Sermons (Page 34)

Sermons (Page 34)

The Crucifixion of Christ

The Crucifixion of Christ Text: John 19:16-37 An article published this morning reported on the crucifixion re-enactment in the Philippines. “Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders have spoken against the annual practice…

The Testimony of the Voice

The Testimony of the Voice Text: John 1:19-28 As we step into the historical section of this gospel, we leave behind one of the most glorious sections of all the Bible. I know I didn’t do it justice, but I trust the Lord has strengthened in your mind the basic themes and truths that are important with regard to to person of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of…

Christian Joy

Christian Joy Text: Philippians 1:18-20 Sometimes we can be hopeful of something, but unsure about whether it may happen. That’s perhaps how some of you feel about the prospect of your loved ones coming to know Christ. Hopeful, but not certain. That’s how Paul felt about his release from being a prisoner of Rome. Compare 1:25-26 and 2:23. Even an apostle can’t be certain…

The Uniqueness of Christ

The Uniqueness of Christ Text: John 1:15-18 We’re now approaching the end of John’s prologue to his gospel. Next week we will commence the narrative of the life and times of Jesus Christ from John’s perspective, but in these eighteen verses John speaks theologically rather narratively. He is making clear in this opening prologue that Jesus is God in human flesh. That He…

Rejoicing in the Preaching of Christ

Rejoicing in the Preaching of Christ Text: Philippians 1:15-18 You will know if you are a believer here today, that there are various things that we repeatedly find difficult to deal with as Christians. Things that consistently get under our skin. Now I personally believe that when God calls a man to the ministry, he gives that man thicker skin than normal. That’s not to…

Vital Truths of a Viable Saviour

Vital Truths of a Viable Saviour Text: John 1:14 The title ‘The Word’ is exclusively used by the Apostle John to refer to the Son of God. John, 1 John & Revelation. We noted that John begins deliberately connecting his thoughts with the first lines of Genesis, and He shows us that when it states ‘and God said’, John wants us to know that right there we have the…

The Force of the Gospel

The Force of the Gospel Text: Philippians 1:12-14 You can learn a lot about the strength of a believer’s faith by observing their sense of real joy and contentment in the midst of trial. Now we can be great at making up excuses for our perpetual miserable spirit, but if God’s Word is true, then every believer has a right to rejoice and see the purpose of God in all the…