The shipwreck of partial obedience

Scripture Readings 1 Samuel 14:31-45 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Friends of ours had a hobby farm. They had milking goats .  These animals were fairly expensive. We arrived for a weekend visit, only to find everyone in pandemonium.  One of the goats was terribly sick, lying on its … Continue reading The shipwreck of partial obedience

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Victory, but not by the king

Bible Readings Psalm 2 1 Samuel 13:16-14:14 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The high school I attended was a blip on the radar compared to some city schools.  But we had a very good rugby team.  Spurred on by an enthusiastic local crowd of fellow students, and an even more passionate … Continue reading Victory, but not by the king

When the truth becomes a lie and the lie becomes truth (2)

The Battle for Christian Marriage Bible Readings Exodus 20:1-17 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction From about 1715 a movement called The Enlightenment swept across the western world.  Behind about every philosophy stood the idea that man should be free of every form of oppression, where everyone will only work as much as is needed, and be … Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie and the lie becomes truth (2)

When the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth

Bible Readings 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Romans 1:18-32 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, During the next three weeks Australians will have the opportunity to have their say in the battle to redefine marriage. Pressure from the world is mounting against Christians to separate what they think as Christians when they attend church from … Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth