Perfect knowledge, perfect joy, perfect peace

Scripture readings Ezekiel 36:24-29 John 16:12-33 Introduction Herman Lange, a German Christian was to be executed by the Nazis during WWII. In his cell on the night, before he was to be killed, Lange wrote a note about two feelings which occupied his mind: "I am, first, in a joyous mood, and second filled with … Continue reading Perfect knowledge, perfect joy, perfect peace

The Gospel we defend is our only defence

Bible Readings Ephesians 1:15-23 Colossians 1:24-2:5 Introduction When I grew up in South Africa we had a sort of war-game.  We called it kleilat. I’ll explain.   We would go down to the creek and dig up some black clay.  We would also cut some green flexible sticks from a willow tree. The hard ones … Continue reading The Gospel we defend is our only defence

Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings Psalm 119:129-136 Colossians 1:9-14 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, Last week we commenced a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.  This series goes under the title, United with Jesus Christ.  Last week the message was about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We looked at what the Gospel … Continue reading Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Prayer: Towards excellence

A prayer for growth:  that your love for knowledge may abound And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, (Philippians 1:9, NIV) And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, (Philippians 1:9, NKJV) Paul … Continue reading Prayer: Towards excellence

The glory of God

This Sunday we will hear the Word of God on another attribute of God:  His glory. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the … Continue reading The glory of God

What kind of knowledge?

Solomon declared:  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” In other words, to fear the Lord and to know Him is the basis on which all other wisdom and knowledge is built. The simple fact that we live in God’s world makes this statement … Continue reading What kind of knowledge?

What kind of knowledge?

© D Rudi Schwartz Solomon declared: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” In other words, to fear the Lord and to have knowledge of Him is the basis on which all other wisdom and knowledge are built. The simple fact that we live … Continue reading What kind of knowledge?