Sermon Archive


Ephesians 4:26-27: Putting Away Anger

Anger divides! Take one look at our culture today and notice how anger is drawing battle lines, polarizing and tribalizing groups against each other. We see the sides in the culture wars as the left are pitted against the right. Critical theory has divided society up into minority groupings who now interpret all activity towards them in terms of microagressions. They play into a narrative of victimhood and oppression which must now be met with violent revolution. Cancel culture, trolling, and the mudslinging arena of social media are maelstroms of anger. This anger is nothing new, sinners have always...


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Luke 9:46-50: A Lack of Humility

Jesus Christ is the greatest example and the greatest teacher of humility in human history. And the disciples like ourselves are in constant need of teaching on the evil of pride and the value of humility. We are in a section that is focusing in on the immaturity of the disciples and Christ’s attention to their discipleship and development. Christ has just addressed them on the matter of their lack of faith, as well as their lack of understanding, He now turns to the area of their lack of humility. If you look up a definition of pride today,...


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1 Corinthians 2:1-5: Gospel Centred Preaching

Thanks to Ian Goodman for preaching for us this morning. Ian is the pastor of Wilson Street Baptist Church in Timaru. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5: Proclaiming Christ Crucified 1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit...


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Romans 12:15-16: Sympathy, Harmony and Humility

Sorry, no audio recording is available for this sermon. Outline Sympathy Harmony Humility Introduction Our oneness in the body of Christ is not a reality that we create but rather a reality that we recognise; it is not something that we work towards but rather something that we live out of. Our unity with Christ and one another is not our accomplishment but a gift. Our task as believers is to realise what we are and live out what we are, the burden of creating unity is not laid upon us, merely being what we are in Christ. This...


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Romans 12:3: Humility

Outline Psychology of pride Remedy of pride Introduction When I say, ‘Be holy!’ when you seek to apply that, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Paul has just told us to be holy, to be a living sacrifice giving our whole selves to God. In the rest of this section he moves on to tell us the specifics of what that looks like. What is the first thing Paul talks about? This question is very helpful for us to see what Paul prioritises. Paul is moving into a new section where he talks about our relationships...


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The Spirit Filled Marriage 3: The Humility Filled Foundation for Marriage

Outline Submission Reverence Introduction Humility is to remember that we are made for God; pride is to act like God. Humility is to remember we are receivers of all good things; pride is to think we are the source of our good. Humility is happy to serve like Jesus; pride is not happy unless served. Humility is happy to suffer for Jesus; pride thinks it deserves blessing and ease. Humility listens and learns then speaks; pride is quick to voice its opinions. Humility accepts correction and is self-critical of personal weaknesses; pride is oversensitive, critical of others and oblivious...


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