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

Sermons by Gordon Walker

The Measure of a Ministry

Paul is writing to the Corinthian believers, “for your joy” (2 Cor. 1:24) – but they have forgotten the way to find joy. So in this passage Paul reminds them what kind of ministry can lead them to the joy of their salvation. It is the ministry which: Is willing to punish in love, and…

The Nature of Comfort

Paul begins 2 Corinthians with a beautiful reflection on comfort which is the foundation of what he has to say to the church. But we need to understand what, for Paul, the nature of comfort really is. If we understand that despair is the product of relying on ourselves, and hope the product of relying…

Love

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Paul says that three things will remain when everything else has fallen away – faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these, he says, is love. So, What is love? What does the cross have to do with love? What do I mean when I say, “I love you”?

Hope

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Paul talks about a hope that lasts, a hope that will outlast everything. When we study the hope he had it poses three questions Why do we need hope? Who can we put our hope in? How can we learn to hope in God?

Faith

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Paul says that three things will remain when everything else has fallen away: faith, hope, and love. In the first of a three part series we think about faith as, Saving Faith Unchanging Faith Eternal Faith

Everything will Praise Him

The book of Psalms moves from lamentation to praise, culminating in five songs all of which begin and end with the call to “Praise the LORD”. These final five progress from an individual decision to praise the LORD, to the final psalm which demands that, “everything that has breath praise the LORD” (Ps. 150:6), because…

Our Justice will Praise Him

Psalm 149 stands out from the preceding three songs of praise. It’s a battle hymn and, at first glance, it’s hard to see how it praises the LORD. But the message it sends unequivocally is that justice praises Him. Specifically, Our justice, justice executed at our hand. This raises many concerns so we approach the…

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…