Sunday, June 26, 2011

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Jim Stevenson; pictured with his wife, Kristen, and his cute children. It is always a pleasure to have the whole family visit our congregation.
Mr Stevenson's message was based on 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, and other passages:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
 The above passage was written by the Apostle Paul to comfort believers who have had loved ones pass away. Mr Stevenson touched on various subjects, including the rapture, the return of Christ, the anti-christ, the tribulation, and the 1000-year reign of Christ. Pray that people would have an attitude of a love for the Truth; otherwise they will be lost for eternity because of strong delusions and lies.  Mr Stevenson's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

John 4

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Modrzejewski. His message was based on John 4: 43-54 (the healing of the nobleman's son):
 43Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. 44For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.
 45Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
 46So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
 47When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
 48Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
 49The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
 50Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
 52Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
 53So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
 54This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee
The above passage teaches us some lessons, including the following 
 The above passage has many lessons to teach us, including the following

  • money and power cannot solve our problems
  • faith takes Jesus at His word
  • the Nobleman's confident faith progressed to a contagious faith (his whole house also believed)
  • the Lord Jesus has power over distance
Mr Modrzejewski encourages all believers to rely and trust on the Lord Jesus over the little matters of life. Let's take Jesus at His word. Mr Modrzejewski's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

John 2: 1-11

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Modrzejewski.  His message was based on John 2:1-11--

 1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
 5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
 6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
 7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
 8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
 9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
 10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
 11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
The passage teaches us about submission, the emptiness of our lives without Christ, and God's knowledge of our pains and problems even before we are aware of them.  And God's answer to our problems is always better than we can even ask or think!
Mr Modrzejewski's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Bob & Sherin with daughter Riya
We welcome Bob's sister, Irene, who is visiting from India