Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Welcome to the City North Baptist sermon archive! We offer most sermons online within a week of the message being given.

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Jesus is coming back!

Any discussion about the future from a Christian perspective inevitably centres on one key event – the second coming of Christ. And in the Christian worldview, all of history is heading towards that climax. Everywhere we look the New Testament is littered with this teaching. But does it make any practical difference to our lives? In this message we see afresh the relevance of this important doctrine for our faith today. And with the saints of old we also cry…

Christian community in an individualistic world

Romans 12:9-21 One of the most powerful ways Christians impact those around them is by the way they relate together. Sometimes we simply take for granted this mysterious thing called “fellowship”, yet many people in modern society long for this. A common observation of the early Christians by their pagan neighbours was: “See how they love one another”. In this message we are challenged to make this love practical, not just to our best friends, but also to the those…

Humility in an Entitled World

Philippians 2:1-8 Increasingly these days we see a sense of ‘entitlement’ creeping into our national psyche. We are told to stand up for ourselves and ‘grow a spine’. But the whole essence of the gospel teaches us the opposite. And the kingdom values of Jesus fly in the face of the mood of our modern world. Listen in as Pastor Murray challenges us to follow Christ in our relationships and in our ministries, and show the world that denying self…

Come and See

John 1:43-51Nathanael was searching for the one who would set things right for Israel, but when Philip announces that they’ve found this one, he doubts. This story shows us what evangelism in a world of seekers and sceptics requires, both from us and from Jesus.

Sexual purity in a permissive world

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8It goes without saying that modern society is very open about sex, and there is great pressure today adopt a permissive lifestyle. In the days of the early church things were very similar, perhaps even more extreme. So how does God want Christians to live in this sort of world? In this message Pastor Murray deals with God’s view of sex and marriage in a clear and uncompromising way …. a message that needs to be heard today.

The all-powerful God

Isaiah 40:25-31One of the most common names for God in the Bible is ‘Almighty God’. But what does that mean? In this message we explore this aspect of God’s divine nature. With a word He can create the universe. He controls the galaxies, overthrows armies, suspends the laws of nature, and oversees every detail of our daily lives. And He has absolute power over sin, death and hell, as he has shown through Christ. Nothing is too difficult for Him.…

The Blessed Life

Psalm 1 presents a contrast between the wicked and the righteous. A fruitful life comes to those who turn away from sin and plant themselves deep in God’s word. How might we do that in 2020?

The secret of contentment

Philippians 4:4-13For all the creature comforts and blessings of modern life, many people today, including many Christians, are actually quite discontented. Why? Particularly through TV and the internet we are being constantly bombarded with reminders of what we don’t have or want we ought to have in order to be happy. Just as the devil deceived Adam and Eve with this tactic, so he uses it very effectively against us today. So what’s the secret? In Philippians 3 Paul tells…