Sermons

Sunday, 02 June 2019 00:00

Spread the Word

Luke 10:1-10
 
Jesus needed promoters or forerunners to spread his message before he made his rounds in the same vicinities. Their task was to make Jesus known. 
They were to do this in two ways:
1) Heal the sick - This was an important way of getting people's attention, winning people's hearts and creating real anticipation of his coming. If the forerunners or promoters were that good, what about Jesus himself?
2) Second, they were to announce that the King is coming - Not only was he coming he was
Saturday, 06 April 2019 11:34

Ignoring the Obvious

Mark 8:31-38
 
If you had the power to rule the world for one day, what would you do?  I'm sure we've all had moments when we thought we could make the world a better place than it is currently.
And likewise in our own lives, how often have we thought or said if only things could be this way or that or that way.
If only we had been given the opportunity that went to someone else; if only things had worked out the way we planned. We all have some things that we wished we could have done better. 
We all have unfulfilled
Sunday, 24 March 2019 00:00

Redemption Story

We all love a comeback story. A redemption story, a story that ends well. Many of the movies we watch, and the books we read often have the theme of redemption woven in it. Redemption is the second chance we are all looking for. If you want to find a good book about redemption, look no further than the Bible. The Bible is the quintessential book about redemption and how God gives his children second chance after second chance because of what Jesus had done for us.

Redemption is part of our salvation but looks at it from a different perspective. Redemption focuses on the way in which our salvation was accomplished. Peter expresses 4 important truths that should motivate us to live our Christian life in faith and hope.

Join us this week as we reflect on this statement again.
Sunday, 17 March 2019 00:00

The Spirit is Willing

Matthew 26:36-41

I don't know about you but I hope you made a plan to give up something for Lent and also do something positive during Lent. In my case, I have been trying to eat healthier and exercise. But that is not going according to plan. I am trying very hard, but as they say, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. 
In this week's scripture, we will revisit the story in the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus asked His disciples to watch with Him as He went along to pray. When Jesus came back an hour later He found the disciples sleeping and made the statement about how our spirits are willing or eager, but our flesh is not able.
Join us this week as we reflect on this statement again.
Saturday, 09 March 2019 19:00

Priceless

Luke 8:26-39
 
We hear the expression, "He or she is lost." That means the person has no core or center and the person is without an identity. He or she is stripped of all their humanity. When life is shattered, hopes are dashed because of the circumstances of life. Sometimes through one's own fault or through no fault of theirs, this situation makes that person vulnerable, naked and exposed. This is the story of the man in the scripture for this week.
 
The Bible says he had no clothes, no identity, he had no home and he lived in the tombs. He was not dead but lived in the place of the dead. Even though we may not be able to identify with this picture, there are times we also lose our bearings in life, through loneliness, separation, and isolation. This is what happens when your life is in shambles.
 
Jesus steps into the land of the Legion, in today's gospel. Join us this week as we learn what Jesus did for this man who called himself Legion.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 20:10

Wisdom to Discern

1 Kings 3:5-14

I/Me or We? 
This is a question we all face as we say our prayers, make decisions and establish our priorities. This is also a question Solomon faced when The Lord came to him in a dream and said he should ask whatever he wanted and God was going to give it to him. This sounds great. God is giving Solomon sort of a blank check. All he needs to do is fill in the amount.
Sunday, 03 February 2019 00:14

Man Proposes God Disposes

Proverbs 16:1-4

This life revolves around plans we have, whether they be short-term or long-term. The truth is if we have no plans or goals it is clear that we are not moving towards anything of significant value. Life is not meaningful if you don't have something that you are working on or aiming for, to improve the overall quality of life. 
The Word of God declares in Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision the people perish." In Proverbs chapter 16 the Bible says, "The plans of the heart belong to man but the answer of the tongue is from The Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but The Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to The Lord and your plans will be established." 
Sunday, 27 January 2019 01:21

Making Right Choices

Hebrews 11:23-26

We all have to make choices in life. Some choices are easy and some choices are hard but every choice we make is important because we are the sum total of all the choices we have made till this point. Some of the choices we made were good and some were bad, but we are where we are today. Our future going forward will also be determined by the choices we make today. That is the reason why we need to make good choices.
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