Tag Archives: joy

281. The Incredible Rescue of Footballers in Thailand. A Prayer-Answering God. Some Thoughts On Psalm 139.

What do you do about a world increasingly getting into chaos? For example, you have climate and other scientists disagreeing violently with each other over the place of carbon dioxide in so-called global warming. That may be understandable but the … Continue reading

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271. Love Makes The Most Of Every Opportunity. (Sermon suggestions for Mark 14:1-9 for Palm Sunday 25March 2018).

Our reading begins and ends with deceit and the deliberate planning to murder Jesus.  But in between, there is a beautiful story of love that was shown to Him. As Jesus reclined at table in a private home, a woman … Continue reading

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244. How can we learn to rejoice no matter what? An answer in Philippians 4. [The Epistle for Pentecost 19 in 2017.]

“Rejoice always.” Some people may say, “I wish I could!” Others may think,  “How cruel to say such a thing. My life is just so difficult!” Still others may say, “We don’t think it is humanly possible to be always … Continue reading

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243. Is The Antichrist At Work In The World Today? (Does this account for the present chaos throughout the world?)

Many people were opposed to Christ during His life on earth. As He said, “He who is not with Me is against  Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters .” Mat 12:30 and Lk 11:23. He enlarged on that … Continue reading

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231. REPENTANCE. How do we pray expressing our repentance to God?

Having completed some articles on repentance I thought that it might be helpful to include some prayers that might help those who wanted to confess their sins to God in repentance. Such prayers don’t have to be expressions of brilliant … Continue reading

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202.  “Coming Ready Or Not!” Are We Ready For The Second Coming Of Jesus? (Based on sermon on Sunday before Christmas. 4th Sunday in Advent)

The 81 year old preacher covered his face with his right hand with his fingers widely spread and with eyes wide open he peered through the gaps in his fingers. As he did so he began his sermon with the … Continue reading

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200. Sharing In The Joy Of Jesus. Jesus said, “… that My joy may be in you.” Adapted from a sermon on John 15:11. (No.2 in series of 3 on Love, Joy and Peace)

Joy is not hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure. The belief that pleasure or happiness is the most important goal in life. However joy is the result of finding the source of real pleasure, in the Lord, (in who He is and in … Continue reading

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