Take it to the Lord in prayer

Genesis 15:1-4, Deuteronomy 3:23-26 Take it to the Lord in prayer – a sermon by Rev. Colin Pretorius. Before the Covid crisis, going on a cruise was a favourite way to take a holiday. For some reason people really seem to enjoy bobbing up and down in a big ship. But if you’re prone to […]

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1 Samuel 1:1-20 – Prayer, a cornerstone of our Christian life, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. Prayer is a cornerstone of our Christian life. It is how we communicate with God, how we talk to Him, how we convey our thoughts, our needs and our thanks to Him. It is in prayer that we find strength […]

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To God be the glory

1 Chronicles 29:10-13 –  To God be the glory, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The eighth sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) Since the middle of March we’ve been working our way through the magnificent and encom­passing prayer that Jesus taught His disciples. As we listened to the words of Jesus as we find […]

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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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Lead us not into temptation

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Lead us not into temptation, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The seventh sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) At various times in our lives we all face temptation of some sort. It may be something small, like for the little girl who was standing in the bakery looking longingly at one […]

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And forgive us our debts

Matthew 6:9-15 –  And forgive us our debts, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The sixth sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) 2 October 2006. Charles Carl Roberts IV. You may not know that date or that name, but you may recognise the story when I tell you that on that date Roberts, the man […]

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Give us our daily bread

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Give us our daily bread, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The fifth sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) When he was a young man, the preacher Dr. Harry Ironside went into a cafeteria to get something to eat. The tables were crowded and the only place he could find to sit […]

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Your will be done

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Your will be done, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The fourth sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at the first part of the Lord’s Prayer. In the open­ing line of the prayer, we saw that Christ authorised those who accepted Him as their […]

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Your kingdom come

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Our Father in heaven, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The third sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) The once mighty emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is reported to have said the following:[1] Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but on what foundation did we rest the creatures of our genius? Upon force. […]

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Hallowed be Your name

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Hallowed be Your name, as sermon by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The second sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) Like most of you, Maggie and I have been a bit housebound this past week. Not being to visit people has meant that there’s been a bit more time to prepare the […]

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Our Father in heaven

Matthew 6:9-15 –  Our Father in heaven, by Rev. Colin Pretorius. (The first sermon in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.) What pops into your head when I say “Father’s day”? Is the blessing that a father has of recei­ving yet another pair of socks, or a fluoro tie? Just like Mother’s day, Father’s day […]

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