Sermons from October 2000

Which is the Day of Worship?

In this lecture, which concludes the series we have held in the month of October, we see the Biblical case for the continuance of a Sabbath Day to be a day for worship for the New Testament believer – specifically the first day of the week.  We also

It Will be More Tolerable for Sodom

Matthew 11:20-24 Jesus denounces the cities in which most of His miracles were performed – Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum. The latter receives special attention because it is the place where Jesus also made His home. In these very solemn words, we see the following:

The Heart of Worship

John 4:19-24 Jesus says that God is seeking worshipers who will worship Him in spirit and truth. We have been seeing in previous weeks of this series what it means to worship in truth – that we must do those things in worship that are sanctioned in the Bible and we ar

Wisdom is Vindicated by Her Works

Matthew 11:16-19 Last week, we saw that there were those who responded to the message of John the Baptist by pressing with holy violence into the Kingdom. Now, Jesus turns to consider those who did not respond in this way. We see that those who reject the Truth often do

What are the elements of Worship?

Exodus 20:2-7 We continue our series on reformed worship by considering what the elements of worship are that are sanctioned in the Bible. We look at the ”ordinary” elements (reading, preaching and hearing God’s Word, praying and singing) and at the ”extraordinary’

The Violent Take it by Force

Matthew 11:12 We consider these remarkable words of Jesus, in which He points first of all to the greatness of the preaching of John the Baptist and then to the greatness of the effects it had on the people. Contrary to much modern teaching, we see that the Kingdom of

What is the Rule of Worship?

Exodus 20:4-6 Does it matter how we worship God, or can we do anything we like if it appeals to us and expect God to receive it? Has God told us the answer in His Word? Continuing our conference on reformed theology, we look at these issues. We see where churches his

He Who Is Least Is Greater Than He

Matthew 11:7-11, 13-15 Having answered the question from John through his disciples, Jesus turned to talk to the crowd about John. They had not gone out to the wilderness to hear John because he was eccentric; a man who ranted and raved and said first one thing and then another