Year: 2013

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Suffering

ARE THERE ANY ANSWERS TO THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING? 1. Introduction. I am married to Janet – we have 3 children Andrew [17], Stephen [14] & Vicki [12]. – average family with the usual — ups and downs of family life. – car gives…

Grace, Mercy and Peace

GRACE MERCY AND PEACE!   What words of greeting do Paul and other NT writers use at beginning of letters. Galatians 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, (NIV) 2 Corinthians 1:2           2 Grace and…

Grace

“THE GOD OF ALL GRACE”   1 Peter 5:10   INTRODUCTION. Grace – a Christian jargon word that we use so often and so glibly. Most Bible-believing Christians can quote Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —…

Forgiveness

FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER Colossians 3v13   INTRODUCTION.   Bear with one another and forgive whatever grievences you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. [Col.3v13]   Paul is writing to the Church at Colossae. A group of people who have…

Bible Basics

BIBLE BASICS.   [Extracted mainly from Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R C Sproul]   #1. DIVINE REVELATION.   Passages to reflect upon: Psalm 19v1-14. Ephesians 3v1-13. 2 Timothy 3v14-17. Hebrews 1v1-4.   Summary Points: 1. Christianity is a revealed religion. 2….

Seeing is believing

“16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we…

Lest we forget…

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) Remember those who laid down their lives in war, for our freedom. Remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus who laid down his life, for our eternal freedom!

Romans 16:25-27 – Doxology

DOXOLOGY Romans 16v25-27 [cf.1v1-7]   INTRODUCTION ILLUS.: past week – many people at a lost for word to express their sadness, grief, anger,  over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.   There are many things in life that we find difficult to describe…

Romans 16:1-25 – Greetings and other things

GREETINGS AND OTHER THINGS!   Romans 16v1-24   INTRODUCTION   Paul has come to the end of his letter. If we were looking at this letter as a purely theological document we probably would not bother with this last chapter..   ILLUS.: Ever had…

Romans 15:14-33 – Pointers from Paul’s pattern of ministry

POINTERS FROM PAUL’S PATTERN OF MINISTRY.   Romans 15:14-33.   INTRODUCTION.   We have been studying Romans for a number of months now. There are some wonderful things to learn from this letter that Paul, the apostle, wrote to the church in Rome. every…

Romans 14:1-15:13 – “Accept one another”

“ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER!” Romans 14:1-15:13.   Preliminary comments: This is a very long section – we could take many weeks to look at it and that would be valuable. The danger is that we can loose the overall thrust of what Paul is driving…

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