The Sermon Notes of Bryn MacPhail
Pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk, Nassau, Bahamas

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Genesis 2Kings Isaiah Nahum Romans Titus
Exodus 1Chronicles Jeremiah Habakkuk 1Corinthians Philemon
Leviticus 2Chronicles Lamentations Zephaniah 2Corinthians Hebrews
Numbers Ezra Ezekiel Haggai Galatians James
Deuteronomy Nehemiah Daniel Zechariah Ephesians 1Peter
Joshua Esther Hosea Malachi Philippians 2Peter
Judges Job Joel Matthew Colossians 1John
Ruth Psalms Amos Mark 1Thessalonians 2John
1Samuel Proverbs Obadiah Luke 2Thessalonians 3John
2Samuel Ecclesiastes Jonah John 1Timothy Jude
1Kings Song of Solomon Micah Acts 2Timothy Revelation

 

 

Genesis

What's The Matter? (Genesis 3)

The Lord Will Provide (gleanings from the life of Abraham)

Abraham: Passion For People (Genesis 18:1-8, 16-33)

Conversing With God (Genesis 18:1-8, 16-33)

Provision In Desperate Times (Genesis 22:1-18)

God's Intentions (gleanings from the life of Joseph)


Exodus

God Will Take Care of You (gleanings from the life of Moses)

God's Answer to Our Low Self-Esteem (Exodus 3 and 4)

Go Forward! (Exodus 14)

The One True God (Exodus 20:3; see same at 1Kings 18)

Displeased With The god We Create (Ex. 20:4-6)

The God Who Requires Reverence (Ex. 20:7)

The God Who Requires Rest (Ex. 20:8-11)

The God Who Requires Honour (Ex. 20:12)

The God Who Requires Holiness (Ex. 20:13-17)


Deuteronomy

What Does The Lord Require Of You? (Deut. 10:12, 13)


Ruth

Kept By The Power Of God (gleanings from the life of Ruth)

The Clouds Ye So Much Dread (Ruth 1)


1Samuel

When Armour Is Not Enough (1Samuel 17)

In Defense Of God's Honour (1Samuel 17)

Defend God's Honour (1Samuel 17)

 

2Samuel

The Prayer of David (Part I) (2Samuel 7:18-29)

David: Passion For God's Glory (2Samuel 7)

 

1Kings

The Prayer of Solomon (1Kings 3:1-15)

The One True God (1Kings 18)

 

1Chronicles

Jabez: Passion For Blessing (1Chronicles 4:9,10)

The Prayer Of Jabez (1Chronicles 4:9,10)

 

2Chronicles

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat (2Chronicles 20:5-13)


Nehemiah

Nehemiah: Passion For Change (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)

The Prayer of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)

Casting A Vision In Perilous Times (Nehemiah 1)

God's Plan and Good Planning (Nehemiah 2:1-10)

Implementing A Vision Together (Nehemiah 2:11-20)

Implementing A Vision Amid Opposition (Nehemiah 4:1-9)

Implementing A Vision Amid Discouragement (Nehemiah 4:10-23)

Needed: Personal Sacrifice (Nehemiah 5:1-19)

"I Am Doing A Great Work, I Cannot Come Down" (Nehemiah 6:1-16)

Celebrate, Good Times, Come On (Nehemiah 8:1-12)

The Witness Of Joy (Nehemiah 12:27-43)

No Time For Complacency (Nehemiah 13:4-14)

God's Glory And Our Duty To Be Joyful (Nehemiah 8:1-12)
(Sermon#3: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)


Psalms

Firmly Planted (Psalm 1)

Sharing What You Enjoy (Psalm 9:1-11)

Leap Over Your Wall (Psalm 18)

God's Resume (Psalm 19)

From Agony To Praise (Psalm 22)

A Psalm For The Living (Psalm 23)

What Do You Want From God? (Psalm 27)

God's Greatest Provision (Psalm 27)

The God Who Provides Refuge (Psalm 31)

