Link to sermons by speaker: GAVIN PAYNTER


SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Spiritual warfare - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 October 2019

Sermon synopsis: Just as we mustn’t underestimate the enemy, we also mustn’t overestimate him and be intimidated. The Holy Spirit inside us is greater than our enemy. 1 John 4:4 (NASB) You are from God, little.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Spiritual warfare - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 October 2019

Sermon synopsis: There are angels who have rebelled against God and are referred to as fallen angels. Some of these angels are allied with Satan. Angels are more powerful than humans (Ps 8:4-5). So how do we oppose.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The sons of God - Part 2 - The Divine Council

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 September 2019

Sermon synopsis: A Divine Council is an assembly of deities over which a higher-level god presides. The term has been popularised in Christian circles of late by Dr. Michael S. Heiser. The Sons of God are.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The sons of God - Part 1 - The origin of demons

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 September 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Bible is silent on the origin of demons. They are not the spirits of evil men who died in a pre-Adamic world before Eden. This is suggested by those who hold to the Gap Theory. They are not.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Women leaders - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 September 2019

Sermon synopsis: Many believe that while women can serve as deacons, they are not to be appointed as elders/pastors, should not teach and must not exercise any authority over a man. What is the A/G position? The A/G.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Angelology

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 August 2019

Sermon synopsis: Angels are mentioned 320 times in the Bible (NIV). What do angels look like? Why were they created? And what do angels do? Humans have always held a fascination for angels and angelic beings......

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SERMON TOPIC: Eternal security

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 August 2019

Sermon synopsis: Calvinists believe in the doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints, which holds that those whom God has called can never fall away. Because God chose some to be saved, he keeps them from apostasy.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Women leaders - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 August 2019

Sermon synopsis: Last time we looked at the qualifications for elders and their duties. But what about female elders? We saw previously that there was a strong Scriptural case for the appointment of deaconesses......

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SERMON TOPIC: Does God hate sinners

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 July 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Psalmist wrote: Ps 145:8-9 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Does God only love those.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Elders

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 July 2019

Sermon synopsis: Should the end-time church be led by apostles and prophets or is it in the hands of elders / presbyters and deacons? Our position on the office of elder is that it refers to a pastor, bishop (or.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Was the Serpent in Genesis 3 a snake that could speak

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Most Christians will recognise the term “seraph” (plural is seraphim) as referring to a class of angelic beings, distinct from the “cherubim” (singular is cherub). But what many are unaware of—and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Are demons real

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: In his classic book, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis, writes: There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Deliverance from demon possession

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person, or an area, that are believed to be possessed. Unlike the Jewish exorcists, Jesus did not use any.....

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SERMON TOPIC: What are the symptoms of demon possession

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Unlike some Charismatics, we do not believe that Christians can be demon-possessed. Neither do we attribute trivial ailments to possession. In the Bible most of the symptoms expressed by.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Causes of demon possession and can a Christian be demon-possessed

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Bible does not explicitly say what causes possession - only what causes re-possession. Simply being unsaved does not mean you can be possessed, or else all non-believers would be possessed. Even.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Satan - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Just as we learn much about God’s character by studying his titles, so we learn much about Satan by his various titles. Let’s consider some of his names (or those presumed to be alternate.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Satan - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Let’s look at the following points along with some common misconceptions about Satan: - His origin - His fall - His present role and abode Was Satan in charge of music in heaven as some so.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Funeral service - Margaret Kraft

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States was a printer, author, politician, scientist and inventor. When he was about to die, he wrote in advance the epitaph.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The prodigal son

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 16 June 2019

Sermon synopsis: The context leading up to the parable is yet another argument with the Pharisees and teachers of the law. On this occasion their complaint is that Jesus has no sense of propriety about what kind of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Women leaders - Deacons

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 May 2019

Sermon synopsis: Do women have a role to play as deacons? Are there any female deacons mentioned in Scripture? Rom 16:1 (KJV) I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant [diakonos] of the church which.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The role of women

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 May 2019

Sermon synopsis: Before we look at women’s place in ministry, let’s briefly consider the role of women in general. On the Day of Pentecost, Peter saw in the event the fulfilment of the prophecy of Joel 2:28......

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SERMON TOPIC: Deacons

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 April 2019

Sermon synopsis: Deacons assist the church by attending to physical, administrative matters. A person’s life and character must pass certain criteria before qualifying one to serve as a deacon. The apostles gave.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Church governance

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 April 2019

Sermon synopsis: A look at the different types of church governance: - Episcopal - Presbyterian - Congregational - Connexional

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SERMON TOPIC: The Passover

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 31 March 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Passover lamb was a type of Jesus: 1 Cor 5:7 For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

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SERMON TOPIC: Shadows

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 March 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Old Testament (Covenant) contains shadows – the New Testament has the realities: Heb 10:1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. Col.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Flood

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 March 2019

Sermon synopsis: We will look at the following questions briefly: 1) Where did the water come from to flood the earth? 2) Where did all the floodwater go to? 3) Did it rain before the flood? 4) What were the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Free from the curse

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 March 2019

Sermon synopsis: In the OT, we also see that someone who was hung on a tree was under God’s curse: Deut 21:22-23 If a man guilty of a capital offense is put to death and his body is hung on a tree, you must not.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Judgements and the bride of Christ

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: Each one of the Dispensations ends with judgment/s. There are 3 main judgments that are often confused: - The Bema judgment - The Sheep Goat judgment (of the nations) - The Great White.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Mystery Babylon - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: The Apocalypse, written by John during his earlier time on the island of Patmos, is a series of vivid visions surrounding future events, one of the most riveting and intense being that of the harlot.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Mystery Babylon - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: Is the commercial Babylon necessarily the same as the religious Babylon? Could religious Babylon be centred in one city and commercial Babylon in another?

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SERMON TOPIC: The return of Christ and the Rapture

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: Some arguments for the Pre-Trib Rapture being a separate event to the Second Advent are: There were 2 phases to the First Coming. The church is not appointed to (God’s) wrath. The church is.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 24 and the Great Tribulation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: The events in 70 AD may be seen as a type of the ultimate fulfilment in the future Tribulation. This is because some, but not all elements of the prophecy were fulfilled in the 1st century but.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: Some feel that it is unimportant (or even sinful) to celebrate Christ’s birthday at all. Other arguments used by anti-Christmas proponents are: - Christians never observed Christmas until the 4th.....

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SERMON TOPIC: What does "After its kind" mean

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 February 2019

Sermon synopsis: Repeatedly in the creation account (Gen 1:11,12,21,24, 25) we are told that God created plants and animals ACCORDING TO THEIR KIND. These passages seem to imply that no kind of animal or plant would.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 January 2019

Sermon synopsis: Some feel that it is unimportant (or even sinful) to celebrate Christ’s birthday at all. The argument used by anti-Christmas proponents is normally: - The Bible is silent on the date of Jesus.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The beatitudes - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 January 2019

Sermon synopsis: This is the manifesto of the kingdom of God, but unlike a worldly kingdom, there are totally different values. Matt 5:3-6 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven......

