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Counting the cost - Is Jesus worth it
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 28 November 2021
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.....
Persecution 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 November 2021
Synopsis: According to Open Doors in just the last year (2021 World Watch List reporting period), there have been: Over 340 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of.....
The Persecuted Church
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 7 November 2021
Synopsis: From the 7th to the 14th of November Christians worldwide will be praying specifically for our brothers and sisters living in persecution. These days of prayer are known as IDOP (International Days.....
Persecution - The sixth sign
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 6 December 2020
Synopsis: On the Mount of Olives opposite the Jerusalem temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew (Mark 13:3) ask Jesus: “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” [Matt 24:3] Jesus.....
The Job type sinner - PART 2
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 21 November 2020
Synopsis: This type of sinner has been living a blessed, God protected life and then Satan is allowed to touch them. - People are shocked by what God allows to happen to this type of sinner. - When God has.....
The Job type sinner - PART 1
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 8 November 2020
Synopsis: Job isn’t a story that we think of as a “persecution” story, but when you consider the book’s context it absolutely is. Many believe Job was the first book of the Bible written and therefore our.....
Suffering and persecution
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 November 2018
Synopsis: There are three root sources of suffering for us as Christians. 1) Our flesh: (our physical body with its desires, weakened by our sinful nature) 2) The World: (Society, the systems of government.....
Our response to suffering - Part 3
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 14 January 2018
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?
The purpose of suffering - Part 2b
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 17 December 2017
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.....
The purpose of suffering - Part 2a
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 27 November 2017
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).....
The inevitability of suffering - Part 1
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 19 November 2017
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.....
Persecution and God's provision
Sermon by Rudi Korda on 5 November 2017
Synopsis: Challenges facing foreign missionaries and Christian converts in countries hostile to the gospel and how God undertakes and provides.
The Purpose of Suffering - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 2 February 2014
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.....
Who the heck was Stephen
Sermon by Des Burrows on 2 June 2013
Synopsis: Our history is full of men and women that have made some contribution to history whether positive or negative
The persecuted church
Sermon by Lynne van Wyk on 11 November 2012
Synopsis: Hebrews 13:2: remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves are also in the body.
The persecuted church
Sermon by Leston Blackburn on 14 November 2010
Synopsis: The persecuted church
The Purpose of Suffering
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 August 2010
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.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 27 July 2008
Synopsis: Sometimes in our trials and difficulties we feel isolated and alone. We may try and project an image that everything’s okay when inside we’re hurting. In Jesus’ parable the storm came to both the.....
The persecuted church
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 15 June 2008
Synopsis: Heb 13:3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
The Church Triumphant under Communism
Sermon by Richard Wurmbrand on
Synopsis: Wurmbrand, who passed through the penal facilities of Craiova, Gherla, the Danube-Black Sea Canal, Vacaresti, Malmaison, Cluj, and ultimately Jilava, spent three years in solitary confinement. His.....
How to forgive
Sermon by Corrie Ten Boom on
Synopsis: Corrie Ten Boom's family sheltered Jews in Holland during the Holocaust. She subsequently lost her freedom, her dignity, and her beloved sister and father in the Nazi concentration camps. In God’s.....