Sermons on topic: APOLOGETICS


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SERMON TOPIC: The Biblical God

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 15 December 2019

Topic Groups: GOD, APOLOGETICS, FALSE RELIGION

Sermon synopsis: God’s Word tells us that believing in the real true God of the Bible is not enough to secure Salvation, let alone believing in some false god, or some non existent god, that is just the figment of your imagination.

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that, and shudder.



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SERMON TOPIC: God's Word - Part 2

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 24 February 2019

Topic Groups: THE BIBLE, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: The three most basic Christian truths

1. God actually exists.
2. He has revealed Himself in a way that is understandable to people.
3. His revelation has been preserved for us in the Bible

It is a great privilege to have the Bible, many died to get this message to you.


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SERMON TOPIC: What does "After its kind" mean

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 1 February 2019

Topic Groups: CREATIONISM, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

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 produce offspring outside of its created kind.
- The idea is that there was no single ancestor for all living organisms (as evolutionists hold).
- Yet there was the ability for diversification within the different “kinds” of plants and creatures.



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SERMON TOPIC: The Gospel is in Genesis

Speaker: Mark Ambler

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 17 November 2018

Topic Groups: CREATIONISM, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: While salvation is not based on belief in a historical Genesis, understanding the doctrine of salvation is inseparable from the history of mankind’s fall and promised redemption described in the early chapters of the Bible. Looks at the weaknesses of the science used to discredit a recent, six day creation.


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SERMON TOPIC: Race or relative

Speaker: Mark Ambler

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 17 November 2018

Topic Groups: RACISM, CREATIONISM, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: Darwinian evolution inspired much of the racism of the 20th century and while most evolutionists today would thankfully reject racism, racist implications remain inherent in the theory of evolution. This talk shows both the biblical and scientific evidence for mankind having all descended from Adam and Eve and how there is only one race, the Human race.


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SERMON TOPIC: A date with dinosaurs and fossils

Speaker: Mark Ambler

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 17 November 2018

Topic Groups: DINOSAURS, CREATIONISM, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: This entertaining and interesting talk looks at the abundant scientific and documentary evidence for dinosaurs as having being created on day 6 of creation week, having survived the Flood of Noah’s day, and lived at the same time as mankind. It also discusses possible factors that lead to their extinction. A favourite with young people and adults alike.


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SERMON TOPIC: The Gap Theory

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 9 November 2018

Topic Groups: CREATIONISM, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

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 the earth to complete his creative work.

ACTIVE GAP THEORY (Ruin-Reconstruction)
This Theory holds that the earth was originally created with form, but after a gap of millions of years it became “without form and void”. The idea is that, at the end of these geological ages, a great cataclysm took place on earth, with Satan having rebelled in heaven and many of the angels following him in that rebellion. God, therefore, cast him to the earth, and the earth underwent a great cataclysm, leaving it finally without form and void, and with darkness on the face of the deep, as described in Genesis 1:2.



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SERMON TOPIC: God's Word - Part 1

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 23 September 2018

Topic Groups: THE BIBLE, WILL OF GOD, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: The three most basic Christian truths:
1. God actually exists.
2. He has revealed Himself in a way that is understandable to people.
3. His revelation has been preserved for us in the Bible


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SERMON TOPIC: Are there 2 creation accounts

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 7 September 2018

Topic Groups: GENESIS, CREATIONISM, APOLOGETICS

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 composed these accounts.
- Critics and sceptics use it in their efforts to show the Bible cannot be trusted.
- Some Christians who believe in a universe that is billions of years old use it in trying to show that these chapters should not be understood in their plain sense.
- Others claim that 2 separate men were created, one by Elohim and one by Yahweh Elohim.

Let’s examine the passages in question, in particular Day 3 and Day 6.


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SERMON TOPIC: Where was the garden of Eden

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 11 August 2018

Topic Groups: GENESIS, CREATIONISM, APOLOGETICS

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 humanity’s loss of innocence.

Well known creationist, Ken Ham, believes that the Deluge of Noah devastated the landscape of the earth to such an extent that it is impossible to know where the Garden was.

But Moses gives very specific pointers to a real geographic location. -

- A direction relative to Israel
- 4 rivers linked to specific countries
- A neighbouring country rich in mineral reserves



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SERMON TOPIC: The Trinity in Genesis

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 3 August 2018

Topic Groups: TRINITY, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: God: This is the ancient Hebrew word Elohim. Grammatically it is a plural word used as if it were singular. The verbs and pronouns used with Elohim should be in the plural, but when Elohim refers to the LORD God the verbs and pronouns are in the singular.

