The Semper Reformata Podcast
Where Do Wars Come From?
Where Do Wars Come From?
Where do wars come from? James isn’t asking who starts wars and conflicts, he’s asking WHERE! In a forensic examination of the motives and attitudes and desires of the human heart, James gets right to the very heart of the issue, giving us an insight into the real source of war... He says, (Amp) WHAT LEADS to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?
Let’s see if there are any lessons for us,
Sermon preached at both Ballymacashon and Templepatrick Reformed Church on Remembrance Sunday 2022, recorded at Templepatrick, and used with their permission.
What To Do When You Get Bad News
What To Do When You Get Bad News….Text . Isaiah 37:1-7What do you do when you get bad news? We have a ‘case-study’ in Isaiah 37. Hezekiah has been the recipient of some very bad news indeed. The three civil servants had reported back to King Hezekiah, and their message was the worst possible news, news that no one would ever want to hear. 36:22 What will Hezekiah, the godly King of Israel do now?This sermon was preached at Ballymacashon and Templepatrick Reformed Church, and was recorded at Templepatrick. It is reproduced here with their kind permission.
Catechism Class: LD32Q87-88 The Repentant Life
The Repentant LifeCatechism Class. LD32 Q87-88Read: 1st Corinthians 6:9-11 Q.87 Can those be saved who do not turn to God from their ungrateful and impenitent walk of life? A. By no means. Scripture says that no unchaste person, idolater, adulterer, thief, greedy person, drunkard, slanderer, robber, or the like shall inherit the kingdom of God.The Christian life is a life of repentance. We are forgiven, but we are not yet perfect. That is still to come. The real issue is the difference between how a Christian deals with sin, compared with how an unbeliever deals with it. The Christian will hate his sin, loathe it. It will burn his conscience, it will make him weep, until he comes before the Lord and repents. Read the NOTES HERE.
The Mystery of God's Will
The Mystery of God's Will In this passage we see that God’s will has already been revealed to us, – it is to bring his people, and everything in Creation, together in a new heaven and earth, where Christ is glorified Colossians 1:18Sermon preached at Ballymacashon and Templepatrick Reformed Church. Recorded at TRC and used by kind permission.Read the NOTES HERE