Wise men still seek him - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 15 January 2023
Synopsis: - ATTITUDES OF WISE MEN
- ACTIONS OF WISE MEN
- APPLYING THE WORD WISELY
- ATTAINING WISDOM
Wise men still seek him - Part 1
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2022
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 it as “wise men”.
The Prince of Peace
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 23 January 2022
Synopsis: In a world filled with war and violence, it’s difficult to see how Jesus could be the all-powerful God who acts in human history and be the embodiment of peace. But physical safety and political.....
The Son of Man
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 26 December 2021
Synopsis: We might be tempted to think that Jesus somehow had an unfair advantage over us.
But he was truly a man and faced the same challenges we do.
He was born as a helpless baby dependent on his.....
The true meaning of Christmas
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2020
Synopsis: In our secular age it can be very difficult to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
- Some see Christmas simply as a time to have drunken parties. This is how they honour the birth of the.....
Seven miracles of Jesus' birth (Migdal Eder)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 13 December 2020
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
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2019
Synopsis: Music in itself is one of the greatest tributes to Christmas, and Christmas music includes some of the noblest compositions of the great musicians.
But the very first song associated with the.....
Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 3 February 2019
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.....
Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 1
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 20 January 2019
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.....
Room for Jesus
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2018
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:
The humanity of Jesus (Christmas sermon)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 23 December 2018
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.....
Who were the Magi (Wise Men) from the Matthew 2 Christmas story
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 24 December 2017
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?
The Very First Christmas Song Ever - The Magnificat
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2016
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.....
The Peace of God
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 December 2015
Synopsis: Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of.....
What can we learn from the date of Jesus Birth
Sermon by Johnray Rennie on 20 December 2015
Synopsis: Exodus 12:1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, (2)This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields.....
The Christmas Story
Sermon by Nik Ripken on 10 October 2015
Synopsis: The Christmas story in Matthew 1-2 from the perspective of the persecuted church.
Nik and Ruth Ripken are veteran overseas workers for 30 years. During those years they have served in the.....
No room in the inn (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2014
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.....
Wise men still seek him - Part 2 (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 9 February 2014
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.....
Wise men still seek him (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2013
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”.
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 22 December 2013
Synopsis: John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world .....
The miracle of Jesus birth and Migdal Eder (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2012
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
Christmas - The Gifts of God
Sermon by Des Burrows on 25 December 2012
Synopsis: James 1:17 (NIV)
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
In the days of the Bible, times of.....
He was born
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 24 December 2012
Synopsis: Jesus was born; born a king and born a Saviour.
Gal 4:4 (AMPL) But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law...
In this season – God is just
Sermon by Des Burrows on 16 December 2012
Synopsis: Some might think – How can God be just if HE allows the awful things that are happening in the world today!
2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 (NIV)
6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who.....
In this season - God is here
Sermon by Des Burrows on 9 December 2012
Synopsis: Emmanuel or Imanu'el,
"God is with us"
Is a symbolic name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah as part of a prophecy assuring king Ahaz of Judah of God's protection against.....
In this season _ God is faithful!
Sermon by Des Burrows on 2 December 2012
Synopsis: The Christmas Season, The “Silly” Season, Whatever you call it. It is once again upon us. And this is a time when people feel left out, alone and lost.What is noticeable is that overindulgence is.....
So its Christmas
Sermon by Des Burrows on 25 November 2012
Synopsis: “Tis the season to be Jolly” Or is it?
Have you ever wondered what Christmas is all about?
I believe that we are far to accepting of what the world has to offer!
I believe that 99% of Christians.....
Gods unspeakable gift
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 26 December 2011
Synopsis: At Christmas time we not only give gifts to others, but we
remember the time when God gave us the greatest gift of all - His Son.
2 Cor 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Should Christians celebrate Christmas
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 11 December 2011
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.....
Matthew 1 - Virgin birth - Genealogy of Jesus (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 25 December 2010
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.....
The wise men
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 12 December 2010
Synopsis: Matt 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?.....
The man who lived before he was born
Sermon by Richard Bandawo on 5 December 2010
Synopsis: John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
John 6:51 I am.....
Treasuring Christmas and pondering its meaning
Sermon by Johnray Rennie on 25 December 2009
Synopsis: Isa 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.
6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;.....
The true meaning of Christmas
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 13 December 2009
Synopsis: Matt 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
Matt 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,.....
Peace on earth (Christmas)
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 December 2008
Synopsis: At the time of Christmas we remember the birth of the Prince of Peace. The angels song to the shepherds promised peace on earth to those on whom His favour rests.
Christmas - should we celebrate it
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 24 December 2006
Synopsis: Some Christians say we shouldn't celebrate Christmas because it has roots in pagan traditions. But what does the Bible say about how we should regard the birth of our Lord Jesus.
No room at the inn
Sermon by Darryl Jordan on 11 December 2005
Synopsis: Darryl Kaly and the Brakpan youth take the Sunday meeting and Darryl ministers on "No room at the inn".
Migdal Eder (Christmas)
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 10 January 2005
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?
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 December 1995
Synopsis: Luke 2:13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” 15 When.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 December 1993
Synopsis: If ever there's a time to be be thankful, it's this time when we remember when God gave his Son for us.