QUESTION: Prayers for Rain

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to pray for rain during a drought, by people outside the church. People assume that I have God’s ear. But shouldn’t those people pray too? And, more importantly, shouldn’t they first need to repent and turn back...

DEVOTION: Teaching the Gospel

Acts 20:7-12 There are morning people and there are night people. Some work best first thing, and others work best at night. We’re all different, and our body clocks work in different ways. Personally, I’m better in the morning (although not too early). But as a...

SERMON: Choosing Leaders

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 A. INTRODUCTION From time to time we all get involved in the selection of leaders. Not only for the different organizations to which we belong, but in respect to the people we want to represent us at the local council, in parliament, etc., etc. And...

SERMON: Separating Fact from Fiction

2 Peter 1:16-21 A. INTRODUCTION 1. False Claims in General These days we are bombarded with people wanting to sell us things. There are door to door salesman (although they seem to becoming less often). There are telephone callers (although they are probably mainly...

SERMON: The Taming of the Tongue

James 3:1-12 A. INTRODUCTION I am constantly amazed at the stories that I hear. So much so that I wonder where some of them come from. I’ve heard stories of people which were apparently true, but were told to someone in confidence. I’ve heard stories which were only...