Month: April 2017

The Five Solas: Part 3

The Five Solas: Part 3

Sola Gratia: Grace Alone Sunday, April 2, 2017   Dark Human Condition   Psalm 51:5, p. 405 “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”   Ephesians 2:1-2, p. 827 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you […]

The Five Solas: Part 2

The Five Solas: Part 2

Sola Fide: Faith Alone Sunday, March 26, 2017   In our “natural” fallen state we tend to rely on our own “efforts” to make ourselves “acceptable” to our Holy God.   We often try to live our lives on our own strength and wisdom putting God in a box and pulling Him out only as […]

The Five Solas: Part 1

The Five Solas: Part 1

Sola Scriptura: Authority of Scripture Sunday, March 19, 2017   We live in a society of competing “truth” claims, pluralism and relativism within a post-Christian culture, and the attacks on the importance and integrity of the Bible both from within and outside today’s church.   What or Whom has real authority in my life and […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 6

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 6

#Challenges of Constant Criticism: Discovering Encouragement Sunday, March 5, 2017   #constant evaluation Our social media culture adds to an atmosphere of constant evaluation.   #characteristics that create chronic critical behaviour Anonymity: saying (typing) things one would never state in person.   Jesus says, “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 5

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 5

#Challenges of Secret Impurity: Discovering Integrity Sunday,February 26, 2017   #social media pitfalls Social media can be a great tool to connect friends and family together, quick direct communication to targeted people and other convenient uses, but there can be “pitfalls” that we can fall into.    These “pitfalls” can end up poisoning our lives; […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 4

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 4

#Challenges of Desensitization: Discovering Compassion Sunday, February 19, 2017   #cause challenge Recent major people causes: Thailand Tsunami, Missing Nigerian Girls, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Evidence of a strong correlation between sharing popular ideas and the decline of compassion as a shared cultural value   #study   University of Michigan:  comprehensive study of compassion attitudes of […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 3

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 3

#Challenges of Control: Discovering Authenticity Sunday,February 12, 2017   #selfie-obsessed? Selfie hashtag has expanded over 200% since 2013 iPhones, smart phones, etc., have high-tech cameras where you can fix all of your images to make sure you look your best at all times   Luke 18:9-14, p. 742 To some who were confident of their […]

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