Sermon preached at Columbus First Christian Baptist on the second Sunday of Advent, 2020.
There seem to be evil men in every generation. Pharaoh of Egypt, as we will read, committed terrible acts because of jealousy and fear of God’s people. In the middle of these tragic events, God would raise up a deliverer. The Story of the Bible now introduces us to Moses, the man God would useContinue reading “Scripture Reading Challenge (#16)”
I grew up with the saying, “be sure your sins will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). And, found out that it’s true. If we think that we can escape being noticed when we do something wrong or when we neglect to do the right thing, we are only fooling ourselves. We will reap what we sowContinue reading “Scripture Reading Challenge (#13)”
Many of us remember, “Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham, and I am one of them. So are you. So let’s just praise the Lord.” and all the accompanying motions. The next section of the Biblical story focuses to Abraham. We first learn that before God changed his name, it wasContinue reading “Scripture Reading Challenge (#6)”
Check out yesterday’s blog post on the preacher’s library. The questions, “What is the place of Scripture in interpretation” and “What about the leading of the Holy Spirit leading the pastor” arise when talking about using preaching resources. To put it simply, the preacher must hold the Holy Spirit as the great teacher of theContinue reading “Studying Scripture and the role of the Holy Spirit”
Our present society places before us the question, “why do we need ministers and preaching?” This leads to frustration among many but what really puts pressure on ministers is the very impossible task of preaching. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,Continue reading “A glorious and difficult task.”
Thirty-eight years is a long time to deal with one disease. But that’s exactly what this individual had been doing. He and countless others would gather themselves together beside the pool of Bethesda waiting for a miracle. At this place, an angel would supposedly trouble the waters, causing a ripple. We do not know whoContinue reading “Seven Signs in John: 3 – The Man of Bethesda”
The scene is set in Heaven right now. It establishes a precedent for the promise of the new Heaven to come. The example we find teaches us valuable praise. I am referring to the fourth and fifth chapter of The Revelation of Jesus Christ that was given to John on the Isle of Patmos. TheseContinue reading “The beauty of praise”