Bible Readings Luke 1:26-38 Judges 13:1-24 Introduction In Stay of Execution, Stewart Alsop, an apathetic Christian, discussed what it was like to live with incurable leukaemia. There was a period in which the disease was temporarily arrested. During this time, he discussed some variables with his physician. Finally, Alsop said, “There is one variable you…… Continue reading Advent: The Long Road to Bethlehem (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)
Scripture Readings 1 Samuel 14:31-45 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Friends of ours had a hobby farm. They had milking goats . These animals were fairly expensive. We arrived for a weekend visit, only to find everyone in pandemonium. One of the goats was terribly sick, lying on its…… Continue reading The shipwreck of partial obedience
Bible Readings Exodus 20:1-17 1 Samauel 4:1-11; 5:1-12 Introduction My dear fellow believers, during a stop-over flight I had the privilege to do a bit of sight-seeing in Malaysia. They took us to a limestone mountain, Mount Batu. Within caves in this mountain is a Hindu temple, to the honour of Muruga, of which a…… Continue reading Whose God is it anyway?
Will there be fruit in the vineyard of the Son? Scripture Readings John 1:1-15 Matthew 21:33-46 Introduction My dear friend in Christ Jesus, The prophet Isaiah recorded a parable in Isaiah 5 which is very much like the one we read in the Scriptures this morning from Matthew 21. It tells about God who planted…… Continue reading The Coming of the Christ (1)
“It is no unusual thing for a little child to be the god of the family—and wherever that is the case, there is a rod laid up in store in that house. You cannot make idols of your children without finding out, sooner or later, that God makes them into rods with which He will…… Continue reading The god of the family