THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) – THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE AND A SHORT LESSON IN UNBELIEF

THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE The historic Christian Faith has been from the earliest times, in the history of the Church, Trinitarian. While Tertullian was the first to use the term “Trinity” the doctrine did not become defined within the creeds of the Church until the Nicene Creed wasContinue reading “THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) – THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE AND A SHORT LESSON IN UNBELIEF”

THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73

  While the Apostles were unique, that their ministry was singular, they had an authority which every preacher and pastor can learn from.  God sets aside His servants and gives them authority to minister and lead His work.  We should pray for men sent by God who will be endowed with the authority of theContinue reading “THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73”

THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8

While he 8th Psalm is relatively brief, the words are pithy and deep; composed with the one great aim of magnifying the glory of Jehovah. The reach of the poem is great stretching from the eternal throne, the home of the triune God, to the perfection of the universe with its myriads of stars and galaxies,Continue reading “THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8”

THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72

What is the Church?  What is our vision, our purpose.  What are the characteristics of a Church?  In these verses Paul gets to the core, to the heart of Holy Spirit Church Fellowship.  Are we contributing to the body of Christ by living these qualities out in our church lives?  Paul, The Apostle to theContinue reading “THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72”

SERVANTS IN THE KINGDOM; Romans Part 69

If the Church is defined by the Gospel then why should we destroy the work of God over matters that have no relevance to the Gospel? In the Roman Church these issues were meat, drink and holy days. In our day and culture these issues could be personal disputes, political opinions, individual differences over mattersContinue reading “SERVANTS IN THE KINGDOM; Romans Part 69”

Christian Morality; Romans Part 66

How can I live the Christian life?  How should I live?   Are there rules I should follow?  What is the Christian Moral code? The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (h) The Moral Code Romans 13:8-10  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  ForContinue reading “Christian Morality; Romans Part 66”

THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6

Ever feel alone, unloved, betrayed, lonely, frightened?  Ever suffer in the body and soul?  Ever sorrow and grieve?  In this Psalm, through prayer, the subconscious knowledge that God was real and present, suddenly took root and brought David to a sense of peace in the midst of pain. Psalm 6  O Lord, rebuke me notContinue reading “THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6”