The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings 1Corinthians 10:5-17 Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction There are 7.6 billion people on earth.  Of this 7.6 billion a great deal are not Christians.  About 2.3 billion profess to be Christians, which, in theory, makes Christianity the largest religion by numbers.  Between 2010 and 2015, an estimated 223 million babies were born to Christian mothers … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Christmas – God came to us

“People wish one another a ‘merry’ Christmas and a ‘happy” New Year.  But how can one be really happy?” “Only God’s mercy in Jesus Christ can make a person really happy.  Human efforts are sure to disappoint. That’s why the message of Christmas is so important. “What is grace? It has always been a bit … Continue reading Christmas – God came to us

When the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth

Bible Readings 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Romans 1:18-32 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, During the next three weeks Australians will have the opportunity to have their say in the battle to redefine marriage. Pressure from the world is mounting against Christians to separate what they think as Christians when they attend church from … Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth

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)