Father of Faith Sermon Series
series of ten sermons on the main pastoral highlights of the life
of the patriarch Abraham. Abraham is a prophetic figure who is foundational
to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A right understanding of Abraham
can help us greatly in the Christian life. Sermons are downloadable
in Powerpoint form.
Cross In Colossians
The cross is central to the Christian faith. This article looks at
the two references to the cross in Colossians. The cosmic all-reconciling
cross (1 :19,20) which is the basis for mission and the cross of Satan's
defeat (2:13-15) which gives us confidence in living.
Scripture tells us that every single born-again Christian
has an anointing from the Holy Spirit. Find out what it
is and how it operates.
The False Philosophy of Evolution by Random Chance
and Natural Selection
The book of Colossians tells us why atheistic evolution must be considered
a "false teaching".
An exegesis of Zechariah 3:1-7 shows that these verses display many
of the truths about our salvation in a powerful pictorial way. Very
There Be Light..
An exegesis of Genesis 1:3.
An exegesis of Genesis 3 and how we got into the mess we are in today.
Word study in the main biblical meanings of "heaven".
Word Study - "All Flesh"
A hard hitting study that highlights our frail humanity and God's
Word Study: "Parousia"
What the New Testament says about the "parousia" or "Kingly
Return" of Christ.
Study - Chosen by God
Looks at what it means for us to be chosen by God. The terms chosen,
elect, appointed etc in the New Testament are considered. Takes about
45 minutes or longer depending on the group.
False Miracles In The End Times
There are at least seven warnings about "false miracles"
and "lying signs and wonders" that will be a "great
deception". This article digs into the Scriptures to find what
this could be like and how the Christian should react to signs and
On The Identity of Gog And Magog In Ezekiel 38 and 39 - Raw Data
An article that examines the four main theories about Gog and Magog
and the prophecy of a massive invasion of Israel in Ezekiel 38 and
End Times Obedience
115 commands about what to do during the End Times; from being alert, to discerning false teachers, living holy, and not taking the Mark of The Beast. (PDF 4 pages, feel free to pass along to others)
Working Out What The Bible Says: About Homosexuality.
All the Bible passages on homosexuality are carefully reviewed with
brief notes on each.
Bother With The Bible?
Why bother with the Bible? Why not just go with
the flow of the Spirit instead? Do Christians really need
Study: "Kingdom (basileia)" (of God)
What the New Testament says about the
"Kingdom". Covers the kingdom "of
God", "of Christ", "of Heaven"
and "of the Father". Looks at the twelve main
characteristics of the Kingdom of God.
Study - "Glory"
An inspiring look at God's glory and His plan to glorify
Who Is "The Inner Man"?
And What Is He Like? (Part One
Christ in us the hope of glory. A long article by John
Edmiston, split into two parts. Part One establishes what
it means to be born of God and dead to sin.
Who Is "The Inner Man"?
And What Is He Like? (Part Two
Part Two of the above article looks at what helps and
hinders the maturing of Christ in us. (Please read Part
Love - The Greatest Thing
A look at love especially in 1 Corinthians 13.
Jeremiah was faithful in a very tough calling. This
article looks at his ministry as an encouragement for us
to keep on going.
Nothing New Under The Sun
Penetrating wisdom from Ecclesiastes chapter 1.
Having It All
Solomon had it all and it was meaningless. A complete
demolition of materialism from Ecclesiastes chapter 2.
Eternity In Our Hearts
Looks at God's timing for life's events and how He makes
our lives like a beautiful symphony. From Ecclesiastes
Israel and The Church
Looks at the relationship between Israel and the Church.
Looks at being light in a dark world.
The Godly Acquisition of
The Bible has godly and ethical principles about how we
should acquire wealth.
Wealth and Poverty
Causes of poverty, and results of the love of money.
A Christian View Of Romance
Romance is essential not just for marriage but for our
relationship with God. From "The Song of
A Devotional in the Book of John
Verse by verse in the book of John.
See also the "Theological
Articles" - for exegetical
articles on the person and work of Christ.
On The Mount Series
Blessed Are The Poor In
Being "spiritually bankrupt"
hardly sounds like the doorway to the Kingdom of God.
What it means to be spiritually poor and why it matters.
Blessed Are Those Who
Mourning over sin and the state of the world or
the church seems a bit out of place today. Aren't we
always supposed to be positive and faith-filled? But
Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Find out what it means to
mourn and be blessed.
