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Sermons from July 2019

“Is God fair?”

Is God fair? Does God hold things back on us? Does God treat us unfairly sometimes? Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius[a]…

“Born Again”

We often hear in churches that we must be born again. But what is it? Why do we need it? And how do we get it? You Must Be Born Again 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that…

The Hour has come

Jesus’ arrest is often glossed over in the crucifixion account but there is much to be made of our Lord’s interaction with the soldiers in the Garden. Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which…

The Gentile Pentecost

Peter takes the Gospel to the Gentiles. The church now begins to spread throughout the whole world. Acts 10 English Standard Version (ESV) Peter and Cornelius 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his…

Bring Him Back

This message shows our spiritual frailty, but also gives us a goal to help restore the backslider, showing that God is willing to save all who turn to Him in faith 19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, James 5:19 English Standard Version (ESV)

Let Them Come

This message shows that Jesus hears everyone, but in fact responds in different ways. He is willing to receive those who come humbly, but will allow some to turn away and others will oppose, because they refuse to humble themselves. On the other hand, He is willing to receive the most unlikely. 16 But Jesus…

What are you doing here?

In this message, we see a man initially overwhelmed by the vile opposition of the world; who encounters God and declares his horror at the sins of God’s people, but who in turn is re-commissioned by God to fulfil His purposes The Lord Speaks to Elijah 9 There he came to a cave and lodged…