The Four Woes of Israel

Preacher: Rev. Neil McDonald Date: 10 October 2010 Readings: Psalm 19:1-14, Amos 5:18-6:14 Israel expected that God’s coming would be glorious, but instead He would come in judgement. Israel rested on the Temple, the forms and privilages of being God’s people. They used God’s blessings for themselves and did not care about God, His glory orContinue reading “The Four Woes of Israel”

A Lamenting Call to Repentance

Preacher: Rev. Neil McDonald Date: 3 October 2010 Readings: Psalm 18:37-50, Amos 5:1-17 God continually calls people to return to Him. Amos called Israel to hear God’s word (5:1, 3, 4, 16, 17), to seek God (5:4-6) and to seek the good (5:7-15). As well as knowing the letter of God’s word, we must seekContinue reading “A Lamenting Call to Repentance”

What is Grace?

Preacher: Rev. Neil McDonald Date: 29 September 2010 Readings: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 What is Grace? The mnemonic God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense goes some way to describing it. Often the church appears to be about morally good actions. However, Jesus’ life, death and resurrection have made a way for us to be reconciled to God. This is the church’sContinue reading “What is Grace?”

Religious Hypocrites To Be Deported

Preacher: Rev. Neil McDonald Date: 26 September 2010 Readings: Psalm 18:20-36, Amos 3:1-4:13 Amos’ message came from God. He told the women of Israel that their search for luxury was misplaced. They would be lead out of the country with hooks in their noses. The worship at Bethel and Gilgal set up in opposition toContinue reading “Religious Hypocrites To Be Deported”