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Sermons by “Nick Louw”

How to rest in a crazy world

We tend to measure our worth by how busy we are. Listen to this talk for a fresh look on what the Bible reveals about working and resting.

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How to have a good marriage

God created marriage to be a union between a man and a woman. In this talk, we will explore God’s purpose for marriage, and how this can assist in how to have a good marriage.

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Are you of Adam or of Abraham?

It can be said that the Bible is the story of two families; that of Adam and that of Abraham. As we conclude this series on Genesis, we need to understand the consequences of being in either of these two families.

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Revenge

In this passage, which continues into Genesis chapters 43 and 45, Joseph was placed in a position where he could take revenge on his brothers for what they did to him several years before. However, to fulfill covenant promises, God lead Joseph on a journey of forgiveness and restoration of broken relationships.
Listen to the talk to understand how revenge can never bring healing.

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“God be with you”

God be with you…this is a very familiar blessing that we wish upon another.
But, what does it mean? Learn from the story of Joseph, as a prisoner in Egypt.

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What does a Christian in lockdown really value?

In his letter, Paul writes to the church in Thessalonica about three of their needs that he is aware of. Those needs are very similar to what Christians need today.

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Happy endings…or not

At the end of Genesis 33, all seems to have ended well for Jacob. But then comes chapter 34. Jacob actually emerges as a villain! Listen to how God saves his covenant people, despite how much they fail. Understand also from Jacob’s eventual response, how we need to respond to God’s saving grace.

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How God changes his covenant people

This story about a wrestling match may seem strange. But in context, it is a story of how God changes his people to become worthy covenant members.

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Curing the pandemic (of sin)

In light of the Corona virus, we look at how sin entered the world through Adam, who was Patient Zero and, how we have inherited the genetic disease. We sin because we are sinful, and there is no cure. But through Jesus’ righteous act on the Cross, He makes us righteous before we do anything right, even though we do not deserve it.

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How a story of spotted sheep can encourage us

We pick up the story after Jacob has run away to escape the wrath of his brother, Esau. At the request of his mother, he visits her brother who is still as manipulative as he was when he tried to trick Isaac. Yet God uses Laban’s evil plans for His purposes, and protects Jacob under the Covenant.

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