Apr 27 PM – Prayer

April 27, 2008

Prayers of Discipleship (Lk 9.28)

Our survey of the Lord’s teaching on prayer brings us to the Transfiguration. Luke tells us Jesus prayed as he was transfigured. The purpose of this prayer was a matter of training for the disciples, correcting their misapprehension of his new teaching concerning his death, burial, and resurrection. Our prayers are likewise a means of discipleship, as praying according to the Scriptures we are drawn closer to heaven and heaven is drawn closer to us.

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Apr 27 Study – Angels

April 27, 2008

The Existence & Creation of Angels

In which we continue our look at Angelology, concluding last week’s study on the existence of angels and also discussing the creation of angels.

Read the notes on existence and on creation while you listen.

Apr 27 AM – Rm 1.1-17

April 27, 2008

The Preacher and his Preaching (Rm 1.1-17 review)

Having come to the end of Rm 1.17, we gave this morning to review of our work through Romans this far. Six months of preaching, 24 messages, and 17 verses…

The central idea of this message is that you must accept the credentials and message of the apostle Paul in order to have the gospel at all. Paul introduces himself, his plan, and his message in these verses. For the content to benefit the Romans (or any one) in any way, the whole must be accepted by repentant faith.

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Funeral Announcement

April 21, 2008

The funeral service for Evelyn Harrison will be held Friday, April 25, 10:00 AM, at the Sands Funeral Chapel in Colwood, BC. (The link will open a map.)

A tea will follow in our church fellowship room.

Apr 20 PM – Prayer

April 20, 2008

Jesus Withdrew to Pray (Mt 14.23, Mk 6.46)

Our subject in this message is private prayer, an area where we all feel we fall down, I think. In this message, three principles are suggested to improve our private prayers: take much time for prayer, make specific time for prayer, and plan for your time of prayer. Thoughtfulness will increase fruitfulness in prayer.

I draw on a number of E. M. Bounds ideas in Power through Prayer for this message.

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Apr 20 Study – Angels

April 20, 2008

The Existence of Angels

In which we begin a survey of biblical evidence concerning the reality, power, place and presence of angels throughout the Scriptures.

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Apr 20 AM – Rm 1.17c

April 20, 2008

the Just shall live by Faith (Rm 1.17c)

Some passages are known for what they mean … and some for what they mean and also for what they meant at significant points in history. Perhaps no passage is more significant in this regard than our text for today. Martin Luther was converted to Christ when he finally grasped the meaning of ‘as it is written, the just shall live by faith’. The meaning of this passage is an overarching theme of the Bible. It is interesting that Luther’s conversion experience happened after the Reformation ‘began’, that is, it wasn’t until two years after the posting of the 95 Theses that Luther found relief for his soul when he discovered that ‘the righteousness of God’ was righteousness from God, righteousness for living, the moment in which he himself was ‘born again’.

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Apr 13 PM – Prayer

April 13, 2008

Let Us Thank Him for our Food

We pray most before meals. If you are faithful in this discipline, you will offer prayers of thanksgiving at least three times a day … over 1000 times a year. Because of its frequency and its simplicity, these prayers are largely our least thought about and most likely to be vain repetition of all the prayers we utter. The NT gives examples of these prayers and assumes they are our practice. Let’s take time to increase our devotion by thoughtful thanksgiving – and even a little intercession in our prayers before meals.

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Apr 13 Study – Church

April 13, 2008

Christian Fellowship (2)

We begin a brief interruption of our Basic Theology series to look at the topic of Christian fellowship as taught in the Bible. This topic is largely misunderstood today, reduced to a bare notion of social interaction (coffee, lunch, potluck dinners). Fellowship is far more than that, it is selfless joint effort and communion with fellow believers in an exclusive cause: the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Read the notes as you listen. (Notes for both Part 1 and Part 2).

Apr 13 AM – Rm 1.17b

April 13, 2008

From Faith To Faith (Rm 1.17b)

A great misunderstanding in gospel preaching churches is to make salvation merely about ‘faith’. Don’t misunderstand, we preach salvation by faith alone. But saving faith in the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ reveals the righteousness of God in the believer from the beginning of salvation to the end … from faith to faith.

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