You cannot help but love Conrad Mbewe, who pastors a church in Zambia. Not only does he have a strong South African accent, and a comforting preaching style, he is a good expositor of Scripture and strongly stands for God’s Word.
Heart Cry Missionary Society has a portion of Conrad’s messages series on John and Romans. I haven’t got to listen to his Romans series yet, but I am enjoying John. Unfortunately, all that is available is John 12:20 through John 17:18.
One memorable point was in his sermon titled “The Danger of Spiritual Self-Confidence” where he reflected on Peter asserting to Jesus that he would follow him even to death. Conrad suggests that to question Peter’s sincerity and to call him a hypocrite in light of his denial of Jesus that very night is to draw a superficial conclusion. We make this same mistake in the church today. When we hear about another believer falling into serious sin our response to that reveals our theology. A response of condemnation and pride will believe “How could they do that? I would never fall into that.” We must realize that we carry with us a nature that is capable of any sin. And any sin that you just now though would be exempt, add that back to your list. You are capable of any sin. If you don’t believe that then you are decieving yourself. He who stands now, take heed lest you fall.
Conrad continues this line of thought regarding our natures. He uses the example of women who watch the soaps, or men who look at pornography. To do so is to watch scandal and deception. “Don’t you realize you are FEEDING a nature?” We carry with us a nature prone to sin. When we feed it such things it will eventually lead to exercise those sins. Be careful what you feed to your sin nature.
This is a fabulous series that will feed your soul.
By the way, Conrad has a very interesting blog of his work in Africa called A Letter from Kabwata.