Paul gives us a picture of the Christian life as like being in a fight. Do you ever think about that? Do you wake up and think, today I need to fight the good fight of faith? Are we in the fight? Are we willing to fight? Part of the fight is the fight against […]
C.S. Lewis said, “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” We look at the prophecy of Zechariah following the birth of John the Baptist to help us see that the incarnation of Jesus should […]
Experiencing all that they did, the Wise mens’ expectations would have all been turned on their head! So we read that they left Bethlehem by another route because they were warned about Herod’s murderous intentions. Yet, figuratively speaking, they travelled home by another route because they were inwardly changed. They came to Bethlehem thinking one […]
I called him a “wily old prophet” but he is really a false prophet, a conniving and wicked prophet, who did not speak for God at all! Jesus described Satan as being the “Father of lies” and this man then was one of Satan’s children. Yet, there is more to the story than that!
‘In a commonplace environment, at an inappropriate hour.’ This is the title of a social experiment considered where people missed the beauty of what took place because of where & when it took place. We look then at the commonplace event of a baby being born in a stable in Bethlehem at the inappropriate time […]
I entitled the sermon, “A perplexing Tale” because it is more than confusing. We have a prophet, who for the most part is good and faithful but does “disobey” God’s expressed command and then dies and is buried in Israel. We have a wily old prophet who lies and seems to get away with it. […]
In terms of our understanding Adam and Eve’s sin has also affected the world. Their sin caused a catastrophic change and the result is all sorts of so called “natural” disasters. The devastating bush fires, a volcanic explosion that seemed to come out of no-where (Mount White – NZ Dec. 2019). A tsunami or cyclone. […]
Jeroboam created high places, religious centres of worship, idol practices, and also made sure that the days of worship in Israel would coincide or replace the religious festivals in Judah, ordained by God. Again, the aim was to get the people to worship in Israel, and he thought that it was important, that he as […]