One of the lessons the Lord has been teaching me over the last few years is humility, for which I’m grateful. Last weekend in our adult Sunday School class I had the opportunity to teach on one of the main passages that I have been dwelling on. We covered 1 Peter 5:1–7 but particularly focused on …

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Sermon: Genesis 16

I had the privilege of preaching twice in New Zealand recently during our Christmas break and thought I’d share one of those sermons here.  I preached the same sermon both times.  This is the longer of the two from Riverbend Bible Church in Hastings. This sermon was originally preached in August at Placerita Baptist Church (our …

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Intro to 1 Thessalonians

It has been busy here, but it has been a good busy.  We are involved in ministry at our local church (placeritachurch.com) and occasionally, I have the opportunity to teach.  Today I was filling in for Dr Barrick in his adult Sunday School class, and I decided to start a study on 1 Thessalonians.  There …

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Sermon: 1 John 1:8-10

It is a scary thing preaching at Placerita Baptist Church.  And I have so much to learn. Here is my first sermon at PBC, on 1 John 1:8-10.  This is a great text to preach from, and there is so much in verse 5-10.

The church as community

A few weeks ago (quite a few weeks ago – its been busy) I had the opportunity to teach in our Bereans Sunday School class at Placerita Baptist Church.  We are working through a series on Discipleship when our main teacher, Dr Barrick, is away.  This is my  contribution to that series. The text for …

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David, Bathsheba and adultery

The story of David and Bathsheba is well known, but not known well enough.  We will often read it and not really check our own hearts as we ought and so we dont always take out everything that we can.

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