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Link to sermons on topic: COMMITMENT

SERMON TOPIC: Counting the cost - Is Jesus worth it

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 November 2021

Sermon synopsis: Going to a shop, you may see many things that you’d like to have. There’s one snag though – they all have a price tag. Luke 14:31-33 (NIV) “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another.....


SERMON TOPIC: Hungry and thirsty for God

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 2 May 2021

Sermon synopsis: Psalm 63:1-5. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and.....


SERMON TOPIC: The Covid-19 Christian

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 14 February 2021

Sermon synopsis: This type of Christian follows Covid 19 protocol. They wear a mask. They practice social distancing. They are always washing their hands. They prefer to stay at home. They have been.....


SERMON TOPIC: Thirst for God

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 14 October 2018

Sermon synopsis: The psalmist wrote about hungering and thirsting for God. Psalm 107:9 He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things We must be thirsty and hungry. This is the desire every one.....


SERMON TOPIC: Which Jesus do you serve

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 8 April 2018

Sermon synopsis: October 19, 2017 – John Stonestreet   Who is Jesus? It’s a foundational question, and one many Christians struggle to answer. In Matthew 16, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do.....


SERMON TOPIC: Sharpening your axe

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 10 December 2017

Sermon synopsis: "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln Hard work, determination and energy can accomplish only so much. Sometimes what a.....


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.....


SERMON TOPIC: Removing the grave clothes

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 20 March 2016

Sermon synopsis: When we are born-again , brought to life by the Spirit of God, we are still bound and inhibited by things that pertain to our unsaved life, the life of darkness and death. The Lord wants us to.....


SERMON TOPIC: Death to self

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 10 January 2016

Sermon synopsis: Jesus said there are two great commandments, one of which is to "love your neighbour as yourself" (Matt 22:34-40). But if we say we can't love others until we love ourselves, we are essentially.....


SERMON TOPIC: The cost of following Jesus

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 29 November 2015

Sermon synopsis: Nowadays in the West there is often not a great price to pay for the act of being baptized, there is of course the risk of being alienated by friends and family but in the 1500’s, when adult.....


SERMON TOPIC: What is wrong with Christians

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 26 April 2015

Sermon synopsis: To convert is to be “born again.” At the moment of conversion, the converted person is filled with the Holy Spirit and begins a journey of turning away from sin and beginning to worship and serve.....


SERMON TOPIC: Radical Christianity

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 2 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: Radical is a term that is used in a very negative way nowadays. If you live a radical life as a Christian, you are called a fanatic, but how does God want us to live, is He happy with a half-hearted.....


SERMON TOPIC: Hunger for God

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 10 November 2013

Sermon synopsis: The Lord has given us a variety of appetites, which are essential for our physical survival. But He has also created within our hearts a hunger that is spiritual. David was a man who recognized and.....


SERMON TOPIC: Cleaning the altar

BY: Julio Da Silva ON: 17 August 2013

Sermon synopsis: 1 Kings 18:30-38 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down. Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of.....


SERMON TOPIC: My own vineyard I have not kept

BY: Sam Ennis ON: 7 April 2013

Sermon synopsis: Be careful not to neglect your family and your own personal salvation for the sake of your ministry. Eli, Hezekiah and David were godly men whose children never followed the way of the Lord.


SERMON TOPIC: Is Jesus an INTRUSION in your life

BY: Des Burrows ON: 3 February 2013

Sermon synopsis: Like oxygen gives us life we need Jesus DAILY to give us life. John 15:5 (NIV) 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me.....


SERMON TOPIC: Men in the fight

BY: Sam Ennis ON: 2 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: Exodus 17:8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the.....


SERMON TOPIC: Self or Christ

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 16 September 2011

Sermon synopsis: Mark 8:31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three.....


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.....


SERMON TOPIC: For Me to Live I have to Die

BY: Des Burrows ON: 17 July 2011

Sermon synopsis: Philippians 1:20-21 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death......



BY: Ken Paynter ON: 16 March 2011

Sermon synopsis: John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.


SERMON TOPIC: Hungry for God

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 6 December 2010

Sermon synopsis: Jer 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the.....


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.....


SERMON TOPIC: The cost of following Jesus

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 25 December 2006

Sermon synopsis: When something costs you nothing, you don’t value it. Our salvation was free for us, but it was at a huge cost for God. Bur although salvation cost us nothing, there is a cost to being a.....


SERMON TOPIC: How desperate are we for God

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 1 October 2006

Sermon synopsis: Jer 29:10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I.....


SERMON TOPIC: The sin of lukewarmness

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 24 May 1998

Sermon synopsis: The bridegroom is at the door and the bride still hasn't tried on her wedding garments. She's still dressed in the rags of this world; still playing with the things that the unsaved indulge in.


SERMON TOPIC: Who is Lord of your life

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 29 March 1998

Sermon synopsis: Gal 2: 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 1.....


SERMON TOPIC: The weak Christian

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 10 November 1996

Sermon synopsis: Matt 11:30 "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."