In this remarkable passage, we find Jesus, the creator of the world, the Son of God, hours away from his arrest and death, kneeling down and washing the feet of his disciples. It was the job of a servant, yet Jesus does this to show that his imminent death would by faith mean that all […]
Continuing in Daniel we see because of his pride that Nebuchadnezzar is brought low by God so that being restored he would then exalt God. In the same way, people today need to be brought low to the point where they will turn to God. We look at The problem of Pride, how it has […]
The city of Laodicea was independent. After a particularly bad earthquake, where much of the city was destroyed, they said to the Roman government, that they could look after themselves. They were proud people, who didn’t need any help! The church itself, seemed to reflect the character of the city. They too were proud and […]
In Luke 7:28 Jesus says John the Baptist is the greatest man ever to have lived. In this morning’s sermon, we examine John in his meekness and humility and his desire to point to Christ and give glory to him alone. John’s desire to decrease while Christ increases must be the desire of all Christians.
Our series in John continues. This week we explore John’s description of Jesus as the lamb of God – a phrase not used in the OT. What did that signify for those who heard John use that term? We see John’s continued desire to be less and for Jesus to be more. And again considering […]
It is easy for pastors to commend themselves and boast in the size of their church or their budgets or how many converts they have or the amount of staff that they serve with. So, when we think of Super Apostles or Spiritual Predators, we first have to be aware of boasting. Of course, someone […]
Thus, when it comes to ministries in the church, there has to be a deep appreciation of what others do, as well as a modesty/humility in regard to what we do! None of us should think to ourselves that our ministry is the only one that counts. All of us have been granted ministries by God […]
The Corinthian Christian were into comparing and it lead them to feelings of superiority, which in turn lead to divisions and discord in the church. They compared their leaders and felt superior because of which leader they followed. They got excited about who had baptised them and felt superior for that reason. Later on, Paul […]