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,...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...