Sermons (Page 33)

Sermons (Page 33)

The Disciple-Making Saviour

The Disciple-Making Saviour Text: John 1:43-51 In John 1:11 we were told his own received Him not, and largely this is true, and we’re going to see that in John’s gospel. But here in our passage we are brought into another day where we see that it wasn’t entirely the case. Some Jews did believe, and they were significant. The first testimony John uses is that of John the…

Signs of a Heavenly People

Signs of a Heavenly People Text: Phil 1:27-28 Last week we saw that Paul uses the language of v27 to remind them of the obligations they had as people who participate in a society, which in this case, is the society of believers whose strongest ties are in heaven. Now the unity of those who are citizens of heaven is going to be repeatedly enforced by Paul over the next…

The Essence of Discipleship

The Essence of Discipleship Text: John 1:35-42 In this passage we have some who were later were to become apostles meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not the calling to the apostleship, this is the first meeting. Andrew is named and is with someone else. Since those in the latter part of this portion became apostles, it’s likely that John is the unnamed disciple…

The Public Identification of Christ

The Public Identification of Christ Text: John 1:30-34 Often when one says the word ‘prophecy’ they consider it solely in relation to the telling of the future. But, while it can mean that and often does, the primary meaning of the word relates simply to the declaring of truth. It is both foretelling and forth-telling. As we consider John the Baptist, while he was a…

The Christian Motive Text

The Christian Motive Text Text: Philippians 1:22-26 The sovereignty of God is the most comforting doctrine for the child of God. To be able to rest in the knowledge that God knows best and that nothing can or will thwart His purposes either in a general sense, or towards each of His people as individuals. One of the reasons I find it so comforting is because I’m regularly…

The Lamb of God

The Lamb of God Text: John 1:29 One of the things that I was absolutely delighted about when I first arrived here was that the text over the doorway of this church was John 1:29. There are many texts that our churches use for that kind of thing; We preach Christ crucified, justified by his blood, etc. But to me to have a text that calls every saint and sinner to look to…

The Christian Motto Text

The Christian Motto Text Text: Philippians 1:21 One of the great testimonies to the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the radical transformation of the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those of you who know the gospel records will be aware of the sadness that gripped the heart of the disciples and followers of the Lord when the knowledge of Christ’s death…