To know God's love, to show God's love

Sermons by Gordon Walker

The Heavens will Praise Him

Psalm 146 marked the individual’s decision to praise the LORD. Psalm 147 is the voice of the praising community such individuals inevitably are made a part of. Psalm 148 shows how praise is much more than songs sung by men, it is the purpose and goal of the whole creation. But the psalm is structured…

Jerusalem will Praise Him

The individual resolution to praise the LORD found in Psalm 146, inevitably leads to the corporate call to Jerusalem to praise Him. As such, Psalm 147 is about how God gathers and builds into one, those who pursue his praises. The psalm is structured around three commands, in verses 1, 7, and 12. And under…

I will Praise Him

The book of Psalms traces out a journey from lamentation to praise. The earlier psalms are more often songs of sorrow, and frustration, but – increasingly – more and more are songs of confidence, praise, and thanksgiving, until the book climaxes in five final songs of unbridled rejoicing in the LORD. This mirrors our walk…

Remember this world will end

The final chapter of 2 Peter has a grim warning, the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire 2 Peter 3:7 And since this world will end, we must see … The Importance of Thinking Clearly The Dangers of Denial and Despair The Hope of a World Remade

Remember those who saw

Facing us, as he does, with a challenge to believe that – in Christ – we have everything we need, that – in Christ – we can build godliness upon faith, and knowledge upon godliness, and on and on, until we love with the love of God, Peter anticipates an objection … how can we…

Remember, you have all you need

2 Peter was written as the apostle was facing his own death, and it was written to remind his readers of the hope to which they had been called in Christ. In the opening verses, Peter calls us to remember that, His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through…

Hope

In the closing chapter of the book of Ezra the Temple (which is what the book seemed to be about to begin with) fades into the background, and the read centre of the story comes to the fore – the people. And the people have sinned, and are deeply and painfully entangled in that sin.…

The Beauty of Holiness

In Ezra 9 we come to the heart of what is preventing the Jews returned from Exile from being an adornment to the house of God. They have given up on devoting themselves, as a people, to the LORD. They are intermarrying with unbelieving nations and forging secular alliances as the basis of their security.…

What the Work Requires

It’s one thing to have a dream, it’s another to have the means to make it a reality. Jesus said, Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? Luke 14:28 And so, looking at…