Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In case stuff happens

beggar
The story is told of a King who wanted to celebrate the twenty first birthday of his son, the Prince. He printed posters and handbills and invited all who considered themselves his loyal subjects to attend the Birthday party. At the bottom of the posters and bills was printed in very fine print “you must be well dressed”.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Second Coming of Christ

Second Coming of Christ

Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

On July 20, 1969, when Astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon President Nixon the then Chief Executive of USA, erroneously said; “Today is the greatest day in man’s history” He was very wrong. Before then one April morning about 2, 000 years ago, a greater event took place – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet there is an even greater, grander and more glorious day than the resurrection day, - it is the day of the return to earth again of Jesus Christ. John the Apostle was led to write about it in Revelation 11:15 and 19:11-16.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Demon Possession or Mental Illness?

Demon Possession

The bizarre events of the past week got me thinking about this topic.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Responsibility of Christian Youth

Christian Youth

What messages does the Bible have for the Christian Youth? Here are a few passages:
Sunday, October 05, 2014

Lust of the Flesh

Works of Flesh

Ephesians 2:1-10
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”. NKJV

The Bible talks of the Lust of the Flesh. In this sense, self is in the centre and not Christ. Self therefore makes its self assertion as in Isaiah 14:13-14: “For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ ”