Sunday, August 21, 2011

Romans 5

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Jack Fish of Emmaus Bible College. His message was based on Romans 5:1-11 

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
 2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
 3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
 4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
 5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
 6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
 9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
 10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
 11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Summary: The certainty and security of our salvation in Christ is proved by the love of God for us --- expressed through the cross of Christ, while we were yet weak (v 6), ungodly (v 6), sinners (v 8), and enemies (v 10). Mr Fish's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr GV Mathai. Through  India Evangelical Missions he has ministered to needy children, reached-out to local communities, equipped young men and women through IEM Bible College, and cared for physical needs.
The answer to India's need for their many, many gods/goddesses is One -- Jesus Christ--- who Himself has said "I am the way, the truth, and the life".  The Lord Jesus Christ  invites ALL to come unto Him:
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel --Ephesians 3:6

Riya ♥