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 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”

PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71

Paul advances the cause of Christ’s kingdom to a broken divided world by being optimistic, a biblical optimism based on the ancient promises. Christ is the only answer for our world and our nations, let us give ourselves to his cause! Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (a) Paul’s People Romans 15:8-12 Now I say thatContinue reading “PEACE FOR A FRACTURED WORLD; Romans Part 71”

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”

THE BREVITY OF TIME; Romans Part 67

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (i) The Brevity of Time Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out ofContinue reading “THE BREVITY OF TIME; Romans Part 67”

THE VIRGIN MARY’S SONG OF PRAISE

Luke 1:46-55 – The Magnificat Mary’s head was in a spin. Gabriel had told her she would would give birth to a baby; that boy would be the Son of God. Overwhelmed by the enormity of what was happening to her body Mary was full of foreboding and fear. What would Joseph say? Would he believeContinue reading “THE VIRGIN MARY’S SONG OF PRAISE”

THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD

Great is the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh …God with us – Emmanuel – …unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh” This evening we are studying the theology underlying the event that we focus upon at this Christmas SeasonContinue reading “THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD”