Category: "Theology"

Welcome to Philippi - some thoughts as we start our new sermon series

by Gavin  

Welcome to Philippi - some thoughts as we start our new sermon series
Welcome to the church of Christ, here in Philippi.  Here we all are, sitting in the spacious and Roman-styled home of Lydia, a local businesswoman.  We’re tried a few other venues, but for this meeting, Lydia’s home certainly has the most space, and in… more »

What's with the water jar?

by Gavin  

What's with the water jar?
  It’s great to have good Bereans (Acts 17:11) in our services, who listen attentively to the sermons, and are willing to engage meaningfully on the content!  And even be prepared to challenge!   OK, so yesterday I preached Mark 14:12-21.  This a… more »

Help in Heaven!

by Gavin  

Help in Heaven!
  We all know about “Help” buttons… if there is a problem in using a programme, click on the “Help” icon for information.  Help lines and call centers are everywhere and for everything – anything from severe life trauma, medical aid queries, insurance… more »

Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? (sermon follow-up from Sunday 26th March 2017)

by Gavin  

Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? (sermon follow-up from Sunday 26th March 2017)
Why did Jesus curse the fig tree when it had no figs, and yet Mark clearly made the point in Mark 11:13 that it was not the season for figs?   A few folk picked up on that yesterday after the service – well done!  Good Bereans, following the text!!!!… more »

OMG - how do we handle the misuse of God's name?

by Gavin  

OMG - how do we handle the misuse of God's name?
We don’t have to go far to hear the verbal misuse of the Lord’s name.  Sometimes some other adjectives are put alongside those names for more effect. It’s on TV.  Movies are full of that kind of speech. Comedians try to add to their supposed humour by… more »