Sermons from February 2002

Is Anything Too Difficult for The Lord?

Genesis 18:1-15 God appears to Abraham one day and renews the remarkable promise of the birth of a son to him and Sarah. We see the hospitality of Abraham to these strangers and are challenged to do the same ourselves, remembering that whatever we do to the least of Chr

The Great Commandment

Matthew 22:34-40 Jesus has answered the Sadducees but the Pharisees gather together to try and test Him again. A lawyer among them asks Him which is the great commandment of the law. Jesus answers that it is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul and that the secon

The Covenant of Circumcision

Genesis 17 God gave Abraham the sign of circumcision in the Old Testament just as He gave the sign of baptism in the New Testament that they might serve as symbols to His people of the inward change that was to take place in their hearts.

God is the God of the Living

Matthew 22:23-33 This morning we consider the response Jesus made to the Sadducees when they asked ‘Whose wife of the seven would she be?’ He replied to them from the Pentateuch, the only Scriptures they accepted, and pointed out their error. The Scriptures tell us th

The Child of the Flesh

Genesis 16 Abram and Sarai know that God’s will is to build a multitude out of Abram but it’s 10 years since the promise was given and there is no sign of a son. So they take matters into their own hands and Hagar is given to Abram to see if the son will come throug

Give to God the Things Which Are God’s

Matthew 22:15-22 The Pharisees plot to destroy Jesus and devise a cunning plan to trap Him. They come with the Herodians and ask if it is lawful to pay tribute to Caesar or not. If Jesus says yes (which would please the Herodians) the Pharisees could stir up the people ag

How May I Know I Shall Have It?

Genesis 15 We see Abram asking God how he could know that he would possess the land. God gives Abram a gracious assurance, entering into a covenant with him when the very nature of God should have been enough. In that covenant, we see Christ again prefigured. We ar

Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen

Matthew 22:1-14 God’s people are likened to the guests at a wedding feast. Many who were invited to this feast were not interested and even mistreated the messengers sent to call them. So the invitation is sent further afield and others come to the wedding. Even here, on