Blessed Are The Meek
Cynics say "the meek inherit the dirt"
but Jesus says they inherit the Earth. There once was a
book called "Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare".
Find out why that also applies in the spiritual realm and
why the meek always win in the end.
Hungering and Thirsting For
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are those that hunger
and thirst after righteousness for they shall be
Are The Merciful
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the merciful for
they shall receive mercy".
Pure In Heart
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God".
Are The Peacemakers
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the peacemakers
for they shall be called sons of God".
Blessed Are The Persecuted
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are those who are
persecuted for righteousness' sake".
You Are The Salt Of The Earth
Looks at Jesus saying "You Are The Salt of The
Earth" and its implications for daily witness and
You Are The Light Of The World
Looks at Jesus saying "You Are The Light Of The
Every Jot and Tittle Of The Law...
The four main positions about Jesus and the Law.
Having A Perfect Heart
Looks at what Jesus meant when He asked His disciples to
be perfect. Emphasizes perfection in love.
Adultery of the Heart
Sexual affairs often start by desiring a married member
of the opposite sex "in your heart". They then
end with a divorce and with the two lovers marrying. Even
if sex doesn't come into the picture until after the
wedding such liaisons are still adulterous according to
Anger Is Murder
An angry lifestyle has only three possible end results -
jail, hospital or the morgue. Find out how and why anger messes up
our lives and why Jesus called it "murder".
Vows, and Pledges
How oaths, vows and pledges can ensnare us. Why Jesus forbids
them for Christians.
Turning The Other Cheek
The Law of Non-Resistance,
turning the other cheek, going the extra mile, how to demonstrate
personal and spiritual mastery.
Love (Loving Our Enemies)
Perfect Christians love all humanity,even their enemies, and those
they have irreconcilable religious differences with, and so become
sons of God - Matthew 5:43-48
Spiritual Showing Off
How to give alms, fast and pray in an appropriate and humble manner.
The danger of doing religious things for human approval. Matthew 6:1-6,
Lord's Prayer - Introduction
An introduction to the Lord's Prayer. How it is different and how
we are to pray "the Jesus way". Many helpful hints on prayer.
Lord's Prayer - Part One - Putting God's Interests Above Our Own
Looks at the first few verses of the Lord's Prayer and how effective
prayer comes from putting God's interests first and foremost.
Lord's Prayer - Part Two - Praying For Human Needs
Looks at the last half of the Lord's Prayer - from "give
us this day our daily bread" onwards. How prayer can help us
to meet our most basic and elemental human needs.
6:19-24 Serving God And Mammon
Jesus teaching on financial priorities and Kingdom service. Outlines
the difference between serving God and Mammon and shows the liberating
value of a gospel simplicity.
6:25-34 - Jesus' Solution For Financial Anxiety
Jesus' teaching on how God provides and how to be free from financial
anxiety. Contains many practical tips.
7:1-6 Critical And Mocking Spirits
Jesus' teaching on critical and mocking spirits, judging others, removing
the "log in your own eye" and on pearls thrown before swine.
7:7-11 Seek And Ye Shall Find
Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall
be opened unto you. Jesus' teaching on how God gives good gifts to
His trusting children.
7:12 The Golden Rule
Jesus' teaching on how we should treat other people. "Therefore
whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the
Law and the Prophets." Both theory and practical application.
7:13,14 The Narrow Gate
The gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life and
there are few that find it! Jesus teaches about the two ways - the
narrow way that leads to life and the broad, easy way that leads to
7:15-23 Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
Jesus warns his disciples against spiritual deception, cults and false
teachers and gives guidelines for discerning true from false.
7:24-29 The House Built Upon The Rock
The wise, good and stable life comes from obeying Jesus and doing
His commandments. The foolish and unstable life comes when His commandments
are brushed aside and ignored. The great seriousness and authority
of what Jesus says.
The Life of Jesus
The Baptism of Jesus
What happened when Jesus was baptized in
the River Jordan? How did it affect His ministry? How
does it apply to us today?
of Jesus Christ
Twelve powerful benefits that flow from the
blood of Jesus Christ. Inspiring, it will have you
"Yelling 'Hallelujah' through the bung-hole!".
Healing Ministry of Jesus
The healing ministry of Jesus is one of his bets
documented activities in the gospels but it is seldom
reviewed "as a whole". This article puts His
healing ministry into His life and the context of