Contributed on Jan 30, 2011
This talk seeks to unpack what it means to be fellow citizens within the Commonwealth of Israel - something that is now a fact for every believer, whether we are a Jewish believer in Yeshua, or a Gentile believer in Jesus.
Whenever scripture says, “Therefore” (2:11) it would be wrong to try to understand what follows without referring back to what has just been said. I guess I could say please listen to Phil Wason’s excellent sermon from last week on our Church website; but instead I’ll give a quick summary of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2011
The call to unity extends to relationships within a Church fellowship, between Church fellowships, between different expressions of Church. Jesus prayed for unity. Will we cooperate with him to work for that unity? Since he prayed it what will we do about
What is the difference between a spotlight and a laser beam? Why is it that a medium-powered laser can burn through steel in a matter of seconds, while the most powerful spotlight can only make it warm? Both may have the same electrical power requirements. The difference is unity! Now forgive me I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2011
Using 2 video clips I begin by encouraging people to turn to Christ if they haven’t yet. Then I unpack this passage as to what it means to live as children of light, full of forgiveness, avoiding even a hint or a whiff of impurity.
(Note to the reader: I began this talk by showing a video called Ribbons, available from PremierTV2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9K86vcHOLI. It shows how Jesus took upon himself the penalty for sin and all that binds us; see 1 Peter 2: 24-25.) ‘[Jesus the Messiah] himself bore our sins in ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2011
Jesus loves his church sacrificially & unconditionally. Men are to reflect that in their love for their wives, even if that love is not returned. Wives are to submit out of reverence for Christ. The 2011 Royal wedding provided some timely illustrations.
A man and a woman, who have never met before, find themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, the two are very tired and fall asleep quickly – he in the upper bunk and she in the lower. However, at 2.00 ...read more