Danny is sometimes asked to preach at St Andrew’s Baptist Church and recently he gave a sermon entitled ‘Three Quick Lessons from King David’.
Although David was God’s anointed King over the Israelites, his reign took quite some time to come to fruition. However, when he was finally recognised as King over a united Israel, his passion and zeal for the Lord were on display in subtle (and not so subtle!) ways. From 2 Samual 5:17 – 6:23 there are three intriguing incidents in quick succession that have timeless application, despite being challenging reading in our culture.
The main points could be given the sub-headings below:
- it is healthy to… Continue reading
We strongly encourage a viewing of the interview below – Ben Shapiro interviews John MacArthur and covers a number of subjects including:
- Faith v politics
- Morality and relativism
- Biblical authority
- Church history
- The difference between Christianity and Judaism
- Replacement theology
- The identity of Jesus Christ
The most impressive feature of this interview is the clarity and compassion with which MacArthur articulates his perspective as a believer on such wide-ranging issues. Whatever your belief system, this will make stimulating viewing and we warmly recommend it…
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the… Continue reading
This week, Argentina were due to play their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel in Jerusalem. However, as the BBC reported, Argentina pulled out of the match after the recent Gaza violence due to the belief that the players “were not willing to play the game”. The reference to violence relates to recent clashes on the Israeli border in which 120 Palestinians lost their lives in May. This was a shocking loss of life and the action of the Israeli army does appear to be heavy-handed despite the insistence of the IDF that it was proportional to the threat posed by the protesters. However, analysing the right’s and… Continue reading
Israel is never far away from the news and as the events continue along its border with Gaza news stories are not hard to find. People’s view on Israel are largely influenced by these media reports but even within Christian circles the stance on Israel can vary. This is shown in a recent Guardian article about Israel and end-times – In US evangelical capital, a new progressiveness and differing views on Israel.
There are many Christians who constantly look for events concerning Israel (e.g. the US Embassy move) in hope of them triggering the end-time prophecies. This approach can only lead to disappointment, there have been numerous major events… Continue reading
We are living in incredibly significant times with many key end-time indicators becoming more obvious by the day. By far the most important of these is the increasing escalation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Israel – this is where the most notable action will take place immediately prior to Jesus’ return.
As US President Donald Trump continues to surprise (and bewilder) many since his shock election victory, his decision this week to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal is undoubtedly one of his boldest moves yet. Describing the deal as ‘defective at its core’, Trump has withdrawn from the deal and imposed harsh sanctions… Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since the General Election and this has coincided with a fairly chaotic time in the UK. We are living in times of increased uncertainty with fears on security, safety, Brexit and a government in total disarray – but despite all of this, we remain convinced that God IS in control and is everything ultimately works for His good purposes.
The snap General Election was always a gamble from Teresa May’s perspective, but it backfired massively due to a hopeless campaign with a succession of hapless own-goals. The fact that she still won the election (although through a minority government) is more a testament to the… Continue reading
It’s been a while since we made a comment on topical end-time prophetic events – one of the reasons for this is that events are now so fast-moving, it’s almost impossible to keep up!
One area of Bible prophecy that continues to shape up directly in line with many end-time scenarios is the Middle East. Many prophetic passages (such as Ezekiel 38-39, Zechariah 12-14 and Psalm 83) indicate Israel will one day be left abandoned and exposed by the world whilst fiercely hostile surrounding nations will seize the opportunity for an all-out frenzied attack with the intention of completely wiping them off the face of the earth. These passages… Continue reading