Biblical Messages

BEING THE CHURCH: Today, Two Thousand Years Ago

There are some prophetic words in the Bible, and there are words that seem prophetic but simply reflect the reality of the time they were written.  What we see in 2 Timothy 3.1-9 reflects a little of both.  The apostle Paul was writing about his own time, in the first century, but his words sure seem like the reflect our own day!

You can listen to this message based on Revelation 3.14-22 and 2 Timothy 3.1-9 here:

 

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Biblical Messages

THE TALK: 3. Latitude in Gratitude

A hard talk about sex on Thanksgiving Sunday might seem difficult or awkward, so I opted today to talk about the biblical foundation on which we base our Christian sexual ethics.  Based on Psalm 119.97-112 and 2 Timothy 3.10-17, you can listen to the message here:

As a response to the message, everyone was invited to come forward with a ‘leaf’ each had been given at the beginning of the service, on which a treasured Scripture verse had been written.  Here is the result!  thumb_IMG_1871_1024

Biblical Messages

What It Means To Be Relevant

Today, St. Paul’s Church, Nobleton celebrated its 56th anniversary.  We also marked, much to my surprise, the 20th anniversary of my ordination (which falls on May 31) – this explains how the message starts out!

To celebrate our anniversary, I thought it would be valuable to have a foundational talk on the importance, and relevance of the Bible.  Churches can try to be ‘relevant’ all the time, but what it means to be relevant changes with the wind.  But God has made his Word timelessly relevant.  Based on 2 Timothy 3.10-17, listen to the message here: