There is a proper delight to be in the house of the Lord. It is all to do with loving the Lord of the house! Our church buildings may be pretty plain yet the joy is there because it is where we meet with others to worship the Lord. Rev David Randall Snr preaches on Psalm 84
If we are to grow in assurance of our salvation, and therefore in our love of God, we need to repeatedly go back to basics and remind ourselves of the fundamental basis on which we have been saved; by grace, through faith.
There is no better demonstration of this than in Jesus' words to the penitent thief on the cross. Rev Paul Gibson preaches on how this passage shows us the sovereign grace of God in salvation and the power of the gospel to save sinners.
You can't watch the news for long without hearing about wars, natural disasters, droughts, starvation; tragedy is never far away. Yet there is one disaster that surpasses all others. In fact, it led to all the others. The historic fall of Adam and even in the garden when they rebelled against God and ate the forbidden fruit.
Listen to Rev. Paul Gibson preach on the monumental significance of this tragic event in history.
Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?
A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.
Q. 14. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.
Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?
A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein thy were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit
You've heard the phrase "born again." What does it mean? Why does it matter?
All people are dead in their trespasses and sins and need to made spritually alive. Everyone who has been brought out of darkness and into the light of the kingdom of God has been born again, i.e. supernaturally raised to spiritual life by the power and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Listen to Rev Paul Gibson preach on how this works out in the lives of believers in faith, love and obedience.
How we live and serve is important. Serving the Lord is a serious matter but there is no greater joy. Even when we may be called to suffer, our unhindered focus must be on pleasing the Lord and passing on His truth to others, untarnished. Stephen MacDonald brings an encouraging word from 2 Timothy Chapter 2.
Genuine Gospel-centred love is a fundamental of the faith and this Christian love is truly central to the life of the church. Listen to Rev Paul Gibson preach on the foundation and source of all true love, the supreme manifestation of God's love as well as the wonderful consequence of that love.
Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? What was life like in the beginning, prior to the fall of humanity in Genesis 3?
Rev Paul Gibson preaches and teaches on Q12 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, explaing that when God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.
We live in a world where there are many counterfeits. Nowhere is that more dangerous than in the context of the church. False teachers are wolves in sheep's clothing whose sole purpose, knowingly or unknowingly, is to distort the truth of Christ in order to lead people away from Jesus Christ himself. How do we recognise who these false teachers are and what should we do about them?
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God…For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”