Sermons by Bob Field
Names of God: Jehovah Tsidqenu, The Lord Our Righteousness
This week the words ‘Jehovah Tsidqenu’ cannot be found in any commonly used Bible as they are a transliteration of a Hebrew phrase that is translated as ‘The Lord our Righteousness’ (Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16) in our English language bibles. Righteousness is an attribute of God. God always does what is right, just, proper, and consistent. When we say that God is righteous, we mean that there is no wrong, dishonesty, dissonance or unfairness. God is the perfectly righteous one and God’s righteousness is an everlasting righteousness
Names of God: Jehovah, The Personal God, The I Am
Jehovah (Or Yahweh) is more like a personal revelation. This is the Personality who takes the initiative and reveals himself to us as covenantal, ethical and passionately involved with humanity. In subsequent scriptures, adjectives are often added to this name to disclose aspects of his personhood. (EG. Peace, Provider, Righteous, Just, Shepherd etc).
Advent God’s Hope: Christmas Day
This Sunday – Christmas Day – we light the Jesus Candle – God brings Redemption.
Advent God’s Hope: Shepherd’s Candle
This is the third week of Advent. when we light the Shepherd’s Candle – God brings Joy At this service, we have a special visitor…
Advent God’s Hope: Prophecy Candle
This is the first week of Advent. when we light the Prophecy Candle. Both Jesus first coming and his second are foretold by the prophets. We can look forward with great hope! Our hope does not lie in the circles of this sad earth, but in a God who breaks through with strong arms to comfort and rescue. Advent speaks of the first and second comings of Christ. We remember the Joy, the Hope, the Love and the Peace that…
The Fourth Habit: LEARN
Devote at least one period per week to the study of Christ and his work in the Gospels in order to better acquaint ourselves with who he is and how he ‘fished’ for people
The Second Habit: EAT
We learn how to practice hospitality around the table in order to open doors into the hearts of people, then eventually share the gospel. Eat with three people a week, at least one of whom is not in our church.
New Set of Habits
Mission is a habit! Whereas we often see our faith being exhibited in action, there’s also a strong case to be made for suggesting it can flow in the other direction, too. That is, our actions can shape our faith.