Sermons from March 2020

Sermons from March 2020

Judging Others

Christians are often criticised for being judgemental. But what does Jesus actually say about judging others. Pastoral Intern Karl Scott works through Jesus’ teaching on how we are to view others in the light of the Kingdom.

The King And His Citizens- Part 3

A common critique that is levelled against Christianity is that Christians are hypocrites. It is said that Christians say one thing and then go ahead and avoid doing the very thing they said they would do. The expectation is that Christians should practice what they preach. Interestingly, Jesus disliked hypocrites in much the same way that we do today. In fact, Jesus rebuked the religious people of his day for living a life of show and pretense. Their so-called religion…

The King and His Citizens – Part 2

How do you measure Godliness? Some people in Jesus’ day thought that Godliness was found in perfect obedience to God’s law. But the answer that Jesus gives to this question is striking. As we continue our journey through the second half of Matthew 5 we will see Jesus make some remarkable statements about how we measure Godliness. According to Jesus the true measure of Godliness is found in our excessive love for God, our neighbour and even an excessive love…

The King and his Citizens – Part 1

This week we begin looking at Jesus’ sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. This sermon is a picture of how the citizens of God’s Kingdom are to live their lives. But in many ways, it is a picture that is strange for us to understand because the citizens of Jesus’ Kingdom are not those who are strong and independent but those who are humble and dependent on God. These citizens live lives that are unique and strangely inviting. These…