Sermons from October 2002

The Life and Ministry of John Hus

The marriage of the Princess of Bohemia, a lady who studied God’s Word, to King Richard of England opened up links between those two countries, allowing for the exchanges of students and ideas. Jerome of Prague brought Wycliffe’s teachings back to Bohemia

By Grace You Have Been Saved

Ephesians 2:8-10 We take the opportunity to remind ourselves of some of the central truths of the Protestant Reformation – that we are saved not by our own works but by the grace of God, received through faith. This is the glorious ‘but God’ of the gospel, as He rescued u

The Life and Ministry of John Wycliffe

Initially, John Wycliffe spoke out against the greed of the priests, the immoral lifestyle of some of them and the Pope’s right to appoint foreigners as bishops in England. He also objected to the church’s exemption from paying taxes on its considerable l

Mysticism and Scholasticism

We see these two pre-Reformation movements and their influence on the Reformers. We also realize that the principles underlying each of them are still active in the church today. Some are intellectual and academic in their approach to Christianity; others

The Resurrection

Matthew 27:62-28:15 The religious leaders tried to prevent the resurrection by posting a guard and sealing the tomb. When this failed, they orchestrated a cover up. Their lies kept the Jews in darkness, just as Satan’s lies keep unbelievers in darkness. The appearance of th

Reformation Forerunners: the Waldenses

Our fourth Reformation lecture series concerns the forerunners of the Reformation – we will look at the groups of people and individuals that God raised up to serve Him in the years before the Reformation. The Waldenses we see as examples of those who we

Jesus Pays the Penalty for Our Sins

Matthew 27:27-61 We come to the climax of the Gospel account and to Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. We trace the events and at each point we are brought face to face with these facts: * That everything Christ did and suffered was on behalf of His people * Tha