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SERMON TOPIC: Room for Jesus

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2018

Sermon synopsis: There was no room for Jesus at his birth. But there was no room for him even in his death - and so he was buried in a borrowed tomb. And there had been no room for him in his ministry: Sadly the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The humanity of Jesus (Christmas sermon)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 December 2018

Sermon synopsis: In order to save us, Jesus had to be part of the same family. In fact, in the NT Jesus is referred to as: Son of God: 38 times (most of these references by others) Son of Man: 84 times (most of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The sermon on the plain

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 December 2018

Sermon synopsis: But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part 5 - Trends and opportunities

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 November 2018

Sermon synopsis: Jesus gave the Great Commission 2000 years ago, what’s happened since? “With the explosion of the church in the Southern Hemisphere, we must ask, does the church of the Lord Jesus Christ still.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Gap Theory

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 November 2018

Sermon synopsis: There are two variants of the theory: PASSIVE GAP THEORY (Restitution Creationism, Creatio Ex Materia) According to this view God simply waited for millions of years after creating the heavens and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The-beatitudes - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 October 2018

Sermon synopsis: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Creatio Ex Nihilo and the views of Old Earth Creationism

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 October 2018

Sermon synopsis: This study looks at creatio ex nihilo (the idea that God created the Earth and the rest of the universe out of nothing) versus creatio ex materia (the idea that heaven and earth already existed in a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The-beatitudes - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 September 2018

Sermon synopsis: Matt 5:8 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." Being merciful doesn’t mean performing occasional and isolated acts of compassion. We should be habitually merciful. We are.....

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SERMON TOPIC: CAN THE STARS BE USED TO TELL THE FUTURE

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 September 2018

Sermon synopsis: What does the Bible say about astrology, the zodiac and divination in general? What do we make of the Magi who saw Jesus' star in the East? Can the stars be used to foretell the future, or is this.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Are there 2 creation accounts

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 September 2018

Sermon synopsis: A frequent claim is made that there are two different (and contradictory) creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2. - This alleged contradiction is used to try and prove that two different authors.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part 7 - Trends and opportunities

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 August 2018

Sermon synopsis: TREND 1: MIGRATION In the past you had to go to a foreign country to be a missionary to other people groups. Now many of those people groups are coming to us. “Go into all the world” includes.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The seed of the woman

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 August 2018

Sermon synopsis: There is a prophetic sense to the passage in Genesis 3:15, called the Protoevangelium (First Gospel), the first proclamation of the Good News: for, during the punishment of the serpent, God refers.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The mouth is the overflow of the heart - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 August 2018

Sermon synopsis: You cannot bump a glass of water and spill poison: Matt 12:33-34 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit......

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SERMON TOPIC: Where was the garden of Eden

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 August 2018

Sermon synopsis: Of course, some atheists will deny that there ever was a Garden of Eden. A few Christians and Jews claim that the Garden was not literal, but the Genesis narrative is simply a poetic allegory for.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part 6 - Trends and opportunities - HIV-AIDS

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 July 2018

Sermon synopsis: HIV-AIDS is a pandemic that is ravaging families, communities and entire nations. Since the start of the epidemic around 78 million have become infected with HIV and 35 million people have died of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The serpent in Eden

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 July 2018

Sermon synopsis: WAS THE SERPENT IN GENESIS 3 A SNAKE THAT COULD SPEAK? Are snakes evil? Christians believe that the serpent in the garden was Satan. But why? Who was the nachash and the serpentine seraph?

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SERMON TOPIC: MISSIONS: The prototype Christian church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 July 2018

Sermon synopsis: Acts 11:26 The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. But what were the traits of this prototype church in Antioch where Christians first received their name? Amongst other things,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fathers Day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 June 2018

Sermon synopsis: The head of the family is the father. In God’s wisdom he has given each family one head. After all, anything with two heads is a monster! But this is not a privilege as much as it is a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The seeker sensitive church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 June 2018

Sermon synopsis: Describing the last days, Paul warns in 2 Tim 3:1-5: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The mouth is the overflow of the heart - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 May 2018

Sermon synopsis: You cannot bump a glass of water and spill poison: Rom 3:13 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.” James 3:8 but no man can.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Ascension Day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 May 2018

Sermon synopsis: Should we celebrate the Ascension? Well, all of heaven celebrated the victorious return of the Son of God, who successfully completed his mission. He had paid the price for sin and conquered.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 6

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 April 2018

Sermon synopsis: Christian views 1) Pre-existence: Influenced by Plato’s teaching, it holds that souls exist before the creation of the body. God created all human souls at the same time and keeps them in a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The evil eye and good eye

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 April 2018

Sermon synopsis: Matt 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrections - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 April 2018

Sermon synopsis: In 1 Cor 15 the First Resurrection is compared to the planting and harvesting of a crop. Harvesting has 3 parts: 1) It began with the gathering of the firstfruits which were offered as a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrections - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 March 2018

Sermon synopsis: The importance of Jesus’ resurrection - The only sign Jesus would give to a wicked generation - One of the criteria used for apostleship was that the person had to be a witness of the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 5

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 March 2018

Sermon synopsis: Christian theologians differ on how many components make up the human being. - One part (Monism) – the view that humans are not composed of various components (i.e. body, soul), but rather as a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: God so loved the world - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 February 2018

Sermon synopsis: The chorus of the hymn, “The Love of God” goes: O Love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure The saints and angels song. When the author F.M......

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SERMON TOPIC: God so loved the world - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 February 2018

Sermon synopsis: John 3:16 is probably the most well-known and widely quoted verse in the Bible It has rightfully been called THE GOSPEL IN A NUTSHELL. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do not worry

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 January 2018

Sermon synopsis: Prov 12:25 An anxious heart weighs a man down... Interestingly the ancestor of our word ‘worry’ was the Old English ‘wyrgan’ which meant “to strangle.” Its Middle English descendant, ‘worien’.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Our response to suffering - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 January 2018

Sermon synopsis: We have examined some more purposes of suffering. Now we will consider: What is our response to suffering? What is God’s response to our suffering?

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SERMON TOPIC: Who were the Magi (Wise Men) from the Matthew 2 Christmas story

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 December 2017

Sermon synopsis: The Magi (traditionally the Wise Men) form a part of many Nativity scenes at Christmas time and are well known to Christians worldwide. - HOW MANY WERE THERE? - WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? - WHEN.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of suffering - Part 2b

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 December 2017

Sermon synopsis: We will now examine some more purposes of suffering. 1) Suffering crucifies the flesh and focuses us on the truly important things. 2) Suffering teaches us to rely on God, not on self. 3) In.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of suffering - Part 2a

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 November 2017

Sermon synopsis: Buddhism sees suffering as inevitable and without purpose. To escape it, we must cease to exist. In contrast, Christianity sees suffering as inevitable, but as serving a divine purpose. 1).....

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SERMON TOPIC: The inevitability of suffering - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 November 2017

Sermon synopsis: The Bible acknowledges the issue of suffering as part of the human condition. The book of Job, one of the longer books in the Bible, is dedicated solely to the question of suffering. Likewise the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 9 - The Agag connection

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 October 2017

Sermon synopsis: While Haman had wanted revenge on the Jews, he also wanted to profit from it. The first law that Haman got passed allowed for looting of the Jews’ property (Est 3:13), similar to the looting of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 4

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 October 2017

Sermon synopsis: Christian theologians differ on how many components make up the human being. - One part (Monism) – the view that humans are not composed of various components (i.e. body, soul), but rather as a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Christians at work - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 September 2017

Sermon synopsis: How should Christians behave in the workplace - as both employees and employers?

