Sermons from the New Testament

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Matthew 
   Matthew 2:1-11   Wise People Bring Gifts  
   Matthew 2:1-12   Three Wise Gentiles and a Jewish Infant  
   Matthew 2:1-12   Who Ought to "Come and Worship Christ the New-Born King"?
   Matthew 3:1-12   John the Baptist and Jesus
   Matthew 4:1-11   Has The Church A Future?  
   Matthew 4:18-22   Seven Questions About Discipleship
   Matthew 5:1-12   Meekness: Is It Weakness? Creepiness?
   Matthew 5:8   The Heart Of The Matter   
   Matthew 5:9   Of War and Peace   
   Matthew 5:3  Who Are The Poor?
   Matthew 5:13   From Power to Effectiveness or From Social Ascendancy to Salt 
   Matthew 5:13   And if Salt Ceases to Be Salty . . .?
   Matthew 5:28   The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust
   Matthew 5:39   Turning the Other Cheek
   Matthew 5:43-6:4   You asked for a sermon on Postmodernism  
   Matthew 6:1-6   What Does Jesus Mean by 'Reward'?
   Matthew 6:1-6; 16-18   A Note on Hypocrisy
   Matthew 6:27   "Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?"
   Matthew 6:30   We 'Little-Faiths'
   Matthew 7:1-5   Workshop Teachings   
   Matthew 8:18   You asked for a sermon on Conversion
   Matthew 9:35-38   Bowels Knotting, Heart Breaking, Lungs Gasping:  Can Our Compassion Be Less Than His? 
   Matthew 10:1-9   Mandate for a Congregation  
   Matthew 10:24-33   On Fearing God
   Matthew 12:22-32   You asked for a sermon on The Sin Against The Holy Spirit  
   Matthew 16:13-20  The Crucial Encounter:  Peter (5)
   Matthew 16:15   "But who do you say that I am?"
   Matthew 18:1-14   The Congregation's Ministry to the Congregation: Four Essential Aspects   
   Matthew 18:21-35   Forgiveness of Others, Forgiveness of Self – Where Do We Begin?
   Matthew 26:20-29   The Lord's Supper: Last Supper, Family Supper, Future/Final Supper 
   Matthew 26:11   You asked for a sermon on Who Are The Poor?  
   Matthew 10:24-33   On Fearing God

Mark
  
Mark 1:1   A Gospel at a Glance: The Witness of Mark 
   Mark 1:13   You asked for a Sermon on Angels
   Mark 1:14-15   The Message on a Billboard 
   Mark 1:14-20   "Follow Me!"   The Summons and Invitation to Discipleship 
   Mark 1:40   Come Alongside Us!  
   Mark 4:1-9   Is It Waste Or Wonder?
   Mark 4:1-20 ; 26-32   The Coming and Growth of the Kingdom  
   Mark 5:1-20   Touched Again 
   Mark 5:9   "What is your name?"
   Mark 5:34   "Your Faith Has Made You Well"
   Mark 7:14-23   Crucial words in the Christian Vocabulary:  SIN
   Mark 8:34-38   How are we to understand Cross Bearing?
   Mark 9:2-29   The Rhythm of it All  
   Mark 9:14-29   Help for our Half-Belief
   Mark 10:15   . . . Whoever Does Not Receive the Kingdom of God as a Little Child Will Never Enter It 
   Mark 10:45   Concerning the Cross: Are We Perverse or Profound?
   Mark 10:46-52  The Crucial Encounter: Bartimaeus
   Mark 12:28-34   Coming Back To Church  
   Mark 12:28-34   What God Has Joined Together 
   Mark 12:28-34   You asked for a sermon on How to Approach the Twenty-Five Year Old About Coming Back to Church
   Mark 12:28-34   On Loving God
   Mark 12:41-44  Four Questions 
   Mark 14:1-11   Extravagance?
   Mark 16:1-8   How Do We Know He's Alive?

