The truth versus Innocent Blood

Bible Readings Jeremiah 26:1-15; Matthew 24:1-14 Introduction Dear family of God, The house opposite to the manse is for sale.  A group of interested buyers to have a look.  On their way back to the car, one remarked, “Look, you would live close to the Presbyterian Church; you could start attending church!”  With disgust, the … Continue reading The truth versus Innocent Blood

Can we pray for rain?

Scripture Readings Romans 8:18-27 Jeremiah 14:1-22 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, During the time of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, a friend of mine took a tour of that country.  There was a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, the world's largest man-made lake, game reserves, and other attractions.  Upon his return, … Continue reading Can we pray for rain?

From Covenant Agreement to Covenant Denial

Bible Readings Matthew 13:18-23; Judges 2:1-15 Introduction My dear family of God, My telephone rang.  The voice was of a young man who attended a camp I conducted some months prior.  At that camp, he made a commitment to serve and love the Lord.  He was serious about it as we prayed together. But now … Continue reading From Covenant Agreement to Covenant Denial

Doing Good (3)

Saved by grace to do good works  Scripture Readings Titus 2:11-15 Ephesians 2:1-10 Introduction Augustine who lived a life in search of fulfilment in excessive pleasures, false religions, philosophy, debauchery and distractions—futilities that left him so weary of himself he could only cry out, “How long, O Lord, how long?” At the very moment when … Continue reading Doing Good (3)

Yet another year of grace

Isaiah 5:1-7 Luke 13:1-9 Introduction We met John the Baptist last week.  We also met Herod and Pilate.  The message last week was that God’s Christmas strategy to reach the ends of the world is through his Word and through those whom He uses to preach that Word. It sounds silly and foolish to the … Continue reading Yet another year of grace