Sermons

Expositional

In God we trust: but, do we?

Isaiah 7:1-9 Peace Whenever I meet or get in touch with some of the believers in Russia or Ukraine, I get the response, Мир Вам, meaning ‘I wish you peace’. For a Jewish person it would be ‘shalom’, meaning much the same except it has the richer significance of ‘peace and well-being’. Despite these go... Continue reading

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Blind Men and the Elephant

When I was overseas a couple of years ago, preparing to teach a course at a Bible Institute in an East European Country, I was lent the book “Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology” by Roger E. Olson, to read in my spare time. After hearing a brief account of it from an American ... Continue reading

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A People of Law, or Grace

Israel’s history began with Abraham (Rom. 4:1). God called him out of his pagan homeland in Mesopotamia and promised to make him a great nation, to bless him, and to make him a blessing to the other nations of the world. Israel as the chosen nation was to become the people through whom the Saviour would ultimately be born. But, to... Continue reading

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Diluted Christianity

Present day Church How are we to understand the problems of many contemporary Christian churches? Is there a crisis of faith among some believers? Is there no longer a trust in the authority of the Bible as the Word of God? Has materialism overwhelmed faith? I want to look at it from a different point of view. Perhaps a large part of t... Continue reading

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Influenced or influencing

A confused evangelicalism A survey among American churches indicated that 48% of ‘born-again’ Christians either believed or were not sure that Satan was merely a symbolic way of referring to all that is evil. Of the same research population 60% believed that “Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and others all pray t... Continue reading

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