This message was preached as part of a series in which we looked at what the books of the New Testament say about “the Kingdom of God.” Since the focus is really on Martin Luther, I’ve made “Learning from Martin Luther the main title, with “The Kingdom of God: Romans and Galatians” being given as […]Read More Learning from Martin Luther (The Kingdom Of God: Romans and Galatians)
Let us pray that our love for Jesus will not grow cold. Isaiah looked ahead to the coming of ‘Immanuel’ – ‘God with us’ (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). We look forward to the Second Coming of Immanuel: ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be His […]Read More Fourth Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24
“I’m not ashamed of the Good News. It is God’s power to save everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Jesus wasn’t ashamed of us. He went to the Cross for us. This is the Good News. Jesus is our Saviour. May we be unashamed of Jesus. May we be glad to speak of Him who died […]Read More Not Ashamed
“Within Your temple, O God, we meditate on Your unfailing love” (Psalm 48:9). What do we do when human love fails? We look beyond human love. We look to divine love. God’s love never fails. It’s an “unfailing love.” We should think, often, of the love of God. We should think of Jesus – “God so […]Read More God’s Love Is The Best Love.
Christ calls all nations to turn to Him. The family tree of ‘Jesse, the father of King David’ has a very special ‘Branch’ – Jesus Christ (Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 1:1,6,16). Jesus Christ has raised ‘a banner for the nations’. He is ‘the Saviour of the world’. He has died ‘for the sins of the whole […]Read More Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12
God calls us to worship Him. God calls us to worship Him – ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…’ – and walk in His ways – ‘Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord’ (Isaiah 2:3,5). We are moving towards the Day when ‘the pride of men shall […]Read More First Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44
Romans 1-3 ‘I am not ashamed of the Gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith’ (1:16). Let us say, with Paul, ‘God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Galatians 6:14). Let us be ‘set apart for the gospel of […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: Romans