Sermons from April 2004
We examine the renewal experienced by the Western church that gave it strength to cope with imperial interference. We see also that the Eastern Church became aware of differences with the West, which led to a schism resulting in the creation of the Greek
Romans 10:1-13 Paul shows again his true heart for the Jews and his great desire that they should be saved. He opens up for us again the greatness of the Gospel – the impossibility of being saved through the Law and the wonderful provision God has made in Christ. He con
We look at a period in the medieval history of the church that was shaped by the relationship of the church with the state in both East and West.
1 Corinthians 13:12 At present, we know salvation and adoption in our souls only. At the resurrection, we will know them fully, in body and soul. Consequently, we should have no fear of death, but rather welcome it as the entrance into heavenly joys. At the resurrection we
Romans 9:30-33 It is not always those who externally seek to whom God gives salvation, but to those whom He calls. The Jews had been ‘seeking’ God through the Law, thinking that they could make themselves acceptable to God by good works according to the Law and to their
We continue our studies in the medieval history of the church, focusing on how secular rulers began challenging the pope’s authority and the alliance that the pope made with the Frankish rulers to preserve that authority.
Acts 13:13-41 We celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ by reviewing this sermon of the Apostle Paul during his first missionary journey. We see how Christ came in fulfillment of all the promises given to Adam and Eve, to Abraham and to David. We reflect o
We continue our studies in the medieval history of the church, focusing on the missionary gains of the church in northern and western Europe on the one hand, and the threats from Arianism in Spain and Italy and Islam in the East on the other.
Romans 14:7 The benefits that flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification are: * the assurance that we are loved by God, * peace in our consciences, * joy in our hearts from the Holy Spirit, * increase of grace, and * the knowledge that if we are God’s we
Romans 9:25-29 From the beginning God has always had His chosen people. Adam and Eve, Shem, Enosh… Ultimately, God selected Abraham and his grandson Israel to be the fathers of His covenant people, the Jewish nation. The remainder of the Old Testament shows us the ou