Should Christians Be Happy? (Psalm 32)

The God Who Is In Control (Psalm 33)

Expressing Your Delight In The Lord (Psalm 40)

Let God Be God (Psalm 46)

The God Who Forgives (Psalm 51)

The God Who Satisfies (Psalm 63)

Do We Take God For Granted? (John 1:1-14 / Psalm 84)

Providence in the Details (Psalm 139)


Isaiah

Sent For Our Happiness (Isaiah 9:1-7)
(Sermon#6: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)

Your God Is Too Small (Isaiah 40:25, 26)
(Sermon#1: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)

Sent To Glorify The Father (Isaiah 42:1-9)
(Sermon#5: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)

God's Passion For His Glory - Isaiah 42:1-9

The Logic Of Mission (Isaiah 43:10-13)

The Self-Centredness Of God (Isaiah 48:9-11)
(Sermon#2: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)

Sent To Bear Our Sins (Isaiah 53)
(Sermon#1: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)

Sent To Make Us Righteous (Isaiah 61:1-3)
(Sermon#4: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)


Jeremiah

Deliver Us From Homemade Religion (Jeremiah 2:1-13)

Sent To Forgive Us (Jeremiah 31:27-34)
(Sermon#2: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)

 

Daniel

Trust Unto Death (Daniel 3)


Jonah

Providence In A Whale (gleanings from the life of Jonah)

The God Who Won't Let You Go (Jonah 1)

Extreme Rescue Measures (Jonah 2)

The Great Revival (Jonah 3)

When God's People Don't Get It ( Jonah 4)


Micah

Sent To Shepherd His Flock (Micah 5:1-5a)
(Sermon#3: Preparing For Christmas With The Prophets)


Haggai

What Is God Worth To You? (Haggai 1:1-9)

Becoming A Church That Honours God (Haggai 1:12-2:9)





Matthew

The God Who Intervenes (Matthew 1:18-25)

The Miracle Of Mercy (Matthew 1:18-25)

Overwhelmed By The Presence Of Christ (Matthew 2:1-12)

New Beginnings (Matthew 3:1-17)

Lucky Are The Unlucky (Matthew 5:1-10)

Let Your Light Shine! (Matthew 5:13-16)

Giving Your Shirt Away (Matthew 5:38-48)

Investments That Pay Eternal Dividends (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)

How Shall We Pray? (Matthew 6:5-15)

The Futility of Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

Trying To Fool God (Matthew 7:13-28)

Which Road Are You On? (Matthew 7:13-28)

Will You Follow Him? (Matthew 8:18-22)

Blessed Are The Sick (Matthew 9:1-13)

Go, Tell, Teach, And Live The Gospel (Matthew 9:35-38)

The Jesus Nobody Wants To Know (Matthew 10:34-39)

Deliver Us From Couch-Potato Religion (Matthew 10:34-39)

Finding Relief For The Difficult Journey (Matthew 11:25-30)

What Happens When We Hear The Word Of God? (Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23)

Vain Worship (Matthew 15:1-14)

Providence and the Church (Matthew 16:13-19)

The Mark Of A Christian: One Who Can't Stop Forgiving People! (Matthew 18:21-35)

Learning To Be A Christian From Our Children (Matthew 18:1-4; 19:13-15)

Being A Leader With Dirty Hands (Matthew 20:20-28)

Why The Palm Branches? (Matthew 21:1-11)

Divine Authority Asserted (Matthew 21:1-13)

Pay Attention! (Matthew 26:36-46)
(Sermon#5: Prayer That Honours God)

Blessed Are Those Who Believe (Matthew 27:62-28:9, 18-20)

By What Authority? (Matthew 28:18-20)

The Greatest Vision Of All Time (Matthew 28:19,20)


Mark

The Great Invitation (Mark 1:14-20)

Divine Assertion (Mark 2:1-12)

No Ordinary Preacher (Mark 2:1-12)

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners (Mark 2:13-17)

