God breaks the silence–hear his voice calling

Scripture Readings Hebrews 6:4-12 1Samuel 3 Introduction   My dear friends in Christ, GK Chesterton wrote: It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.  John Bunyan writes in The Pilgrim’s Progress about the battle in which the main character, Christian, faced Apollyon.  This battle was fierce during which Christian … Continue reading God breaks the silence–hear his voice calling

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Dreadful to fall in the hands of the living God

Scripture Readings Hebrews 10:19-31 1Samuel 2:22-36 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It is the duty of airlines to take passengers through the drills in case of an emergency.  They warn that, although one might know the procedures, one should still pay attention.  And you think, “That’s not going to happen today,” and … Continue reading Dreadful to fall in the hands of the living God

The saving sovereign God

Scripture readings: Luke 1:46:55 1Samuel 2:1-10 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I am going to make a statement, and want you to think about it:  your theology reflects your prayers, and your prayers reflect your theology. It would be safe to say—purely judged on what we can observe—that the church in Australia is … Continue reading The saving sovereign God

From hurtful mockery to joyful hope

Bible Reading 1 Samuel 1:1-20 Intercessory Prayer (based on Psalm 94) Loving Heavenly Father, You are holy and just, and You deal rightly with those who oppose You. You hate the arrogant, who stands up against You as Sovereign Lord. As we worship You now, the scenes of wicked men who terrorise your church and … Continue reading From hurtful mockery to joyful hope