Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Camel That Broke The Straw Man's Back

"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matt 19:24).

"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matt 16:26).

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Tim 6:10)

:  a weak or imaginary opposition (as an argument or adversary) set up only to be easily confuted
(source: Merriam-Webster)

Monday, 21 November 2016

James 4:1-10: The Test of Worldly Indulgence

Hi All

Last Wednesday night I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

The title was "The Test of Worldly Indulgence".

Audio here  -filter by my name, IE works best.

Sermon notes below.


Thursday, 27 October 2016

James 2:1-13: The Test of Impartial Love

Last night I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

Title was "The Test of Impartial Love", text James 2:1-13.

You can listen here (filter by my name, IE works best). Sermon notes below.


James 2:1-13 (NKJV)
2  For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes,
3  and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, "You sit here in a good place," and say to the poor man, "You stand there," or, "Sit here at my footstool,"
4  have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
5  Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
6  But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
7  Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?
8  If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well;
9  but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
10  For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
11  For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
12  So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
13  For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. 

Friday, 30 September 2016

The Day The Town Came To See The Circus

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a family baptism. 

A reason to rejoice, yes absolutely. But I had a nagging check in my spirit about the whole thing...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Woman at the Well - A Picture of Law and Gospel

Hi Everyone

Last Sunday (17 July 2016) I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

Text was John 4:1-42, the story of Jesus and the Woman at the Well.

You can hear it here (filter by my name - IE works best).

Sermon notes below.

Link to poem at the end of the sermon.


Friday, 3 June 2016

John 19:17-30

Hi all

On 1 June I had the pleasure of teaching our flock at the Wednesday evening service.

Text was from John 19:17-30.

You can here the sermon here - filter by my name and select. I think the flash player only works in IE.

Sermon notes below.


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Gospel Nuggets - Christ, Our Redeemer And Hope (Psalm 40)

On Sunday 24 April I was privileged to teach the flock.

Text was the whole of Psalm 40. Sermon notes below.

Audio here


Monday, 21 March 2016

Two Thieves, And Two Eternities

Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

Sermon title was "Two Thieves, And Two Eternities", as a build up to Resurrection Sunday. 

You can listen to the audio here. Filter by my name and you will see all my teachings. 

I've been told that I speak too softly and mumble a lot...hmmm... I'll try and fix that next time!