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SERMON TOPIC: Count the cost

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 August 2017

Sermon synopsis: For many in the West, being a Christian may seem to have little or no cost at all. To a lot of South Africans, being a Christian means little more than ticking a box on their census form (what we.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Slavery

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 August 2017

Sermon synopsis: Collins Concise English Dictionary defines a slave as follows: - a person legally owned by another and having no freedom of action or right to property - a person who is forced to work for.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism - Part 7b - Backsliders and Apostates

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 August 2017

Sermon synopsis: Last time we saw that it is possible for someone who was a true believer to fall away. Our faith can be shipwrecked. 1 Tim 1:19 … holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Are you prepared for eternity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 August 2017

Sermon synopsis: Nate Saint (1923-1956) the missionary pilot who, along with 4 others (including Jim Elliot) was killed while attempting to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. He said, “People who do not know.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Salt and light

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 16 July 2017

Sermon synopsis: Our world is full of decay and corruption because of sin. As Christians we must act as moral preservatives, preventing and hindering the spiritual decline and moral decay in the world. We should.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism - Part 7a - Perseverance of the Saints

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 July 2017

Sermon synopsis: Calvinists believe in the doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints (Eternal Security or Once-Saved-Always-Saved), which says that those whom God has called can never fall away. Because God chose.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Christians at work - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 June 2017

Sermon synopsis: Adam and Eve worked – so work was part of God’s plan for mankind even before the Fall. Contrary to popular belief, the need for man to work is not part of the curse. It is true that the ground.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Father examples

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 June 2017

Sermon synopsis: Deut 6:6-9 (ESV) And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 8 - Who is wearing the ring

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 May 2017

Sermon synopsis: It was a memorable day for God’s people. We have a changing of the guard. Their enemy Haman who had plotted their annihilation was dead and Mordecai had replaced him! The king’s signet ring, which.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Overview of Book of Revelation - Part 3 of 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 May 2017

Sermon synopsis: A look at the Abomination of Desolation, the Mark of the Beast, the number 666, Armageddon, the 7 bowl judgments, Mystery Babylon, the Millennium, the Great White Throne Judgment and the new heaven.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Overview of Book of Revelation - Part 2 of 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 May 2017

Sermon synopsis: An overview of chapters 8 to 13 including the 7 trumpets, the third Jewish Temple, the restoration of Israel, the 2 witnesses and the Antichrist.

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SERMON TOPIC: Overview of Book of Revelation - Part 1 of 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 May 2017

Sermon synopsis: Rev 1:1-3 The revelation * from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 7 - You reap what you sow

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 April 2017

Sermon synopsis: Are you like Haman, so caught up in self and material gain that you do not realise that your day of ruin is so close? Many people are self-seeking and spend their lives chasing money, possessions.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism-Part6b-The-atonement

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 April 2017

Sermon synopsis: There are different models or Atonement theories. Some of these views are not necessarily mutually exclusive and are simply equally valid images of the same event. One reason for the various.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Forgiveness

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 March 2017

Sermon synopsis: The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as “to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offense or debt”. Like Joseph, we must not seek revenge – Love “keeps no record.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 5 - Irresistible Grace

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 March 2017

Sermon synopsis: Irresistible grace: the notion that when God extends grace to a person, they cannot reject it. Like unconditional election, the person has no choice over the matter. Resistible grace: John.....

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SERMON TOPIC: 1 John 4 - GOD IS LOVE

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 February 2017

Sermon synopsis: God doesn’t just love; God is love (1 John 4:16). The word ‘love’ is used over 500 times in the Bible (NIV). It was Jesus who told us that God loves the world. John 3:16 “For God so loved the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 6a - The atonement

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 January 2017

Sermon synopsis: One early theory of the atonement is called the Ransom Theory. It was propagated particularly in the work of Origen. The idea is that the death of Christ was a ransom sacrifice in satisfaction for.....

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SERMON TOPIC: New beginnings

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 January 2017

Sermon synopsis: Christians don’t dwell on former failures. Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Very First Christmas Song Ever - The Magnificat

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2016

Sermon synopsis: The birth of Jesus has always been linked to worship. The Magi brought gifts to the child who was destined to become “king of the Jews” and worshipped him (Matt 2). The shepherds in the fields of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 December 2016

Sermon synopsis: Why should we be baptized? It is a command from the Lord: Matt 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Statement of faith - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 November 2016

Sermon synopsis: A brief overview of our Statement of Faith.

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SERMON TOPIC: Dominion and Latter Rain Theology

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 November 2016

Sermon synopsis: The following variants of Dominion Theology are influenced by Postmillennialism - Reconstructionism, The Restoration Movement, Third Wave, New Wave, Latter Rain and Manifest Sons of God. Often.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 6c - GODLY COUNSEL

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 October 2016

Sermon synopsis: God’s counsel is good advice: Psalm 73:24 (NASB) With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. We need to seek guidance and advice from God, who is “wonderful in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Funeral of Petronella Ferreira

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 October 2016

Sermon synopsis: When Benjamin Franklin was about to die, he asked that a picture of Jesus on the cross should be so placed in his bedroom that he could look, as he said, “upon the form of the Silent Sufferer.” He.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 6b - GODLY COUNSEL AND THE OCCULT

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 October 2016

Sermon synopsis: Do you choose your path based on ungodly advice from family, friends and professional counsellors? We look at some other sources of bad advice: - Astrology - Other forms of divination (the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Statement of faith - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 October 2016

Sermon synopsis: Part 1 of our Statement of Faith including the Five Solas, the nature of God the Father in terms of his attributes and concerning the Trinity and creation. A look at Jesus Christ as the eternal Son.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 6a - GODLY COUNSEL

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 September 2016

Sermon synopsis: Do you choose your path based on ungodly advice from family, friends and professional counsellors? Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly… (NKJV) Prov 12:15... the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 5 - The ark

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 September 2016

Sermon synopsis: It’s apparent that the ark is a type of Jesus. The ark was a shelter and refuge from the storm. Col 3:3 … your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Just as the ark was God’s chosen method.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism - Part 4b Limited Atonement

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 August 2016

Sermon synopsis: Even many Calvinists reject the belief in Limited Atonement. These 4-point Calvinists are sometimes called “moderate Calvinists”. John Bunyan (1628-1688),the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, is.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The third Jewish Temple

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 July 2016

Sermon synopsis: To those who hold to a Futurist view of prophecy (i.e. most prophecy is yet to be fulfilled) one cannot fail to note the allusions to a Temple in the events which must still unfold. Matt 24:15–16.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism - Part 4a Limited Atonement

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 July 2016

Sermon synopsis: Today we will look at the 'L' in TULIP – Limited Atonement versus the Arminian concept of Unlimited Atonement. CALVINISM: Limited atonement - Only the sins of the elect were atoned for by Jesus'.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Christ and him crucified

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 June 2016

Sermon synopsis: Some ministry inspired by a recent trip to Athens. The crucifixion of Jesus is a pivotal truth of the Christian gospel. In fact, it is crucial to the gospel, the crux of the message, if we might.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther chapter 5 and 6

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 May 2016

Sermon synopsis: Having found favour with the king, Esther was offered up to “half the kingdom”. Now if you were given a “blank cheque” by the king what would you ask for? Money? Possessions? Power? Privileges?.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The problem of evil - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 April 2016

Sermon synopsis: Arminius taught that Calvinist predestination and unconditional election made God the author of evil. But making God the author of evil is not something we have to infer into Calvin’s doctrine......

