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

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Prayer – Confession

 (Based on Jeremiah 2-4) Our Heavenly Father, Out of the house of bondage, You gave us freedom.  You took us as your own, and made us a people holy to the Lord. At first we were fully dedicated to your will; what You commanded we did eagerly.  Your love towards us was like the love … Continue reading Prayer – Confession

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