Irresistible grace – the I of TULIP

Irresistible grace – the I of TULIP – a sermon on John 6:44 by Rev. Ralph Adams. Congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ, the title of my sermon this morning is ‘Irresistible Grace’… the ‘I’ of TULIP. Speaking of this, some detractors have said that we Calvinists tie salvation up into too neat and logical […]

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The marks of a true Christian

The marks of a true Christian – a sermon on 1 John 5:1-5 by Rev. Ralph Adams. Beloved Congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, the title of my sermon this morning is THE MARKS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN.   To discover what this is about, we are going to look at chapter five of John’s first […]

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Christ has indeed been raised from the dead – a sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 by Rev. Ralph Adams. In what is possibly the most devastating experience I’ve ever had, I was with my wife at the bedside of our son Troy… when doctors at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, told us that Troy was […]

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The Foolishness of God’s Salvation

The Foolishness of God’s Salvation – a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:21 by Rev. Ralph Adams. Perhaps you have heard of the ‘Mensa’ organization? Mensa is a club for those with very high IQ’s. One needs to have an IQ of 148 or more to be a member. ‘Mensa’ is the Latin word for ‘table, […]

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Help for the weary

Help for the weary – a sermon on Isaiah 40:27-31 by Rev. Ralph Adams. This sermon is a second from Isaiah 40, this time from the end of the chapter – verses 27 to 31: 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my […]

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Give God the glory

Give God the glory – a sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 by Rev. Ralph Adams. Back in 1874, Gil Dodds ran the fastest mile ever, on an indoor track.  At the end of [the] race, he picked up a microphone to acknowledge [the crowd] and said: “I thank the Lord for guiding me through the race, […]

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Comfort for my people

Comfort for my people – a sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11 by Rev. Ralph Adams. Today, on the second Sunday of Advent, God’s eternal message is again couched in Isaiah’s words from this prophecy: ”Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.”  ’Comfort from your God’ is the gospel I’m to preach to you, today. I am […]

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God’s Word at work in believers

God’s Word at work in believers – a sermon by Rev. Ralph Adams on 1 Thessalonians 2:13. Dennis Prager, of Prager University, once asked atheist philosopher Jonathon Glover this pointed question: “Professor Glover, just say your car broke down at midnight, stranding you in a desolate back-city street. Then, as you step from your car […]

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Practicing Christian Fellowship

Philippians 2:1-18 – Practicing Christian Fellowship – a sermon by Rev. Ralph Adams. A Christian life has to be lived in harmony with the gospel message on which it is based. If you live in conflict with the gospel, then your claim to be a Christian is fake. This is Paul’s point in his letter […]

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Romans 12:1-2 – Be transformed by the renewal of your minds, by Rev. Ralph Adams. Once again, it is my pleasure to preach to you this morning.  My sincere prayer is that the Lord will use my words to strengthen your faith and to further His kingdom. The text for this sermon is Romans 12:1-2 […]

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Living by the Spirit

Romans 8:15,23,26 –  Living by the Spirit, a sermon by Rev. Ralph Adams. Earlier in this chapter, Paul speaks about ’life through the Spirit.’  He says of believers who receive the Spirit of Christ, ”You… are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone […]

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Living in God’s Family

1 John 2:28-3:10 – Living in God’s Family, a sermon by Rev. Ralph Adams. Congregation, Colin earlier read a passage from 1 John 2 & 3.  From that passage, I have chosen as a text for my sermon this morning, verse 28 from 1 John 2, a verse that holds the entire passage together.  I […]

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The prayer of Jabez

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 – The prayer of Jabez, by Rev. Ralph Adams. I’m sure that many of us listening this morning remember a country & western singer— the late, great, Johnny Cash. Among his many recordings on the charts at one time or another, was one particular song, “A boy named Sue.” It was a […]

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Let His blood be on us and our children

Matthew 27:25 – Let His blood be on us and our children. Good Friday sermon by Rev. Ralph Adams. When I was a kid, I wondered why today is called ‘Good Friday’.  On this day, we remember that long ago, something horrible, something very bad, happened.  We remember how our Lord Jesus died cruelly and […]

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