Our Awesome Prayer-Answering God

Today I introduce yet another book of the Bible that we have not looked at before. And so, we are going to look at 2nd Thessalonians, the 53rd book of our Bible. The letter of 2 Thessalonians encourages believers to stand firm in their faith despite trials and hardships. We are to remain steadfast and …
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The Prodigal and his Brother

Luke 15:11–32 I’ve prepared a lot of sermons this week for today. It got changed again this morning. The parable we had read to us today is very familiar and because of this we think we know the story but there is always more to it. Oftentimes, this is called the Prodigal Son. But is …
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What is so important about Ascension?

Luke 24:44–53 Acts 1:3–12 Today is Ascension Sunday and so we have heard the two passages that Luke wrote in relation to this very important event. I know that many like to make a big thing of the birthday of Jesus but I think that celebrating Easter is more important. But there is a celebration …
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Is it worthy the worry? (What’s the use of worying?)

Matthew 6:19–34 A young man who was applying for a job in a factory in Greenford turned up to be interviewed by the chairman of the company. The young man found himself in the presence of a nervous, fidgety man who looked like he was struggling with heart-burn. “The only vacancy here,” he told the …
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Why did he have to die? Intro to Book 05: Deuteronomy

Today I am introducing the Book of Deuteronomy as it has turned up in our Bible readings.  Last week we looked at the Book of Numbers and we talked of the people having to look to the snake on a pole to be healed representing, for us, Jesus on the cross. Of course, you know, …
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God’s Faithfulness in the Wilderness

Introduction Today, we are in the Book of Numbers or the Fourth Book of Moses, or the Hebrew Title calls it: “In the desert’ or in some places it is called: “And He spake”. It was written around 1400 BC by Moses. The Book of Numbers is about the 40 years of wandering in the …
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Let us learn how to serve

1 Peter 2:11–25 Recap 9-10 In 1978 a story is told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. “I couldn’t read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named Guten-something had printed it.” …
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Were you there? (Easter Day 2024)

Luke 24:1–12 Were you there when they pierced Him in His side? We can only imagine the grief that the disciples, His mother, and others who were there when they saw and looked upon His body on the cross. The cross has become the emblem that is in almost all Christian Churches. Some wear crosses …
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Church Membership – The Bible and Baptist Way

Today, I am looking at three particular things: •     Member of the worldwide and historical/future church of God (Catholic) •     Member of Oldfield Free Church (Baptist) •     Baptist Distinctive This are going to be mashed together as there is no real way to separate them exactly except where we make clear the baptist distinctive as …
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Does sin cause sickness?

John 9:1–7 So, today I depart from 1st Peter and ask the question: Does sin cause sickness? Well, contrary to all the prosperity preachers out there on the God channel, Premier Radio and the Internet we found that we are not promised an easy, trouble free life here on earth. The false idea propagated by …
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Conduct yourselves with fear

1 Peter 1:17 ESV And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, Last week we saw Peter quoting from Leviticus: Be ye holy, as I AM holy. Holiness is part and parcel of the Christian’s life. 17 …
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