The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

The Broken World Waits In Darkness For The Light That Is You

 

How long will it take for us to realize that we are God’s agents of light? It is through the channels of our daily lives that He shines the light of His message of love in the world today.

So how do we become agents of light? How do we penetrate the marketplace? How can we bring glory to God and touch the lives of the people we meet and mingle with on a daily basis in a positive life-changing, eternity-altering way?

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Fan or Follower?

 

Are you a follower of Christ or just a Fan? You see there are many followers who, if they are perfectly honest with themselves, might fall more into the category of fans. The most basic definition of a fan is ‘an enthusiastic admirer.’ It’s the guy who goes to a rugby match with the South African flag painted on his face; he stands and cheers wildly for the Springbok squad. He may even have a signed jersey hanging on his wall. But he’s never in the game. He never breaks a sweat or takes a hard hit on the field. He knows all about the players and can rattle off all the latest stats, but he doesn’t know the players. He yells and cheers but nothing is required of him. There is no sacrifice on his part. He’s simply an enthusiastic admirer.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Keeping Jesus Central

 

The most iconic Christian Christmas image is without a doubt the nativity or manger scene. There’s the barn and a star, and then there’s always the same set of characters – the angels, and Mary, and Joseph, and the Wise Men, and the shepherds, and baby Jesus is always at the centre of the manger scene; and that’s simply because that’s exactly where Jesus belongs. All the other characters point to Him. Christmas is all about Jesus. He is the reason for the season.

 

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From This Seed a Tree Shall Surely Grow

 

There are instances in everyone’s life when they feel small and insignificant, invisible to God and unable to make much of a difference. And yet Scripture says that we are made with purpose and a plan. Out of a teeny, tiny seed a tree will surely come. If we truly want God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done in our lives as it is in heaven; if we want breakthrough of that heavenly Kingdom, here in our midst, and for it to grow and have the impact God intends, we need to die to self.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Only by Grace Can We Stand

 

Suppose you were to die tonight and stand before God, and He asked you why He should allow you into heaven? What would you say? If you’ve been deceived into thinking that you can trust in your own righteousness to secure your eternity, or you’ve got a mixture of grace aided your own contribution thing going on, turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and let your hope of an eternity spent with Him, rest in Him, and Him alone. We are saved by grace; the work is God’s, not ours.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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Unity

 

Psalm 133 gives us a beautiful picture of what unity should be like in the community of believers. This short message was given as part of our 19th Birthday Celebration service.

 

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The Prodigal Father

 

One of the most well-known of Jesus parables is the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’. And yet the word prodigal is defined as “having or giving something on a lavish scale, in a recklessly extravagant way. In light of that this parable should actually be known as the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Father’, because the most startling act of extravagant and unrestrained love is exhibited in the way in which the Father responds to his two sons when he realizes that both of them were estranged from his Father-heart.

 

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The Groan Zone

 

Have you ever been in the “groan zone” – it’s where you sigh more than you speak; when your inner agony is so deep that you’re literally at a loss for words, you can’t even express what you’re actually feeling; when you cry and ask “Why?”; when you’re so confused that you just don’t know which way to turn; when you’re tempted to give up praying all together.

 

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“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