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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

SERMON: Respecting Authority

Acts 5:27-32A. INTRODUCTIONWhen I was a child, my parents taught me to respect authority and to do as I was told. And for the most part that has been sound advice and has kept me in good stead. But having said that, blindly following what other people say was never...

SERMON: Living versus Dying

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11A. INTRODUCTION1. Two PolesAttitudes in life are often poles apart. There are those who are full of the joys of life, who get on with living and who refuse to allow anything to get them down. They want to be part of every minute of their...

SERMON: People of Promise

Romans 4:13-25A. INTRODUCTION1. PromisesHave you ever been let down? Have you ever had someone promise to do something, only for them to fail to deliver on their promise?You could have bought something that needed to be delivered and made careful arrangements to be in...

SERMON: Divine Guidance

Acts 16:9-15A. INTRODUCTIONMost people, at some time or another, seek purpose and direction in life. As a consequence, they go off in different directions searching for meaning. Most have great difficulty in their search, and some look for alternatives to bring...

SERMON: The Three Major Festivals

Acts 2:1-13A. INTRODUCTIONI’d like to take you on a journey. I want you to imagine that it’s 30 AD and you are living somewhere in Asia Minor. You’re a Jew—a devout one—and as a consequence you take seriously the commands, that God gave the Israelites on Mount Sinai,...