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Contributed on Feb 17, 2018
Joseph in Potiphar's house in Genesis 39:1-23 teaches us that God is with his people in both prosperity and adversity.
Scripture Last week I began a series of sermons that I am calling "Jacob's Descendants," based on Genesis 37-50. In our last lesson, we read about young seventeen-year old Joseph sold by his brothers to Midianite traders on their way to Egypt. The brothers then deceived their father Jacob into ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2018
What is God's answer for the issue of sexual orientation?
Introduction When a baby is born, the first thing usually said is, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" The sex of a child is based on biology-anatomy and chromosomes. But, for some people, their sense of gender does not always match their sex. That mismatch was brought to our attention in 2015 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2018
Joseph's salient slavery in Genesis 37:2-36 teaches us that God used the evil deeds of Joseph's brothers as part of his plan to save his people.
Scripture Today, I am beginning a new series of sermons that I am calling "Jacob's Descendants," based on Genesis 37-50. Most of this section of Genesis, however, deals with Joseph, Jacob's son, and it begins with his sale into slavery. Let's read about Joseph's sale into slavery in Genesis ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2018
Ephesians 3:20-21 shows us the greatness of God.
Scripture A few weeks ago, we started examining the third chapter of the Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Today we will conclude this all-too-brief exposition of this marvelous chapter. Paul started praying for the believers in Ephesus in verse 1 of Ephesians 3. However, he then broke off into ...read more
Contributed on Jan 19, 2018
Ephesians 3:14-19 shows Paul praying for God to empower the family of believers and grant them a greater knowledge of his extraordinary love for them.
Scripture Today we get to the prayer that the Apostle Paul began in Ephesians 3:1. Having started to pray for the believers in verse 1, Paul then broke off into a digression in which he talked about the mystery of the gospel which had been revealed to him (namely, that God was making a new ...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