Archives for 5.11.08

decision decision

I mentioned my recent visit to the BG Library and picking up Decision magazine while there. One item of note is the author of one of the articles. Check out the byline on an article entitled “The Starting Point for Change“. I think Bob Bixby will be disappointed again. But he shouldn’t be surprised. It’s what new-evangelicals do.


5.11.08 gbcvic sermons

We begin our summer ministry with almost all of our family home! What a blessing to see four of our five in our pews! God bless our oldest, serving on the foreign field (i.e., the USA!!).

Now for today’s summaries:

The Sinfulness of Sin (Rm 1.18-3.20)

Our message is a preview of the whole section of Romans where Paul proves that all men are sinners without exception. First, Paul shows the downward spiral of sin, then proves that the moral man and the religious man are not immune from sin’s pervasive influence and condemnation. He argues that the Jews are privileged, but still sinners. He shows how the Scriptures indict every man. There is no escape, all are sinners. ‘But now,’ the next section will begin, ‘but now there is righteousness from God without law.’ As William Newell said, Paul’s indictment of sinners is not one of eternal damnation but one of at-the-present-moment under condemnation. There is hope, if the sinner will but now repent and believe.

The Nature of Angels (1)

In which we begin to discuss the nature of angels as persons and as spirit beings.

The Priest’s Part (1) (Lev 6.8-7.10)

We look at a repetition of the sacrificial system, this time from the perspective of the priests. From this revelation we see the responsibility of the priests for maintaining the perpetuity, the holiness and detailed ritual of the Levitical system. New Testament worship can no less be concerned about reverence, holiness, and pleasing God.