The second chapter of this gospel opened and explored, noting how Jesus presents Himself to three different categories of people. The simple folk he came to save, the Jewish religious leadership and the hungry wolves of Jerusalem.
The building of the first church required the calling of a group of men from a variety of different backgrounds, including one that would become the betrayer of all mankind. Dealt with in greater detail in the other Gospels, nevertheless the order and calling of the disciples here gives profound insight into the way of Jesus, the Son of God.
The herald of a coming king, an itinerant preacher with a successful wilderness ministry, the cousin of Jesus, first to recognise him as a child still in the womb. The noise that always proceeds a move of God in this case, and fittingly, was a walking and talking one.
Moved to preach from the Gospel of John. Not moved to check the camera's available memory, so this is an abridged retake of the original's message, now lost to antiquity and the snippets heard by various passers by. All praise, glory and honour to the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.
A follow on from the previous week's declaration that the Book Of Revelation's letters to the seven churches refer to seven apostate churches born out of the social and cultural upheaval of post industrial, and post printing press, ages.
No one knows the date or the time of Christ's Second Coming. Yet there are pointers to the end times in the Bible. The Book Of Revelation talks about letters sent to seven apostate churches at the end of times. This sermon discusses the seven churches of America that fit their descriptors.
No flash title. A pre Resurrection Day sermon on the Good News about Jesus Christ.
A lesson and reminder from the Apostle Paul as he rejoiced in chains, and a continuing tirade against those who promote and receive of 'run and hide' philosophy. If it comes from God, great, if it comes from men, hide in scripture, not trembling in your cots like babes.
It would seem many leaders are rushing to cover themselves and convince their flocks that the standpoint of total conformity and total division is the right one. What's worse, is that they are cherry picking scripture to do this. Where last week was woe unto those acting out of greed and selfishness, this week shares the message of woe to those who would act out of cowardice.
Probably not the most popular message about Covid 19 and the Christian faith. Whilst the Church of Carpe Crucis does not preach recklessness or carelessness, it will not kowtow to fear, in Jesus's name.
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.