Video Sermon: This is a Trustworthy Saying

What is a Trustworthy Saying?

A couple of weeks ago, I prepared a sermon based on Matthew 18 titled ‘If your brother wrongs you’. At 6 pm on the Saturday evening, I got the news that a leading member of our church, and a long-term ministry colleague, had just died of a massive heart attack.

Within an hour I had processed this news and come to the realisation that the sermon I had prepared for the following day was now not at all appropriate.

However, the Holy Spirit was, as always, ahead of me because that very morning He had directed me to the book of Titus. A wonderful mini Gospel lies embedded in chapter three of this pastoral letter like a precious stone almost hidden in the ground.
The next day, I preached a sermon titled ‘This is a trustworthy saying’ from Titus 3:3-8. I do not have any sermon notes to share with you because I didn’t have time to prepare other than in prayer. However, the staff videoed the message and live streamed it on the church Facebook page.

Just click on the picture below or HERE to view the sermon in YouTube.

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Christopher Peppler

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About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.