Should Christians Keep The Sabbath? (Mark 2:23-3:6)

God's Present Kingdom (Mark 3:20-27)

Are We Hearing, But Not Hearing (Mark 4:1-20)

Healthy Things Grow (Mark 4:26-30)

God's Expanding Kingdom (Mark 4:26-35)

Overwhelmed By Jesus (Mark 5:1-20)

Responding To The Presence of Jesus (Mark 5:1-20)

How Much Evidence Do You Need? Give Them Something To Eat! (Mark 6:33-44)

From The Heart (Mark 7:1-23)

Vain vs Authentic Worship (Mark 7:1-15)

The Sympathy Of Jesus (Mark 7:31-37)

The Biggest Loser (Mark 8:27-38)

Do Not Be Ashamed (Mark 8:34-38)

The Road To Greatness? (Mark 9:33-37)

How Do I Get Into Heaven? (Mark 10:13-31)

Give Up Everything? (Mark 10:17-27)

Greatness Explained (Mark 10:35-45)

Jesus, Our Servant? (Mark 10:45)

Who Is In Charge Of Your Life? (Mark 11:12 - 12:9)

The Authority Of Jesus (Mark 11:12-33; 12:1-9)

Who Owns The Church? (Mark 11:12-12:9)

God Forsaken For Our Sake (Mark 15:34)

Get Going! (Mark 16:1-20)

Get Up And Go! (Mark 16:15)


Luke

The Consequences of Unbelief (Luke 1:5-25)

Touched By An Angel - Part I (Luke 1:5-25)

Touched By An Angel - Part II (Luke 1:26-38)

No Ordinary Child (Luke 1:26-38)

From A Throne To A Feeding Trough (Luke 2:1-7)

Angels In The Field (Luke 2:1-14)

From Fear To Joy (Luke 2:8-14)

Why Christmas Can Always Be Good News (Luke 2:8-14)

Leave Your Job And Worship The Lord (Luke 2:1-20)

Making The Message Known (Luke 2:8-20)

The Time In Between (Luke 2:41-52)

The Keys To Successful Ministry (Luke 3:1-20)

Living By What Is Written (Luke 4:1-13)

The Favourable Year of the Lord (Luke 4:14-21)

Have You Left Everything? (Luke 5:1-11)

Jesus, Our Physician (Luke 5:27-32)

Confused About The Sabbath (Luke 6:1-11)

Jesus, Our Lord (Luke 6:46-49)

The Value of Unworthiness (Luke 7:1-10)

Stop Stumbling! (Luke 7:18-28)

Surpassing the Faith of Demons (Luke 8:26-39)

Comfortable Christianity? (Luke 9:57-62)

Jesus, Our Teacher (Luke 10:38-42)

The God Who Delights In Answering Prayer (Luke 11:5-13)

The Wealth God Provides (Luke 12:13-21)

Jesus, Our Servant? (Luke 12:35-40)

Be Ready! (Luke 12:35-40)

Jesus, Our Judge (Luke 13:1-9)

When The Lost Are Found (Luke 15)

God Helps Those Who Are Helpless (Luke 18:9-17)

Hurrying To Jesus (Luke 19:1-10)

"The Stones Will Cry Out" (Luke 19:28-44)

The Empty Cup (Luke 22:39-46)

The Day God Was Arrested (Luke 22:47-53, 63-71)

The Crucifixion of God (Luke 23:33-47)

The Empty Tomb & The Fulfilled Promise (Luke 24)


John

Bear Witness To The Light (John 1:6-8)

Do We Take God For Granted? (John 1:1-14 / Psalm 84)

Live Accordingly (John 1:1-14)

"I Baptize With Water" (John 1:19-34)

"Look, The Lamb Of God!" (John 1:19-34)

Inviting Jesus To St. Giles Kingsway (John 2:1-11)

Inviting Jesus To The Kirk (John 2:1-11)

Inviting Jesus To The Party (John 2:1-11)

What It Means To Be "Born Again" (John 3:1-16)

