Sermons by Richard Blackbeard

Those who are forgiven much, love much

Luke 7:36-50 These are most precious words from God: “Your sins are forgiven.” A religious life and reputation does not save one.The Pharisees trusted in their external appearance, but neglected the inside.We must ask what we base our salvation on. Is it our good deeds and appearance? Only a Penitent Faith in Jesus Christ saves.The…

Peaceful Trust in the LORD

Psalm 131 1 A Song of Ascents. Of David.O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvellous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a…

The characteristics of lukewarmness

2 Chronicles 16 Its Characteristics: 1. Forgetfulness of God’s previous help. 2. Reliance on shrewd strategy when in distress. 3. Rejection of reproof in correction. How we should respond to criticism:a. Do not be surprised.b. Listen attentively — don’t interrupt.c. Weigh carefully what is said in the light of Scripture.d. If in doubt about the…

Our Lord’s Ministry and Power to Heal

Mark 5 v 1-20 The SettingOne of four miracles – all underlying the importance of faith.a. The Calming of the seab. The Demoniac (this passage)c. Woman with flow of blood.d. Jairus’ daughter. The Demoniac.Demon possession is a reality – being possessed by a foreign, evil spirit, and is very real. Demons are the devil’s agents.Satan…