Sermons from January 2003

The Reign of the Righteous King

Psalm 72 We look once again at our great King Jesus, this time through this wonderful prophetic Psalm by Solomon. We consider the characteristics of His reign in terms of its extent, its prosperity, its duration and so forth. In days of considerable uncertainty a

Introduction to Romans

Romans 1:16-17 We begin a new series in Paul’s letter to the Romans with an overview, considering * Who wrote it * To whom was it written * When was it written and most importantly, * Why was it written. The answers to the last point will form the topics for future

The King of the Nations

Psalm 2 Beginning a new series looking at the offices of Christ, the Anointed, through the Old Testament writings, we look at this wonderful Psalm, We see our glorious Lord, Jesus Christ as the King over all things, installed despite the rebellion of His foes and

The Qualifications of Deacons

1 Timothy 3:8-13 Having looked at the functions and qualifications for elders, we now turn to examine those for Deacons in the church. We see that in many ways they are similar, since Deacons are to relieve Elders of some of their duties so they can give themselves to pra

Jacob and Joseph Die in Faith

Genesis 49:28 – 50:26 We conclude our series in the book of Genesis by seeing Jacob and Joseph dying old and full of years – a mark of God’s blessing. Both demonstrated by their final remarks that they were looking forward to the fulfillment of God’s promises, and the writer t

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 4

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We conclude our series on elders in the church by considering the need for an elder to be mature, and then reflecting again on how serious an issue it is for a man to seek the office of elder and for a church to recognize that calling in a man. The openi

Jacob’s Blessings to His Sons

Genesis 49 Shortly before his death, Jacob calls his sons around him and blesses them. We see that for many, the consequences of their sin materially affected the blessings they received. We also trace the material blessings as they are given to Joseph, whilst the p

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 3

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We look again at these passages to discover the qualifications of an elder. Having looked in earlier sermons at the moral qualifications, we look here at the managerial, gifting and reputation aspects that must accompany a man who is called to this office