Free servants of God submitting to earthly authority

Bible readings Psalm 45; 1 Peter 2:13-17 Introduction Some of us might remember Kim Davies who served as county clerk in the state of Kentucky in the USA. She was supposed to issue marriage certificates to same sex-couples.  Kim Davies said:   "I promised to love Him [God] with all my heart, mind and soul … Continue reading Free servants of God submitting to earthly authority

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God’s holy aliens in a dark world

Scripture Readings: John 17:6-19 1Peter 2:11-14 Main thoughts Who/what is “the world”? Christians are sojourners/pilgrims Why abstain from this world? Why engage with this world Introduction Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp, is indeed a light on the dark pages of war history. She wrote in her diary, “God called me in the morning … Continue reading God’s holy aliens in a dark world

God’s brand-new house

Bible readings Psalm 118:17-29 1 Peter 2:4-8 Introduction We understand that to build a house the new owner needs money, he needs a plan (or an architect), the house must need his needs, and he needs building material — and then, most of all, he must have the ability to finish the work.  Only then … Continue reading God’s brand-new house

Live as adopted child in the holy family of God (3)

Bible readings 1 Corinthians 13 1Peter 1:17-2:3 Introduction Brothers and sister in the Lord, Our society is made up of different general collections:  there is the Baby Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z.  These divisions of course are artificial and ostensibly used to excuses certain age groups for acting decent and civilised.  The mindset of … Continue reading Live as adopted child in the holy family of God (3)