Bible Readings Psalm 110; 2Thessalonians 1:1-12 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, “Do you really think that God will allow his church to go through a time of tribulation?”  This was the question during a discussion about the end-times.   “What do you think?” I asked.   He went on to explain about the rapture … Continue reading

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Undivided loyalty to Christ, our King (2)

Scripture Readings Daniel 7:1-14; Revelation 13:1-10 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, It was without fail that, before we set off in our old Chrysler—this was long before the days of seatbelts—that Mom, ever-caring for her little brood of children—would look back over the rest of the front seat and asked,  “Have you locked the … Continue reading Undivided loyalty to Christ, our King (2)

Undivided loyalty to Christ, the King (1)

Scripture Readings Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 17-22 Revelation 13:1-10 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, They tell of the event when an umpire made a questionable judgment during a footy match. It sent the crowd into an uproar. The line judge was asked for his opinion.  Then just for a brief moment, there was total silence.  In … Continue reading Undivided loyalty to Christ, the King (1)

The witness of countercultural living

Bible readings Psalm 34 1 Peter 3:8-22 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, One thing about a Christian, is that the direction of his/her life completely changed when Jesus Christ became their Saviour and Lord.   One day the apostles were professional fishermen, the next they became followers of Jesus Christ, leaving … Continue reading The witness of countercultural living

The right answer about our hope

Better things are coming (Series Title) Scripture Readings Psalm 34 1 Peter 3:8-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, One thing about a Christian is that the direction of his/her life completely changed when Jesus Christ appears on the scene.   One day the apostles were professional fishermen, the next they became … Continue reading The right answer about our hope

Apathy within the Church

The greatest threat to our Faith stems from the insidious effects of secular humanism and materialism which has corrupted and compromised so many professing Christians. The most severe persecution has come from secular states, mostly communist, and from radical Islamic regimes. However, probably an even greater threat than these would be apathy within the Church. … Continue reading Apathy within the Church