Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on May 20, 2018
Waiting faith and expectant trust,
AN OPEN-ENDED PRAYER Psalm 123 This is a short, impassioned prayer: a plea for help in the face of adversaries. It begins with adoration, with an abrupt “Unto You…” (Psalm 123:1). This is a song of Ascents and its opening may be paralleled to another: ‘I to the hills will lift ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2018
It is hard preaching to hard heads and hard hearts.
A HARD CALLING Ezekiel 2:1-5 In times gone by, and in certain places and professions still, it was taken for granted that children would follow in the trade of their fathers. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, would have known from an early age that they were going to be fishermen. ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2018
The pattern of Christ's giving (of Himself) is the paradigm for our (financial) giving.
THE GRACE OF GIVING 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 1. The example of the Macedonians (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). (1) By the grace of God, the Macedonian churches (Philippi and Thessalonica) had been particularly forward in giving. (2) Their gift was given out of poverty: like that of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2018
Receive not the grace of God in vain.
FOLLOW MY LEADER 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 In his earlier letter, Paul had spoken of himself and others as ‘God’s fellow-workers’ (1 Corinthians 3:9). The word for “fellow-workers” gives us our English word, ‘synergy’, which speaks of a combined effort, a co-operation with God if you will. It ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2018
Longing for home.
TOWARDS A NEW CREATION 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Having spoken of the impermanence of the ‘tent’ of this body, and the ‘eternity’ of our dwelling in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1), the Apostle Paul began to mix his metaphors, yearning to be ‘clothed upon’ with ‘our habitation which is from ...read more