Sermons by Phillip McKenzie

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness Reading: Lamentations 3:1-26 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for…

Psalm 19: The Glory of God

If there were a short Psalm through which all people may know God, it would be Psalm 19. Through this Psalm his Glory is witnessed in creation, in his divine law, in his holiness and in the believer.

Peace, Perfect Peace.

A wonderful reminder of the only peace that can ever be obtained, a peace so great it passes all understanding, his name is Jesus Christ.

Be Ye Separate

God places a distinction between light and darkness, good and evil, so too between that which is holy and that which is profane, he calls us also to be mindful of that distinction, to separate ourselves also from the unfruitful works of darkness and to be joined to his marvelous light. Be ye separate, be wise with what and whom you associate, Isaiah writes, “To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them” (Isa 8:20)

The Fullness In Christ

Fullness in Christ (Reading: 2Corinthians 5:11-21) “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”  2Corinthians 5:19 [Pray] Introduction: Today’s message is very much a gospel message. In our reading today [vv 11-21] the apostle Paul highlights [among other things] the spiritual changes that occur in an individual who is born again by virtue of the gospel of Christ. What we realize is…
Service of the King

An Expectation Of Maturity

An Expectation of Maturity [Reading: Hebrews 5:1-14] Introduction: Those of you who have been part of Hope Baptist for any period of time, know how much value we place on the bible and the correct teaching of God’s word. As such we aspire to be everything the word of God says that we should be.  In our reading today we see Paul expounding the Old Testament [Psalms and Genesis in particular]. He explains to his readers: Christ’s priesthood and atoning…

Proving The Will Of God

Proving the Will of God “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  Romans 12:1-2 Introduction: [Pray] In chapter 12 of Romans we move from the expounding of the gospel…

The Beauty Of Holy Worship

There is a beauty in the holy worship of the Lord that goes perfectly astray with the contemporary Christian Music of the majority of today’s churches. The replacement of Holy Worship with rock music is the complete antithesis to that which the Lord has commanded. The explicit purpose of contemporary music is to separate people from God, the guise of Christian Contemporary Music is a smokescreen. Brother Phillip brings out the high view of God that we ought to retain. We tend to have a high view of ourselves and a low view of God, this must change if we are to realise the Beauty of Holy Worship.