Partners in the Gospel (Phil. 1:11)

Publié le 11 avril 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Vincent Bourrel

I have been thrilled in recent weeks in front of the 6 nations tournament and the performance of the XV of France. They are a really great team. What makes the strength of this team in addition to the technical qualities is its spirit of commitment to each other in the fight, in the conquest. They share the victory and are united in the defeat, they all participate in the efforts, they all push in the same direction. They enjoy playing together and we enjoy watching it.

By faith in Jesus Christ, God enlists us in his team, we no longer live for ourselves but for the one who died and rose for us. The Gospel gives us forgiveness, abundant and eternal life which is the perfect answer to the need of the human heart, which is why it must be announced to everyone. But the Gospel is also a struggle because it calls us to follow a master who conquered our hearts by stooping down, by dying on a cross. The gospel is contrary to our natural way of thinking. He calls us to “look at others as being above ourselves… instead of considering our own interests, also considering those of others”. This is why the gospel also has enemies (3:18).

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Living in God’s Holy Presence: Finally there! (Lev. 26:11-13, John 2:18-22, Rev. 21:3-4, 21:22-22:5)

Publié le 4 avril 2021 dans Traductions

Sermon by Pastor Samuel Niblack

Today, Easter Sunday, we will finish our series in the book of Leviticus. You might be wondering, but what does this have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? On his way to Emmaus, Jesus explained to his two disciples that in the book of Leviticus, Moses spoke of him, of his death and his resurrection. On Easter Sunday, right after the resurrection, Jesus actually studied the book of Leviticus with his disciples.

The Book of Luke says that the two disciples had the pleasure to see Jesus, but what they could draw from their experience, what really warmed their hearts, was to see that the whole Bible speaks of Jesus (Lk 24:32). Not only are the Christian faith and the resurrection supported by the testimony of the apostles (in the New Testament), but also by the richness, the unity, and the beauty of the whole Bible, which is consistent over centuries of history, and which is made clearer in the light of the resurrection.

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