Missing Link

Acts 19:1-7A. INTRODUCTION1. Knowing Only Part of the StoryHave you ever had that feeling, that someone you know had been given information, but it’s obvious to you they’ve only heard part of the story? Maybe your suspicion was aroused by the way they responded to...

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