Monday, 19 January 2015

Sunday January 18

Here is this morning's sermon audio part 1, part 2. We looked at several parallel gospel passages (Matthew 10:17-22, Mark 13:9-13, and Luke 21:12-17) and talked about the importance of reading more than one translation. At the end of the sermon I briefly introduced the question of whether or not Bible translations are inspired. I referred to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Innerrancy which can be found here. In particular, check out Articles VI and X in Section II and Article F in Section III. Here is another article from Biblica that offers another perspective on the issue.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunday January 11

Here is this morning's sermon audio part 1, part 2. We took at look at the story of Ruth and asked how we should approach the story in order to figure out how this portion of scripture might both make us wise for salvation in Jesus Christ and teach, correct, rebuke and train us in righteousness so that we might be prepared for good works.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday January 4

Here is this morning's sermon manuscript, such as it is, and the audio part 1, part 2. This morning we read through 2 Timothy in order to gain an understanding of the context in which Paul made the statement to Timothy that "all scripture is God-breathed." By examining the context of the letter we were much better able to figure out what Paul meant by "God-breathed" and gain a much better understanding of what it is that we've got in our hands when we open up our Bibles to read them.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sunday December 21

Here is this morning's sermon manuscript. This morning we lit the fourth advent candle, the Candle of Peace, and read from Isaiah 57:14-21.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sunday December 14

Here is this morning's sermon manuscript. It is the third Advent sermon, this one to accompany the lighting of the Candle of Light. The sermon text is Isaiah 2:1-5.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sunday December 7

Here is this morning's sermon manuscript. This is the second Sunday of Advent, on which we lit the Candle of Justice. The sermon is from Isaiah 11:1-10.