Ascension: Christ, our King, ascends his throne as Lord of lords

ASCENSION DAY and its IMPLICATIONS for TODAY Article by Dr. Peter Hammond (http://www.frontline.org.za) Today is Ascension Day. Why are so many things going wrong? Recently, I was asked by a Christian leader: "Why is there so much corruption, crime and violence in our society? Why is there so much immorality, even in the church? Why are we … Continue reading Ascension: Christ, our King, ascends his throne as Lord of lords

The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

Discipleship Scripture Reading Luke 14 Introduction Dear friend in our Lord Jesus Christ, We have a tendency to think that the rich and the famous are in some ways better people to mix with.  Over the exit out of Wimbledon, boys and girls would wait with a large tennis balls or a printed program just … Continue reading The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

Doing Good (8)

Glorifying our Father through good deeds   Scripture Readings Psalm 24:1-10 Matthew 5:1-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This is the last sermon in our series about Good Works.  In this series we heard the Word of God telling us that one can be lost in spite of being good.  The … Continue reading Doing Good (8)

Face the challenge

Fear versus Service Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 4:1-15 1Kings 18:1-18 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, I cannot testify as personal experience with the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4.  His life of service in the Lord is surely an example we all should strive for when he writes to a church … Continue reading Face the challenge

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Author:  Eric Metaxas A gripping book with a lot of detail to understand the milieu in which Bonhoeffer grew up and ministered. We need to understand the plea of Bonhoeffer: the church is the body of Christ answerable to Him only, serving Him only, obedient to His Word only. Bonhoeffer's … Continue reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy