Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

The battle belongs to the Lord Scripture Readings Hebrews 7:1-10 Genesis 14:1-24 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It was told of Charles William Eliot, once president of Harvard University, who had a conversation with a campus labourer who said: “There is not much difference between men, but the little difference there…… Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Pilgrim through a barren land (audio file will be posted here) Scripture Readings Acts 7:1-8 Genesis 12:1-9 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Someone said in a writer’s conference. “If you want to write, put glue on the seat of your pants and sit in a chair!” He said no amount of…… Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise

Scripture Readings Hebrews 11:8-10 Genesis 11:27-12:8 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, today marks the first in a series of sermons on Abraham, the father of all believers.  Our series will take us through episodes in the life of Abraham and his responses to the covenant grace of God. The challenge of every…… Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Heaven Scripture Readings John 14:1-7 Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, In this short series we are looking at two major event markers in the life of every human being on the face of this planet:  life and death.  What is left of this series will look at one of…… Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Doing Good (8)

Glorifying our Father through good deeds   Scripture Readings Psalm 24:1-10 Matthew 5:1-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This is the last sermon in our series about Good Works.  In this series we heard the Word of God telling us that one can be lost in spite of being good.  The…… Continue reading Doing Good (8)

The Cross of Jesus Christ

Satisfaction for our sins Scripture Readings Daniel 9:4-19 Hebrews 9:11-28 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, I personally favour the terms Day of the Crucifixion and Resurrection Sunday, plainly to steer away from the secular connotations to these very important events on the Christian calendar. For many people these days Good Friday…… Continue reading The Cross of Jesus Christ

Doing Good (2)

Doing good can destroy the purpose of grace Scripture Readings Micah 6:6-8 Galatians 3:1-23  Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, A dear friend of ours told me about a neighbour, and old man, sick and preparing himself for his last days.  He asked my friend to visit him because he wanted to discuss things thing…… Continue reading Doing Good (2)

God’s will for our lives: Sanctification

Sanctification Scripture Readings: Leviticus 18:24-19:4 Ephesians 1:3-14 Introduction A man is charged of crime – let’s say he committed murder.  All evidence points in his direction, even his defence lawyer cannot come up with anything better than to plead for a lesser penalty.  The judge listens to the charges laid; he weighs up the evidence…… Continue reading God’s will for our lives: Sanctification

The Coming of the Christ (2)

How did you get in here? Scripture Readings Psalm 23 Matthew 22:1-14 Introduction We all know about weddings, invitations, RSVP’s and preparations for the great day. Last week the Word came to us and spoke about the long-suffering of the owner of the vineyard: time and time again he sent servants to get his fruit,…… Continue reading The Coming of the Christ (2)

Reformation – what is the fuss about?

Five Key Concepts in the Reformation Understanding of Justification On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses concerning clerical abuses and indulgences on the church door at Wittenberg. This famous event is often considered that launching point for the Protestant Reformation. The chief concern for Luther and the other reformers was the doctrine…… Continue reading Reformation – what is the fuss about?