May 2017

Walking in the Joy of the Lord (Part 1)

The presence of true joy in the life of a believer is a tremendous privilege, yet often not fully realised on a day-to-day basis.  In this sermon, Pastor Daniel Kriss begins by providing a detailed definition of joy as a spiritual attitude, as opposed to simply a feeling.  Understanding the sovereignty of God, coupled with […]

What It Means to be a Member of God’s Family

Our Mother’s Day service here at MCCBC was a special time of celebration of not only God’s wonderful gift of mothers, but also of the God-ordained concept of family.  Opening with an overview of various responses we observe on a day such as this, Pastor Daniel Kriss then directs our attention during this sermon to […]

April 2017

Dead or Alive: The Death-Life Paradox of the Gospel

In this sermon, guest preacher Adrian Martinez skilfully expounds from Romans chapter 6 the beautiful paradox that as believers we have been made both dead to sin and alive to righteousness.  Touching on the significance of baptism with Christ, having a heart direction of righteousness, our new master/slave relationship, the results of real grace, and avoidance […]

Prerequisites to Service (Part 4) – Overcoming the Great Sin of Pride

In this fourth instalment of our mini-series preceding our study on the spiritual gifts, Pastor Daniel Kriss tackles the uncomfortable topic of pride and humility.  Beginning by noting that the Apostle Paul issues a command in Romans 12:3 to denounce pride, Pastor Daniel then provides us with a working definition of the term “pride”, followed […]

The Greatest Truth in All the World

The well-known text of John 3:16 contains the greatest truth known to mankind. In this Easter Sunday sermon, Pastor Daniel Kriss brings us a refreshingly simple yet powerful phrase-by-phrase exposition of this verse.  The reality that the love of God is unquantifiable, that He doesn’t need us yet invites us to come, that helpless sinners […]

Prerequisites to Service (Part 3) – Discerning the Will of God

If we desire to know the will of God, we must follow the pattern of God.  In this sermon, Pastor Daniel Kriss brings us Part 3 of our mini-series on Prerequisites to Service, and began by expounding for us from Romans 12:1-2 the Holy Spirit’s intentional order of enabling us to discern the will of God: […]

March 2017

Prerequisites to Service (Part 2.1)

Our little mini-series continues with a two-part sermon from Pastor Daniel Kriss expositing the hard-hitting commands contained in Romans 12:2 – opposing cultural conformity and renewing the mind.  Part One expounds the issue of conforming to our culture, discusses the definition of “this world”, and gives examples of God-opposed cultural thinking which are running rampant in our […]

Prerequisites to Service (Part 2.2)

Part Two then moved onto the means by which we can guard against conformity to the world – the renewal of our minds with the truth. As our minds are the battle ground for the truth, it is so necessary to ensure that our minds are being saturated with the Word of God. Pastor Daniel provides […]

Prerequisites to Service (Part 1)

Continuing our theme of service for the Lord, Pastor Daniel Kriss brings us this sermon entitled “Prerequisites to Service”.  Beginning by noting that God’s pattern is salvation – surrender – service, and asking the crucial question “What am I to BE, before I proceed to DO?”, Daniel then draws our attention to four areas as set out in […]

Serving the Lord with Gladness

Knowing where God wants you to be and what you ought to be doing is essential to serving with joy.  Having spent a large portion of time in 2016 understanding the identity and structure of the church, we now in 2017 are seeking to learn more about what our roles, individually and corporately, look like […]