If we knew what was actually happening in truly biblical, Spirit-wrought preaching, we would feel much differently about sermons. We would approach preaching in an entirely different manner. So, what is happening in the sermon? Let me suggest this answer: by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Himself speaks
Pastor Simon and the Jooste family are on holiday, so there will be no livestream this Sunday. Please use a past sermon on this website or that of RC Tshwane, or read a sermon by the Rev. Wes Bredenhof on the.seed.info.
Marathons, mud runs, CrossFit, Yoga, diets, non-GMO and gluten-free foods, Christian financial programmes, anti-vaccination and homeschooling have — each in their own way — taken over the driver’s seat of the lives of so many in the church. While all of these things in and of themselves may be good things and have
Call to worship, invocation and votum: Psalm 99 Song of praise: Psalm 16 (page 16A) Corporate confession of faith: Apostles’ Creed Law: Deuteronomy 5:6-21/Matthew 22:34-40/James 1:19-21 Prayer of confession Assurance of pardon: Romans 5:18-21 Song of thanksgiving: Psalm 24 (page 24B) Prayer of illumination Reading: Genesis 22 Sermon Congregational and
THE Reformed faith includes reference to total inability, unconditional election, the limited efficiency of Christ’s satisfaction, irresistible grace and the perseverance of the saints not as the sum total of the church’s confession, but as elements that can be understood only in the context of a larger body of teaching
THE one thing political science professors (I earned a BA in political science, University of Nebraska, 1984) think they know about John Calvin (1509–64) is that his doctrine of predestination created grave doubts in the hearts and minds of his followers, and they sought to relieve this doubt and demonstrate