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For This Purpose I Have Come

It is evident that for one to say “I love God” while using the freedom we have in Him as a cover-up for evil exposes that person as a fraud. Is it any less evident that one who professes to love God without loving the brotherhood is equally fraudulent? Another Scriptural writer has commanded those who follow the Master, “Let brotherly love continue” [HEBREWS 13:1]. However, it is fraudulent to profess brotherly love while absenting ourselves from the assembly. Going to the House of the Lord at Christmas and Easter is no more indicative of love for Christ than a man professing love for his family while going to his own home only for his birthday and for his anniversary. Of such a man, we would rightly say that he has no love for his wife and that he does not love his family. Why, then, would we say that someone loves God when they worship Him twice a year, or even worship only occasionally? Such a person may whine that we are judging him, but aren’t we actually reflecting the reality of what is shown by his own choice? Jesus came to present His life as a sacrifice because of our fallen, broken condition. When we receive His sacrifice as our own, the Spirit of the Living Saviour takes up residence in our life. We are redeemed, brought to life in Him, and His Spirit begins the work of transforming us, preparing us for eternity in the presence of the True and Living God. The individual continuing unchanged and as she has always lived must ask herself whether she is twice-born or whether she is merely pretending to be a follower of the Master. This is the reason that the Apostle challenged the saints in Corinth, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test” [2 CORINTHIANS 13:5].

Three Gods? No! God in Three Persons!

Jesus’ Rules of Order

Becoming the Community of Faith: Practising Belonging

Acts 2.41-47 Becoming the Community of Faith-Practising Belonging

You Are Not Your Own

1 Corinthians 06.19 You Are Not Your Own

Honouring Our Parents

Ephesians 6.1-3 Honouring Our Parents

Funeral of a Long-Time Friend

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When Standing Alone…

2 Timothy 4.16-18 When Standing Alone…

Christian Courtesy in a Politically Correct World

Titus 3.01-08 Christian Courtesy in a Politically Correct World

Led By the Spirit … to be Tempted?

Matthew 04.01-11 Led By the Spirit … to be Tempted

What the Women Did Not Find

Luke 23.50-24.11 What the Women Did Not Find

A Citizen of an Unseen Country

Philippians 3.17-21 A Citizen of an Unseen Country

Wolf Country

Matthew 10.16-22a Wolf Country

Ten Pieces of Silver and a Suit of Clothes

Judges 17.7-13 Ten Pieces of Silver and a Suit

How to Be a Mighty Man

2 Samuel 23.20-23 How to Be a Mighty Man

Men Whom God Killed: Stolen Glory!

Acts 12.20-24 Stolen Glory

Men Whom God Killed: Lying to the Holy Spirit

Acts 5.1-10 Lying to the Holy Spirit

“Men Whom God Killed: Not Even a King Dare Disobey!” (February 26, 2017)

1 Chronicles 10.1-14 Not Even a King Can Disobey

“Men Whom God Killed: God Means What He Says!” (February 19, 2017)

1 Kings 13.11-24 God Means What He Says

“The Forgotten Element in Modern Marriage” (February 12, 2017)

Hebrews 13:4 The Forgotten Element in Modern Marriage

“Men Whom God Killed: The High Cost of Arrogance” (February 5, 2017)

1 Samuel 25.36-38 The High Cost of Arrogance – Nabal

“Men Whom God Killed: Complacency Kills!” (January 29, 2017)

2 Samuel 06.5-11 Complacency Kills

“Men Whom God Killed: Anyone Can Serve… Can’t They?” (January 22, 2017)

Leviticus 10.01-03 Anyone Can Serve… Can’t They

“Men Whom God Killed: Dishonouring the Family ,” (January 15, 2015)

Genesis 38.06-10 Dishonouring the Family

“A Prayer for the End of Days,” (January 8, 2017)

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“God From Two Perspectives” (January 1, 2017)

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“A Rumour of Angels,” (December 25, 2016)

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“Dramatic Events in an Out-of-the-Way Place: Slaughtering the Innocent” (December 18, 2016)

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“Dramatic Events in an Out-of-the-Way Place: Fleeing to Egypt” (December 11, 2016)

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“Dramatic Events in an Out-of-the-Way Place: a Model for Godly Manhood ” (December 4, 2016)

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