7.27.08 PM – Guest

July 27, 2008

Elisha and God’s Protection of Israel (2 Ki 6.8-23)

Allan Farrant

One of our young men preached in our pastor’s absence. Allan’s message focused on the protection the Lord provided for Israel through Elisha in 2 Ki 6. He called us to faith and trust in the Lord in our personal lives as well.

7.27.08 PM – Testimony

July 27, 2008

Mexico Mission Team Testimony

Susan Johnson

Our pastor’s daughter gave a testimony concerning her recent mission trip to Mexico. Susan recounts opportunities for soul-winning and ministry she experienced in Mexico and testifies to our need to depend on the Lord in every circumstance. (8 min.)

7.27.08 Study – Guest

July 27, 2008

The Action and Reaction of a Faithful Man (Gen 5-7)

Harry Lloyd

One of our deacons preached in our pastor’s absence. His message centred around the faithfulness of Moses as a servant of God. He challenged all of us to faithfulness in our own walk with God.

7.27.08 AM – Guest

July 27, 2008

Where is Your Confidence? (Phil 3.1-10)

Rory Johnson

Our pastor’s son, Rory Johnson, preached in our pastor’s absence. His message asked the question, ‘Where is Your Confidence?’ That is, for your eternal life, do you place your confidence in your works or the works of another? Do you lay aside anything in your life that you might think important for the goal of laying hold of Christ?

7.20.08 PM – Prayer

July 20, 2008

Suffer the Little Children (Mt 19.13-15)

Our passage is not one we usually think of in connection with prayer, but it is said here that the parents of these children brought the little ones to the Lord for his blessing and prayers. Our Lord in this story teaches us something about salvation and something about his compassion for children. He does not teach us something about infant baptism, as some erroneously teach. Our Lord’s interest in children behooves his disciples to likewise be interested in the children of the local church, ministering to them to aid in their conversion and discipleship.

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7.20.08 Study – Adversary

July 20, 2008

Satan’s World

In which we take our final look at the doctrine of Satan, the adversary of man. In this lesson, we consider the teaching of Bible meaning of the term ‘world’, the authority of Satan in that world, God’s plan for the world, and the Christian’s place in the world.

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7.20.08 AM – Romans

July 20, 2008

Given over to a Depraved Mind (Rm 1.28-31)

a ‘bouquet’ of spiritual weeds

The consequences of human rejection of God includes the sins of inhumanity towards men – a whole plethora of wickedness, self-will, envy, pride, wholly lacking in any good thing. The root of these sins is idolatry, as in the sins of sensuality previously covered. The man who will not approve of God is given over to a disapproved mind – he cannot think straight and will not live straight. Any mind that approves these sins, to that extent at least, also disapproves of God.

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7.13.08 PM – Prayer

July 13, 2008

A Saving Prayer (Lk 18.9-14)

To me, this is one of the most convicting passages of Scripture, the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican. We are very familiar with this story, and we tend to think of ourselves as this publican. After all, we aren’t like the Pharisee: proud, arrogant, self-sufficient… No we are much more like the Publican, and we are grateful to God that we are. “God, I thank you that I am like the Publican, and not like other men, like those Pharisees, and my neighbours who won’t darken the door of a church, and my co-workers who blaspheme God, and …”

Yes, we are like the Publican, aren’t we?

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7.13.08 Study – Adversary

July 13, 2008

The Activities of Satan (2)

In which we conclude our look at what Satan does, this time in relation to the Nations, to the Unbeliever, and to the Believer. Satan is active in deception, no matter who is his target. He attempts to lead men into cooperation with his agenda (at least) or even into adoption of his goals and priorities.

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7.13.08 AM – Romans

July 13, 2008

Given over to Degrading Passions (Rm 1.26-27)

We come to a difficult passage in the revelation of God’s wrath against ungodliness … not difficult to understand, but difficult to preach in our current antagonistic culture. The manifestation of God’s wrath in this case takes the form of degrading passions. The prevalence of these passions flaunted in public today are evidence of God’s wrath pouring out upon Western civilization. We must not trivialize God’s antagonism towards our culture, nor may we ignore its lessons. For us to have access to God, we must acknowledge our need as sinners first – there is no grace for those who think they have no need.

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