TruthTalks (Sermons): Agabus – A New Testament Prophet

In this sermon, delivered at the Lonehill Village Church on Sunday 24th June 2018, I spotlight prophecy in the book of Acts and then extend the subject into the church of our day. Although by no means a comprehensive Bible study, this message includes insights from Paul’s treatment of prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14.

Exposing ourselves in public

When we expose someone in public then we often end up exposing ourselves in public. A big-name pastor says something that smacks of heresy and dozens of church teachers rush to denounce him as a false prophet. A local church preacher says something that offends someone’s entrenched doctrine and he might well receive an

The Bible under Attack, Again.

After church on Sunday, someone asked me what I thought of the “Bible Secrets Revealed” series currently airing on the History Channel. I hadn’t seen the production, so later that day I watched episode one – sickening! I don’t object to an honest enquiry into the difficulties some people have with the content and

Spiritual Warfare – The Real Battle

In my previous article, I wrote about the implications for Christians and the church for those who believe in and practice spiritual warfare as it is commonly presented. In this follow-up article, I want to deal with what I understand as the real nature of spiritual warfare. Although the term itself is not found

Spiritual Warfare – does the church need to be delivered from this?

Wherever I can, I like to write articles out of current experiences, and if it were not for a recent conversation with a congregation member, I would not have thought that the subject of Spiritual Warfare was still relevant. In 2010 I wrote on the armour of God and in 2016 on the weapons

TruthTalks: What makes Christians so sure of their faith?

We are living in a world where many regard truth as a quaint concept with little practical relevance. Yet, despite this, or perhaps because of this, people choose to become dogmatically committed to ideas that have little relationship to fact, logic, or divine revelation. However, in this TruthTalk (a follow-up to last weeks

Easter Saturday

If Friday represents the death of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and Sunday represents His glorious resurrection, then what does Easter Saturday represent? I dislike using the term ‘Easter’ because it derives from Ishtar the pagan demon Queen of Heaven. However, almost all societies and churches call it by this name, so for the sake

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