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther 4 and the Third Day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 April 2016

Sermon synopsis: Esther 5:1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. What is the significance of the third day in scripture? The.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Empty promises

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 March 2016

Sermon synopsis: Facebook (which is of course the ultimate source for research) proclaims the following ‘truth’ about Easter: Easter was originally the celebration of Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 March 2016

Sermon synopsis: In chapter 4 we see typology regarding the need for godly repentance and the difference between grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit. Mordecai says these memorable words, “And who knows but.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The problem of evil - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 March 2016

Sermon synopsis: One of the most common questions people ask Christians is how a good, all-knowing and all-powerful God could allow evil in the world. The problem of evil in the world and why a righteous God.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Love

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 February 2016

Sermon synopsis: A message for Valentine's Day. Arise, my darling, My beautiful one, Come with me. See! The winter is past; The rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; The season of singing has.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 January 2016

Sermon synopsis: Esther chapter 3 - We see the introduction of the villain Haman, a racist and type of the Antichrist who seeks to destroy the Jews. In the Book of Esther, Mordecai is always a picture of the Holy.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism - Part 3(b) - Unconditional Election

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 January 2016

Sermon synopsis: Does God predestine some men to be damned? If not then why did God harden Pharaoh's heart? What of Jesus' explanation for his use of parables? Is Jesus saying he doesn't want most of his audience to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 3 (a) - Unconditional Election

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 December 2015

Sermon synopsis: Calvinism: God is the author of both good and evil. He foreordains men’s choices and then holds them fully accountable for those choices which were forced on them. He forces some to love him and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Esther chapters 1 and 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 November 2015

Sermon synopsis: The book of Esther is also unique in that it is the only book in the Bible (with the possible exception of Song of Solomon) that doesn’t directly mention God’s name! But despite that, God’s.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 2 - Total Depravity and Prevenient Grace

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 November 2015

Sermon synopsis: Calvinism: the belief that man is totally depraved and so all steps towards salvation are taken by God, who compels (Irresistible Grace) only certain elect men to be saved. Arminianism: the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Spiritual gifts

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 October 2015

Sermon synopsis: 1 Cor 12:1-10 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant… There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord….....

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SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 October 2015

Sermon synopsis: Calvinism and Arminianism are two systems of theology which attempt to explain the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility with regards to salvation. - The Calvinist.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 4b

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 September 2015

Sermon synopsis: The Old Testament (Covenant) contains shadows – the New Testament has the realities: Heb 10:1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. Last.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part3b - Global trends (cont)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 September 2015

Sermon synopsis: So what are some of the global trends we are seeing in today’s world? How do these present challenges or opportunities for us to advance and complete the Great Commission? - Positive trends in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Passion for souls

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 August 2015

Sermon synopsis: When William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was asked by the king of England what the ruling force of his life was, he replied, “Sir, some men’s passion is for gold, other men’s passion is.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Passion for souls - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 August 2015

Sermon synopsis: While hiding in a cave from his enemies, David cries in despair that “no man cared for my soul” (Psalm 142:4) Today too there are millions of people in the world whose souls it seems no one cares.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do Muslims worship the same God as Christians - Part 4: The Bible vs the Quran and Hadith

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 July 2015

Sermon synopsis: The Bible consists of 66 individual books, 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The books are each divided into chapters (1,189 chapters altogether). The Quran contains 114.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Last words of Jesus - The great commission

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 July 2015

Sermon synopsis: When someone is about to leave us (e.g. death or a departure to a faraway land), the last words they speak are ones that they consider to be the most important. There’s no time for wasted words when.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part 3: Global trends

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 June 2015

Sermon synopsis: If current patterns continue, the unreached will still be 23-28% of the world’s population in 2025 (Stan Park, Ethne '06). So how should we approach missions and evangelism? Should we just keep on.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Pentecost

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 May 2015

Sermon synopsis: For Christians Pentecost is a day commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ (120 in total), as described in Acts 2. It is celebrated fifty.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Why pastors should teach on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 16 May 2015

Sermon synopsis: There are 3 different Greek prepositions that describe our relationship with the Holy Spirit – ‘para’, ‘en’ and ‘epi.’ 1) PARA (WITH YOU) - The Holy Spirit is with a person, even prior to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Mothers day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 May 2015

Sermon synopsis: Your mother’s voice is the first voice you ever hear – even before you are born. Even as a newborn baby, you know your Mother and prefer her above anyone else. Cherish your mother and be sure she.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Ministry tools

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 April 2015

Sermon synopsis: We are going to look at the process of preparing ministry. We will cover: - how to decide what to speak on, - the different types of sermons, - how to prepare, - how to structure the message.....

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SERMON TOPIC: False gods

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 April 2015

Sermon synopsis: Have you ever thought that the ten plagues that God poured out in judgement on Egypt seemed rather arbitrary? Why use frogs, a bloody river, flies and locusts? The Bible gives two clues as to the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Names of God - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 April 2015

Sermon synopsis: A look at more of the 'El' names of God: - El Hane'eman: The Faithful God - El Mauzi: God of My Strength - El Sali: God of My Strength or God my Rock - El Tzur: God Our Rock - El Selichot:.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The mark of the beast

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 March 2015

Sermon synopsis: In what is one of the most well–known passages in Revelation, John writes: Rev 13:16-18 He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Names of God - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 March 2015

Sermon synopsis: In Biblical times a name represented the very character or destiny of a person. God’s name... is a symbol of [His] nature, character, and person... The name of the Lord is the manifestation of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Grace alone

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 February 2015

Sermon synopsis: Sola gratia (by grace alone) is the teaching that salvation comes by God’s grace or “unmerited favour” only — not as something merited by the sinner. This means that salvation is an unearned gift.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Names of God- Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 February 2015

Sermon synopsis: Here are some of the ‘El’ titles of God: 1) El Elyon: God Most High 2) El Gibbor: The Mighty God 3) El Gadol: The Great God 4) El De’ah: The God of Knowledge 5) El Chay: The Living God 6) El.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 12 - Part 3 and Hebrews 13

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 January 2015

Sermon synopsis: In the last part of Hebrews 12 we compare the Old and New Covenants. In Hebrews 13 we look at 'Christian Living' with regards to love, hospitality, prayer, sexual purity, materialism, legalism,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: No room in the inn (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2014

Sermon synopsis: Luke 2:7 She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Does our modern world have room for Jesus this Christmas? Some see Christmas.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Funeral service - Boet Sadie

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 December 2014

Sermon synopsis: I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, “She.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do Muslims worship the same God as Christians - Part 3 - Jesus and Muhammad

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 December 2014

Sermon synopsis: Islam’s Jesus is not the same as Christianity’s Jesus. He was not God’s Son, never died on the cross, was never resurrected and was just a prophet in the same fashion as Moses and Abraham. The.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 4a

