Minute from a Minister


25
Mar 2018

‘Antinomy’ … what?! The Oxford Dictionary defines antinomy as: “a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.” So, two beliefs or conclusions on their own are reasonable or true, but when you put them together they seem to be contradictory. What’s that got to do with Palm Sunday? Everything. Because in John 12 Jesus comes as “the king of Israel” (v13), but he does not come in pomp and grandeur and with a mighty army; he comes “lowly and riding on a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9, partially......

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18
Mar 2018

I recently heard an interview about a pastor in America who met with a Muslim for dinner. After their meeting, this ‘Christian’ pastor came away believing and sharing that Muslims and Christians believe in the same Jesus. While both Christians and Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet, Muslims don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross, rose again or that he will come back to judge the world. Basically they don’t believe the gospel. This caused me to think, do we know what we believe?......

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11
Mar 2018

I mentioned in last Sunday’s sermon about a bookmark that I made up, not long after I became a Christian. I spoke about how it helped me to put into place those things, reflected in the Scriptures, that one needed to be doing, so that one’s walk with Jesus was faithful. I also commended to you, my vast experience with the available ’clipart’ way back then! Now, some of you have asked me for a copy of it, so here it is. These are the five things that I thought necessary—still do......

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04
Mar 2018

  In John Chapter 11, why was Jesus upset after Lazarus died? You probably think the answer is obvious! However, there’s more to the answer than ‘just’ Jesus grieving his dead friend. In verse 33 it says, “When Jesus therefore saw weeping, and the Jews who came with her, also weeping , He was deeply moved in spirit, and was troubled.” (New American Standard Bible). New Testament (N.T.) scholar Don Carson translates “deeply moved” as “outraged”. Why does Carson translate it as “outraged”? Well, outside the Bible the word used......

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