Apostates in the News

Of late there have been several apostates in the news. Most recently, two fairly well known ‘Christians’ proudly declared that they had renounced their Faith. One of them was Hillsong’s Marty Sampson who recently announced on Instagram, “I’m genuinely losing my faith.” Christianity Today  has reported on his apparent apostasy, so I won’t attempt to

TruthTalks Sermon: If Your Brother Wrongs You

Last Sunday I preached a sermon, ‘If Your Brother Wrongs You’, from Matthew 18:15-35. This passage records how the Lord Jesus set out the perfect process for conflict resolution among His disciples. Just click on the “play” icon below to listen to the sermon. You can also follow along using the sermon notes that

Jesus gave full meaning to the Law of Moses

In His great Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave full meaning to the Law of Moses. In doing this, He exercised His divine prerogative of interpreting scripture by explaining how to properly understand the Old Testament Law. Many people struggle to accept the truth that God is Jesus. Most believers have difficulty accepting that

Sabbath Sticks, Stones, and Sacraments

The words Sabbath Sticks, Stones, and Sacraments sound strange as a title for an article, but let me explain. The Old Testament contains the disturbing story of a man stoned to death for picking up sticks on the Sabbath. A millennium and a half later the Lord Jesus addressed the matter of Sabbath Law violations

Gateways that go nowhere

Gateways usualy open into something, but every so often I come accross gateways that go nowhere. When something interesting, troubling, enlightening or important comes my way, I like to write a short article about it. Just the other day, someone sent me a booklet titled, ‘Gateways of the Threefold Nature of Man’. A quick

TruthTalks Sermon: The Four Things I am Sure of About God

Recently, I was challenged to name the four things I am sure of about God. It was an interesting and revealing exercise not only because of what made it into the top four, but because of what did not make it. I considered some of the attributes of God such as His omnipresence, omnipotence,

TruthTalks: Just what are the 9 Spiritual Gifts?

This podcast briefly explores one of the difficulties we have in appreciating Spiritual Gifts, which is the lack of biblical definitions. The manifestations of the Holy Spirit are listed in 1 Corinthians 12, but nowhere described. It is important for us to understand what the Spiritual Gifts are, because:

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