In 2005 I preached a sermon in which I expressed growing concern regarding the growing acceptance of the gay lifestyle as the norm in America. I was told by some not to do that again. I was careful not to accuse any gay individual of a sin worse than the sins that I struggle with and for which I have been forgiven by the grace of God.
The College and Young Adults class will be starting a six-week apologetics study based on Gregory Koukl's book Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions.
Ivor Poobalan is from Sri Lanka where he serves the Lord in the capacity of Principal of the Colombo Theological Seminary (CTS), an evangelical interdenominational seminary, which was founded in 1994.
Starting on May 17, we have begun a 21 day “Trade with God.” We are called as Christians to surrender out lives to the Lord, “to die to self”, this is a non-negotiable part of the faith. The concept of “dying to self” is found throughout the New Testament. It expresses the core of the Christian life, in which we take up our cross and follow Christ. Dying to self is part of being born again; the old self dies and the new self comes to life.
I was reminded of a story I read some time ago about the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the famous Reformer whose preaching brought truth, mercy, and joy to the city of Geneva.