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The apostles performed many signs and wonders as the church grew. What lessons can we learn from these miracles? Why don't we see them today? Pastor Mpumelelo exhorts us to have confidence in the message of the apostles as it is authenticated by these signs in this installment of our series in Acts.
The frail, poor child born in a lowly manger in a backwater of the Roman Empire is also the Mighty God who has changed everything forever. This Christmas morning Pastor Michael explains the second name of Christ in Isaiah 9.
Isaiah 9 speaks of a coming King Who will turn be the great light. But who is this King? Pastor Michael takes us through the first of His names in verse 6 - Wonderful Counsellor.
The presence of the Spirit of God in us and among us should fill us with covenantal fear. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through the famous account of Ananias and Sapphira and exhorts us to fear God.
Luke tells us of the remarkable life of the first church of Jerusalem. The love they had for each other was such that not a needy person was found among them in a group of well over 5000. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through this remarkable passage as we continue our series in the book of Acts.
In the face of opposition, how is the church to respond? The believers in the first church prayed for boldness. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through this passage in Acts and exhorts the church to pray for the boldness necessary to preach the gospel.
Do you struggle with anger that leads to envy? Psalm 37 is for you. Pastor Michael explains this text and shows us God's way of dealing with red hot anger and discontented envy.
After the lame man is healed, the apostles are arrested. How do they react? What lessons are there for us in how the church handles opposition to the Gospel? In this instalment of our series in Acts, Pastor Mpumelelo exhorts us to steadfastness in proclaiming the resurrection from the dead in Christ.…
For those who are burdened with life's heaviness, Peter proclaims a refreshment from God that will relieve all who take it. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through Acts three as we see that this refreshment from God can be obtained through faith in Jesus Christ.
After 3000 people respond to Peter's sermon, they are all saved and added to the disciples' number. How did this first Christian church live? and what can we learn from these our forefathers? Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through Luke's description of these Christians and their priorities.
The Apostle Peter stands up to address the Israelites at the coming of the Holy Spirit. What follows is an exposition of the Israelites sin, and a scandalous offer of grace. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through this passage and shows us that the offer of forgiveness is for all who are laden with guilt.
The great day of Pentecost arrived in Acts 2. What does it mean? Should we expect another day or event like it? How should we live in light of it? Pastor Mpumelelo unpacks the significance of this great day in Christian History and its implications for us.
Luke details for us the names of the first Christian church, the original witnesses to the resurrection as well as their replacement of Judas. From this account, Pastor Mpumelelo shows us that Christianity is founded upon real events that really happened with credible witnesses who testify to them,
The apostles are given a commission, and yet they are distracted by seeking knowledge that is not their to know. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through this important passage in Acts and exhorts the church to focus on its clear mission.
Who is Jesus Christ? From about Chapter one of Luke to its climax in chapter 9, Luke puts together evidence from historical records, the old testament and eyewitness accounts that thoroughly answer the question as to Jesus’ identity. Pastor Mpumelelo gives us an overview of Jesus' identity as we begin a series in Acts 1.…
Why do Christians allow themselves to be spiritually abused? Over the past few years, we have seen "prophets" feed people rat poison and petrol. Why do they allow this? Pastor Michael examines the nature of the Corinthians' acceptance of spiritual in this instalment of our series in 2 Corinthians.
What do right vs, left politics, prosperity gospel and licentiousness have in common? Pastor Michael shows from Paul's exhortation to the Corinthians that these are seductive religions that we ought to be on guard against.
Pastor Michael explains the biblical-theological development of tithing as we continue to reflect on chapters 8 and 9 of 2 Corinthians.
As we continue our series in 2 Corinthians, Pastor Michael draws from chapter 9 principles and motivations for godly giving.
The Apostle Paul exhorts the Corinthian church to excel in the grace of giving just as they are excelling in sanctification. Pastor Michael explores this famous chapter as we continue our series in 2 Corinthians.
What does godly repentance look like? Pastor Michael opens up Paul's description of the Corinthians' repentance as an example for us to follow.
If one is looking for a church, what king of pastors must you look for? And if one has been found in sin, what is the biblical response? In this instalment of our series on 2 Corinthians, Pastor Michael answers these questions and more.
