The Gospel we defend is our only defence

Bible Readings Ephesians 1:15-23 Colossians 1:24-2:5 Introduction When I grew up in South Africa we had a sort of war-game.  We called it kleilat. I’ll explain.   We would go down to the creek and dig up some black clay.  We would also cut some green flexible sticks from a willow tree. The hard ones … Continue reading The Gospel we defend is our only defence

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Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Bible Readings Psalm 119:129-136 Colossians 1:9-14 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, Last week we commenced a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.  This series goes under the title, United with Jesus Christ.  Last week the message was about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We looked at what the Gospel … Continue reading Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Be wise (3)

Mind your friends Scripture Readings 2Timothy 2:14-26; Proverbs 1:10-19 Introduction Dr Google is for the most part of our society the beginning and the end of knowledge.  So, I find this site to help me select friends.  It says make friends with people like this: People who can never remember when your birthday is. People … Continue reading Be wise (3)

Be Wise (2)

Mind your wife (or your mother) Scripture Readings Ephesians 5:22-32 Proverbs 31:10-31 Introduction They say it's Mother’s day, and we need a day like this.  But for the church Christ every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Christ.  Every sermon should be about Him and his work of salvation.  Every worship service should … Continue reading Be Wise (2)

Be Wise

Mind your children What struck me about the makeup of the Presbyterian Church when we arrived in Australia some 20 years ago, was the absence of what seems to be a complete generation.  We had older couples in church, but their children were absent.  Then there were a new generation with smaller children attending church.  … Continue reading Be Wise

The glory of God

This Sunday we will hear the Word of God on another attribute of God:  His glory. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the … Continue reading The glory of God