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Contributed on Nov 29, 2018
The love of husbands in Ephesians 5:25-33 shows us Spirit-filled husbands.
Today we continue our sermon series in Ephesians 5:21-6:9 that I am calling, “Focus on the Family.” The governing command for this entire section is Ephesians 5:18, where Paul commanded Christians to “be filled with the Spirit.” Then Paul said being filled with the Spirit would have four ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2018
The submission of wives in Ephesians 5:22-24 shows us Spirit-filled wives.
Scripture Today we continue our sermon series in Ephesians 5:21-6:9 that I am calling, “Focus on the Family.” Paul’s letter to the Ephesians explains what God has done in Christ—and continues to do today through the Holy Spirit—in building a new society (of Christians) in the midst of the old ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2018
The analysis of the concept of submission in Ephesians 5:21 teaches us what God expects of his new society.
Scripture Today we are beginning a new sermon series in Ephesians 5:21-6:9 that I am calling, “Focus on the Family.” In our previous study (of Ephesians 5:18-21) we saw that Paul gave two commands, one negative and one positive. Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:18: “And do not get drunk with wine [that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2018
Philippians 4:21-23 teaches us the characteristics of the communion of saints.
Scripture Last time in our Sunday Seconds we examined “Encouragements for Prayer.” Today, I would like to examine “Encouragements for Fellowship.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians overflows with joy and thanksgiving. It is a wonderful letter in which he urged the Christians in Philippi to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2018
Ephesians 5:18b-21 teaches us what is involved in being filled with the Spirit.
Scripture Today we are concluding a sermon series in Ephesians 5:1-21 that I am calling, “Be Imitators of God.” Last time we began to examine what Paul meant by being filled with the Spirit. Today, we shall complete our examination of Paul’s teaching on being filled with the Spirit. Let’s read ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 19, 2009
Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the South African Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller, I used to tease the permanent force guys mercilessly. At a certain time each year they would receive news of promotions and new assignments. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2009
JOY IS BLACK I recently read the following letter that was sent to Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The letter was sent by Mrs. Lane, who has been a primary school teacher for 38 years: Dear Michael, One day I was trying to teach my students the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2005
When I was in the South African Air Force I had the opportunity to march in a military tattoo. There were about 120 Air Force marchers lined up in rows of three. We drilled several hours a day for many weeks. Finally, we got to the military tattoo. It was marvelous to watch 120 Airmen dressed in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2005
I remember a speaker at one of the chapel services at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where I went to seminary. Having being introduced as our main Missions Conference speaker for the week, he asked us to pray with him. We all bowed in prayer and, after a pregnant pause, John Stensether ...read more