The new creation in Christ (Advent)

Scripture Reading Isaiah 11:1-9 Introduction The prophet Isaiah opens his prophecy with these words: Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me… Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” (Isaiah 1:2–3, NIV) In the vision Isaiah saw … Continue reading The new creation in Christ (Advent)

The battle lines drawn: God is glorified

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 41 John 13:18-32 Introduction I remember vividly the warning of one of my professors, “Be on your guard”, he said, “every heresy in the history of the church started in the study of a manse.” I will not forget … Continue reading The battle lines drawn: God is glorified