Towards the cross

Eye for eye - God’s demand for justice   Scripture Readings 2Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Deuteronomy 19:15-21 Introduction Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21, NIV) It took me many years to work out what “brotherly love” meant.  Our household, like many others I suppose, represented your … Continue reading Towards the cross

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The Father’s home with us

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Exodus 19:1-6 John 14:15-24 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Let’s begin this morning with a wild statement, “I think religion is dangerous.” The person who practices religion invariably finds himself somewhere on a road to find some … Continue reading The Father’s home with us

Living by Faith (11)

A Kingdom that cannot be shaken Scripture Readings Exodus 19:14-25 Hebrews 12:14-29 It must have been a dreadful experience, filling one with terror and tremble on one hand, but wonderment and respect on the other: There were words of unfathomable grace: You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore … Continue reading Living by Faith (11)