God’s call to be trouble in times of unbridled sin

Those of you who come from an agricultural background will understand that some animals are just stubborn. We had a good friend in the town where we lived back in country Western Transvaal. This man contracted meningitis as a nine year old  and had to make a living by chopping wood.  He became very strong.  … Continue reading God’s call to be trouble in times of unbridled sin

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Thirst relieved

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37–38, NKJV) In order to see the whole … Continue reading Thirst relieved

Without Christ

… remember that at that time you were separate from [without] Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12, NIV) A more miserable state cannot be conceived! It is bad enough to be without money, or without health, or … Continue reading Without Christ

Do you love Me?

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15, NIV) The question which heads this paper was addressed by Christ to the Apostle Peter. A more … Continue reading Do you love Me?

God’s call to step up in times of unbridled sin and rebellion

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Today the Lord calls us to be faithful witnesses; He puts before us the tests to remain faithful, more so when circumstances change.  The way, the time and places we served in the past might call us to step up as the battle becomes more fierce. Looking at … Continue reading God’s call to step up in times of unbridled sin and rebellion

Visible churches warned – J.C. Ryle

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:22, NIV) This verse appears to call the special attention of all true Christians to the seven “Epistles to the Churches of Asia Minor.” I believe it was meant to make believers take particular notice of the things which these seven … Continue reading Visible churches warned – J.C. Ryle

The Church which Christ builds – J.C. Ryle

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18, NIV) A building: “My Church” The Lord Jesus Christ speaks of “my Church.” The Church of our text is made up of all true believers in the … Continue reading The Church which Christ builds – J.C. Ryle

A memorial of God’s powerful redemption

Communion Service Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, In Rio de Janeiro 11,178 athletes of 215 countries are competing in 306 events of the Olympic Games.  Billions of people will watch the even over the next two weeks on every conceivable device.  Advertisers will rake in big amounts of mon ey; and … Continue reading A memorial of God’s powerful redemption