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: Joseph’s brothers were angry when he foretold that one day they would have to bow down to him. Some wanted to kill him and others thought that by selling him into slavery they had thwarted any.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Christless church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: When John was in exile on the island of Patmos, the glorified Jesus appeared to him and gave him messages for each of the 7 churches in Asia Minor. Although these were 7 literal churches in Asia.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 12 - Part 2 - Discipline

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 October 2014

Sermon synopsis: Now, quoting Proverbs 3:11-12 the author of Hebrews shows that, contrary to what some believe, God’s single desire isn't just for us to be happy. God also wants us to be holy and will use discipline.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Celebrity Christianity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 September 2014

Sermon synopsis: A seeker-sensitive church tries to reach out to the unsaved by making the church experience as comfortable and non-threatening as possible. In effect these churches try to remove everything that may.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Self esteem and positive affirmation gospel

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 September 2014

Sermon synopsis: If I were to tell you: Start your day by declaring, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” you may be tempted to think that this was a quote from an email or SMS.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Kinsman Redeemer and the Book of Ruth

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 August 2014

Sermon synopsis: In the Old Testament the kinsman-redeemer was the closest male relative who, according to law of Moses had the responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in need, danger, financial.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The book of life

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 August 2014

Sermon synopsis: God’s prophet Moses says that God has written a book: Exodus 32:32 “… if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.” The apostle John tells us that the book, called the book of life,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission - Part 2 - Uneven distribution of resources

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 June 2014

Sermon synopsis: There is enough evangelistic activity to reach the whole world. Enough activity for every one in the world to hear a 1-hour presentation of the Gospel every other day all year long. Over 1,43.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Last words of Jesus - The great commission

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 June 2014

Sermon synopsis: When someone is about to leave us (e.g. death or a departure to a faraway land), the last words they speak are ones that they consider to be the most important. There’s no time for wasted words.....

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SERMON TOPIC: What makes good soil

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 May 2014

Sermon synopsis: A Christian who does not bear fruit for the kingdom is not good soil. You cannot say “I am good soil” when you haven’t produced any harvest. In the parable of the sower Jesus said: Matt 13:23.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Barnabas - Son of encouragement

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 May 2014

Sermon synopsis: A look at the ministry of encouragement and mentoring as exemplified in the life of Barnabas. Ever heard of Albert McMakin? Ever heard of Edward Kimball? Ever heard of Robert Moffat? Ever heard.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The value of a soul - Part 3 (The pearl of great price)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 April 2014

Sermon synopsis: Your soul is the most valuable possession you have. (1) More valuable than the body: Matt 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. (2) More valuable than.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The three signs at the cross

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 April 2014

Sermon synopsis: Matthew records three miraculous signs that God gave on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. 1) Darkness over the land 2) The curtain in the Holy of Holies being torn 3) The earthquake and the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Islam and Christianity - Part 2 - Infidels and Jews

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 April 2014

Sermon synopsis: The Quran is sharply contrasted to the Bible when it comes to the status and treatment of infidels (i.e. non-believers) and other races (in particular Jews). Ishmael’s mother, Hagar, was told by.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 12 - Part 1 Running the race

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 March 2014

Sermon synopsis: Hebrews 12:1 (NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Islam and Christianity (Part 1) - Status of women

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 March 2014

Sermon synopsis: At face value, Islam appears to share common roots with both Judaism and Christianity. But the teachings of the Quran are sharply contrasted to the Bible when it comes to the status and treatment of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Who am I. A citizen of heaven

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 February 2014

Sermon synopsis: Ambassadors are not citizens of the country where they reside. Likewise Jesus says of his disciples: John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 1 Pet 1:1 To God's elect,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: ANTIOCH: The prototype Christian church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 February 2014

Sermon synopsis: Acts 11:26 The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. As Antioch was the place where followers of Jesus were first named “Christians”, the name by which we are still called today,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Wise men still seek him - Part 2 (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 February 2014

Sermon synopsis: Because wise men don’t just listen to the words of Jesus, but put them into practice, as a result they can withstand the storms and troubles of life: Matt 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 February 2014

Sermon synopsis: “What is the purpose of suffering?” - God speaks to us through suffering - We learn obedience through suffering (to trust even when we don’t understand) - To prevent spiritual pride - In our.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 January 2014

Sermon synopsis: There are 3 main ways in which we can view the world: 1) Materialism holds that there is nothing in the world besides matter. Accordingly, materialists view subjective consciousness as nothing.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 January 2014

Sermon synopsis: There are 3 different Greek prepositions that describe our relationship with the Holy Spirit – ‘para’, ‘en’ and ‘epi.’ John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Wise men still seek him (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2013

Sermon synopsis: In modern English Bible versions like the NIV and NASB, the Greek “magoi” is rendered by the transliterated Latin form – “Magi”. In the KJV, the translators rendered ‘magoi’ as “wise men”. These.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 11 - Part 4 - Looking for a city

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 December 2013

Sermon synopsis: Heb 11:9-10 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 November 2013

Sermon synopsis: DEFINITION: After belief in the gospel and repentance, a BELIEVER is baptized by another BELIEVER in WATER. Going under the water represents the death and burial of the old nature. Coming out of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 November 2013

Sermon synopsis: Does man have a soul and/or spirit? Not according to many atheistic psychiatrists and neuroscientists. Materialists and atheists maintain that the physical world is all there is, and that man.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 11 - Part 3 - Hall of Faith

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 November 2013

Sermon synopsis: in the book of Hebrews we’re given 3 broad examples of those we should imitate with regards to faith: (1) Hebrews 11 - the heroes of old i.e. Biblical heroes and those in Church history. (2).....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Christian work ethic

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 October 2013

Sermon synopsis: 2 Thess 3:6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrection of Jesus - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 October 2013

Sermon synopsis: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the belief that Jesus returned to life on a Sunday three days after he was crucified. A central tenet of Christian faith, it forms part of the early Nicene.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The death of the godless

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 October 2013

Sermon synopsis: Will a loving God send sinners to hell? Who spoke the most about hell in the Bible? Was the story of the rich man who went to hell a parable? Is there consciousness in hell, “soul sleep” or.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Doctrine of salvation - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 September 2013

Sermon synopsis: Christianity teaches that Jesus is not a mere man, a prophet, a guru or something similar, but the Saviour of the world, the only “name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrection of Jesus - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 August 2013

Sermon synopsis: The resurrection of Jesus is the pivotal teaching of the Christian faith. If Jesus had not been resurrected, he would have been just another failed Messiah. Christianity would have been no.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 11 - Part 2 - Hall of Faith

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 August 2013

Sermon synopsis: The cemetery at Westminster Abbey could rightfully be said to contain the "who's who" of figures from British history. In a similar fashion Hebrews 11 reads much like the "who's who" of the Old.....

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SERMON TOPIC: God can use anyone

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 June 2013

Sermon synopsis: Former shoe salesman, D.L. Moody said, “If this world is going to be reached, I am convinced that it must be done by men and women of average talent. After all, there are comparatively few people.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Firstfruits not leftovers

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 May 2013

Sermon synopsis: We all have gifts and thus something to offer: 1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace (ESV) Rom 12:6 We have different gifts,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Doctrine of salvation - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 April 2013

Sermon synopsis: Sin is breaking God’s law or falling short of the standard that God has set. So sin is always against God. Although David committed adultery with Uriah’s wife and was responsible for his death, he.....

