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Your Kingdom Come - part 1

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 - 9:00pm

In my recent church bulletin article on the Lord’s model prayer, I focussed on the line, “your kingdom come.” What do you think of when you hear the word ‘kingdom’? The fact is, people have different ideas about what the kingdom of God or of heaven may be. That means, when we pray “your kingdom come”, we may be praying for different things.

Does it matter if we are praying for different things when we pray for the kingdom to come? It might, if our ideas about the kingdom are not what the Lord had intended.

Was Jesus really born on December 25th?

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Saturday, 7 Dec, 2019 - 5:44pm

Jesus was almost certainly not born on December the 25th. All scholars, whether Christian or otherwise, would agree with that. So when was Jesus born? Is it really possible to know, and does it really matter what the date was?

Some Updated Resources on Prophecy and Bible Study

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Saturday, 23 Nov, 2019 - 6:01pm

A couple of Sundays ago, I mentioned in the church bulletin that I would include in my Pastor's blog some information about the fulfilment of prophecies about Jesus Christ. The astonishing accuracy of these prophecies, which were written hundreds of years prior to their fulfilment, are one proof of the reliability of God's word. I've attached a document entitled titled "Prophecies of Christ" listing 44 of these prophecies along with other information about the statistical improbability of these being fulfilled.

Great Resources on Bible Apologetics

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Saturday, 9 Nov, 2019 - 9:41pm

In my recent church bulletin article, I gave the following reasons as to why we aught to study the Bible.

Studies In Paul's Letters to The Thessalonians (Part 1)

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Thursday, 24 Oct, 2019 - 4:39pm

The Mission of the Kingdom And Its Message
For my next few blog posts, I would like to undertake a study of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, since there is so much in them that is pertinent to our understanding of the Lord’s return. As with much of Paul’s early writings, these letters have a strong focus on the gospel and its application to the life of the Christian.

The Beauty of The Bride

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Thursday, 17 Oct, 2019 - 11:37am

Picture the following ridiculous scenario. A bride is dreaming of her wedding day, when she will walk down the isle and marry the man of her dreams. But there’s still a few months to go before that day. Normally, you would expect a bride to be busy getting herself ready - trying on wedding dresses and having the right one properly fitted; arranging to have her hair done; getting invites out to all those she would want to join her on the special day; and so on. But, there’s something wrong. None of that is happening.

Some things never change

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Monday, 14 Jul, 2014 - 1:11pm
The missile threat against Israeli civilians.

I'm sure that most people are aware of the turmoil and tragedy that is unfolding in the Gaza Strip and Israel (again). The Palestinians feel 'oppressed' by the Israelis, who are determined to curtail and constrain the vicious terrorist attacks against their own civilians by Hamas. With the battle ramping up, once again, I recently read the story of the kings of Israel, Judah and Edom coming against the Moabites because of their rebellion (read 2 Kings chap. 3).