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Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
This lesson is about elders, deacons, and the congregation.
Scripture It is our great joy today to install Rich Thompson, who has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to serve as a Ruling Elder in this church; and to install Bill Jeffries, who also has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2018
This sermon teaches us how someone who is sick is to seek prayer for healing.
Scripture Shortly before I left South Africa to come and study in the United States I attended a “healing service.” It was held in a very large tent in winter. There were perhaps 1,000 people in attendance. My friend and I sat behind a little 10-year old girl who had the worst case of eczema I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2018
In our lesson today, we learn about the means of grace that God has provided to enable believers to grow in Christ.
Scripture This is our third “Sunday Seconds” service. When the Session considered topics for the Sunday Seconds’ sermons, one of the topics suggested was: “What are the means of grace? That is, how does a Christian grow?” So, that is tonight’s topic. After the Apostle Peter preached on the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2018
In our lesson today we learn that Jesus invites all people to come to him.
Scripture Every Sunday is a wonderful day to consider the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But Easter Sunday is a particularly wonderful day to consider Jesus’ resurrection. Today, I would like to read Matthew 28:1-10: 1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2018
This sermon examines three options regarding Jesus' claim to be God.
Introduction In 1977 Josh McDowell wrote a book titled, More Than a Carpenter. He released a revised edition, with collaboration from his son, Sean, in 2009. We are giving this book to first-time visitors this Easter Sunday. I would like to reflect on another one of the chapters of this book ...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