‘Salt and Light – The Influence of Christians (Mat. 5:13-16)

Publié le 10 janvier 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

We are studying Jesus’ most famous sermon. Matthew organizes his Gospel around 5 great speeches that Jesus gave, 5 books of Moses. Matthew wants to convince his fellow Jews that Jesus gives full meaning and accomplishes everything that Moses announced concerning the Messiah.

This sermon has been called the King’s Manifesto. The charter of the citizen of his kingdom. In these 3 chapters, we find Jesus’ program, the values ​​of Jesus. But “Manifesto of the King” also because it is when his disciples put his words into practice that Jesus manifests himself today.

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The Beatitudes: The personality of the Christian (Mat 5:1-12)

Publié le 3 janvier 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Vincent Bourrel

Introduction

We find the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and in Luke 6 (in a shorter version), this is the message of Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry. Immediately after being baptized and then tempted, he began to preach the good news that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

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Redemption: Rest and Restoration (Ruth 4)

Publié le 27 décembre 2020 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

This chapter offers a happy ending to the story of Ruth and Naomie. It begins with a famine, but ends with a beautiful harvest. It begins with death and sterility, but ends with Ruth who is described as being « worth seven sons », and with the birth of her child. It starts with Naomi filled with bitterness, but at the end, she’s filled with joy and sweetness.

Characterizing the book of Ruth, German writer Goethe called the book “the
loveliest little epic and idyllic story.” What makes this story so beautiful? What turns death into life, and sadness into joy? We all know it takes more than a magic wand, or a snap of fingers, to turn evil into good.

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Behold, the Redeemer (Ruth 3)

Publié le 19 décembre 2020 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Vincent Bourrel

We are in the third chapter in our series in the Book of Ruth. We find ourselves in Bethlehem, a small town 10-15 km south of Jerusalem. Two women (Naomi and her daughter-in-law, Ruth) recently arrived from Moab, a neighboring country where Naomi and her family had sought refuge. Unfortunately Naomi’s husband and 2 sons died there, and she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth her Moabite daughter-in-law. They are both widows and destitute, without children.

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The Providence of God Serves us, Let us Be Servants! (Ruth 2)

Publié le 13 décembre 2020 dans Traductions

Sermon by Aurélien DUPERCHY, apprentice pastor

Some theologians say that the main purpose of the book of Ruth is to expose the providence of God. So it is difficult to study Ruth and miss out on this theme.

Bible reading – Ruth 2

Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” 3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out,

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