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Sermons by Bernard Lewis

Bernard is the Pastor at Emmanuel

Qualifications for Evangelism

This message shows how an understanding of the power of God reveals our own weakness and limitation, but how God is then able to us us. In order to serve Christ fully, we have to be willing to make everything subject to Him. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’…

Go For God

This message shows how God uses the events of Providence (nature and life) to gain our attention, in order to show us that self-absorption is essentially destructive whereas, putting God central in our lives will glorify Him and be for our benefit.   8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the…

A Cal and a Promise

Continuing the theme of evangelism I want us to see that Christ’s call to put Him and His kingdom first is, in fact, a promise of provision and a means of witnessing to His saving and keeping care. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be…

The Christian’s Confidence

This message outlines David’s security in God even that he faced immense issues. David’s Lord is our Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ and we can have the same assurance that we are guided through life and saved by His Grace The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Of David. 27 The Lord is my…

Evangelism: The Essence

The message attempts to address the discrepancy between following Jesus and yet failing to evangelise. The call to discipleship is a call to change and that change drives our concern for the lost 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”[a] Matthew 4:19 English Standard Version (ESV)…

Why?

This message outlines the fact that God’s people had known his mercy in returning from the Exile, but they had become complacent and distracted, so He calls them to active repentance in order that the Temple of God might be built. The Command to Rebuild the Temple 1 In the second year of Darius the…

Faith in the Fire

This message explores the challenges of Christian living. How does our ‘faith’ support our living? We see 4 different experiences in life – illness, personal sacrifice, natural disasters and spiritual conflict and consider how faith in Christ helps the believer through these. 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of…

This is our God

This message introduces us to the God of Haggai, who is the Lord of Hosts who has history planned and uses people to declare His unchanging word, The Command to Rebuild the Temple 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word…

A Great Work

This message begins by looking at Nehemiah’s understanding of the needs in Jerusalem; we then consider his responses, immediate and long-term to those needs; and finally, see how Christ and the Early Church responded to immediate needs. 3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come…

Hear The Word and Keep it

This message begins by correcting a well meant, but mistaken understanding of life. It then shows God’s unchanging commitment to bless through His unchanging message, concluding with the unchanging human need of keeping the Word of God. 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke…