A woman to be remembered

Remember Lot’s wife! (Luke 17:32, NIV) The solemn warning: Christ does not bid us remember Abraham, or Isaac, or Jacob, or Sarah, or Hannah, or Ruth. No: He singles out one whose soul was lost for ever. He cries to us, “Remember Lot’s wife.” Christ is speaking of His own second coming to judge the … Continue reading A woman to be remembered

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Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

Sodom: A matter of perspective? Scripture Readings Genesis 19 Introduction Dear brother and sister in the Lord, Perspective on something is important.  One’s perspective is formed by many experiences and inputs. Ask me about horse riding, and I remember the I tried it.  I nearly fell off and the next day was torture.  My perspective on … Continue reading Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Hell Scripture Readings Luke 16:19-31 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Introduction My friends in Jesus Christ, in this short series “Life, Death, Heaven, Hell” we looked at the two markers in the life of every person on the face of this earth.  Everyone is born, and everyone will die - Life and Death.  During our earthly journey … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Heaven Scripture Readings John 14:1-7 Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, In this short series we are looking at two major event markers in the life of every human being on the face of this planet:  life and death.  What is left of this series will look at one of … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)

Death, the wage of Sin Scripture Readings Romans 6:15-23 Genesis 3:1-19 Introduction Dear brothers and sister in the Lord, I bought snow peas this week.  I tried to grow it myself.  What is easier to push a few snow pea seeds into the ground, water it, and wait for it to come up, push out … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (1)

Life, a gift from God   Scripture Readings Psalm 139:1-24 Matthew 25:14-30 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Today is the first in four sermons, a series under the heading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell.  We can, of course, not cover everything about these major topics in the Bible, but my intention is to … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (1)

Living by faith (9)

Run the race with endurance Scripture Readings 2 Chronicles 20:1-12 Hebrews 12:1-12 Introduction Dear friend in the Lord, The Bible teaches us about the reality of the demon possession. I believe it is a state of the soul which we will see increasing as our society become less Christian and more anti-Christian.  Demon possessed people … Continue reading Living by faith (9)

Hell does matter

Recent research published by PLoS makes for very interesting reading.  The "outdated" believe in hell actually does have positive results for society! In the study "Divergent Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on National Crime Rates" concludes: "It is quite possible that the present findings, which tie belief in hell to lower levels of … Continue reading Hell does matter