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SERMON TOPIC: How to become a Christian

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 April 2013

Sermon synopsis: The most important question anyone can ask was the one the Philippian jailor asked Paul and Silas, "What must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). How can I become a Christian and be saved from the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 3b - A prophet like Moses

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 31 March 2013

Sermon synopsis: Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. (John 5:45-46)

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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrection of Jesus - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 March 2013

Sermon synopsis: False religions and cults follow people who are dead, or who will be dead one day. Communists revere and follow dead dictators who murdered millions when they were alive. Animists pray to their.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Overflow of the heart

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 March 2013

Sermon synopsis: Matt 12:33-37 Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Stewardship in Tithing

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 March 2013

Sermon synopsis: Financial stewardship is based on the belief that God is the true owner of each person's possessions, and that one is accountable to God for the acceptable care and use of those possessions......

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SERMON TOPIC: Setting the captives free

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 February 2013

Sermon synopsis: How can we be free from slavery to sins and addictions? Unforgiveness and bitterness can also enslave you. BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF A SLAVE. You are a slave to whatever has mastered you, or to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Prophecy of the Eastern Gate

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 January 2013

Sermon synopsis: The current Eastern Gate (also called the Golden Gate) is the oldest of all the gates to Jerusalem. In Jesus' day, the gate was the main entrance into the Temple courtyards from the Kidron valley......

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SERMON TOPIC: Marriage

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 January 2013

Sermon synopsis: The Bible opens and closes with a wedding. It starts with the marriage of very father and mother of the human race. It ends with the spiritual marriage of Jesus and his bride. R.C. Sproul wrote,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The miracle of Jesus birth and Migdal Eder (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2012

Sermon synopsis: Let's look at some of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. (1) Miracle of announcement (2) Miracle in the heavens (3) Miracle of Jesus’ lineage (4) Miracle of timing (5).....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 3a - A prophet like Moses

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 December 2012

Sermon synopsis: Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. (John 5:45-46)

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 11 - Faith

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 November 2012

Sermon synopsis: Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. You may put your faith in an ship that doesn’t reach it’s destination. That is why faith is not the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 October 2012

Sermon synopsis: Ex 12:13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt

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SERMON TOPIC: Which Bible version should we use - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 October 2012

Sermon synopsis: Last time we looked at the importance of being able to understand the Bible you read. In this study we will focus on some of the criticisms levelled by King James Only adherents at the new English.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 September 2012

Sermon synopsis: It has been said of the Old and New Testaments. The New is in the Old contained - The Old is in the New explained. The New is in the Old concealed - The Old is in the New revealed.

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SERMON TOPIC: When will the world end? Who is the antichrist?

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 August 2012

Sermon synopsis: When is the end of the world and the return of Jesus Christ? Can Nostradamus and Mayan prophecies be trusted and should Christians be paying any attention to them? Is an American president the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Which Bible version should we use - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 August 2012

Sermon synopsis: A brief look at the King James Only controversy. Also what criteria do you use when choosing a Bible? 1) UNDERSTANDABILITY - Translation method - Use of modern or simple English 2) ACCURACY -.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The mouth is the overflow of the heart - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 July 2012

Sermon synopsis: Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The mouth is the overflow of the heart - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 July 2012

Sermon synopsis: Matt 12:33-37 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The prototype Christian church (Missionary church)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 June 2012

Sermon synopsis: Followers of Jesus were known by some as the “Nazarene sect” (Acts 24:5). At the time of Stephen’s martyrdom, Christianity was referred to as “the Way” (Acts 9:1-2) But the disciples were first.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The abomination of Desolation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 May 2012

Sermon synopsis: Matt 24:15-20 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel - let the reader understand - then let those who are in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 8-10 - A better covenant

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 29 April 2012

Sermon synopsis: With his death, Jesus introduced a New Covenant: 1 Cor 11:25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this whenever you drink it, in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: How to overcome temptation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 April 2012

Sermon synopsis: The source of temptation is not God. James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone… Rather the source of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The beatitudes - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 April 2012

Sermon synopsis: Matt 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 March 2012

Sermon synopsis: Q: What is the primary purpose for the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Is it to speak in tongues or to perform miracles? Is it to get goosebumps and fall over? A: NO – Jesus gave his disciples the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 5-7 (Part 3) - Greater than Abraham

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 February 2012

Sermon synopsis: Abraham, whose birth name was Abram, is honoured by adherents of the 3 great monotheistic 'Abrahamic' religions namely Christianity, Judaism and Islam. After Moses who is mentioned 80 times (NASB),.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The beatitudes - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 February 2012

Sermon synopsis: The term ‘beatitude’ comes from the Latin adjective ‘beatus’ which means happy, fortunate or blissful. The Beatitudes are a set of teachings by Jesus from his famous “Sermon on the Mount” as.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Should Christians celebrate Christmas

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 December 2011

Sermon synopsis: Some feel that it is unimportant (or even sinful) to celebrate Christ’s birthday at all. The arguments used by anti-Christmas proponents are normally: - The Bible is silent on the date of Jesus.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 5-7 (Part 2) - The priesthood of Melchizedek

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 November 2011

Sermon synopsis: Melchizedek is a type of Jesus in the following ways: (1) Priesthood not based on ancestry (2) Both were King-Priests (3) Similar priestly elements (4) Both were greater than Abraham (5) Both.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 5-7 (Part 1) - Greater than Aaron

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: Jesus is greater than Aaron because: (1) He is sinless (2) He serves in a better tabernacle (3) He officiates for a better covenant (4) He offered a better sacrifice (5) His intercession is.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 4 - Greater than Joshua

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: The English name Joshua is a rendering of the Hebrew 'Yehoshua', meaning "Jehovah is salvation". 'Jesus' is the English of the Greek transliteration of 'Yehoshua' via Aramaic. So the name.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Count the cost

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 September 2011

Sermon synopsis: Going to your favourite shop, you may see many things that you'd like to have. There's one snag though – they all have a price tag. Many people get themselves into deep debt because they don't.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Are you prepared for eternity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 July 2011

Sermon synopsis: The story is told of a poor man who happened to find Aladdin's magic lamp. On rubbing the lamp, a genie appeared and granted him one wish. So he asked for a newspaper exactly a year into the future......

