Friday, June 21, 2013

Preparing for Sunday, June 23, 2013

It would be great if you read 1 Samuel 28 and 31 in advance of Sunday. As you do, ponder what it means to reject God. 

Here is the outline for the sermon:

When God Is Gone

1. WE

A. We live in our fears (5, 15, 20)

B. We turn to evil (7-14)

C. We become objects of wrath (15-19)

D. We look for God in vain (6, 20, 23)

2. HE

A. He will not be persuaded to answer

(Hebrews 10:26-27)

For a more detailed study of apostasy, consider listening to Pastor Paul's sermon, "Dreadful Apostasy," from Hebrews 10:26-31. You can download an audio file of that sermon from our web page

As always, please pray for your preacher.

Quick Book Review: Battles Men Face (Strategies to Win the War Within)

Written by Dr. Gregory Jantz, PhD. (with Ann McMurray)

Battles Men Face is a book with a great title and some excellent descriptions of that title. Jantz has an easy writing style and does a fine job at detailing what most Western Christian men will battle with in their daily sanctification.

Unfortunately, his strategies to fight those battles are lacking. There is too much psychology and not enough Gospel in this book to make the second half a worthy read.

Buy it if you want help crystallizing the problems. Look elsewhere for good, Gospel-centred solutions.