God’s consistency

"We have to deny or disown everything within us which is false to our true humanity... It is in order to be our true selves that we have to deny ourselves; it is because God is never other than his true Self that He cannot and will not deny Himself... He cannot repudiate any part … Continue reading God’s consistency

God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

Well-known theologian Dr R.C. Sproul records this anecdote in one of his books: There was a mountain climber who slipped on a ledge and was about to plummet thousands of feet to his death, but as he started to fall, he grabbed a branch of a tiny, scraggly tree that was growing out of a … Continue reading God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

Prayer of Adoration

A prayer based on Zechariah 12:10-13:9 O Father in heaven, we worship You as the Creator of heaven and earth.  You stretched out the heavens and laid the foundation of the earth.  You formed the spirit of man within him. You showed you grace an mercy to us in your Son Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Prayer of Adoration

Why is Communion necessary?

There is with some Christians the idea that the sacraments are not important.  Some parents would withhold the sacrament of baptism from their children for reasons pure human and not in accordance with the Word of God. Communion Sundays come and go and some church members would not regard the sacrament important to set aside … Continue reading Why is Communion necessary?

Limited Atonement

Limited atonement—is it biblical? [This and other articles can be found at http://www.gotquestions.org/limited-atonement.html] Disclaimer:  By using this article from gotquestions.org does not imply that we necessarily agree with all expressions put forward on that site (The contents of the original article is not altered, but we added some paragraph breaks and headings to help make a … Continue reading Limited Atonement

My funeral, my life

Series title:  "Better things are coming" Scripture Readings Romans 6:1-14 1 Peter 4:1-6 Introduction There’s only one thing more sure than life, and that is death. Death is so final.  The time of death can’t really be postponed to create opportunities for the person who is dying or for the close relatives to put things … Continue reading My funeral, my life

Dead in sin, alive in Christ

Communion Service - association with and participation in Christ Scripture Readings Colossians 2:13-3:4 Introduction First, an illustration.  Heila and I visited a very interesting shop not so long ago during a visit to the Blue Mountains in NSW.  This particular shop is home to the largest collection of teapots in the world. On shelves about … Continue reading Dead in sin, alive in Christ

Abraham, the Father of all Believers (9)

See, I make everything new Scripture Readings Romans 4:16-25 Genesis 17:1-19 Introduction When I went to high school I met a giant.  He was in year eleven and stood six foot and 10 inches tall in his shoes.  When he finished school at the age of eighteen, he was a full seven foot tall.  In … Continue reading Abraham, the Father of all Believers (9)

Abraham Father of All Believers (7)

Do not be wise in your own eyes Scripture Readings Galatians 4:21-5:6 Genesis 16:1-7 Introduction Dear fellow believers, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, had his portrait done by Sir Peter Lely.  Lely had the skill of painting away the not so flattering features of the royals, but when commissioned to do Cromwell’s painting,  … Continue reading Abraham Father of All Believers (7)