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SERMON TOPIC: The Great Commission

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 24 July 2011

Sermon synopsis: Often people ask, "What prophetic event remains unfulfilled to prevent the return of Jesus?" Well consider this prophecy by Jesus. In Matthew 24:14, speaking prophetically Jesus said that "this.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fathers day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 June 2011

Sermon synopsis: Prov 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 3 When I was a boy in my father’s house, still.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Worry, anxiety and stress (Matthew 6)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 May 2011

Sermon synopsis: William Ward said, “Worry is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles.” Worry not only affects us mentally, emotionally and physically – it also.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism - Part 3 - Baptismal regeneration

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 May 2011

Sermon synopsis: Baptismal Regeneration is the idea that water baptism is essential for salvation. It is one of the earliest heresies to enter the church as early as the 2nd century. The belief in baptismal.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism - Part 2 - Immersion or sprinkling

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 April 2011

Sermon synopsis: Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words defines 'baptizo' as "immersion, submersion and emergence". Hence to speak of "baptism by sprinkling" is really an oxymoron (something that's.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism - Part 1 - Believers baptism vs Infant baptism (Christening)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 April 2011

Sermon synopsis: Does the Bible teach infant baptism (Christening or paedo-baptism) or believers baptism (Credo-baptism)? Where did the practice of giving names at christening come from? Why were the credo-baptists.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Salt and light

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 March 2011

Sermon synopsis: You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. Q: What is our purpose as Christians? A: We are the Salt and Light of the world. Salt has been and still is used for many purposes.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 February 2011

Sermon synopsis: Jesus is greater than Moses, the mediator of the Old Covenant. Just as those who rebelled against Moses and had unbelief never entered God's rest, so those who rebel against Jesus and the New and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Judge Not

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 January 2011

Sermon synopsis: Matt 7:1-5 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 1 - Virgin birth - Genealogy of Jesus (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 December 2010

Sermon synopsis: Why did our Saviour have to be born of a virgin? In the OT God had also promised several people that the Messiah would be one of their descendants. In order to prove this descent, it was necessary.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The evil eye

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 November 2010

Sermon synopsis: What does this passage mean? Matt 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Rapture - Pre, Mid or Post-Trib

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 October 2010

Sermon synopsis: 'Raptus' is Jerome’s translation of the Koine Greek word harpazo, which means ‘caught up’ or ‘taken away.’ ‘Harpazo’ is also used in Acts 8:39 where it describes the transporting of Philip suddenly.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Kinsman Redeemer

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 September 2010

Sermon synopsis: In the Old Testament, a kinsman redeemer was a close relative who could come to your assistance when you when you had lost your: - LAND - LIBERTY - LIFE - LEGACY. Jesus became the Son of Man.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 August 2010

Sermon synopsis: Salvation is spoken of in 3 tenses. All of these 3 tenses are summed up in 2 Cor 1:10. He has delivered us (past tense) from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us (present tense). On him we.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 August 2010

Sermon synopsis: The Bible gives a good deal of attention to the reality of suffering. It does not regard it as an illusion as some religions and sects do, nor deal with it superficially. CAN SUFFERING BE GOD’S.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Funeral - Bella Hannemann

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 August 2010

Sermon synopsis: When Benjamin Franklin was about to die, he asked that a picture of Jesus on the Cross should be so placed in his bedroom that he could look, as he said, "upon the form of the Silent Sufferer." He.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 June 2010

Sermon synopsis: We saw last time how Jesus is greater than the angels because he is the SON OF GOD. Now we are shown how he also was the SON OF MAN and became “a little lower than the angels”. Jesus is not.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 1 - Part 2 - Greater than the angels

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 May 2010

Sermon synopsis: The JW's and SDA church claim that Jesus is the archangel Michael. But we’re given 7 facts about the person and work of Jesus to show His superiority to the angels. (1) He has a superior name (2).....

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SERMON TOPIC: The certainty of DEATH and JUDGMENT

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 May 2010

Sermon synopsis: By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. (Gen 3:19) Why, you do not even know.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hebrews 1 - Part 1 - Greater than the prophets

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 April 2010

Sermon synopsis: Not only does God have a Son, but His Son is greater than all the prophets (not just a prophet amongst many as Islam teaches). We’re given 7 facts about the person and work of Jesus to show His.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Second Coming - Preterism, Historicism and Futurism

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 March 2010

Sermon synopsis: Is the antichrist Nero, the Pope or a future political & religious leader of a revived Roman Empire? Is the mark of the beast (666) the certificate of sacrifice to the emperor, the practice of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Sabbath versus Lord's day

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 February 2010

Sermon synopsis: Should Christians keep the Sabbath (7th day), Sunday (1st day) or doesn’t it matter? Did “the Pope” change the day of worship or perhaps Constantine? What can we learn from Jesus, the apostles and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Temptation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 January 2010

Sermon synopsis: What is the source and purpose of temptation? Is temptation sin? How should we respond to temptation? What is Satan’s strategy and what should our counter-strategy be? What are strongholds and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Racism, Darwinism, Nazism, Apartheid and the Bible

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 October 2009

Sermon synopsis: In summary, we will see that if you are a racist - you can call yourself a Nazi or neo-Nazi, a white supremacist, a proponent of apartheid, a Klu Klux Klan follower, a Darwinian evolutionist if you.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Kingdom of God - Part 7C - Every nation, tribe, people and language

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 23 August 2009

Sermon synopsis: We saw how the Church of the Laodiceans represents the 7th and last Church. However there is a flip side to the coin as well! This study looks at the 20th & 21st Century Church. (A) The Success.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Giving, Tithing and Stewardship

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 July 2009

Sermon synopsis: Stewardship pertains to all areas of our lives: money, resources, talents & ministry. Stewardship is personal responsibility for taking care of another person’s property or financial.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Are the gifts of the Spirit for today

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 May 2009

Sermon synopsis: In Christian theology, Cessationism is the view that the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as tongues, prophecy and healing, ceased being practiced early on in Church history. Cessationists.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Kingdom of God - Part 7B - Positive Confession and Prosperity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 April 2009

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Gospels - consolidated

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 March 2009

Sermon synopsis: A consolidated and chronological view of the gospels.

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SERMON TOPIC: Daniel 2 - Nebuchadnezzars dream

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 March 2009

Sermon synopsis: What is the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the image and the rock? Why were the feet made of iron and clay? Which nations are the 10 toes (or the 10 horns)? Who was the harlot on the beast in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 7A - Self Esteem and Success-based Christianity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 February 2009

Sermon synopsis: Is doctrine important? Is it important to teach about prophecy? Is the current focus on self-esteem Biblical or something borrowed from secular psychology? Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 6C - Missions

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 December 2008

Sermon synopsis: What are the characteristics of those who keep the "Great Commission" of Jesus? The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. So how will they hear the gospel unless we respond to the call - to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 6B - MISSIONS

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 November 2008

Sermon synopsis: What is the "Great Commission" that Jesus gave and what are the excuses that Christians use for not keeping it? (1) Calvinist fatalism, (2) It’s a big sacrifice, (3) You might suffer, (4) I’m.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Kingdom of God 6A - Part 2 - Why does God allow suffering

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 September 2008

Sermon synopsis: The sixth parable of "The Pearl of Great Price" covers the period from approximately 1700 - 1900 AD or the "Missionary Church" including Wesley, Whitefield & the Methodists. The second half of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God 6A - Part 1 - Who is "The Pearl of Great Price"

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 September 2008

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 5B - The Radical Reformation and the Five Solas

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 May 2008

Sermon synopsis: The fifth parable of "The Hidden Treasure" covers the period from approximately 1500 - 1700 AD or the "Reformation Church". Last time we looked at the Magisterial Reformation. This is a look at.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 5A - The reformation, doctrine of grace and counter reformation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 April 2008

Sermon synopsis: The fifth parable of "The Hidden Treasure" covers the period from approximately 1500 - 1700 AD or the "Reformation Church". But contrary to popular opinion the treasure in this parable is not Jesus.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - 4B - Tradition and the leaven of the Pharisees

