The author has been in pastoral ministry for 21 years and this publication is his
jubilee edition of some sermons that he has preached over the duration of his ministry.
Most of these sermons were preached in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand
where the author now resides. The second most in South Africa, where he was born and where
he served within the Dutch Reformed Church for many years. The least of these messages
were preached in the Flemish speaking parts of Belgium where the author occasionally had
the opportunity to address congregations.
The first section of the book is to encourage those in the ministry of preaching and
teaching to be disciplined in not neglecting the important call and service to God and his
people. The second part of the book consists of author's sermons, arranged according to
English alphabets and divided into two categories: `Sermons for Feeding' and `Sermons for
This book is to motivate and confirm that preaching still matters especially in a
post-Christendom context and the time spent preparing for doing that does indeed count for
The role of the local pastor
Why preaching and teaching matters?
God loves to surprise his servants!
The Holy Spirit loves to surprise the church
How to become an agent of surprise?
1. Sermons for Feeding the Flock : Preaching as Pastoral Care
2. Sermons for Fixing what is Broken : Preaching as Prophetic Responsibility
3. Bonus Edition : Sermon Series
Mario Weyers started with ordained pastoral ministry in the Dutch
Reformed Church in South Africa, 20 years back. There, he pastored several churches and
visited Flemish Belgium in regard to church planting projects in the Low Countries. At
present, he ministers in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Academically, he has completed a Masters and Doctorate in Missiology. His main area of
research is Post Christendom and how the Church can move beyond this reality and even
flourish in spite of its challenges.
His first published book, titled: `Belonging to the Church before believing in Christ'
by Mediacom Education in Australia (2016) deals with the ongoing issue of membership and
faith. Another of his recent publication is `Your Church is God's New Creation' published
by Christian World Imprints.