Category Sunday morning messages

The Father’s Love

(This message is based on Luke 15:11-31.) Today is Father’s Day, and we are going to mark that occasion by reflecting on a story that Jesus told of a father with two sons. It is recorded in Luke 15:11-31, so if you like to turn there on your Bible app on your smartphone or in […]

Three Days

The days are long when you are on death row in Texas, especially for a crime that you didn’t commit. A younger version of Stevie Washington joined with some friends looking for fun on a Friday night in Houston. They decided to hold up a liquor store to get some cash and some booze and, […]

Don’t Spoil Your Appetite

(Based on John 6:25-40.) How many of you have ever heard someone say to you in a very direct, pointed manner, “Don’t spoil your appetite!” Let’s think about what that person means when they say that. Usually the person saying those words to you is someone who loves you and only wants what is best […]


A week and a half ago, Susan and I travelled to the United States for a conference and a short holiday. And one thing that people must do when they travel to another country is to get some currency of the country to which you are traveling. Currency is how things are valued, currency is […]

“Hearing God’s Voice: Hearing, Listening to & Following the Shepherd”

(Based on John 10:7-18) Today we continue our series “Hearing God’s Voice” and throughout this series we look at the Bible’s picture of the relationship between Jesus and his followers and how it describes that relationship as being like that of a Middle Eastern shepherd and his sheep, where the shepherd directs the sheep, not […]

Hearing God’s Voice: The Shepherd and His Sheep

Imagine for a moment a marriage relationship where the husband and the wife live on separate floors of the same house, the wife lives upstairs and the husband lives downstairs. The husband goes about his everyday life, but he never sees his wife. He knows that she loves him. There are some old love letters […]

The Last Minute of Play: The Final Buzzer Sounds

(Based on Revelation 21:1-5 and John 14:1-6.) Today we continue with the series called “The Last Minute of Play” and the theme verse of this series is “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 4:15-16). And the Big Idea of […]