A Godly Father and Rebellious Sons: Father’s Day; May 2017

Central Baptist Church, Georgetown, Guyana

Today is Fathers’ Day. The passage that was read earlier, Luke 15: 11-32, is widely known. It is titled the”Parable of the Prodigal Son” in several modern versions of the Bible. Some preachers have pluralized the word son, so that the title becomes the “Parable of the Prodigal Sons”. This is probably one of the best known and most loved parables that Jesus taught. It gives rise to the question: Why are we focusing on sons on Father’s Day? The answer is simple. Sons have fathers. Our focus today is on the godly father portrayed by Jesus in this parable. Indeed, much of what Jesus taught in this parable is about the father. Whether we focus on sons or the father is a matter of perspective and interest.

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The Three Different Crowds of Holy Week

On Palm Sunday; at Pilate’s Palace; and at the Cross

Sunday March 25, 2018 — Mount View Baptist Church

On the Christian Calendar Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the week that is now called Holy Week or Passion Week. This is the week in which Jesus the Christ was crucified and buried. It begins with Palm Sunday, marking the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The palms in church today, and the march through the community before the service, celebrate and commemorate the joy of that first Palm Sunday. On Good Friday we will remember and recall Jesus’s crucifixion. The mood and the memory will be entirely different. Next Sunday, Easter Sunday, we will rejoice in the glorious resurrection of Jesus, the risen and living Lord.

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COUNSELLING A LONG PERSONAL CONVERSATION

JESUS AND THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CENTER, NASSAU

Congratulations to the Christian Counselling Center, sponsored by the Calvary Bible Church, for twenty-eight (28) years of helping ‘hurting’ people on the islands of New Providence and Abaco. The Christian Counselling Center is an exemplary model of Christian witness. A non-denominational, local church enabled, fee-paying, nonprofit that does not turn away anyone who is not able to pay yet remains financially viable year after year because of contributions of the concerned. Continue reading

DAVID: CHOICES OF THE HEART

It is the choices of the heart, that defines David.

1 Samuels Chapter 13 verse 14 reads: “the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people”. The Good News Translation renders that same verse as follows: “the Lord will find the kind of man he wants and make him ruler of his people”. Acts Chapter 13 verse 22 states “God testifying concerning him: I have found David son of Jesse to be a man after my own heart”. I do not know the Christian man who would not want his testimony to be that he was ‘the kind of man God wants’ or would not deeply desire to share the heart of God. This leads us to the question; in what ways does the life of David clearly demonstrates the heart of God? Before addressing this question directly it is necessary to examine some contextual matters. Continue reading