The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Sermons

Obedience

How would you respond if God asked you to do something but then at the same time told you that you wouldn’t succeed in doing it? Would you still do it? It’s a challenging question, yet you may be thinking, “Of course I would, God asked me to do it.” But consider how often we don’t do what God asks of us when there is the possibility of failure, let alone a guarantee. We can ask the question, when God asks us to do something what is He looking for? What does He value in our response? Is it the results? Is He impressed with our success? Or is obedience what matters most to Him?

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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The HOW of Salvation

In Acts 16:29-30, Paul and Silas were asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” It is important for us to know and be able to explain to anyone who asks us, how we are saved. In understanding how we are saved it is helpful to use the roadmap statement: "THE GOSPEL SAVES ME IN AN INSTANT AND CHANGES ME GRADUALLY."

 

Sermon by Luke Kincaid

 

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Life in the Holy Spirit

Being filled with joy by the river of hope that overflows in the freedom to love, all to the glory of God, this is what it means to be filled with the Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit is to open our eyes to the amazing implications of the love of God for our future, thus filling us with hope. Since joy and love flow from hope, it makes sense that love and joy are fruit of the Spirit. And so, there are two ways to describe the key to the treasure of Christian life: 1) To abound in hope which gives fullness of joy, overflowing in love, to the glory of God and 2) To be filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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God’s Word

When our roots are sunk down into God’s Word; when the truth of the Bible is our source of spiritual nourishment; when we feast on the great and precious promises that His Word contains, our faith remains fresh. It doesn’t mean that we don’t struggle. Doubt, discouragement and spiritual drought await us around every corner. Yet, by God’s grace and through His Spirit, those who focus their hearts and minds on His Word are able to endure these trials. Their faith will stay strong and joy will continue to fill their soul.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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First Impressions

Some people consider themselves to be “first impressions kind of people”. They base their assessment of someone on their initial appearances. Many people are “first impressions kind of people” because of the busy, instant society that we live in. But what kind of people should we as believers be? As disciples, should we be first impressions kind of people?

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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Yet I Hold This Against You

Jesus had many positive things to say to the church in Ephesus. But Jesus doesn’t stop there. He goes on in Revelation 2:4 to say, “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.” Their forsaking their first love wouldn’t have happened in one giant step. From what we have seen in the lives of others and the examples of people like Samson and Saul in the Bible, this is a gradual thing. There is a time when our love for God is so great and so infectious that people are drawn to Him through what they see in us. But then, people who used to pray a lot gradually stop praying. People who may have been giving a lot gradually stop giving. People who used to witness to the lost gradually stop witnessing. Until finally, when Jesus looks at them, He says, "This I have against you. You have forsaken your first love."

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Lord Teach Us to Pray

Can you imagine what it must have been like to witness Jesus praying? The disciples had never asked Jesus how to perform miracles, to heal the sick or cast out demons but what they did ask Him is how to pray. We need to be taught how to pray, there is a right way and a wrong way.

 

Sermon by Jeffrey Willems

 

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Are We Ready?

Our vision for this year, as it was for 2016, is Digging Deep, Reaching Out. The results of this vision will depend on a critical mass of us being ready. But, what needs to happen to us for us to be ready?

 

Sermon by Mervyn Smith

 

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Easter Sunday: Victory!

At Easter we celebrate what is undoubtedly the most important event in the history of the world and if there’s one word that encapsulates this event, it’s got to be VICTORY!
We were dead in our sins until we surrendered our lives to Jesus. The moment we gave our lives to Jesus, He breathed new life into our dead souls. He took what was dead and brought it to life! But this incredible and wonderful news is only possible because of the resurrection. Because of the cross, Jesus freely gives us forgiveness for our sins, and because of His resurrection, Jesus freely gives us eternal life! Without the resurrection, without Easter Sunday, the work of Good Friday is not complete. Sin brought death into the world; the cross brought forgiveness for those sins; but it took the resurrection to erase the penalty of death that we earned for our sins and to bring us from death to life.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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