The Bible is very comfortable with the idea that you can talk to God. Depending on the Bible version you look at ‘prayer’ is referenced over six hundred and fifty times!
If you could not be present, what factors would you find helpful to establish the truth of an event today?
How is it that the Bible arrives in the form we have it?
The Apostle Paul, along with Timothy, writing to the church in Thessalonica said:
‘we thank God continually because when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe’ (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
The word received, was handled down by God through those who had first heard it and their job was to tell others.
Of course that begs the question – how can the Bible be from men but really from God? How can we be sure that humans who spoke and wrote actually have the spoken and written word that God wanted them to express?
Faith and Works and Grace
What does it mean to be saved through faith by God’s grace?
It means that God, through Jesus, and only through Jesus, has made the effort to save us. It is his gift and it is freely given. That’s grace.
Sermon ‘From Samaria To The Gentiles’ (Acts 9:32-10:48) by Ken Noakes is now available to stream or download: http://bit.ly/1YiEzqv
‘Imagine A World Without Purpose’ by Ken Noakes is now available to stream or download: http://bit.ly/23fvd1G
Easter Day sermon ‘Imagine A World Where Death Wins’ by David Smith is now available to stream or download: http://bit.ly/1Y3gnb7
Imagine a world without justice. Our first reaction when we see injustice is ‘Someone should fix that!’; ‘Where’s a policeman when you need one?’; or ‘There should be a law against that!’. Most of us don’t like injustice when we see it against others, and particularly when we experience against ourselves.
The event that took place on ‘Good Friday’ amounts to injustice on a grand scale.
Good Friday sermon on ‘Imagine A World Without Justice’ by Chris Jolliffe available to stream or download: http://bit.ly/1q8aleS