Luke
  
Luke 1:1-4   Luke: Physician and Apostle  
   Luke 1:46-55   Manifesto Of The Real Revolution    
   Luke 1:46-55   Of Eden and Advent   
   Luke 2:1-14   Of Itzakh, Isaac, and "The Wonders Of His (Christ's) Love"

   Luke 2:10-11 Good News, Great Joy, A Saviour who is Christ the Lord
   Luke 2:19   Son of God, Son of Mary, Son of David
   Luke 2:41-52   Three Children or Two Children and an Adult 
   Luke 2:41-52   Ages and Stages in Our Spiritual Development
   Luke 3:3-18   It's The Jordan That Matters
   Luke 3:3-20   From Elijah to John the Baptist, from David to Jesus
  
Luke 5:1-11   Encouragement for Deepsea Fishers  
   Luke 6:46:   "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?"
   Luke 7:36-50   How Good Are We At Kissing? 
   Luke 7:36-52   The Expulsive Power of a New Affection 
   Luke 8:2   Mary Magdalene
   Luke 8:45  Questions Jesus Asked: "Who touched me?"
   Luke 10:25-37   Three Approaches to Life -- The Good Samaritan 
   Luke 11:1-13    A Note on Intercession     Award of Merit, Canadian Church Press, 1999      
   Luke 12:13-21   The Parable of the "Rich Fool"  
   Luke 12:51  "Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth?"
   Luke 14:25-33   A Word About Hatred
   Luke 14:25-33   Parables of the Kingdom: The Cost of Discipleship, The Riches of Discipleship, The Servant-Nature of Discipleship
   Luke 14:28-32, 17:7-10   Three Aspects of the Kingdom
   Luke 15:11-32   You asked for a sermon on The Elder Brother
   Luke 16:1-9  Parables of Our Lord: The Crisis of the Kingdom
   Luke 17:5-6   Crucial Words in the Christian Vocabulary:  Faith
   Luke 18:9-14   The Grace of the Kingdom
   Luke 18:9-14   The Church Reformed and Always Being Reformed In Accordance With the Word of God
   Luke 19:1-10   The Crucial Encounter: Zacchaeus
   Luke 22:19  
On Honouring A Foreparent In Faith:  John Wesley and 'The Duty Of Constant Communion'
   Luke 22:14-23   What It is to Remember (and to Forget)
   Luke 22:39-62   The Night of Betrayal
   Luke 23:32-43  
Three Men, Three Deaths
   Luke 23:54 -24:11   The Witness of Women

John
  
John 1:1-14   The Incarnation and the Moderator of the United Church of Canada
  
John 1:1-18   How Big Is The Baby? 
   John 1:14   Christmas: An Event in Four Words  
   John 1:14   What Christmas Means to Me  
   John 1:43-51   Come And See For Yourself 
   John 3:1-17   "Our Doctrines"  
   John 3:1-21  The Crucial Encounter: Nicodemus
   John 3:16-17   For God So Loved The World…  
   John 3:17   The Cross According to John 
   John 4:5-26  The Woman At The Well
   John 4:39-42   In Honour Of Our Sunday School Teachers 
   John 6:25-34   A Note Concerning Bread
   John 6:52-59  Bread and Wine

   John 6:54   On Eating and Drinking with Jesus
   John 7:12, 3:2, 20:28   Four Judgements About Jesus  
   John 7:17  How Do We Know God Exists?
   John 7:24   Why is the Christian faith so judgemental?
   John 8:36   Crucial Words in the Christian vocabulary:  Freedom   
   John 10:7-18   You asked for a sermon on The Ethics of Organ Transplant      awarded "Second Best Opinion Piece" 1997, Canadian Church Press  
   John 10:24   No Need for Suspense
   John 13:1-14    Three Forms of Christian Community   
   John 14:6   A Threefold Conversion
   John 14:1-9  What is Faith?  Listen to the Testimony of Four Witnesses
   John 14:26   When the Day Of Pentecost Had Come
   John 15:1-16   Friends and The Friend
   John 16:14   The Holy Spirit: Floodlight To Christ
   John 16:29-33   A Note On Cheerfulness
   John 17:3   What is it to Know God?  
   John 17:25    The World and Worldliness   
   John 18:34   "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?"
   John 20:1-10   Taking Away the Tombstone and Removing the Graveclothes  
   John 20:19-23   All in an Easter Evening 
   John 20:24-28   You asked for a sermon on "How Are We To Understand Life As Relationships, and What To Do When Relationships Break Down"               
   John 21:1-19   A Word, A Question, A Promise  

