Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

Bible Readings Ephesians 5:1-10Colossians 3:1-12 Introduction Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Our topic for this morning is United with Christ—living ‘in-Christ’.  This is the first in a short series of three sermons This sermon is the next in a series from the letter of Paul to the church in Colossae which … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

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Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Bible readings Romans 6:1-11 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Some 24 years ago we migrated from South Africa. Heila and I had to meet the requirements of the Government at the time. All along, our children, then under the age of sixteen, had nothing to do to meet any regulation. We can … Continue reading Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

Series title:  Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ Scripture Readings Ephesians 4:1-13 Colossians 2:9-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our series from Colossians goes under the heading “Growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”  We find terms like fulness, wisdom, understanding, every way, all power, all things, everything, glorious riches, all wisdom, perfect … Continue reading Only Jesus Christ – no if’s, no but’s (1)

Covenant Baptism

Broadly speaking, there are two main views on baptism: Covenant Baptism (some may call it paedobaptism, because it implies that infants of together with their covenant parents should be baptised).  The mode of baptism is sprinkling of water. Believers Baptism (some call it credo-baptism, because only those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as … Continue reading Covenant Baptism

Doing Good (2)

Doing good can destroy the purpose of grace Scripture Readings Micah 6:6-8 Galatians 3:1-23  Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, A dear friend of ours told me about a neighbour, and old man, sick and preparing himself for his last days.  He asked my friend to visit him because he wanted to discuss things thing … Continue reading Doing Good (2)

Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

Declared mercy Scripture Readings Acts 8:26-40 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, when it comes to grace and salvation, there is sometimes this sinful appreciation of the self. Captain George Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, finds in Maria, the governess, his new love.  The two of them sing a song, Something … Continue reading Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