Holding forth the word of life


  • A Lot To Lose

    A Lot To Lose


    II John 8 — “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”  The Apostle John realised that if false teaching were to take root among the Christian community, his brothers and sisters would lose some very precious things. They would lose things that…

  • Deceivers  Antichrists

    Deceivers & Antichrists


    II John 7 — “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” In this study we come to the main point of the Epistle — John’s warning to his dear friend about false teachers. We see what…

  • Part 2 – The Breastplate of Righteousness

    Part 2 – The Breastplate of Righteousness


    Ephesians 6:14 — “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.” A soldier’s breastplate protected his vital organs, it was a lifesaving piece of armour. So is righteousness to the Christian.  In this sermon, we think about what righteousness is and about how it’s something we desperately…

  • This Is Love

    This Is Love


    II John 6 — “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments…” After reminding the elect lady of Christ’s command to love one another, the Apostle John then describes what loving one another look like. He didn’t leave her, and he doesn’t leave us, to figure this our for ourselves. We love one…

  • Part 1 – The Belt of Truth

    Part 1 – The Belt of Truth


    Ephesians 6:10-17 — “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…” What is the armour of God and why do Christians need it? These are the questions that lead us into our study of Paul’s famous description of the armour of God in Ephesians chapter 6. We think about why Paul might have used this…

  • How Easily We Forget

    How Easily We Forget


    II John 5 – “And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.” It’s a command that most of us know well, and yet it’s something we can easily forget. We can get to a…

  • Ashamed  Afraid

    Ashamed & Afraid


    Genesis 3:1-21 — Have you ever thought about scared and embarrassed Adam & Eve must’ve been when they heard the voice of the LORD as He came walking in the Garden? They had never experience shame or fear before. They tried to cover their bodies with fig leaves and hide away from the presence of…

  • Children Walking In Truth

    Children Walking In Truth


    II John 4 — “I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth…” John was overjoyed to learn that some of the children of his dear friend were walking with the Lord. They were following Christ in very difficult circumstances. In this short study, we think about why exactly their faithfulness was…

  • God’s Grace  Real Repentance

    God’s Grace & Real Repentance


    II Chronicles 33:10-20 — “Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God…” The story of Manasseh’s reign doesn’t finish where we might expect. Instead of going to the grave in thrall to false religion, Manasseh repented and put His faith in the LORD alone. We know his change of heart was authentic because He…

  • What You Throw Away If You Walk Away

    What You Throw Away If You Walk Away


    II Kings 21:1-8 — In this sermon we consider the wreckage of Manasseh’s reign. We look at the catalogue of pagan religious practices he propagated throughout his kingdom. We think about why he gave himself so thoroughly to paganism and what it cost. He threw away what was priceless. He chose what was worthless. There…