Heritage Baptist Church exists by the grace of God and for the glory of God, which is the ultimate purpose of all our activities. We seek to glorify the God of Scripture by promoting His worship, edifying and equipping the saints, evangelizing the nations, planting and strengthening churches, calling other assemblies to biblical faithfulness and purity, encouraging biblical fellowship among believers and ministering to the needy, thus proclaiming and defending God’s perfect law and glorious ...
Forgiveness is perhaps one of the hardest virtues to practice based on the number of times it is mentioned in the New Testament and the radical consequences for those who refuse to forgive, even though they are the ones who have been wronged. Come and learn the importance of forgiving one another and also where to find the strength to do it.…
What are the ideal conditions for the church to grow in grace, be built up and multiply? This Sunday morning we will spend time in the text where we see God bring peace to the church in Judea and the church thrives.
In this sermon we consider the cost of discipleship. Those who would be Christ’s disciples must love their family less than they love Him, bear the cross and relinquish everything in service to Him. These are complementary ways of describing complete commitment to following Christ.
Should Christians be correcting and warning one another? If so when and how? Join us in this Sunday evening sermon to see what the Scriptures teach.
Psalm 42 shows us how to deal with the depression that sometimes arises from difficult circumstances, rejection and the sense of disorientation that believers experience this side of glory.
To kick start our new evening sermon series we will take a look at Philippians 2:4 where we are told to look to the interests of one another.
Saul of Tarsus was an enemy of the church of God. He did unspeakable evil in his zeal against the church. Yet in Acts 9, the Lord Jesus shows Him great mercy. Join us as we consider An Enemy Conquered.
“Touch not the Lord’s anointed! Ever heard a big shot speaker use this term to silence any criticism? Well, come and learn what it really means as we study David’s Psalm of praise at the conclusion of the establishment of the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem.
After trying to move the ark without seeking the Lord, and experiencing disastrous consequences, David has learnt his lesson. This time there is consecration, loud rejoicing and dancing as all Israel faithfully worships the Lord…except for one person.
This coming Sunday we consider the text, learning from the example of King David the critical importance of seeking the Lord if we want to be victorious in life. As a bonus we will also take a look at polygamy!
This Sunday we see that God is not impressed by sincerity, zeal, emotion or passion without obedience. If God is God then we worship him the way He tells us to!
"The Chronicler highlights the loyalty of all Israel to David as King. Through this account we are challenged to be loyal to our great King, Jesus Christ, as well as the fact that if we are to be mighty men and women in God’s Kingdom it will not occur without rigorous training in godliness."
Do you want to be a part of the best of the best when it comes to serving Christ? Have you got what it takes to be a part of the Lord’s elite special forces? See and learn what it takes from David’s mighty men. Who dares wins!
This Lord’s Day we study why God killed King Saul and ended his dynasty. We see how important it is to seek the Lord in everything we do and that even in the midst of ruin God raises up something even better.
In this series we will see the importance of identity as we study the genealogies in 1 Chronicles. We live in a time of restlessness, of existential angst in which multitudes are longing for some form of identity and belonging. Many are trying to find it in culture, ethnicity, clubs and societies but ultimate identity can only be found in Christ an…
This sermon concludes our short series on the New Testament office of Elder. Who are the elders? Why did the Lord Jesus give them to the church? What is the church’s relationship to them? And what are their lives to be like? In this sermon we consider their function in the church
We continue our short series on the New Testament office of Elder. In this sermon we look into the character that an Elder should have.
This Lord’s Day we begin a short series on the New Testament office of Elder. Who are the elders? Why did the Lord Jesus give them to the church? What is the church’s relationship to them? And what are their lives to be like? We will begin to answer these questions as we consider the three titles of elders in the New Testament.…
After nearly 30 sermons we conclude our journey through 2 Corinthians this Sunday. The long-suffering Apostle Paul concludes his epistle by giving the church six imperatives for unity as well as a glorious trinitarian blessing.
In the penultimate message on 2 Corinthians the Apostle Paul calls on the Corinthians to examine themselves and so vindicate his apostolicity. Paul does not want to visit them in power and discipline but in weakness and joy.
Even though Paul boasts in his weakness regarding his sufferings, persecutions and calamities, the Corinthians must not confuse his weakness for powerlessness. In this next section of 2 Corinthians we will see the power of the resurrected Christ in dealing with those who continue in unrepentant sin.
