When Dan Scott was a boy his home burned to the ground. The next morning his father read James 1:2-3 and led them in prayer. In this talk with the national Moderator of the PCC we talk about hardship and it’s relationship to joy and perseverance.
We want to be whole-hearted, balanced and refreshed. And yet, many are feeling half-hearted, off-centred and tired! Good news: The Holy Spirit makes your spirit whole. That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 1:19-34.
Who and what is the “Lamb of God”? The piercing herald John the Baptist introduces the Lamb who gives us the Holy Spirit. This episode is a biblical study on John 1:19-34.
Do you misunderstand (or undervalue) what it means to be deliberately adopted by God and deprive yourself of that knowledge and assurance? Do you know what it means to grow in both grace and truth? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 1:6-18.
When God adopts you, you gain a new special status. This gives great assurance in life as you seek to grow in grace and truth. This episode takes us through John 1:6-18 to fill in the details.
How can I make rest happen when I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel? I was asked this at a Q & A forum. Here’s my response.
Is my life headed in the right direction? It is… if you’re following the right person. In this sermon on John 1:1-5, I give an overview of the book and invite us to look to these 5 verses as an evaluative tool for the questions that matter most.
God incarnate. Eternal life. Wisdom for now. Big topics are on the menu in what may be the most famous and influential document on earth. In this episode I introduce it and look closely at verses 1-5.
You’re less likely to get knocked off centre if you’re properly centred. One way to do that is to “guard your heart.” This sermon on Proverbs 4:20-27 is timely for a new year and explains the how and why.
Although much is uncertain, God is certain. That’s why we need to “guard our hearts” in him (with vigilance). In this episode we go to Proverbs 4:20-27 for some wisdom about doing just that.
We are living in a time of upheaval, a stampede of fear. In this concise Christmas Eve message I look at Luke 2: 8-14 and explain how fear retreats when Christ advances.
What if you’ve never truly heard the story you’ve heard a hundred times? In this episode (and post) I go in-depth with Luke 2:1-20 and explore these ancient towns, the threat of scandal, political contexts, shadowy shepherds, and the meaning of a Saviour, Messiah and Lord.
What does it mean that Jesus is the “radiance of God’s glory,” and how do we bask in it? The right kind of light makes you see things you didn’t see before. This sermon is a high-level summary of our series on Hebrews.
We love our children. We don’t like anxiety. So how can we better understand anxiety in children, and how can we help those we love so dearly? That’s what we discuss in this interview with Lyndsey Stevenato.
Friendship—with other Christians, and even with Jesus. That’s our topic in this talk with the Rev. Dr. John Vissers, principal of Knox College. We talk about the heighted importance of friendship today, the embrace of Jesus, trust, looking out for one another, the means of grace, the “second self,” and more.
What would be your parting words to a child as they headed off to college? Hebrews 13 feels like important parting words which need to be taken to heart to ensure faithfulness. I explore them with and for you in this episode.
What if a current trial was God training or teaching you to become more holy? What if God didn’t want lesser things for you, but greater? That’s what I explore in this sermon on Hebrews 12:1-13.
What if there was actually a point to your hardships? What if you were being disciplined and trained for something else? In this podcast episode I explore these ideas (and others) as we look closely at Hebrews 12:1-13.
Douglas Rollwage has over 33 years of experience as a trusted Bible teacher. In this podcast we cover a lot of ground, touching on the vitality of Bible Study, the transformative effect of pilgrimage, common pushbacks, and how knowing God deepens your relationship with him.
God’s people are “being made holy.” What does that mean, and what role do we play in EACH OTHER’s holiness? That’s what I explore in this sermon on Hebrews 10:1-25.