on the last Sunday of the old year

I am taking time on New Years Day to catch you up on last Sunday. Somehow, this week we have managed to fill almost every day with activity. Last night was our New Years Eve fellowship, check our Photo Gallery for pictures. Wednesday is our regular prayer meeting night, then Thursday we have our monthly Bible study in a town north of us. Friday my kids and I are going skiing up island. What was I thinking when I scheduled all this?

We did have some new visitors last night at the New Years Eve fellowship. I preached the gospel in our short service last night, so we pray the Word will bear fruit.

On Sunday, I preached the morning message and had my oldest son, Duncan, home for the holidays to preach the other two. If you take the time to listen to his Bible study lesson and compare it with his notes, you may see that he didn’t finish. He did run into our time schedule (not overly time conscious, but…). I went to the back of the room and drew his attention to my watch. He was pretty smooth as he wrapped it all up, I thought.

Anyway, Duncan is working on his M.Div. at Bob Jones University. He has grown in his preaching ability tremendously. I am kind of partial to him, but I think if you listen, you will see that he is well trained and tries to be a careful expositor.

Now for the summaries…

Not Where Christ was Named (Rm 15.20-21)

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Concluding our Christmas series, Christ and the Nations, this message provides the direction for us about the mission of Christ. The nations were God’s idea, to motivate men to depend on God. The Lord Jesus came as a light to the nations, and his attraction to the nations is his incomparable compassion and goodness. Now what is left for us who believe? Go where Christ is not named. Go with the gospel. Go with the mission as your driving motivation.

Interpreting Biblical Narratives (Jdg 17 – Duncan Johnson)

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Duncan wanted to tie in with my Bible study lessons on Inspiration and Inerrancy, so he did a bit on hermeneutics, or the interpretation of Scripture. Specifically he guides our people through the interpretation of Jdg 17, the story of idolatry in Israel early in the Judges period. Duncan left me wishing for more in this one.

Obedience Under Pressure (Dan 1 – Duncan Johnson)

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Daniel faced the pressure of the greatest empire in history when snatched from his Judean home to dwell in Babylon. Instead of caving with the majority, Daniel was willing to stand alone, willing to die, if need be, to maintain loyalty to God. Daniel was a man after a fundamentalist’s heart. May we have more like him!

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I hope you enjoy our messages from this Sunday. We will be getting back to Romans very soon.

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Comments

  1. Thanks for the encouragement, dad-in-law! We miss you all.