Sermons on Discipleship
In today’s message which takes the form of a monologue we hear from Nicodemus, the Pharisee who seeks to learn from Jesus. His encounter with Jesus is found in John 3: 1-21.
In this message on the first Sunday in the season of Lent, Rev Leo invites us to consider the temptations we face and the challenges of living in a world that is all about the self. We look at the first temptation of man in Genesis, and Paul’s Letter to the Romans comparing Adam with Jesus, and, of course, reflecting on the temptation that Jesus faced in the wilderness as it is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.
This message focuses on the nature of the church and the privileges and responsibilities of membership. The Scripture passage which lies behind this message is Ephesians 4: 1-16. What a privilege to welcome five new members to our congregation. The message, of course, was not just for them, but for the whole church.
In this message we look at the Covenant that God initiated with Israel moving to the new covenant we have with God through the action of Jesus. The address was delivered on Covenant Sunday, an annual tradition of renewing our commitment early in the new year.
A message looking at the challenges and opportunities for the church today. Scripture passages: 1 Corinthians 1: 18 and Matthew 4: 17-22.
On this second Sunday in the season of Advent we come face to face with John the Baptist, who delivers a nine word sermon! Read the account from Matthew 3 here. John has a few choice words to give to the religious ‘elites’ who join the throng seeking baptism. Given they were the ones considered faithful and obedient, and that’s what we seek to be, what might John say to us if he turned up at our church meeting? The…
In this last message in the series from Colossians we consider Paul’ words about household relationships among other matters.
In this message based on Colossians 3: 1-17 we consider what it means to be a person living ‘raised with Christ’.
What is the cost of discipleship? Is it too much? Jesus calls for radical commitment in this passage from Luke 14: 25-33. Taking up our cross and placing Jesus above all else, including family may not sound like good news, yet it is the way to life.