Sermon archives

March 20, 2011 “The Night Reveals the Light” [John 3:1-17]


March 13, 2011
The Tempting of the Beloved [Matthew 4:1-11]

March 09, 2011 “Ecclesia de Lange – Ash Wednesday” [Support Ecclesia: ecclesia@mailbox.co.za]

March 06, 2011 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence – Being Present to Jesus – Transfiguration” [Exodus 24:12-18; Ps. 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9]

February 27, 2011 “Rev John vd Laar guest sermon – Do Not Worry” [Matthew 6:24-34]

February 20, 2011 “True Holiness is Neighbourliness” [Leviticus 19:1-2 9-18; 1 Cor 3:10-11,16-23; Matt. 5:38-48]

February 13, 2011 “Choose Life” [Deuteronomy 30:15-20]

January 30, 2011 “Jesus’ resistance strategy: The Beatitudes” [Micah 6:1-8; Matt 5: 1-12 reference in sermon to Mary Lou Kownacki from an article in Sojourners Oct 1989 p22-24]

January 23, 2011 “Fishers of People” [Isa 9:1-4; Matt. 4:12-23 – reference in sermon to Frank Honeycutt”]

January 16, 2011 “Sin is a hopeful word” [Isai 49: 1-7; John 1:29-42 Sermon based on Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Speaking of Sin”]

January 09, 2011 “Dr Peter Storey – Jesus’ Baptism” [Isai 42: 1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matt. 3:13-17]

January 02, 2011 “A Reminder of our Context and Identity” [Ephesians 1:3-14; Matt. 2]

December 25, 2010 “Christmas is Frightening yet Subversively Hopeful” [Exodus 1:8-2:10; Matt. 2]

December 12, 2010 “Third Week of Advent” [Isaiah 35:1-10; Ps. 146; Matt. 11:2-11]

December 05, 2010 “Second Week of Advent” [Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps. 72; Matt. 3:1-12]

November 28, 2010 “Rev John van der Laar” [Matt.24:36-44]

November 21, 2010 “Christ the Crucified King” [Jer. 23:1-6; Ps 46. Col. 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43]

November 14, 2010 “Architects and Prophets” [Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19]

November 07, 2010 “To find Life – Experience Death” [Luke 20:27-38 and Thought Leader M&G Charlene Smith]

October 24, 2010 “The 2nd Good Samaritan Story” [Luke 17:11-19]

October 03, 2010 “Lamentations” [Psalm 137, Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26]

September 26, 2010 “The Rich Man and Lazarus” [1 Tim. 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31]

September 19, 2010 “The Puzzling Parable” [Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Tim. 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13…reliant on William Herzog III and Paul Duke]

September 12, 2010 “The Good news is that Jesus keeps Bad Company” [Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 51; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10]

August 29, 2010 “Rev Debbie van der Laar” [Ruth 1:16-22]

August 22, 2010 “Re-shaped by Jesus” [Luke 13:10-17]

August 15, 2010 “Keep the Faith and Run the Race” [Hebrews 10:39 – 12:2 This sermon is inspired by Thomas Long’s Interpretation Commetary on Hebrews and Ronnell Braxton’s sermon: Finishing the Race.]

August 08, 2010 “Worry about your Worship” [Psalm 50; Isaiah 1:10-20 and Luke 12:32-40]

August 01, 2010 “Worry about your Wealth” [Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:1-34]

July 18, 2010 “Mary Martha and Jesus” [Luke 10:38-42]

July 11, 2010 Dr Gilbert Lawrence

July 4, 2010 Rev Ken Leverton

June 20, 2010 “Thirsting for God” – [Psalm 42; 1 Kings 19; Luke 8:26-39 With the help of Walter Brueggemann’s insights into the Kings passage].

June 13, 2010 “Grace, Grief and Gratitude” – [Luke 7:36-50].

June 06, 2010 “Compassionate Contours of God’s Heart” – [Ps. 146; 1 Kings 17:8-16; Luke 7:11-17. Thanks to Margaret Aymer for the contour path idea].

May 30, 2010 “Dr Gilbert Lawrence Trinity Sunday” – [John 16:12-15].

May 23, 2010 “Baptised by the Holy Spirit” – [Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2; Romans 8:14-17].

May 16, 2010 “Dr Peter Storey” – [Acts 16:16-34].

May 09, 2010 “Jesus Language of Love” – [John 5:1-9 and John 14: 23-29].

May 02, 2010 “Make the Circle Bigger” – [Acts 10 and 11:1-18; Rev. 21:1-6; John 13:31-35].

April 25, 2010 “The Lord is my President” – [Psalm 23; Ezekiel 34; John 10].

April 18, 2010 “The Resurrection of Saul and Ananias” – [Psalm 30; Acts 9:1-20].

April 11, 2010 “Resurrection Repeat” – [Psalm 150; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Acts 10: 34-48; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12].

April 04, 2010 “Living the Resurrection” – [Psalm 118; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Acts 10: 34-48; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12].

April 02, 2010 “St John’s Passion” – [John 18:1-12].

April 02, 2010 “Freely Forgiven For Free” – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 31, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 3” – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 30, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 2” – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 29, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 1” – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 28, 2010 “Gun Free Palm Sunday” – [Luke 19:28-40. Partly reliant on M Borg and D Crossan: The Last Week. The sermon is cut short as it included a Gun Free advert on DVD which is not on the audio].

March 14, 2010 “Happy are those” – [Psalm 32 and Luke 15: 1-2, 11-32. Partly reliant on Lindsay Armstrong].

March 07, 2010 “Tell us why Jesus!” – [Luke 13:1-9].

