SERMON TOPIC: Causes of demon possession
BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 January 2020
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.....
SERMON TOPIC: What are the symptoms of demon possession
BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 12 January 2020
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.....
SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Satan - Part 2
BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 22 December 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.....
SERMON TOPIC: Fallen angels - Satan - Part 1
BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 8 December 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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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......
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.....
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.....
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.....
SERMON TOPIC: Can a Christian be demon-possessed
BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 January 2019
Sermon synopsis: Some started teaching many years ago that Christians can be demon-possessed. This false doctrine is unbiblical and implies that demons are more powerful than Christ indwelling the Christian. The.....
SERMON TOPIC: The sons of God in Deuteronomy 32v8-9
BY: Ken Paynter ON: 2 November 2018
Sermon synopsis: Deuteronomy 32:8-9. (NIV) When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the “sons of Israel”......
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?
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.....
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.....