The early church faced opposition from the Judaizers, from what we see in Paul’s letter to the Galatians. People were trying to bring back the law into justification before God. This led to Paul declaring that if anyone presented another
EPHESIANS 1:1-14 Adapted from a sermon by Sherman Malachi Tjiong What do we praise God for? For the food, for good weather, for a good day and good health? We give thanks for peace of mind and a meaningful life.
What does it really mean to Follow Christ? Does the Gospel account leave us in any doubt as to how we can do so? In the early part of the Gospel accounts, we have examples in the calling of the
Have you ever wished you had materials to help your church grow in grace and move away from legalism? Ever wished there were helpful case studies out there to use? Now there are just such resources to help all churches,
A Brief Exposition of Matthew 6:9-15” Adapted from a sermon by Sherman Malachi Tjiong Perhaps you’ve heard the familiar saying: “It’s music to my ears”. This means, of course, something good that I like to hear. The question that I
“Strive to enter in at the strait gate..” Luke 13:24 “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ (Matthew 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” Luther, 95 Theses, 1st point For
What is the origin of hope? This was a question I asked my children during family worship this past week as we were reading through the account of the Fall in Genesis 3. As we began discussing Genesis 3:15, I
On an idyllic Saturday morning, a husband was heard saying to his wife: “Honey, this morning I will scrub the toilet for you!” in a tone that intimated a flying kiss to the wife. This might be expected to trigger
The Gospel divides, as the Apostle Paul would like to remind us in 1 Corinthians 1:17,18! “Christ sent me … to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
I’m what you might call a “third-career” missionary. My wife and I currently serve in rural Thailand, but in former versions of myself, I’ve been an engineer and a patent attorney. I’ve perched on the lower rungs of the corporate