Sermons by Phillip McKenzie

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.
Growing In God

Growing In God

Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of God But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 Introduction: As many of you may know from my testimony, my walk with the Lord hasn’t been as faithful as it is today. For long periods of time I wasn’t reading my bible and consequently I wasn’t growing. Yet in March 2014, when I…
Peace & Comfort

Hunger For God

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 If your desire is for righteousness [particularly if it is a response to the realization of your own sinfulness] then God WILL satisfy that desire. We know this because his word tells us that he has already provided the means for that desire to be fulfilled.
Put On Truth

PUT ON TRUTH

PUT ON TRUTH In a day and age where the vast majority of people in the world consider truth as a personal preference rather than an absolute, it is important for us all to remember from where truth comes. So vital it is to attain truth, and then to retain truth in order for any person to ever proclaim truth. Put On Truth as we are to Put On Christ, for he alone is the way, the truth and the…

Our Example of Humility

Christ: Our Example of Humility [Reading: Philippians 2:1-11] Introduction: There are so many reasons to love this passage. We talk quite frequently in regards to apostasy or a falling away and I look at this passage and compare it to my experience of church in times past and the message I see promoted in modern churches in particular. It is one of:  Self-esteem [which is pride] Self-entitlement [which is covetousness] Self-importance [which is idolatry]   Under this premise there is the…

Look Unto Me

Look unto me “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isa 45:22 Introduction: Today’s reading and in fact the whole of chapter 45 of Isaiah is quite remarkable. For one thing it demonstrates God’s sovereign plan for Israel. In verse 1, we see king Cyrus mentioned here in scripture some 200 years or more before the event foretold. “Thus saith the LORD to his anointed,…

That Ye May Know

That Ye May Know Phillip McKenzie 08-04-2018     These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever…