Category Archives: Second coming of Jesus

414. 1 Corinthians 1:18-24. The World Must Commit To Christ As Lord. A reading on 14 September 2022

It is said that in our modern world that Christianity is losing its influence on individuals and on nations. Humans must not allow that to happen. A Christless community or nation is doomed to fail without His influence. That is … Continue reading

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411. Hebrews 13:1-8 and 13:15-16. Sacrifices Pleasing to God. [A reading for Sunday 28 August 2022]

It is a surprise to come to Hebrews chapter 13 after reading through such deep theology in the previous 12 chapters. All of a sudden, we are confronted with a whole long list of ethical exhortations which initially seem to … Continue reading

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410. The Blessings Of Belonging To A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken. Hebrews 12:18-29. [A reading for Sunday 21 August 2022.]

In this passage we are reminded of two major events when believers in Yahweh came into the presence of God but in very different ways. The first was at Mt Sinai where God spoke in a dramatic fashion to the … Continue reading

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407. Colossians 3:1-11. Living The New Life In Christ. Reading for Sunday 31 July 2022

There is a tremendous truth that we need to know about and to act on as Christian believers. St Paul reminded his readers in Colossae of this truth when he wrote that the truth is that all believers have entered … Continue reading

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404. Colossians chapter 1. New Testament Reading for Sunday 10 July 2022

When Paul wrote to the church in Colossae, he called them “saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae.”  He recognised their obvious faith and love and wanted them to know the assurance that the Christian hope meant for … Continue reading

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397. Living Without Anxiety. God’s Answer! 1 Peter 5:6-7.

1 Peter 5:6-7. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Since Covid 19 hit our shores there … Continue reading

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388. The Basis of a Healing Ministry. [A sermon I preached in a healing service in St Andrew’s Cathedral in1997.] No1 in a series of 2.

[ This can be heard in audio format under Jim Holbeck on Spotify.] THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS.   One of the reasons why God has blessed this healing ministry over 37 years is the place we have given to Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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384. TOPIC 2.    JESUS THE “SAVIOUR.”   Topic 2 of 4 on Jesus as Creator, Saviour, Lord and Judge.

In the previous article No 383 we looked at Jesus as THE CREATOR of the world. Now we look at Him as the One who willingly became THE SAVIOUR of the world. We will be looking primarily at the words … Continue reading

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374. A Prayer Based On 2 Peter 3:8-14. Being Prepared for Jesus’ Coming. [From the Epistle for 2nd Sunday of Advent, 06 December 2020.]

Nine years ago I wrote a blog containing a prayer based on the Epistle for the coming Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent. [NOTE 1] Seeing the same reading is set again for Sunday 6th of December 2020, I thought I … Continue reading

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362. The Future Is In God’s Hands, Not Man’s. [The Message Of The Letter To The Ephesians.]

Something is happening in the world today even though many people do not realise it. In the words of a well-known hymn, “God is working His purpose out as year succeeds to year.” It may seem to many people in … Continue reading

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