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 February 2008

Sermon synopsis: The fourth parable of "The Leaven" covers the period from approximately 600 - 1500 AD or the "Papal Church" where widespread corruption spreads throughout the kingdom. In this study we'll.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 4A - The woman with the leaven and the Great Harlot

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 16 February 2008

Sermon synopsis: The fourth parable of "The Leaven" covers the period from approximately 600 - 1500 AD or the "Papal Church" where widespread corruption spreads throughout the kingdom. Who is the woman that mixes.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 3B - Birds in the tree and corruption in the Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 January 2008

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The third parable of "The Mustard Seed" covers the period from approximately 300 - 600 AD or the "State Church" where we see.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Seek the Lord

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 December 2007

Sermon synopsis: Why should we seek the Lord now? What is the difference between a diligent and a superficial seeker? Can we seek God in our own way - and on our own terms? What is the nature of false religion? What.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The fulfilment of the Law

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 30 November 2007

Sermon synopsis: Was the Law made obsolete by the New Covenant? What is the purpose of the Mosaic Law? What did Jesus mean when He said that He had not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it?

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 3A - The mustard seed, Constantine and the State Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 November 2007

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 which refer to 7 church ages. The third parable of "The Mustard Seed" covers the period from approximately 300 - 600 AD or the "State Church".....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 2 - Persecution and heresy

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 October 2007

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 1 - The good seed and the inevitability of persecution

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 October 2007

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Different viewpoints - The millennium - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 August 2007

Sermon synopsis: Who will reign with Christ in the Millennium and what will their roles be? Will the whole world be converted before Jesus comes? Is the world becoming more Christian or are we living in a neo-pagan.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Different viewpoints - The millennium - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 July 2007

Sermon synopsis: What is the difference between Amillennialism, Postmillennialism and Premillennialism? Should we interpret the Bible literally or allegorically? Is Satan bound now (with a very long chain) or is.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Different viewpoints - The millennium - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 16 July 2007

Sermon synopsis: What is the difference between Amillennialism, Postmillennialism and Premillennialism? What was the position of the early church? What does Revelation 20 teach? Will the whole world be converted.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Do Muslims worship the same God as Christians

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 13 May 2007

Sermon synopsis: Are Allah and Yahweh one and the same? Do Muslims accept Jesus' claims about his deity and resurrection? Was Muhammad influenced by the Bible or by heretical Gnostic sources? What is the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Profile of the antichrist

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 April 2007

Sermon synopsis: Is the antichrist a man or a system? Was Nero the antichrist? What is the mystery behind the number 666? What did the early church believe about the antichrist?

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SERMON TOPIC: Communion

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 March 2007

Sermon synopsis: What is communion and why do we observe this practice? When was it instituted - and by whom?

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SERMON TOPIC: The resurrection

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 March 2007

Sermon synopsis: What is the hope that all true Christians have and what are our grounds for believing in the resurrection? Will we be resurrected spiritually, bodily - or both? Will our resurrection bodies look the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Eastern Gate

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 August 2006

Sermon synopsis: What is the mysterious Eastern Gate in Jerusalem and why has it been sealed for so long? Why have the Muslims built a cemetery next to it and why is it kept out of bounds? Who is the king who will.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Trinity

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 August 2006

Sermon synopsis: What is the trinity and where did the word come from? Do Christians believe in one God or three? What did the early church in the first 3 centuries after Christ believe about this? What prompted the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The da Vinci code exposed

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 August 2006

Sermon synopsis: The Da Vinci code - FICTION BASED ON FICTION. In this revival of the old 2nd and 3rd century Gnostic heresy, Dan Brown presents a new, yet old, conspiracy theory. How do scholars of history,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Sons of God

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 August 2006

Sermon synopsis: Who are the "nephilim" of Genesis 6? Who are the Bene Elohim referred to in Genesis 6 and in Job? What is the origin of demons and are they the same as fallen angels? Who are the 7 angels of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Jesus - our sacrificial lamb

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 4 March 2006

Sermon synopsis: Why did John the baptist call Jesus "the Lamb of God"? Which day was Jesus crucified? What is the link between the Communion celebration of the New Covenant and the Passover of the Old Covenant?

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SERMON TOPIC: Hell and eternal punishment

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 August 2005

Sermon synopsis: What does the Bible really teach about hell and eternal punishment? Are the wicked punished or exterminated? Who spoke the most about hell in the Bible? Are there degrees of punishment? What is the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Who do men say I am

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 5 June 2005

Sermon synopsis: Who do you say Jesus is? Was Jesus a great prophet or did he claim to be more than this? Why is the question that Jesus asked his disciples at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16) the most important.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Migdal Eder (Christmas)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 January 2005

Sermon synopsis: Which year and month was Jesus born in? Where was he born? What is the miracle of his birthplace and his lineage? What is the significance of Migdal Eder?

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SERMON TOPIC: A powerful delusion

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 November 2001

Sermon synopsis: Satan's 2 old lies from the Garden have been perpetuated in all false religion including the New Age and cults (1) "You shall be as God" (the deity of man) and (2) "You shall not surely die".....

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SERMON TOPIC: Happiness

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 August 2001

Sermon synopsis: The happiness of the wicked compared to the happiness of the saints.

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SERMON TOPIC: Rejection of Jesus

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 March 2001

Sermon synopsis: Jesus faced rejection from all - ultimately even his Father - in order to bring about our salvation.

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SERMON TOPIC: Seven trumpets

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 February 2001

Sermon synopsis: What was the link between the 10 plagues of Exodus and the false gods of the Egyptians? What was the significance between God's judgment of drought and the Baal worship of Jezebel? Will the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: And there will be no more...

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 January 2001

Sermon synopsis: A look at the “no mores” in the kingdom of God that is to come. No more separation from God, no more night, no more sea, no more corruption, no more sin, no more curse, no more bad memories, no more.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Covenants

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 January 2000

Sermon synopsis: A CONTRACT OR COVENANT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CRUCIAL PART OF GOD'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PEOPLE. This is a study of the different covenants found in the Bible, culminating with the greatest covenant -.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Understanding our enemy

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 April 1999

Sermon synopsis: The most effective tactic that any enemy could use - is to convince the target of their attack that they do not exist and that there is no threat. And that is what Satan has accomplished with many.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The seven churches in Revelation

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 February 1999

Sermon synopsis: The seven churches in the book of Revelation were literal churches in Asia Minor that typify churches we see at any time in all ages. However there is also a general correlation between the church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Psychology - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 April 1997

Sermon synopsis: Is Psychology a science? Why do Psychoanalysis, Humanistic Psychology and Behaviourism contradict each other? Can Sigmund Freud’s unsuccessful practice of Psychoanalysis and other branches of.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The seed of the woman

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 9 February 1997

Sermon synopsis: The most ancient prophecy we have is in Genesis 3:15, where a promised deliverer who would be "the seed of the woman" would redeem us by breaking the power of Satan ("He shall bruise you on the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 October 1996

Sermon synopsis: Why is the church called the body and Christ called the head? Why does Jesus need us to manifest himself to the world? Why will the church of Jesus never be destroyed by Satan? Who is the rock on.....

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