The Semper Reformata Podcast
Monday PrayerCast 27th June 2022
Monday PrayerCast 27th June 2022Our weekly 'News Awareness' episode, where we encourage Christians to wake up to what's happening around them, and so pray intelligently for the world. This week the programme covers,The pope, Big karma, and is the Vaccine the Light of the World?Trans-Athletes banned from women’s competitions.Sex education in Scotland and a serious assault in a primary school.Common sense in DundalkRoe V WadeCheck out ALL these stories at their source, by clicking this link to the podcast notes:www.Semper-Reformata.com/
Acts-In-Replay: Why is Christianity HATED?
Why Do Some People Hate Christians so Much? John 15:17-19 Acts 22:22Paul’s accusers have so far been silent, but as his testimony continues, what he says utterly enrages the Jews and they want him dead. 22:22 Why did they hate Paul so much? And, why has it been that from that time to this, there are people who hate Christians and Christ so much? Read the NOTES HERE.
Don’t Worry, History is Not Out of Control!
Don’t Worry, History is Not Out ofControl.Revelation chapter four and five is a glimpse into heaven, right into the very throne-room of God. It’s not sometime away out in the future, it is something that is happening in this age, right now, in glory. We’re going to look at chapter 5, in three lessons, and as we progress, we will learn something about the relationship between our praise, here on earth, and the praise of the heavenly hosts, around the throne of God.In this sermon, recorded live at Ballymacashon Church on Lord's Day 19th June 2022, we see:-A Scroll, in the right hand of God - a scroll which no man can open - it's the plan of God - our history and destiny, - and what awful consequences if it cannot ever be unveiled...A Lion, the Lion of Judah, the mighty conqueror, who is the only One able to open the scroll. But HOW will be open it?A Lamb, the Lamb of Calvary, slain, who fulfils God's eternal plan of redemption in His death for sinners at the cross. This Lamb who died is STANDING, - He LIVES, and he SEES right into our souls, our hearts - he knows us perfectly.READ THE NOTES HERE and leave comments.
Catechism Class: LD21B Q54 Holy Catholic Church 2
Catechism Class: LD21B Q54 Holy Catholic Church 2Our catechist asks, in Q.54 What do you believe concerning the holy catholic Christian church? The answer we must give is, I believe that the Son of God, out of the whole human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, defends, and preserves for himself, by his Spirit and Word, in the unity of the true faith, a church chosen to everlasting life. And I believe that I am and forever shall remain a living member of it.The answer to the catechism question is divided into two parts, Christ’s relationship to his church, and then, - my personal involvement and part in that church. In this lesson, let’s begin the first part of that answer, and see how the Lord Jesus is drawing his church to himself, - how he is BUILDING his church.Read the NOTES HERE.
Monday PrayerCast: June 20, 2022
AMonday PrayerCast: June 20, 2022Our regular Monday News Review, from a Christian perspective. This weeK:Where has all the PPE gone?Soaring fuel prices.British honours system dragged into the gutter.Brandon Lewis MP and abortion over the phone.After death - the compost heap?Read the notes for all these stories HERE and click the links to follow up the sources, before the 'Fact-Checkers' catch on!AND... You can comment on any of these stories by clicking the link to the podcast website
Acts-In-Replay: Bob Lectures Baptists on Baptism!
Acts-In-Replay: Bob Lectures Baptists on Baptism!The cheek! In this short extract from a sermon preached at Templepatrick Reformed Church, Bob risks his life, by quoting the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith to confessional baptists! (And the baptists said "AMEN!"What is baptism REALLY about?Listen to the WHOLE SERMON here,Read the STUDY GUIDE here.
Catechism Class. LD21A Q54 - The Holy Catholic Church #1
Catechism Class. Lord’s Day 21A Q54 - The Holy Catholic Church #1With the help of the Heidelberg Catechism, we are still examining that third section of the Apostle’s Creed, which helps us to understand who the Holy Spirit is, and what his work is. Our catechist has taught us about the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and he goes on, with the Creed to expand on the creed’s statement about the Holy Catholic Church. He asks, in Q.54 What do you believe concerning the holy catholic Christian church? The answer we must give is, I believe that the Son of God, out of the whole human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, defends, and preserves for himself, by his Spirit and Word, in the unity of the true faith, a church chosen to everlasting life. And I believe that I am and forever shall remain a living member of it.There’s a lot in that question and answer, so we start in this episode, by examining the question itself… “The Holy Catholic Church.”Our FEATURED BOOK FOR LORD'S DAY 21 IS "The Beauty and Glory of Christ's Bride" by Joel Beeke. Order it by clicking this link.Psalm 45:10-1710 O daughter, listen and give ear to me;Forget your people and your father’s house.11 See how your beauty has enthralled the king;Give honour to your lord and royal spouse.12 People from Tyre will come with gifts to you,And wealthy folk your favour will pursue.13 All glorious is the princess in the court;Her bridal gown with finest gold is wrought.14 She comes before the king in broidered robes;To you the maidens in her train are brought.15 With joy and gladness they are ushered in;They come into the palace of the king.16 Your sons will occupy your fathers’ place,And you will make them princes in the land.17 Through all the generations still to comeI will ensure your memory will stand;And therefore all the nations of the earthFor evermore will celebrate your worth.(Psalm content thanks to www.ThePsalmsSung.org)Read the NOTES HERE
Monday PrayerCast, June 13th, 2022
It's the Royal Jubilee Special! Hurrah!!!In this episode we look back at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and Bob the Curmudgeon explains why it all passed him by, includingMalthusian Gaia Worship - the new national religionIs the Queen a COVENANT BREAKER?Are we being conned with Bread and Circuses, while the government fleece us, and drop us further into wickedness?That's probably enough for one episode!Find the NOTES HERE.
Acts-In-Replay: The Same, Only Different. Acts 22:1-12
The Same, Only Different.Text: Acts 22:1-12God has intervenedand prevented Paul from destroying his witness, by allowing a lynch-mob of Jews to grab him and drag him out of the temple and begin the process of literally beating him to death. He was arrested by the Romans and surprised that Paul was a well spoken educated man, speaking in Greek, the Roman commander gave permission, for Paul to speak.So now Paul begins his defence of the faith, before the Jews of Jerusalem.READ THE NOTES HERE