Posts made in August, 2018

A Returning Jesus (Part 1) 0

A Returning Jesus (Part 1)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?’ – Matthew 24:3 THOUGHT: The title of Today’s Teaching presupposes that Jesus must have come to this earth the first time, otherwise He could not return! It’s amazing how many people, who have no trouble believing as fact aspects of English history which are only supported by a few records, yet choose to doubt the authenticity of Christianity, when there are over 8000 historical records in existence. No doubt the real reason lies in the fact of who Jesus really is. If one believes He is God the Son, as He said, then one would have to listen to and obey Him. Not to do so would be to one’s eternal peril; but by writing Him off as a figment of someone’s imagination or His own delusion, people think it will not matter. The ostrich may bury its head in the sand but that will not prevent danger from coming its way. Another misconception prevalent among Christians is the fact that as it has been such a long time since Jesus said, “I will come again”, He is not going to return at all! Peter,...

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Don’t Come Empty-Handed! 0

Don’t Come Empty-Handed!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘They must not appear before the Lord without a gift for him. All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God’ – Deuteronomy 16:16-17 NLT THOUGHT: There are various motivations for teaching the Word of God. Sometimes it comes as an exciting revelation from the Holy Spirit and we want to share it. Other times it can come as a result of perspiration as we struggle to meet the deadline of Sunday! It can even be out of frustration as the reactions of Christians upset us and make us think, “Is it worth all the blood, sweat and tears?” Whatever the driving force, God’s truth has this wonderful ingredient. It’s able to set people free if they allow it to, by receiving it with meekness, thankfulness and faith. Today’s Teaching concentrates on God’s instruction to His people, that when they gather together for worship, they do not come empty-handed, but bring an offering that will help to bless and support those called by God to concentrate on full-time ministry rather than secular paid employment, as well as the other financial commitments of the church The teaching presupposes one thing that we do come to worship. God did not say, “Send your offering” but,...

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