Undivided loyalty to Christ, the King (1)

Scripture Readings Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 17-22 Revelation 13:1-10 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, They tell of the event when an umpire made a questionable judgment during a footy match. It sent the crowd into an uproar. The line judge was asked for his opinion.  Then just for a brief moment, there was total silence.  In … Continue reading Undivided loyalty to Christ, the King (1)

Biblical Eldership (1) – “Why?”

Bible Readings Deuteronomy 1:9-18 Numbers 11:10-30 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,  We will have eldership election in the near future. We have already announced this to you.  But before we get to the actual meeting to elect elders, we will listen to what the Scriptures teach about eldership. There will be … Continue reading Biblical Eldership (1) – “Why?”

Heavenly shaped defence (3): Submission, Humility, Trust

Scripture Readings Psalm 133 1Peter 5:1-9 Introduction My dear friends in the Lords Jesus Christ, Let’s for one moment think of our congregation as an army. We are called to battle because we have an enemy seeking to devour and destroy.  The Bible calls him our adversary, or the devil.   …your adversary the devil … Continue reading Heavenly shaped defence (3): Submission, Humility, Trust

Living by faith (10)

Discipline: training in faith Scripture Readings Psalm 94:12-19 Hebrews 12:1-13 Introduction There is no doubt about it: because discipline in the house has gone out the backdoor, our society now stands on loose legs.  Those involved in law enforcement will tell you that their workload would probably cut in half (or even more) if discipline … Continue reading Living by faith (10)