Sunday sermon – 20 September 2020 – John 11v45-57 (Lawrence Ovenden)

Today I have a Sunday off, but the ministry of the word continues at Lansdowne through one of our elders, Lawrence Ovenden. This message is a continuation of a long-running series that Lawrence was preaching on Sunday evenings before the Covid-19 lock down began. None of Lawrence’s previous messages are available online, but this message … More Sunday sermon – 20 September 2020 – John 11v45-57 (Lawrence Ovenden)

Psalms series message 6 – Psalm 4 – Security and satisfaction (13 September 2020)

Psalm 4 Today’s message continues the series on the Book of Psalms. The video message is below (there may be some parts where the audio is out of sync – I had some problems getting the technology to work this week). As usual, the notes underneath are those prepared for church members who are unable … More Psalms series message 6 – Psalm 4 – Security and satisfaction (13 September 2020)

Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

The psalms are so rich that my plan to cover two psalms this week has failed. So, it is just Psalm 3. We see David, God’s chosen king (who was the partial fulfilment of Psalm 2), in great trouble and yet still trusting the Lord. The video is below, followed by the notes that I … More Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

Psalms series message 4 – Psalm 2 – The King and the world (30 August 2020)

Psalm 2 brings a challenge to a world that wants to live independent of the Living God and His chosen King. It also brings comfort to those who have taken refuge in the Son (verse 12) as to who is on the throne. At the same time, it is a call to the church, who … More Psalms series message 4 – Psalm 2 – The King and the world (30 August 2020)

Psalms series message 3 – Psalm 1:3 – Biblical prosperity

This is the final message of three on Psalm 1 and picks up on the issue of prosperity from verse 3. The current popularity of so-called prosperity preaching makes it important for believers to example the true nature of Biblical prosperity. I have attempted to address this issue in today’s message. The video is below. … More Psalms series message 3 – Psalm 1:3 – Biblical prosperity

Psalms series message 2 – Psalm 1:2-3 – Biblical meditation: nourishment for growth

Today’s message is the second in the new series on the Book of Psalms (and also the second message on Psalm 1). Biblical meditation is has been largely lost to evangelical and reformed churches but, to our puritan forebears, it was essential for Christian maturity. For much of the inspiration for this message, I am … More Psalms series message 2 – Psalm 1:2-3 – Biblical meditation: nourishment for growth

Psalms series Message 1 – Psalm 1 – The Way of Blessing

Today I started a new sermon series in the Book of Psalms. I expect this to be a series that I do for several weeks before pausing to look at something else and then returning to the psalms in the New Year, God willing. The video is recorded the day before and, because there is … More Psalms series Message 1 – Psalm 1 – The Way of Blessing

List of sermons in “Firm Foundations” series

The “Firm foundations” series was preached for the first three Sundays after church services reopened at church, plus one Bible Study. For ease of reference, I have put all the links below. If you would rather read the notes, the individual posts can be found here. Here are the three sermons: Message 1 – Ezra … More List of sermons in “Firm Foundations” series

Ephesians 2v19-22 – The foundation of the word of God (2 August 2020)

This is the third and final message in the short series following the reopening of church services at Lansdowne Evangelical Free Church. The video is below. This is still being pre-recorded rather than being done “live” at the Sunday service, because we have not yet mastered the technology. However, pre-recording has the advantage of allowing … More Ephesians 2v19-22 – The foundation of the word of God (2 August 2020)

1 Peter 2:3-8 – Christ the foundation (24 July 2020)

Today’s message picks up from last week on Ezra 3. The first thing that the builders did was to build the altar and to start the sacrifice. Being in right relationship with God is the first thing. It hasn’t changed for the people of God today. The foundation of everything is Christ the cornerstone and … More 1 Peter 2:3-8 – Christ the foundation (24 July 2020)