Living in God’s holy presence : the priesthood (Lev. 8-9)

Publié le 28 février 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

Have you ever tried to read the whole Bible? You started with the book of Genesis (Noah’s Ark, The Tower of Babel, Joseph), then, Exodus, nice, and then, the next book, Leviticus… and that’s where you  stopped! This book is weird! Or if you follow a reading plan that makes you read the Bible in one year (which I strongly advise!), you would  arrive these days (according to the plan I usually follow, on February  21st), in the book of Leviticus… and there you are strongly tempted to  abandon your Bible reading plan!  

But, you must not stop at Leviticus. I was asked some time ago what is your favorite book of the Bible? My favorite book of the Bible is the book I am preaching today.  Leviticus is truly a summit of the Bible. It is a summit of the first 5  books of the Bible (the « Pentateuch »)…

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Living in God’s holy presence : through offerings (Lev. 1-7)

Publié le 20 février 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Vincent Bourrel

Reading: Lev.1:1-9

Introduction
The book of Leviticus was written by Moses a year after the Israelites left Egypt (cf. Ex.40/17 and Nu.1/1). As the people camped at Mount Sinai, Moses was instructed by God. The phrase, « The Lord spoke to Moses » appears 56 times throughout the book. It is therefore the words of God Himself that Moses repeats to the people (cf 27:34: « These are the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses for the people of Israel on Mount Sinai. »)

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Two Destinies (Mat. 7:13-29)

Publié le 13 février 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

We are continuing our study of the teaching of Jesus called the Sermon on the Mount. It is one of the best known passages in the Bible. So many phrases of this message have entered the common language: ‘to each day its own worries’, ‘turn the other cheek’, ‘take the beam out of your own eye’, ‘no one can serve two masters’, ‘let your yes be yes’. Everyone can appreciate them as nuggets of wisdom, good advice for life. But as we will see this morning, the Sermon on the Mount is much more than that. The stakes are much more serious. Let’s listen to the conclusion of the message now: Matthew 7:13-29:

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Christian Relationships (Mat. 7:1-12)

Publié le 6 février 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Vincent Bourrel

Introduction

Jesus’ saying « Do not judge » seems fashionable today. Our society abhors any form of moral judgment, any behavioral assessment. At school we try to replace the grades with colors or a + or a smiley face. The fashion in raising children is to let them do what they want; they decide if they are tired and whether they should go to bed or not, they eat when they want and what they want. Our society wants to be very tolerant, very morally permissive. Seems like the only thing that is immoral and bad about our society is to pass a moral judgment on it.

Why does this idea of ​​not judging find a certain echo in our hearts?…

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