Acts
  
Acts 2:1-21  The Holy Spirit as Breath, Oil, Dove and Fire
  
Acts 3-4   On Walking, Leaping and Praising God
  
Acts 2:42-47  Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
   Acts 4:32-5:16   A Sharing Community
  
Acts 5:1-16   A  sermon on ACTS 5  
  
Acts 9:21   Of Amazement and Ecstasy
  
Acts 10 - 11   A Word on Behalf of Black Neighbors
   Acts 11:26   Luke's Names for Christians
   Acts 16:11-15   Lydia
   Acts 16:30   You asked for a sermon on Acts 16:30 "What Must I Do To Be Saved?"
   Acts 17:16-34  Neither Epicurean Nor Stoic But Christian 
   Acts 20:17-38   The Whole Counsel Of God   
   Acts 20:28-38   Concerning our Elders
   Acts 26:17-18   One Gentile's Gratitude to the "Apostle to the Gentiles"
   Acts 26:28   You asked for a sermon on  "The Almost Christian"

Romans
   Romans 1:16    Not Ashamed of the Gospel - I  
   Romans 1:16-17   Not Ashamed of the Gospel - II
   Romans 4:6-4   You asked for a sermon on Baptism 
   Romans 5:1-5   The Kernel of the Gospel
   Romans 5:1-5   Crucial words in the Christian vocabulary:  HOPE   
   Romans 7:18   What Do We Know?
   Romans 8:15-27   A Cry, A Groan and A Promise
   Romans 8:22-25   You asked for a sermon on Hope
   Romans 8:29-39   Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us: Eternally Loved
   Romans 8:37    Concerning the Nature of our Lord's Victory  
   Romans 10:9-17   You asked for a sermon on What Is Evangelism
   Romans 12   A Note on Romans 12
   Romans 12:9-13  The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony
   Romans 12:14-21   A Note Concerning Our Enemies: Loving Them, Understanding Them, Asserting Ourselves in the Midst of Them

1 Corinthians
  
1 Corinthians 16:13-14   A Little Sermon In A Nutshell   
   1 Corinthians 1:18, 25   You asked for a sermon on Wisdom
   1 Corinthians 1:18-25   In Honour of the Irish   
   1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5   Of Wisdom, Power and a Vacuum Filled 
   1 Corinthians 3:10-15   You asked for a sermon on Spiritual Discipline  
   1 Corinthians 6:9-11   John Newton
   1 Corinthians 10:11   You asked for a sermon on The Authority of Scripture
   1 Corinthians 11:23-26   A Note on The Lord's Supper  
   1 Corinthians 12:14-26    Gifts, Ministries and the Growth of Faith   
   1 Corinthians 15:20   Gratitude for "First  Fruits"
   1 Corinthians 15:12-20    "If Christ Be Not Raised From the Dead . . . ."   
   1 Corinthians 15:58   Steadfastness

2 Corinthians
   2 Corinthians 1:15-22   Promises, Promises, Promises 
   2 Corinthians 4:15   What Abundance!
   2 Corinthians 6:1-10   You asked for a sermon on What About the Paradoxes of the Gospel?   
   2 Corinthians 9:6-15   Grateful Again
  
2 Corinthians 12:1-10   Of Strength, Weakness and the Power of God  
   2 Corinthians 12:2-10   You asked for a sermon on Spiritual Experiences

Galatians
  
Galatians 4:3-7   When The Time Had Fully Come . . .
  
Galatians 6:1-4   On Bearing One Another's Burdens 
   

Ephesians
   Ephesians 2:11-16   Crucial words in the Christian vocabulary: Reconciliation    
   Ephesians 2:15   What's New? The One New Person in Place of the Two
   Ephesians 3:14-21   Strengthening the Inner Person
   Ephesians 3:20-21  What Is The Church?  Three Angles of Vision
   Ephesians 4:11-16   On the Necessity of Acquiring a Christian Mind and Discerning False Teaching  
   Ephesians 4:24   On Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ
   Ephesians 4:26   The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger
   Ephesians 4:29   You asked for a sermon on Gossip
   Ephesians 5:15-20   You asked for a sermon on Voices United
   Ephesians 5:18-20   Why Sing?  
   Ephesians 5:21-33   You asked for a sermon on What Did Paul Really Say About Women?
   Ephesians 6:10-20   You asked for a sermon on The Armour of God
   Ephesians 6:10-20   Discipleship: Not Warfare Only, But Warfare Always 
  
Ephesians 6:21-24  What is a Christian ?

