In this message I focussed on how the final words of Jacob to his son Judah were remarkably fulfilled hundreds of years later and why this is relevant to us in the 21st century.
I also spoke in the evening of the 1st August at CBC. My evening message was an apologetic argument that unlike how many view Christianity today in the UK, it is actually a reasonable faith. The themes within this message have been brewing within me for many years and are a response to the increasing hostility that Christians experience in UK society and the corresponding crises in confidence that afflicts our churches.
I should point out that the sermons at CBC are simultaneously signed for the deaf – you will need to know this to explain the laughter when I question how the interpreter will handle the word “homology”.
My apologies for the lack of posting in recent weeks – I have been busy preparing two messages for my church, Central Baptist Church for 1st August. The morning message was a follow on from my message on the broad and narrow ways from Jesus’ closing application of the sermon on the mount, entitled Counterfeit Christianity. I took the three themes that Jesus closes with and sought to show how each presents a warning of the danger of being deceived or deceiving ourselves.
I had the privilege of speaking at my church a few weeks ago and chose for my text Acts 26 – Paul before Agrippa, under the title Captivated by Christ.
I sought to paint a picture of the encounter through looking at the three main characters – Agrippa (The Knowledgable King), Festus (The Pragmatic Procurator) and Paul (The Captivated Captive). The sermon is now online here, or you can listen to it by clicking here.