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Sermon: Abraham, Called of God - Genesis 12

IntroductionAbraham is a perfect example of someone who learned to relate to God by faith, and everyone who sets out on a faith venture follows in his footsteps. Abraham's venture falls into four phases. The first is a call from God.I. Called to sepa…

Brothers we are not professionals - Part 2

The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart isever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard afterGod, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the powerof God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucifiedand his ministry…

Sermon: You Can Be Forgiven - Exodus 34

This sermon is an Old Testament illustration of how the relationship of God's people with God is based on God's gracious character, as opposed to law-keeping. The background is that Moses received the law on Mt. Sinai (Ex. 20) and the people broke th…

Brothers we are not professionals - Part 1

We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry. The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence a…
Sermon: Crumbs for Dogs - Matthew 15

Sermon: Crumbs for Dogs - Matthew 15

IntroductionJesus met a desperate woman with a special needs child. Maybe you have seen her at the local at the local grocery store or at your child's school. The Gentile woman is described in Mark's Gospel as a "Syrophoenician woman." She was a mixe…