How are we to handle false teaching among us? What responsibilities do church members have in keeping the purity of the church? Pastor Michael shows us from Paul's admonition that we should be serious about separating from those who claim Christ but teach heresy.
In the midst of giving qualifications for deacons, the Apostle Paul gives qualifications for a certain group of women. Who are these women? How do they serve the church? In this final instalment on our short series on the office of deacon, Pastor Mpumelelo unpacks this text and encourages the women in our congregation to faithful service.…
The Apostle Paul tells us the qualifications of the New Testament Deacon. But who are the deacons? What functions do they perform? Why do we need them? How do we know whom should we as a church elect to be a deacon? How should we elect these people to be deacons? In this first of two messages on deacons, Pastor Mpumelelo explores Paul's instruction…
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In chapter 5 of 2 Corinthians Paul sees a direct relation from to Gospel to Sanctification and Evangelism. pastor Michael opens up this chapter and reminds us of Christ's love that fuels a life lived for Him.
"Though there is barrenness in the land, and it seems as if God is not working with us in the way He used to, yet I will rejoice in the Lord." In this final sermon in our Habakkuk series, Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through Habakkuk's Psalm.
Have you suffered at the hands of evil people? Do you wonder what God is doing amid rampant and continuing evil? In this second instalment of our series in Habakkuk, Pastor Mpumelelo shows us God's answer to Habakkuk as he grapples with these questions.
How are we to live when there is unbridled chaos and sin around us? How are we to live when God seemingly does not answer our prayers? In this first installment of our series in Habakkuk, Pastor Mpumelelo answers these questions from Habakkuk's first complaint.
Christians are those called to live in this transitory tent with courage.
In this Good Friday message from Hebrews 10 Pastor Mpumelelo shows us the effectiveness of our Lord's death for atonement. His death actually unites people back to God. It is superior to all other efforts at appeasing the conscience, erasing guilt, and atoning for sin.
How do Christians change? In our quest for Christlikeness, what does the Scripture say is essential for change? As we continue our study in 2 Corinthians, Pastor Michael shows us that we become like Christ by beholding Him.
Increasingly the world is less and less prone to bear and be patient with others. More often than not, people are quick to be irritated at each other and deal with each other in harsh ways. In this text Pastor Mpumelelo shows us that Christians are to bear with each other patiently with humility and gentleness.…
Why should our love be for God and not the world? Tommie Van Der Walt from Brackenhurst Baptist exhorts us to love Christ and not the world.
In 2 Samuel 13 we are told that Amnon desired his sister Tamar. The gruesome and despicable acts that followed show what happens when a desire forbidden by God is nurtured and not killed. Pastor Mpumelelo exhorts us from this passage to examine our desires in light of God's Word.
Paul's confidence in his apostleship is God's work in his saints.
What fragrance are we spreading as we live in the world? In this sermon, Pastor Michael exhorts us to spread Christ's fragrance.
How does Satan destroy a church? What are some of key weapons? Pastor Michael shows us that unforgiveness and bitterness are some of the Devil's key strategies to make a church ineffective in God's mission.
As our church grieves the sudden passing of our beloved friend and deacon Given Mahlaba, Pastor Mpumelelo exhorts us to grieve and grieve well.
A farewell sermon from Pastor Tyrell, who is being sent from HBC to revitalize Pinelands Baptist in Burlington, Ontario.
Christ said he would build His church. But how does He do it? In this second of his farewell sermons, Pastor Tyrell shows us that Christ builds his church through giving gifts to His people.
This is the first of Pastor Tyrell's three farewell sermons, as he prepares to leave to Pinelands Baptist.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. What was His life like? What is is life like now? And what will his human life be like forever? Pastor Mpumelelo concludes our Christmas series as we consider the human Jesus.
Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament's expectation of a Messiah. But for him, his incarnation can be summed up in one word: humilitation. In this Christmas sermon Pastor Michael shows us Matthew's description of the incarnation and its fulfilment.
What was Jesus' life before He became a man? Does the Bible say anything about His personality, what He did and how He acted? Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through the Scriptures testimony of the life of Jesus Christ before he became flesh.