Expecting Christ’s Return (5)

Scripture Readings Isaiah 30:27-33 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We lived in an old Queenslander, raised from ground level.  From the front of the house to the back was a fairly steep slope, with the effect that one needed to climb quite a few steps to get to the … Continue reading Expecting Christ’s Return (5)

Expecting Christ’s Return (4)

Scripture Readings Psalm 119:89-104; 2Thessalonians 2:1-17 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Our Lord enriches the life of a minister in most unexpected ways. I took services in a nursing home.  I made a point of it to shake hands with all at the end.  As regular as a heartbeat, one lady would slip in … Continue reading Expecting Christ’s Return (4)

Advent 2 – Keep watch; the day not known

Bible readings 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 24:36-51 Introduction Dear brother and sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, It would be very unusual if there were somebody in church today who does not have a watch.  We are creatures bound by time and space in more than one way.  Whether we like it or not, we … Continue reading Advent 2 – Keep watch; the day not known