Contributed on Apr 30, 2004
A one sermon coverage of the situation, sentiments and solution of Israel & Hosea’s circumstances.
Hosea WBC 2 May 04 pm Introduction I wonder how many of you would like to be a prophet? Well, you might feel quite different after this evening! The context in which Hosea is written is approx 8C BC. - So he’s a contemporary of the first 40 chapters of Isaiah, and of Jonah - but unlike ...read more
Contributed on May 7, 2004
The message of Joel is one of hope and restoration in the darkest times.
Locusts and lost years. Joel 1 – 2:27 WBC 9/5/4am (testimonies?) CONTEXT At 9.40am on 1 Nov 1755 one of the greatest earthquakes of all time hit Lisbon, Portugal. The epicentre was only 7 miles out into the Atlantic. The earthquake only lasted 6 minutes- but in that time all public buildings ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2004
In the end- what the Lord requires of us is all very simple: to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God
Micah 6:1-8. WBC 15.05.04pm I remember well a conversation I had with a previous neighbour a short while ago, now. It was one of those rare times when it had snowed. I knew him because his son was a Christian and I passed him in the street weeping snow off his car. Seeing me he said "thank ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2004
How does Habakkuk face his fear and the reality of the prophesied Babylonian invasion? How can we face the reality of the things that make us fearful, and find the joy of the Lord?
“Faith & Joy in the face of fear.” Habakkuk 3:3-19. WBC 20/6/4am INTRODUCTION H= 6CBC prophet Troubled by God’s apparent inactivity in history… against injustice. - what we would call ‘unanswered prayer’ HAB 1:2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2004
Building Gods’ way involes 1) God’s presence 2) God’s power 3) God’s (anointed) people
Building God’s way. Zech 4:1-14. WBC 4/7/4pm CONTEXT We’re about 518BC. - the Mede/Persian empire has taken over from the Babylonian one and Cyrus has given the edict to return and rebuild the temple (538BC) HAG 1:13 Then Haggai, the LORD’s messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
A whistlestop tour and gospel look at the prophecies of Zechariah about Jesus. (Suits a communion service)
Zechariah and the Messiah. WBC 11/7/9. Zech 7:23-13:2 A friend is wondering whether he should continue as pastor or not. Goes for a walk seeking the Lord’s guidance. Enters a clearing in woods to find a herd of sheep + shepherd! Guidance! Pastor = shepherd! Talks with shepherd, and in jest ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2004
The people of Malachi’s day 1)’Want the blessing’ but 2)’Need the fire’, and the refining is a call to 3)’Change your attitude’.
The refiner¡¦s Fire. Malachi 2:17-3:15 WBC 11/7/4pm WANT THE BLESSING Find it strange that, at the end of series on minor prophets and Daniel- I am back where I started - with the fire. In the refining fire Find it from God that after last Sun pm¡¦s word about the ¡¥refining fire ...read more