The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Sermons

The Desert

In the desert place we are at our most vulnerable, we feel desolate and alone, in turmoil as to why the Lord doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is only one place of help: the shadow of His agony. In that place you come to know that your God is Your God still. Adversity never means abandonment. Jesus knew all about the desert experience and perhaps thinking of His own he said we would have trial and tribulations but He knew he would carry us through.

 

Sermon by Carol Ravenscroft

 

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Burn the Ships!

The word consecrate means to set yourself apart. By definition, consecration demands full devotion. It’s dethroning yourself and enthroning Jesus Christ. It’s the complete divestiture of all self-interest and surrendering all of you to all of Him. It’s a recognition that every second of time, every ounce of energy, and every cent of money is a gift from God and for God. Consecration is an ever deepening love for Jesus, a childlike trust in the heavenly Father, and a blind obedience to the Holy Spirit. Anytime God is about to do something amazing, He calls us to consecrate ourselves to Him. The pattern was established right before the Israelites crossed the Jordan River and conquered the Promised Land. We as a congregation are on the brink of something new but this issue of consecration is the catalyst as to whether or not we’ll ever enter into it and experience it. Our job is consecration, and if we do our job, God will most certainly do His.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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The Servant Heart

“Give careful thought to your ways.” How often do we focus on our own needs and desires, whilst putting off our relationship with God and His plan for our lives? How often do we find that although we’ve spent so much focused on building our own personal kingdom, we’re not content and never seem to have enough? Will we heed God’s warning, as the Israelites did, and serve Him faithfully instead of just serving ourselves? But, how do we move from serving our own kingdom to serving God’s kingdom? How do we move from asking “What’s in it for me?” to “What can I do for you?” How do we have a servant heart?

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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Wired for “220”

A Baptist pastor by the name of Adrian Rogers once shared his secret to being used by God saying, “Every morning, during my Quiet Time, I consider the chair that I’m sitting in to be an electric chair. And every morning I consciously push the 220 button, and 220 volts surge through my selfish nature and I die to self and Christ lives in me.”
Once we begin to understand the practicalities of Galatians 2:20, that Jesus wants to live in us, and He wants to love people through us, and forgive people through us, and encourage and help people through us, it makes a huge difference in the way we live, love and minister. Instead of trying to imitate the life of Jesus, which is impossible, we need to simply abide in Him. Have you allowed the truth of Galatians 2:20 to change your life? Are you wired for 220?

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Disciple Shift Series: Defining a Disciple

Being a disciple means that we acknowledge that we’re saved for God’s kingdom purposes. Our mission is not simply to come to Church each Sunday, to be nice to other people or to cram a lot of biblical facts inside our heads. It’s for every disciple to join in God’s mission in this world. The world is hurting and lost. People are dying and going to hell. We can give no greater gift of love than to share the good news that brings people into a relationship with God through Jesus.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Jesus on the Topic of Stress

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” How apt Jesus’ words are, in fact, worry and stress can take away hours, day, months even years of our lives. Not many people find Jesus teaching on worry offensive but that is because they often view it as nothing more than a “Don’t worry, be happy” philosophy, a nice reminder to relax. However, pastor and author of Gagging Jesus: Thing Jesus said we wish he hadn’t, Phil Moore argues that Jesus’ teaching is far more radical as it tells us that stress is the chief symptom of our idolatry and self-worship. 

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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Vision 2017

 The call to follow Jesus is not passive following. His call for us to follow was not a call for us to be “Jesus groupies.” It was not His intention for us to just to follow Him around, to just sit at His feet and eat from His hand. His call for us to follow Him was so we could learn how to be like Him, to do what He did. Jesus knew that He had a limited time on this earth. If the good news was to be perpetuated from generation to generation and to grow in scope, He had to pass on who He was and His purpose on this earth and send each of His disciples to the “ends of earth” to do the same.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Getting Out of the Boat

There is something – Someone – inside each and every one of us as believers who is prompting us to the truth that there is more to life than just sitting in the boat. You were made for something more than just avoiding failure, maintaining the status quo and feathering your own nest. There is something inside of you that wants to walk on the water, to leave the comfort of routine existence and abandon yourself to the high adventure of following God.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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