Obedience when God calls

Bible Readings Jeremiah 1:4-14 Jeremiah 20:7-18 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, There were times in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ when those who were elected as leaders saw themselves as somewhat elevated above the rest of the body of Christ.  It is still the case in some denominations.  The … Continue reading Obedience when God calls

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

Heavenly shaped defence (2) Eldership (a)

Bible Readings Ezekiel 34:1-10 1Peter 5:1-4 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Our study of 1Peter up to this point taught us a few major things: Our citizenship is in heaven where our inheritance is kept save by God Citizens of heaven are those who received the Good News of Christ, who … Continue reading Heavenly shaped defence (2) Eldership (a)