Intro In our first sermon on the Book of Judges, we learnt that Judges kindles in us a longing for the true King. To this end each of the 12 Judges we encounter in this book points us. Their stories were written down as shadows of the perfect King to come; pointers that would show […]
[This sermon was preached on Judges chapters 1 and 2 on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Christ Church Paarl by William King. The audio version can be found here.] Introduction Every now and again we come to a sign post in Scripture that forces us to a standstill. This is where we need to consider in […]
The Psalmist presents the journey of humanity as a life lived either with wisdom as presented in the Scriptures or one wasted by being a fool, choosing life or death, blessedness or curse. The starting point is only to be found in the words God spoke through His servants who wrote them down. Sin, wickedness, scoffing has no share in the eternal life God wishes to give. It only leads to death and eternal judgment.
The reality is before us every day. The hostile world wishes to devour. Will you obey the commands of our Lord and fight for the Faith so that the generations that follow will have a sure foundation from which they can take this fight further?
It is only the pure, unadulterated, God-breathed, inerrant Word of God that can fully satisfy the soul of the believer. This is because it is the words of God Himself given to man by the Spirit of God.
The book of Judges describes a very difficult and troublesome time for the people of God. Under the leadership of Joshua, they have crossed the Jordan into the promised land.
Israel was in a hopeless situation. Spiritually and morally they were down in the dumps, and they had no leadership to lead them through this period.
Naomi returned with her daughter-in-law Ruth from Moab as a bitter woman. Ruth, with the sense of responsibility towards her mother-in-law, immediately sets out to find a way to supply food.
I am sure you will all agree that no-one plans a life of hardship. We all hope for a life free of pain and agony. However, life is not a smooth journey.
There is a sense of urgency in this letter of Jude. It is evident from his language that there is a real threat to the Church and the believers.