"You Must Be Born Again" (John 3:1-16)

"I Am The Christ" (John 4:4-26)

Fully Satisfied (John 6:25-51)

"I Am The Bread Of Life" (John 6:25-51)

"Now I See" (John 9:1-15)

Abundant Life (John 10:1-10)

"I Am The Good Shepherd" (John 10:11-21)

"I Am The Resurrection And The Life" (John 11:1-46)

The Power and Compassion of Jesus (John 11:17-44)

In Jesus' Name We Pray (John 14:13,14)

In Jesus' Name We Pray (John 14:7-14)

The Perfect Helper (John 14:15-26)

"I Will Not Leave You" (John 14:16-26)

The Keys To Lasting Success (John 15:1-5)

Experiencing Joy That Truly Satisfies (John 15:1-11)

Abide In Him (John 15:1-5)

No Greater Love (John 15:9-14)

Prayerful Life, Joyful Life (John 16:17-24)

Prayer: The Key To Christian Joy (John 16:23, 24)
(Sermon#4: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)

The Chief End of Prayer (John 17:1-5)
(Sermon#1: Prayer That Honours God)

You Are Prayed For (John 17:20-26)

The Prayer of Jesus (John 17)

Mission Accomplished! (John 19:30)

The Last Breakfast (John 21:1-14)

What Does Love Require? (John 21)

"Tend My Sheep" (John 21:12-17)


Acts

What Jesus Continues To Do (Acts 1:1-11)

The Death of Death in the Death of Christ (Acts 2:22-36)

The First Mega Church and Their Habits (Acts 2:37-47)

What Does The Lord Expect From His Church? (Acts 2:42-47)

Preach Jesus (Acts 4:1-12)

Godly Audacity (Acts 4:1-20)

Not To Be Trifled With (Acts 4:32-5:16)

Prerequisites For Christian Leadership & Church Growth (Acts 6:1-7)

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Acts 8:1-8)

Persevere Through Suffering (Acts 8:1-8)

When Sovereign Grace Leads to Treasuring Jesus (Acts 9 / Phil. 3)

"Not Now God, We're Praying" (Acts 12:1-17)

Pray Earnestly (Acts 12:1-14)

Examine The Scriptures Daily (Acts 17:10-15)

A Scripture-Examining Church (Acts 17:10-15)
(Sermon#2: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

Be Provoked (Acts 17:16-21)

The Provoked Church (Acts 17:16-20)

Be Desperate (Acts 17:22-31)

The Needy Church (Acts 17:22-31)

Be Fervent (Acts 18:23-28)

The Fervent Church (Acts 18:23-28)

Stay The Course (Acts 20:17-32)

The Courageous Church (Acts 20:17-32)

An Alert Church (Acts 20:27-32)
(Sermon#3: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)


Romans

A Gospel-Proclaiming Church (Romans 1:15-17)
(Sermon#1: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

Who Did Jesus Die For? (Romans 3:21-26)

The Necessity of the Law That Cannot Save (Rom. 3:19-31)

Honouring Our Freedom (Romans 6:1-11)

Providence and Salvation (Romans 8:26-30)

Worship As A Way Of Life (Romans 12:1,2)

Exegesis of Romans 13:1-7 (re: Church & State)


1Corinthians

Amazing Grace (1Corinthians 1:1-31)

Giving Thanks For God's Foolishness (1Corinthians 1:18-25)

The Christ-Centred Church (1Corinthians 2:1,2)

What Is Your Faith Resting On? (1Corinthians 2:1-16)

God's Fellow Workers (1Corinthians 3:1-23)

Scum of the World (1Corinthians 4:1-16)

Trouble in Corinth (1Corinthians 4:14-21)

Judge Not? (1Corinthians 5:1-13)

You Are Not Your Own (1Corinthians 6:9-20)

A Message To The Maried & Unmarried (1Corinthians 7)

Free, But Not Free (1Corinthians 8)

