Finding The Missing Peace

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Last Days

Over 30 years ago a young couple and their family had a little time free, before going to Brazil as missionaries, to help me in Cornwall do some personal evangelism. We went to a popular beach at Bude and positioned ourselves in the car park and gave gospel leaflets to people passing by. One holiday maker saw us and approached us saying, “Are we in the last days then?” to which I replied “It depends which last days you are thinking about”. He engaged in conversation with us and told us that for the past five years he had been associating with Jehovah Witnesses in Derbyshire. We spoke about the Bible and the Person of Christ. He surprised us by saying, “I am fast coming to the realization that the Jehovah of the Old Testament in the Jesus of the New”. I replied “That’s great! You are half way there”. What did I mean by that? He had come to understand that Jesus is not only the Son of God but also God the Son. What he needed to do was to acknowledge that he was a sinner for whom Christ died and to ask His forgiveness and receive Him as his Lord and Saviour. How lovely it would be if he went all the way!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Does It Matter Who Jesus Is?

Is Jesus Christ the Son of God? 

Why are Christians are so convinced that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and why is it deemed to be so important? It’s an excellent question! Christian belief is laid on a very solid foundation. First of all we believe that God has revealed information, to the prophets who wrote the Bible, to point us in the right direction. Our beliefs are not just based on human research or discovery. 

In other areas of life when we want to learn about something outside of our sphere of experience we seek information from a trustworthy source. So if you are researching space travel for the first time you would go to NASA or some other space agency to ask them questions. It is wise practice to go a reliable source. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Headship in the Church - 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Suggested Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

As was stated in the introductory article to this series there are seven mentions of the truth of 'Headship" in the New Testament - 1 in 1st Corinthians, 3 in Ephesians and 3 in Colossians. We are going to look at each mention in that order.

Christ and Headship defined – 1 Corinthians 11:3

The teaching about Christ as ‘Head’ is first brought to the attention of believers in Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians. The term 'Headship' describes an orderly structure that God has designed for the good of home life and church life. It should be the norm in all of society but sadly it isn’t – thus society is often in chaos and disarray. The reason - 'Headship' was lost at ‘the fall’, when Adam sinned.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Introduction to the subject of Headship

Christ the Head

Most of us understand the term, ‘The Head’. If we were at school we would use it to describe the most senior person in the school. In large businesses it is used to describe the “chief executive” or “chairman” of the organization. If we say someone is “heading up” something we would usually understand that this means that they are leading and directing and ultimately responsible for the way things are done.

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