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"For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."      
(2 Corinthians 4:5-7)

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"The Ultimate Song"
Song of Songs Series
By Pastor Michael Eleveld




Sermon 3 Loves Ever-Present Insecurity
 (The Difficulties in Courtship) 
SOS 1:5-11
23/09/18


Sermon 2 Loves Overpowering Desire
(The Desire in Courtship)
SOS 1:2-4 
16/09/18


Sermon 1 The Ultimate Song
(An Introduction)
 SOS 1:1
09/09/18




Domestic violence Series
By Pastor Michael Eleveld

Can a Christian Justify Domestic Violence?
Part 3
(The Manipulation of Scripture and the Churches Response)
Various Passages
26/08/18 


Can a Christian Justify Domestic Violence?
Part 2
 (The Forms of Domestic Violence and the Victims Response) 
Various Passages
19/08/18


Can a Christian Justify Domestic Violence ?
Part 1
(An Overview of Domestic Violence and the Perpetrators Response) 
Various Passages
12/08/18


Sermon 28 Unity in Christ
(It's Allurement and Blessing)
Psalm 133
29/07/18

Hebrews Series

By Pastor Michael Eleveld


Sermon 36 The Unchangeable Christ
 (An Exhortation for Christian Living) 
Hebrews 13:8-16
10/06/18


Sermon 35 The Great Shepherd of the Sheep
 (An Exhortation for Christian Living) 
Hebrews 13:1-7, 17-25
03/06/18


Sermon 34 Remember Our God is a Consuming Fire
 (A Warning - Do Not Refuse Him Who Speaks) 
Hebrews 12:18-29
20/05/18


Sermon 33 Remember to Keep Running
(A Warning - Do Not be Apathetic) 
Hebrews 12:12-17
13/05/18


Sermon 32 Remember Divine Discipline
(A Warning - Do Not Forget Divine Discipline)  
Hebrews 12:5-11
15/04/18


Sermon 31 A Faith to Finish the Race
(Run, Run and Keep Running)
Hebrews 12:1-4
08/04/18


Sermon 30 A Faith in a Better Plan
 (Various O.T. Saints) 
 Hebrews 11:32-40 
(Easter Sunday)
01/04/18


Sermon 29 A Faith for Victory
(The Exodus, Jericho and Rahab) 
Hebrews 11:29-31
25/03/18


Sermon 28 A Faith to Make the Right Choices
(Moses) 
Hebrews 11:23-28
18/03/18


Sermon 27 A Faith to Die Well
(Isaac, Jacob, Joseph) 
Hebrews 11:20-22
11/03/18


Sermon 26 A Faith that Endures Testing
 (Abraham's Exemplary Faith)
 Hebrews 11:17-19
04/03/18


Sermon 25 A Faith to Emulate Pt 2
 (Abraham's Exemplary Faith) 
Hebrews 11:11-16
25/02/18


Sermon 24 A Faith to Emulate
 (Abraham's Exemplary Faith) 
Hebrews 11:8-10
18/02/18


Sermon 23 A Faith for Dark Times
 (Noah A Faithful Builder) 
 (School Commencement Service)
Hebrews 11:7
11/02/18


Sermon 22 A Faith that Pleases God
  (Abel: An Offering in Faith & Enoch: A Walk of Faith)  
Hebrews 11:4-6
28/01/18


Sermon 21 What is Faith?
(An Examination of Faith) 
Hebrews 11:1-3
21/01/18


Sermon 20 You Need to Persevere
 (A Warning About Despising the Knowledge of the Truth)
 Hebrews 10:26-39
03/12/17


Sermon 19 Let Us Encourage
(Jesus Supremacy Leads to Action)  
Hebrews 10:19-25
26/11/17


Sermon 18 Jesus Glorious Sacrifice
 (Jesus Supremacy and that's the End of the Story)
 Hebrews 10:1-18
19/11/17


Sermon 17 His Wonder-Working Blood
 (Jesus Supremacy as the Sacrifice)
 Hebrews 9:15-28
12/11/17


Sermon 16 There is Power in the Blood
  (Jesus Supremacy as the Conscience Cleanser) 
Hebrews 9:1-14
05/11/17


Sermon 15 A Better Covenant
(Jesus Supremacy in the New Covenant)
 Hebrews 7:20 - 8:13
22/10/17


Sermon 14 A Better Hope
 (Jesus Supremacy as the Anti-Type)  
Hebrews 7:1-19
15/10/17

Sermon 13 An Anchor for the Soul
 (Jesus Supremacy in Hope) 
Hebrews 6:13-20
24/09/17


Sermon 12 Better Things for You
 (A Warning about Apostasy) 
 Hebrews 6:4-12
17/09/17


Sermon 11 Abandonment to God
 (A Warning about Not Maturing)  
Hebrews 5:11 - 6:3
10/09/17