February 28, 2010 “Two Tones of Truth” – [Psalm 27 and Luke 13:31-35].

February 21, 2010 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence Lent 1” – [Luke 4:1-13].

February 17, 2010 “ASH Wednesday Silent Solidarity” – [Concerning Rev. Ecclesia de Lange’s discontinuement].

February 14, 2010 “Prayerful Friends of Jesus” – [Exodus 34:29-35; Ps. 99; 2 Cor. 3:12-4:2; Luke 9: 28-43a].

February 07, 2010 “Meeting Jesus on the Beach” – [Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11].

January 31, 2010 “Covenant Love” – [Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Psalm 71; 1 Cor 13:1-13].

January 24, 2010 “Jesus kicked out of Church” – [Luke 4:14-30 and 1 Cor 12:12-26].

January 18, 2010 “The State of the Nation” – [1 hour evening seminar].

January 17, 2010 “The Making of Miracles” – [Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36; 1 Cor 12:1-11; John 2:1-11].

January 10, 2010 “But now” – [Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22].

January 03, 2010 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence preaching”

December 13, 2009 “Lovers fighting” – [Malachi 1-4].

December 06, 2009 “To repent is to change and to change is to confess” – [Luke 3:3].

November 29, 2009 “Begin with the end in mind but don’t forget the means” – [Luke 21:25-36].

November 22, 2009 “Christ the King of Truth” – [Rev. 1:4b-8; Col. 1:15-18, John 18:33-37].

November 15, 2009 “Anniversary Service Rev Tim Attwell”.

November 01, 2009 “Saints Alive” – [Mark 12: 28-34].

October 25, 2009

“In-sight-full Bartimaeus” – [Mark 10:46-52].

October 18, 2009 “Esther part 2” – [Esther 5-10].

October 11, 2009

“Baptismal Love” – [1 John 4:7-21].

October 04, 2009 “Esther part 1” – [Esther 1-4].

September 27, 2009

“When those for Jesus are against him” – [Mark 9:30-41].

September 06, 2009 “On the Precipice of Prejudice” – [Proverbs 22; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37].

August 30, 2009 “A Warning to Good Religious Folk: God is Very Very BIG” – [Mark 6:53-7:1-23].

August 23, 2009 “Call to Armour” – [Ephesians 6:1-10].

August 16, 2009 “Offended by Jesus” – [John 6].

July 26, 2009 “Feeding the 5000 by Jennifer Manis” – [Mark 6:30-56].

July 19, 2009 “Feeding the 5000 by Dr Gilbert Lawrence” – [Mark 6:30-56].

July 12, 2009 “To Please God or self, that is the Question” – [Mark 6:14-29].

July 05, 2009 “Hometown Hostility and Mission Vulnerability” – [Mark 6:1-13].

June 28, 2009 “The Free and Equal Healthcare of Jesus” – [Mark 5:21-43].

June 21, 2009 “The Stormy Journey to the Other Side” – [Mark 4:35-41].

June 14, 2009 “The Transition of Power – Saul to David” – [1 Samuel 15:34-16:13].

June 07, 2009 “When Death Marks Time” – [Isaiah 6:1-8].

May 24, 2009 “Pulled into Prayer” – [John 17:1-19].

May 17, 2009 “Abide in this Text” – [John 15:1-17].

May 10, 2009 “Mother Mary and Money Matters” – [Luke 1:46-55].

April 26, 2009 “See my Hands and Feet” – [Luke 24: 36-48].

April 19, 2009 “The Dream of Unity” – Sermon by Dr. Gilbert Lawrence. [Ps.133, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:2-2:2, John 20:19-31].

April 12, 2009 “The Silent Resurrection”. [Mark 16:1-8]. – with references to: Morton Kelsey, James L Mays, John B. Rogers Jr, John Masefield and Thomas Long.

April 10, 2009 “Good Friday – We are a Cross Manufacturing People”. [Mark 15].

Good Friday Sermon РA Cross Manaufacturing People. Click to download PDF version

April 08, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus Betrayed”. [Mark 14:1-21].

April 07, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus Annointed by an Unnamed Woman”. [Mark 14:1-9].

April 06, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus at Simon the Leper’s House”. [Mark 14:1-3].

April 05, 2009 “Palm Sunday in an Election Year”. [Mark 11 and Phil. 2]. – strong reliance on Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan’s Book: The Last Week.

March 22, 2009 “Living Life in response to God’s Liberating Love”. [Numbers 21 and John3].

March 15, 2009 “Freedom Charter – The Ten Commandments”. [Exodus 20 and Psalm 19] – Sermon is strongly reliant on the Exodus commentaries by T Fretheim and W Brueggemann.

March 08, 2009 “Propelled by Promise into a Pilgrimage of Faith. [Genesis 17]”

March 01, 2009 “Noah’s Ark – The Disarmament of God. [Genesis 6-9]”

Feb 25, 2009 “Ash Wednesday Reflection”

Feb 15, 2009 “Naaman and Enemy Healing Love”

Feb 08, 2009 “A Day in the Life of Jesus”

Feb 01, 2009 “Covenant Committment”

Feb 01, 2009 “In Partnership with Father and Son Unlimited”

Jan 25, 2009 “Alan’s Induction Service by Rev. Yevette Moses”

Jan 18, 2009 “God is always up to something”

Jan 11, 2009 “The Voice of God and our Identity”

Jan 04, 2009 “A king’s King”

Dec 28, 2008 “Four Inspiring People”

Dec 28, 2008 (pdf 94kb) “Four Inspiring People”

Christmas Day (pdf 126kb) “Jesus is God’s Answer to a Bad Reputation” Alan Walker

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