Expecting Christ’s return (8)

Bible Readings Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, In the early ’40s, communism spread into many parts of eastern Europe fell under the expansionist powers of the Soviet Union.  The USSR was under the firm control of Joseph Stalin, who absolutely destroyed his political rivals.  His brutal methods to achieve … Continue reading Expecting Christ’s return (8)

Expecting the return of Christ (6)

Bible readings Romans 8:22-39 2Thessalonians 2:9-17 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Young William Wilberforce was discouraged one night in the early 1790s after another defeat in his 10 year battle against the slave trade in England. Tired and frustrated, he opened his Bible and began to leaf through it. A small piece … Continue reading Expecting the return of Christ (6)

Expecting Christ’s Return (5)

Scripture Readings Isaiah 30:27-33 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We lived in an old Queenslander, raised from ground level.  From the front of the house to the back was a fairly steep slope, with the effect that one needed to climb quite a few steps to get to the … Continue reading Expecting Christ’s Return (5)

Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

The battle belongs to the Lord Scripture Readings Hebrews 7:1-10 Genesis 14:1-24 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It was told of Charles William Eliot, once president of Harvard University, who had a conversation with a campus labourer who said: “There is not much difference between men, but the little difference there … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

The battle lines drawn: God is glorified

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 41 John 13:18-32 Introduction I remember vividly the warning of one of my professors, “Be on your guard”, he said, “every heresy in the history of the church started in the study of a manse.” I will not forget … Continue reading The battle lines drawn: God is glorified