Sermons from March 2001

The Covenantal Responsibilities of Wives

Ephesians 5:22-24 Having considered the responsibilities of husbands, we now turn to wives and see what God says concerning them in the Scripture. We see what is the basis of their relationship to their husbands, and of the submission that wives should have towards them. W

The Righteous Use of the Tongue

Proverbs 17:9 We see what damage the wrong use of the tongue can do to a church. To spread slander and gossip in the church is to do the Devil’s work. He loves to divide and conquer in the church and we should rather be wronged than to spread the tale of our wrong trea

The Covenantal Responsibilities of Husbands

Ephesians 5:25-30 We look at the responsibilities of a husband to his wife by considering the relationship of Christ with the church. In particular, we examine Christ’s threefold offices of Prophet, Priest and King and see that just as Christ exercises these on behalf of t

The Parable of the Dragnet

Matthew 13:47-50 We consider the most important event since the creation of the world – the Day of Judgment. Here in this parable, Jesus gives us another graphic picture of this day. From this parable and other passages in the Bible that deal with the Judgment, we piece

This is a day of Good News!

2 Kings 6:24-7:20 Israel had sinned against God and now its capital city, Samaria, was under siege to the Arameans. Elisha the prophet is in the city and foretells a wonderful deliverance from God. This is subsequently discovered by a group of lepers who initially keep the

The Preciousness of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:44-46 We look at two parables which deal with the great value of the Kingdom of Heaven. We look initially at the structure of Matthew 13 to understand how the author arranges his material. Then we deal with the similarities and differences between the two parab

They Shall Become One Flesh

Genesis 2:18-25 We start a new series, dealing with marriage and the family from a Biblical perspective. Here, after laying out the scope and purpose of the series, we examine the basis of marriage and see that it is a covenant of companionship and entails a most intimat

I Will Open My Mouth in Parables

Matthew 13:34-35 Matthew relates the manner in which Jesus taught the people about the kingdom to an Old Testament prophecy. This foretold that Jesus would teach the people in parables. We have already seen that Jesus used parables to hide the Truth from unbelievers, whil

God Causes All Things to Work Together for Good

Romans 8:28 All of us go through trials and tribulations in this life. This passage contains a wonderful promise to us from God to help us endure our hardships. We look at what this passage does not promise us, and then at what it does mean. We consider the scope of

The Triumph of God’s Kingdom

Matthew 13:31-33 This morning we examine two more of the parables of the Kingdom: the mustard seed and the leaven. In each case we look at the Biblical background to the images that Jesus uses in order to understand them more fully. We seek to answer the question, ‘What i