The Battle for Christian Marriage Bible Readings Exodus 20:1-17 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction From about 1715 a movement called The Enlightenment swept across the western world. Behind about every philosophy stood the idea that man should be free of every form of oppression, where everyone will only work as much as is needed, and be…… Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie and the lie becomes truth (2)
the Christ and his Church-Bride
Introduction The late 50’s and early 60’s took the world by surprise. The momentous moral shift we experience now started to trickle when movie and music stars openly divorced and remarried, making long-term marriage look odd. The Pill arrived as a method for family planning, but soon introduced the Free Love era of the mid…… Continue reading the Christ and his Church-Bride
Introduction The Church of Jesus Christ exists because of the grace of God and for the glory of God The Church is the work of the Triune God: the Father calls sinners to salvation; Jesus Christ gave his life for sinners to reconcile them to God; the Holy Spirit gives rebirth through the Word and…… Continue reading Marriage
Marriage as an effective tool for evangelism (2)
Series Title: Better things are coming Scripture Readings 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 1 Peter 3:1-7 Introduction A wool growing farmer on an outback station once made this remark about Christians and effective evangelism (and he probably just applied some principles of breeding and selecting stock to build up his sheep): “Pastor, there’s one sure way for…… Continue reading Marriage as an effective tool for evangelism (2)
Abraham Father of All Believers (7)
Do not be wise in your own eyes Scripture Readings Galatians 4:21-5:6 Genesis 16:1-7 Introduction Dear fellow believers, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, had his portrait done by Sir Peter Lely. Lely had the skill of painting away the not so flattering features of the royals, but when commissioned to do Cromwell’s painting, …… Continue reading Abraham Father of All Believers (7)
Doing Good (8)
Glorifying our Father through good deeds Scripture Readings Psalm 24:1-10 Matthew 5:1-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This is the last sermon in our series about Good Works. In this series we heard the Word of God telling us that one can be lost in spite of being good. The…… Continue reading Doing Good (8)
Doing Good (4)
Watching over oneself and fellow believers Scripture Readings Psalm 45 (Psalm of Praise) Galatians 6:1-16 Introduction Dear friends in Jesus Christ, The story was told of the young girl who fell pregnant outside of marriage. There were indeed days when is was a sin to have sexual relations outside of marriage; these days children born…… Continue reading Doing Good (4)
What would I say to gay people?
Good day! You might have heard the song “Amazing Grace” a few times at funerals or on the radio. Every time I hear the words, “… that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see” I thank God for his saving grace in my…… Continue reading What would I say to gay people?
A letter out of Africa to POTUS
(POTUS = President Of The United States) “Dear President Obama, I ask you sir, with all due respect to your highly esteemed office, what if our African values and religious beliefs teach us to elevate the highest good of the family above sexual gratification? What if African society has been naturally wired to value the…… Continue reading A letter out of Africa to POTUS
Is sex something ugly?
There is no or little of censoring of publications in Australia – so it seems. It idea of freedom of choice for every consumer is the principle which rules what we choose to see. The Government(s) have however thought it good to help the public to make their choices. The Classification Board serves the public,…… Continue reading Is sex something ugly?