Forfeited Grace

Bible Readings Luke 13:6-9 Daniel 5 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, They tell the story of the young man who wanted to rent a room off the old lady who lived right next to a railway line.  First she showed him the room, and showed him around.  Then the two settled … Continue reading Forfeited Grace

The Good Shepherd

Readings: Psalm 23; John 10:1-21 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, Psychologists identify a personality disorder in some patients with limited language skills, so much so, they find it hard to understand idiomatic expressions.  They understand a literal understanding of words, but expressions can sometimes just pass them by. If I say am a bit … Continue reading The Good Shepherd

What have you to say about Christ?

Readings Isaiah 49:1-7; John 9:12-27 Introduction In his book, Catching the Light, quantum physicist Arthur Zojanc writes of studies which investigated recovery from people born blind. Thanks to cornea transplants, people who had been blind from birth could suddenly have functional use of their eyes; however, success has been rare. Zajoc quotes from another researcher … Continue reading What have you to say about Christ?

Mark – the silent years between the Old and New Testament

Silent years For about 400 years between the Old Testament and New Testaments God did not speak to the Jewish people through prophets, other than the prophecies given to Daniel, Zachariah, Malachi and others who still needed fulfilment. The Babylonians came to power in 626B.C., and in 605B.C. at the battle of Carchimesh defeated Egypt. … Continue reading Mark – the silent years between the Old and New Testament

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

Seen from eternity, seeing into eternity

My dear friend in the Lord Jesus Christ, The amazing and sad thing about sinful man is that social pressure can make him do things he would not dream doing when all by himself. Just look at a crowd respond and participate in the Mexican wave at a sports gathering.  It usually starts with one … Continue reading Seen from eternity, seeing into eternity

God’s Word and witness in times of unbridled sin

Morally and spiritually we live in what might be a very low watermark.  However, there most probably were times when things looked somewhat worse.  What we might think is that the scale of moral decline is perhaps more widespread now that in most recent times.  The churches of the West have been in decline to … Continue reading God’s Word and witness in times of unbridled sin

Completing the work in the face of persecution

My dear friends in the Lord, Over the last two months we heard the Word of God concerning the work of the Holy Spirit.  Over the last few Sundays we specifically looked at how the Holy Spirit builds the church.  We made the following observations: It is the Holy Spirit who does gives birth to … Continue reading Completing the work in the face of persecution

Sober up your minds to healthy thinking

Resurrection Our  school days  started early in the morning.  It meant that we were home for lunch, which usually was the main meal for the day.  Mom prepared a fully-cooked meal with meat and vegetables.  I didn’t mind the meat part, but the veggies consisted out of what was available out of Dad’s garden, and without … Continue reading Sober up your minds to healthy thinking