Sermon 10 The Perfect Priest
 (Jesus Supremacy over Aaron) 
Hebrews 5:1-10
13/08/17


Sermon 9 Our Great High Priest
 (Jesus Supremacy as a High Priest) 
 Hebrews 4:12-16
02/07/17


Sermon 8 God's Ultimate Rest
 (Jesus Supremacy over Joshua) 
Hebrews 4:1-11
25/07/17


Sermon 7 Encourage One Another Daily
 (A Warning about Unbelief) 
Hebrews 3:7-19
18/06/17


Sermon 6 Fix Your Thoughts On Jesus
 (Jesus Supremacy over Moses) 
 Hebrews 3:1-6
11/06/17



Sermon 5 Our Superior Brother
(Jesus Supremacy as a Brother)
 Hebrews 2:10-18
04/06/17



Sermon 4 The Superior Man
 (Jesus Supremacy as a Man) 
Hebrews 2:5-9
28/5/17


Sermon 3 A Great Salvation
 (A Warning about Drifting)
 Hebrews 2:1-4
21/5/17


Sermon 2 Jesus is Better
 (Jesus Supremacy over Angels) 
Hebrews 1:4-14
14/5/17



Sermon 1 The Supremacy of the Son
(Jesus Supremacy over the Prophets)
 Hebrews 1:1-3
7/5/17


Good Friday 

By Pastor Michael Eleveld



Sermon 1 A Surprising Victory!
 (The Servant of Yahweh) 
Isa 52:13-15 
(Good Friday 2017)


Ecclesiastes Series

By Pastor Michael Eleveld


Sermon 20 What is the Meaning of Life?
 (Fear God and Keep His Commandments)  
Ecc 12:9-14 
 Easter Sunday


Sermon 19 Living Under the Shadow of Death
(Remember the Lord and Enjoy Life)
 Ecc 11:7 - 12:8
9/4/17


Sermon 18 Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters
 (Be Bold - Be Wise - Be Rewarded) 
Ecc 11:1-6
2/4/17


Sermon 17 The Danger of Foolishness
 (It's Obvious - Ignorant - Destructive)
 Ecc 9:13 - 10:20
26/3/17


Sermon 16 Go! Enjoy Life!
(Dealing with Life's Enigmas) 
Ecc 8:10 - 9:12
19/3/17


Sermon 15 Living Under An Imperfect Government
(How to Live Wisely) 
Ecc 8:1-9
12/3/17


Sermon 14 Living in a Topsy Turvy World
 (How to Live Wisely)
 Ecc 7:15-29
5/3/17


Sermon 13 Our Perspective on Life
 (What is Better) 
Ecc 6:10 - 7:14
26/2/17


Sermon 12 Our Perspective on Wealth
 (Enjoy Yourself and Give Thanks to God)
  Ecc 5:8 - 6:9
19/2/17


Sermon 11 Our Approach to Worship
 (Guard Your Steps....... Stand in Awe of God)
 Ecc 5:1-7
12/2/17



Sermon 10 Fleeting Popularity
 (In a Fallen World) 
Ecc 4:13-16
5/2/17


Sermon 9 Loneliness
 (In a Fallen World) 
Ecc 4:7-12
29/7/17


Sermon 8 Oppression and Envy
(In a Fallen World) 
Ecc 4:1-6
22/7/17


Sermon 7 Injustice and Death
(In a Fallen World) 
Ecc 3:16-22
15/7/17


Sermon 6 God is in Control
(All the time) 
 Ecc 3:1-15
8/7/17


Sermon 5 Work!
(Work is Meaningless without God) 
Ecc 2:18-26
1/1/17


Sermon 4 Is Wisdom the Answer?
  (Wisdom is Meaningless without God) 
Ecc 2:12-17
4/12/16


Sermon 3 The Pursuit of Pleasure
(Pleasure is Meaningless without God)
 Ecc 2:1-11
27/11/16


Sermon 2 The Intellectual Pursuit
 (Knowledge is Meaningless without God) 
Ecc 1:12-18
13/11/16

Sermon 1 The Search for Meaning
 (Our Existence is Meaningless without God) 
Ecc 1:1-11
6/11/16



Dark Providence
(God is Faithful)
Psalm 44
23/10/16

Grafton Presbyterian Church 130 Year Anniversary

(A Warning From History)

1 Corinthians 10:1-14

11/09/16

Daniel Series

By Pastor Michael Eleveld

Sermon 11 Earthly Battles but a Great Victory

(The Final Vision Pt B) 

Dan 11:2 - 12:13

28/8/16

Sermon 10 Spiritual Warfare

(The Final Vision Pt A)

Dan 10:1 - 11:1

14/8/16 

Sermon 9 Praying to a Merciful God

(The Anointed One will be Cut Off)

Daniel 9:1-27

7/8/16

Sermon 8 The Ram and the Goat

(Keep Pressing On In Your Faith) 

Dan 8:1-27

26/6/16

Sermon 7 A Panoramic View of History

(The Son of Man's Everlasting Dominion) 

Daniel 7:1-28

19/6/16

Sermon 6 The Uncompromising Life

(Allegiance is costly but God rescues his loyal servants)

Daniel 6:1-28

12/6/16

Sermon 5 The Writing is on the Wall

(God's Judgement on the Rebellious) 

Daniel 5:1-31

5/6/16

Sermon 4 The King's Story

(Proud Nebuchadnezzar is Humbled)

Daniel 4:1-37

29/5/16

Sermon 3 Bow or Burn!

