Stephen Sizer is in NZ. He preached this past Sunday at our church, and is doing a seminar called “7 Biblical Responses to Popular Zionist Assumptions” tomorrow night. It’s been good revisiting the whole Zionism issue again, and refreshing my understanding of the issue. The Zionists are concerned to demonstrate that God will not ‘forget… Continue reading a different zion(ism)
My first narrative sermon – based (loosely, but hopefully faithfully!) on Luke 6:1-11.
No, not the recent U.S. election… rather the biblical doctrine of election. (This will be a quick one)
A friend and I was checking out the various ministry booths at a Christian music festival this past weekend. We encountered two ministries that were very similar. Both of them were what you could call ‘pro-Israel’ ministries. Now, I don’t think we should be ‘anti’ Israel, but I do think their understanding of the covenant(s)… Continue reading covenental confusion
What does Jesus ‘mean’ to you? Most responses would not be too likely to stray too far from the very familiar bible verse, John 3:16. We don’t often recognise Jesus as being much more than someone who died for ‘me.’ To be absolutely certain, Jesus most assuredly did die for ‘me‘, but I think it… Continue reading jesus means this much