Clarke says: 'He must be strangely prejudiced indeed who cannot see that the doctrine of a Trinity, and of a Trinity in unity, is expressed in the above words.'



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SERMON TOPIC: Giving an answer for your Hope

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 15 July 2018

Topic Groups: EVANGELISM, HOPE, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: 1 Peter 3:15 In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

The Bible presumes that people are going to be asking us about the hope we have. Peter doesn’t say occasionally be prepared in case some people ask you, no, we are always to be prepared for everyone who asks us.

The word translated “give an answer” – is apologia, which is nothing to do with apologising, but instead means: “to make a defence like a lawyer.” Some hear the word “apologetics” and think they’ve got to get a degree before they can talk to others about their Faith and that’s not for them, but Peter says, that being prepared to give an answer is for us all.


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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 6

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 29 April 2018

Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS

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 “warehouse of souls”. At the moment of conception God “attaches” a soul to a person. This view lacks Biblical support.
2) Creationism: God creates a “fresh” soul within each human embryo at or some time shortly after conception.
3) Traducianism: This theory teaches that the soul is created in and with the body by the parents. While God is the ultimate creator of all things, he uses people intermediately or as secondary causes. The soul is in some way generated by way of the act of reproduction and comes into being at the time of conception.
4) Generationism: When a distinction is made between the terms Traducianism and Generationism, the former denotes the materialistic doctrine of the transmission of the soul whereby parents generate from inanimate matter both body and soul of a child.


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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrections - Part 1

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 30 March 2018

Topic Groups: EASTER, RESURRECTION, APOLOGETICS

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 resurrection.
- It was a focal point of the preaching of the early church.
- Belief in it is crucial for salvation
- Necessary for our justification
- Without it, our faith is useless and futile
- Christ’s resurrection is intrinsically linked to ours. If Christ was not raised, then neither are we and vice-versa.



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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 5

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 18 March 2018

Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS

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 radical unity.
- Two parts (Dichotomism) - the belief that humans are comprised of a material component (body) and a nonmaterial component (soul, or spirit).
- Three parts (Trichotomism) – holds that humans are comprised of three different elements: body, soul, spirit.


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SERMON TOPIC: Our response to suffering - Part 3

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 14 January 2018

Topic Groups: SUFFERING, PERSECUTION, APOLOGETICS

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: The purpose of suffering - Part 2b

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 17 December 2017

Topic Groups: SUFFERING, PERSECUTION, APOLOGETICS

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 our weakness, we discover that God is strong.
4) Deepens our relationship with Jesus.
5) In suffering we learn to function as a body
6) It is often a means of achieving God’s greater purposes.
7) We learn obedience when suffering.


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SERMON TOPIC: The inevitability of suffering - Part 1

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 19 November 2017

Topic Groups: PERSECUTION, SUFFERING, APOLOGETICS

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 books of Jeremiah and Habakkuk have much to say about it. Much of 1 Peter and Hebrews is about the suffering and persecution of Christians. Many of Paul’s letters were written from prison. About one third of the Psalms, the prayers of the OT, are cries that arise out of doubt, disappointment, or pain.


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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 4

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 1 October 2017

Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS

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 radical unity.
- Two parts (Dichotomism) - the belief that humans are comprised of a material component (body) and a nonmaterial component (soul, or spirit).
- Three parts (Trichotomism) – holds that humans are comprised of three different elements: body, soul, spirit.

Dualism is the traditional Christian view… that the human being is made up of 2 components: material (body/flesh) and spiritual (soul/spirit). The soul or spirit departs from the body at death, and will be reunited with the body at the resurrection.

We will examine the following claims by Monists:
- Their view is closer to that of the Hebrew OT and Dichotomism and Trichotomism are derived from Greek philosophy.
- The Bible doesn’t teach that man has a separate eternal soul and the Hebrew word translated as “spirit” (ruach) simply means “breath”.
- Soul sleep: The soul/spirit dies when the body dies. Or alternatively the soul sleeps - there is no consciousness.
- Monism appears to be more consistent with modern neuroscience.
- The unrighteous soul will cease to exist instead of suffering eternally (annihilationism).


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SERMON TOPIC: The problem of evil - Part 1

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 6 March 2016

Topic Groups: APOLOGETICS, ETHICS, PROBLEM OF EVIL

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 would allow it, troubled the prophet Habakkuk.

Hab 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

In “De Ira Dei” the early Christian writer Lactantius attributes a variant of the following paradox to the Greek philosopher Epicurus:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?


