Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

RICH IN CHRIST

RICH IN CHRIST  2 Peter 1: 1-11 (This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God) A while ago, there was an article about the wealthiest beggars in India. Everyone on the list lived day after day on the street from alms in worn-out clothes. They ate leftover food and of what people on the road gave them. At night they searched for cartons and slept in the brutal…

Faith for every day

October 3, 2021    Psalm 118:19-29, Hebrews 3:7-13, 13:7-9, Matthew 6:25-34 Faith for every day             What is important in life? I know this is a question most of us ask, but I am not sure we give ourselves enough time to answer this profound question. Bronnie Ware is an Australian author and…

Love Endures All Things, Love Never Ends

1 Cor 1:13 SERMON  26 September 2021  Rev. Immanuel van Tonder Love Endures All Things, Love Never Ends It was November 1992 …I have been looking forward to this for many months!  Looking out of the window as the train passed the green landscapes of the Netherlands on my way to my destination …. Dordrecht! One can say that Dordrecht was of the…

No turning back!

September 19, 2021.               Hebrews 3:7-19  Matthew 21:28-32 No turning back!             The Comrades marathon is an ultramarathon event in South Africa. It is promoted as the “Ultimate Human Race”. This epic race attracts more than 20, 000…

A view of the future

September 5, 2021 Genesis 18:1-15, Hebrews 11:1-3, 23-27, 13:12-14, John 16:4-15 A view of the future Faith, according to the book Hebrews, enables people to see the future. No, not in the sense of predicting the future or having a precognition or psychic ability to see events in the future. The book of Hebrews sees faith as a God-given ability to have glimpses, to be…

Confident and Bold

August 29, 2021  Confident and Bold Hebrews 4:14-16, 10:19-25                Matthew 10:18-31             Greek citizens in the democracy of the ancient Greek city-state, had a right and freedom to participate in the public sphere. They…

It’s contagious!

August 22, 2021    Hebrews 11:32-12:3   Matthew 4;18-25  It’s contagious!             What do you do when a second or third generation are not as enthused and committed to a cause as their parents and grand-parents? What if they lose their passion for the cause AND are actually being…

Praise God!

August 15, 2021.    Series on Colossians Proverb 17:19-24, Colossians 2:6-7, 3:15-17;  4:2-18, Matthew 11:25-30 Praise God!             We have reached the last sermon of our series on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians.            …

Clothe yourself in Love!

August 1, 2021.    Series on Colossians Leviticus 19:9-18, Colossians 3:12-17, Matthew 25:31-46 Clothe yourself in Love!             How do you define love? This is what I found on the internet and if it is there it has to be true! “Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and…