Sermon Library

Praise the Lord for technology that allows us the opportunity to record and upload quality Bible teaching to this site. May the Lord use the preaching of the Word of God from the pulpit at MCCBC to encourage, challenge and change your life.

 

January 2018

Considering Our Ways & Developing Habits of Holiness (Pt 2.2) – Family/Home Life

Part 2 of the sermon on Family/Home Life continues here, with Pastor Daniel Kriss now directing his attention firstly to the wives, with a series of pertinent questions on the condition of their role within their marriage. Moving onto the privileged position of parenthood, then children, and finally the home (the "bricks & mortar"), this sermon asks the tough, personal questions urging us to honestly examine and evaluate the state of this aspect of our lives in relation to God's standards as set in His Word. Truly a challenge! 



Considering Our Ways & Developing Habits of Holiness (Pt 2.1) – Family/Home Life

Family and home life are in the crosshairs of examination and review in this very personal message, as Pastor Daniel Kriss brings us part 2 of our series “Considering Our Ways & Developing Habits of Holiness – Family/Home Life”.
An extensive series of probing questions are posed, beginning with the husband/wife relationship in marriage, and then further still, into the role and responsibilities of the husband.
Drawing out Biblical truth and applying it refreshingly to this G



A Study in Colossians: Part 11

The book of Colossians contains powerful truth regarding our spiritual position in Christ. Dead to our old life, and alive to the new. Preacher Lucas Macdonald considers the Apostle Paul's charge, in chapter 3 verses 5-9, in this message. Contained within is practical, expositional teaching on the daily struggle of our new nature against our old selves, the necessity of killing the sins of the old nature, the heart of idolatry, the debased desire of covetousness, and contentedness as a weapon of grace. 



A Theology of Trees

Trees are a familiar aspect of creation around us. In this unique communion message, Pastor Daniel takes us on a journey through the Bible, considering various trees and their associated attitudes and meanings. Beginning with the Tree of Rebellion and the Tree of Religion in the garden of Eden, moving to the Tree of Inquisition climbed by Zacchaeus, the Tree of Redemption (Calvary), and lastly the Tree of Life (Revelation), Pastor Daniel brings to light precious theological truths and spiritual applications from these natural wooden structures recorded for us in God's Word, including a strong set of reasons for Christ's death on the cross - a stunning reminder of the benefits of the Gospel. 



December 2017

Considering Our Ways & Developing Habits of Holiness (Pt 1)

The conclusion of a year and the dawning of a new one bring a wonderful opportunity for reminiscence, review & recalibration. Pastor Daniel Kriss takes this theme in our year-ending sermon, beginning a preaching series of self-examination of five areas of our lives. The introduction is a timely reminder of our life’s purpose, noting that God’s will for our lives is never obscured. Our personal/private life is the first area considered, with Pastor Daniel asking six probing, in



Hark! The Hymn (Part 1)

The theological depths contained in the lyrics of Charles Wesley’s age-old hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” form the focal point of our special Christmas mini-series. Pastor Daniel Kriss provides a detailed exposition, line by line, of the original lyrics of this hymn for the purpose of recalibrating our minds back to the God-child in the manger.
We discover firstly a call to pause & consider, see the glory of the heavens opened, and the proclamations of praise, peace and pardon. A



A Study in Colossians: Pt 10

Preacher Lucas Macdonald continues in our study of Colossians, now moving into chapter 3 where Paul takes the doctrine he has taught in chapters 1 & 2 and makes practical applications. Lucas explores the paradox of being "in the world, but not of the world".  We are to have a preoccupation with the divine, a continual gaze toward the glory of the Lord.  The focal point is so clear in these first verses of chapter 3 - Christ, the very centre of our lives. Lucas continued to explain the meaning and practicalities of setting our minds on things above. Just as a compass needle is drawn north, our new life as believers has a new compass direction - due north to our Saviour! 



November 2017

Correspondence from Christ (Pt 7.2): Laodicea

Part 2 of our sermon on Christ’s letter to the church at Laodicea continues, with Pastor Daniel Kriss delineating the counsel of Christ to this apathetic assembly of believers.  The church was counselled to “purchase” three things from the incalculable treasures of Christ, and the explanation of this unusual term is given, along with a description of each treasure and its’ unique relevance to the Laodicean people.  The care of Christ for his indifferent, lukewarm church, in the fo




Correspondence from Christ (Pt 7.1): Laodicea

The church at Laodicea is a well-known member of the “Seven Churches” in Revelation, and NOT for positive reasons.  In Part 1 of this final sermon in our Correspondence from Christ series, Pastor Daniel Kriss unpacks this serious and weighty communication from Jesus to the lukewarm body of believers in the affluent city of Laodicea.  Firstly expounding the three titles by which Christ introduces himself, Pastor Daniel then provides us with a detailed summation of Christ’s com




Correspondence from Christ (Pt 6): Philadelphia

The sixth of the letters of Christ to the seven churches in Revelation is addressed to the small assembly at Philadelphia.  In this sermon, Pastor Daniel Kriss breaks down this letter into four aspects, beginning with the characteristics by which Christ describes Himself. Philadelphia’s commendation from Christ relates to their spirituality and obedience even with severely limited resources. Several commitments of Christ, including the promises of His honour, protection,