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)
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)
Bible Readings Proverbs 10:18-32 Colossians 3:5-17 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, Successful advertising companies design their ads after careful market research, more so about the potential buyers. Not only do they know their product, but they know who they want to buy their products. To get us to buy a product, they persuade … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ’ (4)
Bible Readings Acts 20:25-38; 1 Peter 5:1-11 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, If our Lord allows us, we will walk slowly through the last chapter of 1 Peter. The topic of this sermon “Heavenly Shaped Defence”. We of course speak of our defence against the strategy of the devil. To begin our study of … Continue reading Heavenly shaped defence (1)
Mark - Have You come to destroy us? The scene in this part of the Gospel of Mark is Capernaum, in the district of Galilee. Read Isaiah 9:1-2 and Matthew 4:15-16. What do these verse tell us about those living in Galilee? Capernaum means “the house (or, town) of Nahum”; however, the identity of … Continue reading Mark – Have You come to destroy us?
Christians believe in God who created everything out of nothing - ex nihilo. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. (Isaiah … Continue reading The theology of Christians and Atheists
Though Satan instills his poison, and fans the flames of our corrupt desires within us,we are yet not carried by any external force to the commission of sin, but our own flesh entices us, and we willingly yield to its allurements. ~ John Calvin