Contributed on Jun 6, 2010
What does it mean to be a sacrifice? How will that affect the way we live?
The nature of Holiness If there is one concept in the bible that seems to be foreign to us in 2016, almost to the point of incomprehensible is the concept of sacrifice. Not the concept of making sacrifices for something or someone, we all do that on a fairly regular basis. As parents we make ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2010
A look at what Character is how it is formed and how it is lost.
Having Mother’s Day fall during Discover the Word can be a challenge because it is really expected that on Mother’s Day you will speak to Mothers. But when you are focusing on a specific book it can sometimes be hard to find the hook to work with a specific topic. If you were here a ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2010
A look at sin, what it is and who is responsible for it in your life.
The night air was as thick and as silent as velvet. When suddenly the stillness was broken by the soft flapping of leathery wings. Out of the gloom came anger, his already contorted features twisted as he saw the man. Anger’s cohorts were already there, perched on one shoulder was despondency ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2010
A look at Grace demonstrated in the lives of Joseph, Moses, David and Peter
It seemed to make perfect sense: If the “Grace of God” was a good thing, and if the “Grace of God” was demonstrated through the forgiveness of sin, then the more we sinned than the more the Grace of God would be demonstrated. It seems to make perfect sense but it ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2010
Why do we do what we don't want to do? Etc, etc. In this message we look at the why and how of the sinful nature
Wow that was depressing. I would have expected more from Paul, but this just sounds like whining. I half expected him to check himself into a rehab centre by the time I got to the end of this section. But at some time in our Christian life most of us could probably identify with what Paul is ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2010
In this message we look at the Premise and Promise of God's love.
As we read through the book of Romans there seems to be some common themes that we see over and over again. The common topics are: The Law, Sin and Grace. And in case you are thinking those are probably common themes throughout the Bible, or the New Testament or even Paul’s letters, they ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2010
How do we define love and how are we defined by love?
The Nature of Love And that is the sum of the New Testament teaching, All you need is love. Paul wrote exactly the same thing in Romans 13:8 without the catchy tune, Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbour, you will ...read more