(Allegiance is costly but God rescues his loyal servants)

Daniel 3:1-30

22/5/16

Sermon 2 The All Important Rock

(God reveals an everlasting kingdom) 

Daniel 2:1-49

15/5/16

Sermon 1 Life in a Foreign Land

(Remain Faithful because God is Faithful)

Dan 1:1-21

8/5/16

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Grief

(Jesus Wept) 

John 11:30-45

1/5/16

Matthew Series

By Pastor Michael Eleveld

Sermon 87 The Great Commission!

(Making Disciples! Go - Baptize -Teach)

Mt 28:16-20

3/4/16

Sermon 86 He has Risen!

(The Resurrection of Jesus)

Mt 28:1-15 

27/3/16

(Easter Sunday)

Sermon 85 The Crucifixion Aftermath

(Darkness Torn Curtain Burial)

Mt 27:45-61

3/4/15

(Good Friday)

Sermon 84 He was Crucified

(The Crucifixion Of Jesus)

 Mt 27:27-50

25/3/16

(Good Friday)

Sermon 83 The Road to Calvary Pt 2

(Jesus Roman Trial and Sentencing) 

27:11-26 

13/3/16

Sermon 82 The Road to Calvary Pt 1

(Jesus Arrest and Jewish Trial)

 Mt 26:47-68

6/3/16

Sermon 81 The Unbounded Horror of Gethsemane

(Not as I will, but as You will) 

Mt 26:36-46

28/2/16

Sermon 80 Peter the Christ Denier

(Prediction - Denial - Repentance - Restoration) 

Mt 26:31-35, 69-75  Jn 21:1-19

21/2/16

Sermon 79 Remembering Jesus Sacrifice

(The Lord's Supper) 

Mt 26:17-30 

(As part of LS series)

Sermon 78 Judas The Betrayer

(A Picture of Hopeless Treachery)

Mt 26:1-5  Mt 26:14-25  Mt 27:1-10

14/2/16

Sermon 77 Mary's Extravagant Love

(The Sweet Fragrance of Thankfulness) 

Mt 26:6-13

7/2/16

Sermon 76 Judgment Day

(The Sheep and the Goats) 

Mt 25:31-46

31/1/16

Sermon 75 Be Faithful

(The Parable of the Talents)

Mt 25:1430

24/1/16 

Sermon 74 Be Prepared

(The Parable of the Ten Virgins) 

Mt 25:1-13

17/1/16

Sermon 73 Jesus Prophetic Word

Part 2

(The Return of Jesus)

Mt 24:29-51

10/1/16

Sermon 72 Jesus Prophetic Word

Part 1 

(The Observable Birth Pains & The Horrific Holocaust)

Mt 24:1-28

3/1/16

Sermon 71 Unmasking the Hypocrite

(Warning Woe Weeping)

Mt 23:1-39

6/12/15

Sermon 70 What Do You Think About The Christ?

(A Question For Us)

  Mt 22:41-46

29/11/15

Sermon 69 The O.T. Law Trap

Part 2

(Love your neighbour as yourself) 

Mt 22:34-40

22/11/15

Sermon 68 The O.T. Law Trap

Part 1 

(Love the Lord your God) 

Mt 22:34-40

8/11/15

Sermon 67 The Eternal Life Trap

(You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures

 or the power of God)  

Mt 22:23-33

25/10/15

Sermon 66 The Political Trap
(Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's)  
Mt 22:15-22
18/10/15

Sermon 65 A Royal Invitation

(The Parable of the Wedding Banquet) 

Mt 22:114

11/10/15

Sermon 64 The Withered Fig Tree

(Unbelieving, Unrepentant & Unproductive) 

Mt 21:18-46

14/6/15

Sermon 63 Jesus Temple Cleansing

(Do we need a temple cleansing)

Mt 21:12-17

7/6/15

Sermon 62 Behold Your King

(Coronation Preparation and Presentation)

 Mt 21:1-11

29/3/15

Sermon 61 A Ransom for Many

(The Kings Death, Cup & Compassion) 

Mt 20:17-28

31/5/15

Sermon 60 God is Generous

(Workers in the Vineyard) 

Mt 20:1-16

24/5/15

 

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