2 Chronicles 30:6-12; Mark 1:1-13 “Then the runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king” (2 Chronicles 30:6). A message had been given to them. They passed the message on. They “spoke according to the command of the king” (2 Chronicles 30:6). What we see here, in 2 Chronicles 30, […]Read More A New Year Sermon: 2 Chronicles 30:6-12; Mark 1:1-13
Matthew 2:13-23; Luke 2:21-40 We begin with a thought for the New Year. It’s from Warren W. Wiersbe – “What good is it for us to add years to our life if we don’t add life to our years?” Now, let’s look together at two parts of the Christmas story which are often overlooked. (1) Matthew 2:13-23 […]Read More A New Year Sermon: Matthew 2:13-23; Luke 2:21-40
In his critique of Berkouwer’s theology – A Hole in the Dike: Critical Issues of Berkouwer’s Theology, (1977), Carl Bogue shows distinct displeasure with Berkouwer’s treatment of ‘reprobation’ and with his interpretation of the Canons of Dort. At p. 7, n. 6 and p. 8, n. 9, Bogue draws attention to Berkouwer’s article, “Vragen Rondom […]Read More A Critique of C. W. Bogue’s booklet, “A Hole in the Dile: Critical Issues of Berkouwer’s Theology”
* “Sent on ahead of Him” (Luke 10:1). We are to prepare the way of the Lord. We are to be like John the Baptist. we are to point away from ourselves to Jesus. * “The harvest is plentiful, the labourers are few” (Luke 10:2). Will you be a labourer or a spectator? * Go, […]Read More We have been sent by the Lord.
More about Berkouwer, see The Theology Of G C Berkouwer “I believe that without genuine curiosity … theology will not do well. I regret every sign that theologians have lost their curiosity. It happens when we are satisfied with a small territory we have created for ourselves and lose our feel for new perspectives and new […]Read More G C Berkouwer’s approach to theology
‘Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; whoever is led astray by it is not wise’ (Proverbs 20:1). Lord, teach us the truth of these words – before it’s too late! Teach us that there is a better way than the way of drunkenness. It is the way of being filled with the Holy Spirit: […]Read More Teach us, Lord, that there is a better way than the way of drunkenness. It is the way of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Let Christ be born in you! – “O Holy Child of Bethlehem … Be born in us today”. —– Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7 ‘The old, old story – it is ever new’. With each passing year, we move further away from the time when Christ was born. Further away from the time when He was […]Read More Let Christ be born in you …