What Right Do We Have? (1Corinthians 9:3-14)

Is God Pleased With Us? (1Corinthians 10:1-13)

A Call For Unity (1Corinthians 11:23-34)

The Church Needs You (1Corinthians 12)

God's Greatest Gift, Modeled For You (1Corinthians 13)


2Corinthians

God Of All Comfort (2Corinthians 1:1-11)

Our Light Affliction? (2Corinthians 4:16-18)

Suffering: Friend Or Enemy Of Christian Joy? (2Corinthians 4:6-18)
(Sermon#5: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)

Where Is God When It Hurts? (2Corinthians 7:4-7)

Never Forsaken (2Corinthians 7:4-6)

What Will You Give? (2Corinthians 9:6-15)

A Generous Church (2Cor. 9:6-15)
(Sermon#7: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

Purposeful Suffering (2Corinthians 12:7-10)


Ephesians

Saved For A Purpose (Eph. 1:1-14; 2:10)

Empowered For A Purpose (Eph. 1:15-23; 3:21)

Building With A Purpose (Eph. 2:11-22)

Exceeding Expectations (Eph. 3:1-21)

Preserving Unity (Ephesians 4:1-:6)

A Unified Church (Eph. 4:1-6)
(Sermon#4: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

Organized Diversity (Eph. 4:7-16)

An Effective Church (Eph. 4:7-13)
(Sermon#5: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

A Growing Church (Eph. 4:14-16)
(Sermon#6: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

Exercising Diversity (Ephesians 4:11-16)
(Sermon#2: Becoming A Church That Honours Christ)

Changed People (Eph. 4:17-32)

Imitating God (Eph. 5:1-21)

Precious Relationships (Eph. 5:22-6:4)

The Struggles We Face (Eph. 6:10-17)

The Christian Armour For Offense - Ephesians 6:10-17


Philippians

A Minister's Love For His People (Phil. 1:1-11)

The Praying Church (Philippians 1:1-11)

I Thank God For You (Phil.1:3-6)

Love & Knowledge (Phil.1:7-11)

The Profit of Death (Phil. 1:21-24)

A Call to Humility and Unity (Phil. 2:1-11)

All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name (Phil. 2:6-11)

The Name Above All Names (Phil.2:7-11)

The Prize of Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:1-14)

A Perfect Time To Forget (Phil. 3:4-14)

Where Is Our Citizenship? (Phil. 3:20)

Overcoming The Great Barrier to Spiritual Growth (Phil. 4:6, 7)

The Cure For Worry (Phil. 4:4-9)

The Hopeful Church (Philippians 4:8-19)

Where Do We Get Our Money From? - Phil.4:14-19

God Helps Those Who Help Others (Phil. 4:10-23)


Colossians

Called To Be Thinking Christians (Colossians 1:1-12)

Firm In The Faith (Colossians 1:13-23)

Suffering For The Church (Colossians 1:24-29)

Becoming A Strong Christian (Colossians 2:1-7)

Enjoying Your Freedom Without Abusing It (Colossians 2:8-23)

The New You (Colossians 3:1-17)

Marked By Thanksgiving (Colossians 3:12-17)

Honouring The Lord At Home And At Work (Colossians 3:18-4:1)

Devoted To Prayer (Colossians 4:2-6)

 

1Thessalonians

The Transforming Power of the Gospel - 1Thess. 1

The Worthy Walk--Part I: Seeking God's Glory - 1Thess. 2

The Worthy Walk--Part II: Abounding In Love - 1Thess. 3:6-13

The Worthy Walk--Part III: Purity & Treasuring Jesus - 1Thess. 4:1-8

Comforting Words - 1Thess. 4:13-18

Let Us Not Slumber As Others Do - 1Thess. 5:1-11

The Worthy Walk--Part IV: The Accountable Christian - 1Thess. 5:12-15

The Worthy Walk--Part V: Characterized by Joy, Prayer, & Gratitude - 1Thess. 5:16-18

 