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SERMON TOPIC: Good and evil

Speaker: Ken Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 15 August 2015

Topic Groups: CHOICE, ETHICS, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: Our idea as humans of what is good and what is evil is very different from what God says is good and what is evil. Modern psychology states that man is inherently good and that a person’s upbringing or environment is what is responsible for how they turn out, but God’s Word paints a very different picture of the state of humankind.

Jesus himself said this about us.
Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!Not only do we as humans not have the ability to differentiate between what is good and what is evil, we ourselves are evil.



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

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 26 July 2015

Topic Groups: ISLAM, FALSE RELIGION, APOLOGETICS

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 Suras (chapters) each referred to by either its sequential number or by its unique name. The Quran (about 78,000 words) is about ten times shorter than the Bible (about 780,000 words).

The Bible with some 40 authors, mainly Jewish, was written over a period of the middle 2,000 years of human history. The compilation of the written Quran (as opposed to the recited Quran) spanned several decades. It was a record of the revelations Muhammad received over the course of 23 years in the 7th Century AD. After Muhammad’s death it was codified into a single written Arabic version.


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

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 7 December 2014

Topic Groups: ISLAM, FALSE RELIGION, APOLOGETICS

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 Jesus of the Bible proclaimed himself to be both “The Son of Man” and “The Son of God”. He commanded his apostles to proclaim his death and resurrection and to teach that he was the only way to the Father.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”



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

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 13 April 2014

Topic Groups: FALSE RELIGION, ISLAM, APOLOGETICS

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 an angel that he would live in conflict with his brothers. (Gen 16:11-12) Not only was this prophecy true of Ishmael, but even his descendants “lived in hostility toward all their brothers.” (Gen 25:18)

Today Ishmael’s descendants (the Arab races) still live in hostility, both amongst themselves (Sunni and Shiite) and with their brother race – the Jews (Isaac’s descendants).


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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 2

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 26 January 2014

Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS

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 more than the product of the interactions among the neurons in the human brain.

2) Idealism holds that nothing exists in the world except our conscious experiences. Idealists therefore regard the material world as a mere illusion of our consciousness.

3) Dualism is the philosophical tradition embraced by those who wish to reject neither the existence of the material world nor the existence of the mind. Dualists believe that there are two worlds: one of mind, and one of matter.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)


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SERMON TOPIC: Do I have a soul - Part 1

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 24 November 2013

Topic Groups: THE SOUL, PSYCHOLOGY, APOLOGETICS

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 has no soul. Consequently, death results in physical extinction or annihilation and there is no such thing as immortality.

This materialist form of psychiatry says you’re only matter - therefore bad behaviour is due to a chemical imbalance in your brain. Thus you are sick and your behaviour can be treated by drugs which alter your chemical balance.

While some today try and synthesize Christian Counselling and Psychology, are the two in any way compatible?

Is Bipolar Disorder a real disease or a fabricated disorder to excuse bad behaviour?

Did Legion in the gospel accounts have Multiple Personality Disorder or was he demon-possessed?

Are ADD and ADHD real illnesses like cancer or heart disease, or another fabrication so that children can also be drugged and hence contribute to the coffers of the multi-billion dollar psychiatric medication industry?

On judgement day, will God accept sick notes from your psychiatrists as an excuse for your sinful life?


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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrection of Jesus - Part 3

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 13 October 2013

Topic Groups: EASTER, RESURRECTION, APOLOGETICS

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 Creed: “On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures”.
Some of the attacks on Jesus’ resurrection by atheists, heretics or false religions include:
- Spiritual resurrection theory
- Swoon theory
- Hallucination Theory.


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SERMON TOPIC: Resurrection of Jesus - Part 2

Speaker: Gavin Paynter

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 18 August 2013

Topic Groups: EASTER, RESURRECTION, APOLOGETICS

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 different from other false religions and cults who venerate their dead prophets.
As such, the resurrection is one of the most attacked doctrines in the Christian faith.
And so some of the attacks on Jesus’ resurrection by atheists, heretics or false religions include:
(1) Attack on the historicity of Jesus
(2) Stolen body theory
(3) Wrong tomb theory




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SERMON TOPIC: Science and The Bible - Part 2

Speaker: Leston Blackburn

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 17 October 2010

Topic Groups: CREATIONISM, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: Science and The Bible - Part 2


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SERMON TOPIC: Science and The Bible - Part 1

Speaker: Leston Blackburn

Language: ENGLISH

Date: 10 October 2010

Topic Groups: CREATIONISM, GENESIS, APOLOGETICS

Sermon synopsis: Science and The Bible - Part 1



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