In the next portion of 2 Corinthians the Apostle Paul imitates Christ, and gives us an example, by showing that his desire is for the church and not for their money or what Paul can get from them.
This Lord’s Day we resume our series in 2nd Corinthians: Strength Through Suffering In this iconic passage the Apostle Paul shows us that true power in ministry and in the Christian life is not found in private revelations or ecstatic experiences but through humble delight in sufferings.
In Mark 1 we meet a leper in need of cleansing. He comes to the Lord, and in this interaction we see hope for all who are in need God's liberation.
What does the Scripture teach regarding child discipline? How is it to be done? Why is it to be done? What is the goal? This session also includes a Q n A session.
What does God require of single people in the church? Pastor Smith takes us through a number of exhortations to the single.
What does God require of wives? What is the wife's primary duty? Pastor Smith exposits Ephesians 5 regarding the wife's responsibilities.
What does God require of husbands? What is the husband's primary duty? Pastor Smith exposits Ephesians 5 regarding the husband's responsibilities.
What does the Scripture say regarding parenting? We see in the New Testament that when it regards parenting, the Scripture explicitly addresses fathers. In this third session of the conference Pastor Smith exposits Ephesians 6.
What is the Lord's call to those who are single? What is the design for a single life? In this the second session of the Family Conference, Pastor Jeff Smith unpacks God's word to single men and women.
What is Marriage? Where does it come from? In this first session of the conference, Pastor Jeff Smith outlines a theology of marriage.
The psalms speak of a rejoicing one, forever at God’s side, who will not see decay. Join us this Resurrection Sunday as we see the joy of Christ by his Father’s side as a resurrected Man.
Psalm 22 is a cry of a man in agony, stripped by evil men and rejected by the God he serves. But who is this man? What is his death achieving? Join us on Friday the 15th of April as we explore the death of Jesus Christ as seen by David.
'Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again[b] he cannot see the kingdom of God.”' ~John 3:3
For the first time in Acts, we see God himself directly involved in choosing an individual to be evangelized. Whom does God choose? An outcast who would not be allowed in the Jerusalem temple. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through an episode in Philip’s ministry where the Holy Spirit directs him to a gentile Eunuch, and in this story we see the great g…
What is true conversion? Does all “believing” lead to salvation? As the gospel arrives in Samaria, Luke tells us of a well known sorcerer who believes. But as we look closer, Luke shows us that not all is as it seems.
How do we live as a church in times of uncertainty and trial? Pastor Mpumelelo shows us the Jerusalem church's response to being scattered: They remained steadfast and preached the same message that cost them trouble.
Stephen’s testimony invites the anger of the Jewish leaders. While they kill him, Christ vindicates him. This Sunday Morning we will consider the death of the first Christian martyr and it’s effects on the Jerusalem church.
Stephen gives testimony in his own defense; and this testimony turns into an accusation against the people of Israel. And as Stephen responds, the lesson is clear even for us: our God is to be obeyed.
God blesses Stephen with an apostolic ministry and opponents rise up against him from every corner of the Roman world. In this instalment of our series in Acts, Pastor Mpumelelo explains the devilish response of the Hellenistic Jews against Stephen's ministry.
The Lord Jesus said the church will be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. So far in Acts, the gospel has gone to Jerusalem and Judea. How will god bring the Gospel to Samaria and the ends of the earth? It begins with division in the church. Pastor Mpumelelo unpacks Acts 6 as we continue our study in Acts.…
The Church in Acts is persecuted time and time again. In this latest instance, the apostles are thrown in prison for proclaiming Christ. This leaves us with a few questions. What is persecution? Why is it there? Where does it come from? Pastor Mpumelelelo tackles these questions and more in this instalment of our study in Acts.…
The apostles performed many signs and wonders as the church grew. What lessons can we learn from these miracles? Why don't we see them today? Pastor Mpumelelo exhorts us to have confidence in the message of the apostles as it is authenticated by these signs in this installment of our series in Acts.
The frail, poor child born in a lowly manger in a backwater of the Roman Empire is also the Mighty God who has changed everything forever. This Christmas morning Pastor Michael explains the second name of Christ in Isaiah 9.
Isaiah 9 speaks of a coming King Who will turn be the great light. But who is this King? Pastor Michael takes us through the first of His names in verse 6 - Wonderful Counsellor.
The presence of the Spirit of God in us and among us should fill us with covenantal fear. Pastor Mpumelelo takes us through the famous account of Ananias and Sapphira and exhorts us to fear God.