2Thessalonians

Prayer List or Wish List? (2Thess. 3:1-5)
(Sermon#2: Prayer That Honours God)

Invite A Friend Sunday . . . Every Sunday (2Thess. 3:1)



2Timothy

Keeping The Fire Lit (2Timothy 1:1-18)

Being A Christian Means . . . (2Timothy 2:1-6)

The Unashamed Christian (2Timothy 2:14-26)

When Society Goes From Bad To Worse (2Timothy 3:1-17)

Entirely God-Breathed (2Timothy 3:16)

What Is The Bible Good For? (2Timothy 3:1-5, 14-17)

Sound Doctrine Or Felt Needs? (2Timothy 4:1-5)

Deliver Us From Popular Religion (2Timothy 4:1-5)

Finishing Well (2Timothy 4:6-22)


Hebrews

Enthroned On High (Hebrews 1)

Like One Of Us (Hebrews 2:9-18)

The Perfect High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-5:10)

The Perfect Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-18)

"Since Therefore" (Hebrews 10:19-25)

An Encouraging Church (Hebrews 10:19-25)
(Sermon#8: What Kind of Church Must We Be?)

The Perfecter of Faith (Hebrews 12:1-11)

Our Changeless Example & Our Eternal Home (Hebrews 13:7-14)



James

Experiencing The Blessings Of God In The Midst Of Hardship (James 1:2-4, 12-15)

Temptation: Its Origin & Consequences (James 1:13-15)

Our Battle With Hypocrisy (James 1:19-27)

What It Means To Believe: The Nature of Genuine Faith (James 2:14-26)

The Power Of Words--To Build Or Destroy (James 3:1-12)

When Christians Quarrel (James 4:1-10)

Letting God Worry About Tomorrow (James 4:13-17)

Be Patient With God (James 5:7-11)

Doing Means Praying (James 5:13-18)

What We Really Need: Forgiveness (James 5:13-19)
(Sermon#3: Prayer That Honours God)


1Peter

A New Birth; A New Longing (1Peter 1:1-5; 2:1-3)

A New Community (1Peter 2:4-10)

A New Way of Life (1Peter 2:21-25; 4:1,2)

The Labourers Of Mission (1Peter 3:13-17)

A New Power Source (1Peter 4:7-11)

A New Perspective On Suffering (1Peter 4:12-19)

Examples to the Flock (1Peter 5:1-5)

A New Enemy (1Peter 5:6-9)

Certain Victory! (1Peter 5:10-14)

To God Be The Glory (1Peter 4:7-11)
(Sermon#3: Becoming A Church That Honours Christ)


1John

The Joy Of Being Clean (1John 1:1-10)

Cleanliness Leads To Godliness (1John 2:1-6)

Why The World Is Not Worth Loving (1John 2:15-17)

Children Of The King (1John 3:1-12)

Who Should We Listen To? (1John 4:1-6)

Where Does Love Come From? (1John 4:7-21)

The Power To Overcome (1John 5:1-6)

Praying God's Way (1John 5:13-15)

 

Jude

Contend Earnestly For The Faith (verse 3)


Revelation

Recovering First Love (Rev. 2:1-7)

The Heart Of The Matter (Rev. 2:1-7)

Deliver Us From Salad Bar Religion (Rev. 2:12-17)

Deliver Us From Community Club Religion (Rev. 3:1-6)


Selected Scriptures

The Languages Of Mission

The Biblical Basis For Infant Baptism

Serving With The Servant's Strength

The Sinner's Prayer

Recovering A Passion For Missions

Putting Aside The God Of Our Own Creation

Putting God's Supremacy To Work
(Sermon#6: Gaining A Passion For The Supremacy Of God)

Death That Frees Us To Die

What We Really Need: To Become Like Christ
(Sermon#4: Prayer That Honours God)

Be Thankful! (Sermon#6: Prayer That Honours God)

Expect Answers! (Sermon#7: Prayer That Honours God)

Deliver Us From Do-It-Yourself Religion