Sermons from April 2000

You Have Not Come to Sinai, But to Zion

Hebrews 12:18-24 Throughout this letter, the author has been warning the readers about the dangers they would face if they gave in to the temptation to desert Christ in order to avoid persecution. In this passage, he returns once again to this theme. He shows what belie

The Commissioning of the Apostles

Matthew 10:1-4 Jesus has commanded that his disciples beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out more laborers into his harvest field. Now, to begin to meet the need for faithful shepherds of the flock, Christ sends out 12 apostles. From this passage, we can learn mu

Do Not Fall Short Of God’s Grace

Hebrews 12:15-17 We look at three exhortations from the writer that we should watch out for one another, to seek to encourage one another in the race we are called to run. We are to see to it that: * no-one falls short of God’s grace. We should watch out for one another

The Importance of the Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:1-28 On this Easter Sunday morning, we look at the subject of the Resurrection to see how important it really is for the Christian faith. We see: * The resurrection is crucial but we need to see it in the context of everything Christ did for His people * Ev

Pursue Peace and Holiness

Hebrews 12:14 We look at two of the four exhortations which follow from all that the author to the Hebrews has been saying in the letter so far: * To pursue peace with %%(text-decoration:underline)all%% men. We see that God loves peace, and look at what is meant by

The Harvest is Plentiful, the Laborers Few

Matthew 9:35-38 We have previously seen the way that the Lord’s ministry on earth brought about a separation – some received Him and were softened by His teaching, whereas others were hardened even to the point of committing the unpardonable sin. This week we go on to l

The Discipline of the Lord, Part 2

Hebrews 12:4-13 We continue our examination of this passage, which deals with the way the Lord disciplines His children. We see that we are commanded to endure this discipline because: * It is a mark of God’s love toward us and is done for our good * It will lead to l

How will You Respond to Christ?

Matthew 9:32-34 We consider another account of healing and casting out of demons by the Lord Jesus Christ. This time, the man with whom Jesus dealt was mute and Jesus healed him. The account in these verses shows us that the ministry of Christ had (and still has) diffe