the Christ and his Church-Bride

Introduction The late 50’s and early 60’s took the world by surprise.  The momentous moral shift we experience now started to trickle when movie and music stars openly divorced and remarried, making long-term marriage look odd. The Pill arrived as a method for family planning, but soon introduced the Free Love era of the mid … Continue reading the Christ and his Church-Bride

Christ’s greatest trophy

From "Holiness" (J.C. Ryle) One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this … Continue reading Christ’s greatest trophy

Marriage

Introduction The Church of Jesus Christ exists because of the grace of God and for the glory of God The Church is the work of the Triune God:  the Father calls sinners to salvation; Jesus Christ gave his life for sinners to reconcile them to God; the Holy Spirit gives rebirth through the Word and … Continue reading Marriage

Doing Good (4)

Watching over oneself and fellow believers  Scripture Readings Psalm 45 (Psalm of Praise) Galatians 6:1-16 Introduction Dear friends in Jesus Christ, The story was told of the young girl who fell pregnant outside of marriage.  There were indeed days when is was a sin to have sexual relations outside of marriage; these days children born … Continue reading Doing Good (4)