The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Sermons

“In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All Things, Charity.”

The Church is filled with people who come from various levels of faith. Some have been Christians for many years. Some are in a state of exploring. Some have just recently accepted Christ and still have a lot to learn. For the most part, and with regard to the essential issues there is agreement, it’s in the disputable matters that we find the tempest in the teapot.

Sadly many Christians can be very critical, negative, and condemning. That is, if you don’t believe exactly as they believe then you won’t make it to heaven. And that’s not what Christianity is all about!

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

Take Up Your Cross

To take up your cross, to carry your cross, is to be willing to die in order to follow Jesus. While there were those who gave their literal lives for Jesus, as many of the disciples were said to have done. Carrying your cross meant more than that, it meant dying to self, surrendering all aspects of your life to Jesus.
Many of us understand that we need die to self in terms of sinful behaviour but there is another way in which we need to die to self…

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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Rejection

Rejection has a way of destroying a person’s life in a way that few other things can. In fact the number of people who are affected by rejection is staggering. One highly experienced deliverance minister notes that spirits of rejection are among some of the most common demons that he has encountered throughout his ministry. It seems that almost everybody is affected by rejection to some degree. It’s vital for us who are in a living relationship with Jesus, to understand, as well as work through this if we want to be all that God has created us to be. Overcoming rejection and the effects of a mistaken identity is absolutely essential.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Waiting

Our living relationship with the Lord often involves waiting. Waiting for Him to answer that prayer. Waiting for Him to open that door of opportunity. Waiting for Him to show us the way to go. Waiting for Him to deliver us from our trial and suffering. The question is then, Why does God make us wait?

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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Remembering What We Should Forget & Forgetting What We Should Remember

We need to understand the important distinction between conviction and condemnation. If you don’t understand this distinction, then you are probably going to spend a long time wasting a lot of energy on false guilt. Conviction, the conviction of the Holy Spirit who abides in us as God’s people, is when you feel bad for a sin that has not yet been confessed. That is the key. He convicts us until we come to that point when we confess the sin and turn from our wicked ways. Condemnation feels very similar but the difference is that it is feeling guilt over confessed sin.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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For When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

 

God loves to use the weak to lead the strong. God loves to use the foolish to make the wise look foolish. The fact that God can use those whom we disqualify from the running, those who are not charismatic enough, or smart, or fit, or beautiful enough, those who are not rich or powerful enough, testifies as to how great our God is. What this tells us is that God can use you for great things in the Kingdom, no matter who you are, as long as you live a life of worship and surrender to Him.

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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No Fruit, No Proof

When we hear the word repent it is not simply to turn away from sin and turn back to God – no – in this process of turning away true repentance is actually changing our mind about our sin. It is recognising that our sin is against God first and this should grieve us – we should feel sorrow when we sin because we break God’s law. We should actually mourn our sin because it is that very sin that sent innocent Jesus to death. When we recognize the weight of our sin this should lead us to change our mind about it as well as our interaction with future sin.

 

Sermon by Luke Kincaid

 

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Our Father

Jesus came and brought a new dimension to our relationship with God. He demonstrated a relationship with His heavenly Father both intimate and reverential. Not only that, Jesus made it possible for us to enter into this relationship with God. For in Christ, who died for our sin and rose again, we are brought into right relationship with God. 
This is why, when Jesus teaches His disciples how they should pray He begins, “Our Father…”

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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