Philippians
  
Philippians 1-4   Shorter Books of the Bible:  Philippians
  
Philippians 1:1-5   "Sharing, Sharing, Sharing" 
   Philippians 2:5-13  Humility: The Antidote to Pride   
   Philippians 2:25-30   Profile of a Parishioner  
   Philippians 2:25-30   What is the Nature of Our Fellowship Here 
   Philippians 3:12-16   A Note On Christian Maturity
   Philippians 3:7   A Note on "The surpassing value of knowing Jesus Christ our Lord"
   Philippians 4:4-7   On Rejoicing . . . . Always
   Philippians 4:11   A Note on Contentment

Colossians
  
Colossians 1:15-20   The Supremacy of Christ 
   Colossians 1:11   You asked for a sermon on Power  
   Colossians 1:18   What the Incarnation Means For Me
   Colossians 2:7   What Abundance!  
   Colossians 3:5-14   What Does It Men To Put On The Lord Jesus Christ?
   Colossians 3:13-17   Isaac Watts
    Colossians 3:16   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   Colossians 4:6   You asked for a sermon on The Might of the Tongue  

1 Thessalonians
  
1 Thessalonians 1:1- 2:8   "My Ministry Is Dearer To Me Than Life"
  
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7   A Pastor’s Gratitude for a Grateful Congregation
   1 Thessalonians 3:10  What Do We Mean by "Community"?
   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Of Gratitude and Godliness

2 Thessalonians
  
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15    A Christian Understanding of Work


1 Timothy
  
1 Timothy 1:3-5  You asked for a sermon on Psychopaths   
  
1 Timothy 4:1-5   The Body Matters
  
1 Timothy 4:10   The Muscularity of Faith
  
1 Timothy 4:11-16   Philip Melanchthon


2 Timothy
  
2 Timothy 1:7   Not a Spirit of Fear, but a Spirit of Power and Love and Self-Control
  
2 Timothy 2:8-9   Our Risen Lord 
   2 Timothy 2:9   Reformation Sunday: a Note Concerning William Tyndale
   2 Timothy 3:14-17   You asked for a sermon on The Authority of Scripture  
   2 Timothy 4:13   A Gospel-Plea for Reading 

Philemon
  
Philemon    The City, Slavery, and African-
   Philemon 6, 12   Frustration – and its Aftermath  

Hebrews
  
Hebrews 2:9   No Dabbling Here
   Hebrews 3:13   You asked for a sermon on Living for the Present or What Is Going To Happen Today?
  
Hebrews 4:14   Boldness:  A Distinguishing Characteristic of Christians
   Hebrews 10:19-25   Worship:  It Can't be Hoarded
                                     A Note on the Nature of Worship
   Hebrews 10:19-35   Because You See The Day Approaching

James
  
James   A Weighty Word From A Little Book:  The Epistle of James
  
James 1:19-27   The Practicality of Faith

2 Peter
  
2 Peter 1:16-18   Telling the Christian Story as Event, Doctrine, Person

1 John
 
 
1 John   John's First Epistle
  
1 John 4:8   Love Means "I Want You to Be."
   1 John 4:8   The Passion of God
   1 John 4:8   A Note on God's Love 
  
1 John 4:8   On Loving God

2 John
  
2 John 12   A Little Sermon from a Little Text

Jude
  
Jude 20-21   Schomberg Anniversary 2011
   Jude 17-23   On Avoiding Flabby Sentimentality and Barren Intellectualism

Revelation
  
Revelation 1:9-10   Is There Any Point In Coming To Church? 
   Revelation 5:5   On Weeping . . .and Not Weeping
   Revelation 16:1-23   You asked for a sermon on Revelation 16 and Armageddon
   Revelation 22:17   Of Spirit, Bride and the Warmest Invitation

 

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