The Seed of Life (12.26.10)

December 26, 2010

The Seed of Life (Mt 13:3-9)

We conclude our Christmas series with the realization that every one of the promises of God that we looked at still await some fulfillment. In the meantime, the seed of life remains to be sown, the sure word of God that promises yet that future fulfillment and consummation of all things that is to come. Be ye hearers and sowers of that seed.

A Great Invitation (Isa 55:1-13)

Duncan Johnson

Our pastors son, Duncan Johnson, brought us the wonderful promises of Isa 55 today. He reminds us that all need to hear and take advantage of the blessing promised by God for the obedient and repentant soul who is willing to think after God’s thoughts instead of persist in his own self-righteousness.

We Were Like Those Who Dream

December 22, 2010

We Were Like Those Who Dream (Ps 126:1-6)

The psalmist recalls a blessed season of revival – it was like a dream! He prays that the Lord would bring the revival again. He pledges himself to the human work of revival – sowing in tears, bearing the seed, waiting for the streams in the desert.

The Seed of David (12.19.10)

December 20, 2010

Wednesday, Dec 15

Faith Like the Rock of Zion (Ps 125:1-5)

This psalm speaks about the faith the believer has that is unshakable because of the believer’s conception of God and his surrounding presence. The believer follows righteousness because of his confidence in the Lord. The product of this faith is peace.

Sunday, Dec 19

The Seed of David (Mt 1:1)

In this message we consider the Establishment of the Kingdom and the promise of our coming Shepherd King.

Church Ethics (2)

In this session we complete our look at the IFCA Standard of Ethics for Churches. It outlines a basic standard of practice that Christians commit themselves to in joining a Bible believing local church.

God’s Christmas Gift (Titus 2:14, Ps 23:3-4)

Rory Johnson

The gift of God to us is our Lord Jesus Christ. The gift of God to Himself is a people He gave Himself through His own great gift and tender shepherd’s care.

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The Seed of Abraham, and other messages–12.12.10

December 12, 2010

Wednesday, Dec 8:

Our Help is in the Name (Ps 124:1-8)

The central theme of Ps 124, as in many psalms, is faith in the name of the Lord. David paints vivid word pictures of the overwhelming enemies who would take him in the nation, but these are nothing because it is the Lord who has helped us.

Sunday, Dec 12:

The Seed of Abraham (Gal 3:16, Gen 22:15-18)

We show how Christ is the focal point of the Abrahamic covenant, as pointed out by Paul in Gal 3.16 and as revealed in the typology of Abraham offering Isaac, the place where the Abrahamic Covenant specifically promises blessing to ALL NATIONS because of Abraham’s obedience.

Church Ethics (1)

In today’s lesson we take a look at a document establishing standards of conduct in the IFCA International. We discuss the personal responsibilities of the Christian in today’s session.

The Manner of the Minister (1 Tim 5:1-2)

Our passage today calls the minister to a particular attitude in ministry. The minister must not be one who uses words as a club, but one who comes along side with admonition, with entreaty, with correction by means of the Word. All this must be conducted in purity, especially when ministering the Word to women.

The Seed of the Woman (12.5.10)

December 5, 2010

The Seed of the Woman (Gen 3:15)

Our first Christmas message of 2010 looks at three necessities found in Gen 3.15: the seed of the woman must be Human; the seed must be Virgin born; and the seed must be Victorious.

The Self-Emptying of Christ (Phil 2:5-11)

This lesson deals with carefully defining the doctrine of kenosis, or self-emptying, as described in Phil 2.5-11. We attempt to say what the Bible says and not go beyond it in trying to explain every detail. There is danger in saying too much, more than the Bible says, about the emptying in order that Christ be able to die for us.

The Cup of Blessing Which we Bless (1 Cor 10:16)

This communion message emphasizes the idea of ‘fellowship’ and the things we share in common with the Lord Jesus Christ and indeed the whole Trinity.

Our Longing Eyes

December 1, 2010

Our Longing Eyes (Ps 123:1-4)

Ps 123 is the voice of the pilgrim, having entered the City only to find the contempt of those who are at ease in Zion – they are too sophisticated for the sincere religion of the faithful pilgrim.