Sermons from December 2022

Sermons from December 2022

Summer Series: Mich 6:8 – 1 January 2023

Theme: Walk Humbly with God Introduction “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of youbut to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:1-8  When asked by friends to name my favourite verse in the Bible, I always say Micah 6:8. It’s not exactly my favourite, because the word favourite implies something much simpler than what I really feel. Truth is Micah 6:8 found me, and it…

25 December 202

Introduction Let me begin my Christmas reflection by bursting some myths.Christmas is not about presents. It’s not about lights and decorations.It’s not about Christmas trees. It’s not about family gathering.It’s not about food. It’s not about trying to be nice to all.It’s not about singing Christmas carols. All these things are fine and good, but you and I know that’s not what Christmas is all about. For centuries the narrative of the birth of Jesushas been commercialised , has been…

18 December 2022

If you face trials and in the future – today’s message is for you to remember on that day and to give you hope. If you have lived through troubled times in the past – this message is for you to find peace as you remember and reconcile that past. And if your life is blissfully free of such concerns – Rejoice! This message will affirm the joy of those who are saved from the sins of this world. And…

11 December 2022

Introduction First, on this Third Sunday of Advent I want you to invite you to accompany me on a journey. A journey of imagination. Is that alright? At certain points of my reflection, I want us to imagine together how might John feel or what John might be thinking? Are you ready? A straightforward, common-sense reading of Matthew 11 would tell us that John the Baptist, unhappily rotting away in prison, has been getting reports about the work of Jesus?…