Unworthy servants

 Characteristics of Christ’s disciples  Scripture Readings Psalm 57 Luke 17:1-19 Introduction Dear brother and sister in Christ,. The idea of personal responsibility in our world has been replaced with playing the blame game:  I am making mistakes, but it is someone else or my circumstances which led me to do it.  It is never me. … Continue reading Unworthy servants

The Devastation of Disobedience

Lessons from Joshua Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 6:14-7:1 Joshua 23:1-16 Introduction There was a man who sold his house. The buyer was somewhat surprised when the owner had one last request:  he wanted to have the hook behind the bathroom door.  “No problem”, the buyer said, “let’s go and get it for you.”  “No,” the owner … Continue reading The Devastation of Disobedience

Caleb – He trusted God all the way

Lessons from Joshua Scripture Readings Numbers 13:26-14:9 Joshua 14:6-15 Introduction Dear brother and sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, As most of you know by now, I served for some time as padre in the Presbyterian Inland Mission.  When working in the area of Wedderburn and Charlton in Victoria, someone asked me if I had … Continue reading Caleb – He trusted God all the way

What would I say to gay people?

Good day!  You might have heard the song “Amazing Grace” a few times at funerals or on the radio.  Every time I hear the words, “… that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see” I thank God for his saving grace in my … Continue reading What would I say to gay people?

The day the Lord listened to a man (2)

Lessons from Joshua Scripture Readings Luke 24:36-29 Joshua 10:1-15 Introduction The Bible is not meant to be understood as a book with two separate major sections, the Old Testament dealing with Israel, and the New Testament dealing with the church, as if these sections have not much in common.  If read this way, what happened … Continue reading The day the Lord listened to a man (2)

Saved by hook or by crook

Lessons from Joshua Scripture Readings Joshua 9:1-27 John 16:17-24 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, In preparing a series from the book of Joshua I am forced to preach the Word of God about the Gibeonites.  I really wanted to get to the glories of God’s triumphal victory over the kings of … Continue reading Saved by hook or by crook