By Rev. Brian Wilkie
Pastor of St. Andrew's Christian Community
Broadcast Notes: (Re-posted from July 25th, 2015)
This program is sponsored by Good News Christian Ministries, 96 Pheasant Run Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 2R5, Canada, (new address). I'm your host today, Brian Wilkie of St. Andrew's Christian Church in Rockland.
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Today I want to speak to you about the theme of scripture. The theme about our lives, is Turning our eyes upon Jesus. In John’s Gospel Jesus speaks, and these are his words as he address’s a group of people who are questioning whether or he really has the authority to do what he is doing. And he says to them,
This is the word of God from John chapter 5. You see the scriptures testify from beginning to end about Jesus. The author and perfector of our faith. He’s the goal of our faith, and the beginning of our faith, our hope and our life. And yet Jesus is able to speak of people who study the scriptures and miss out on its central message. How can that happen? And perhaps even more importantly, how can we ensure these words do not apply to us?
Be sure to worship in a church where the gospel is soundly proclaimed and lived out with compassion, integrity and resolve. Now to conclude our program I would like to have you listen to a song called Where you belong/ Turn your eyes – Newsboys – Not Ashamed 1992
I do pray that the Lord will hold your heart and you would know Jesus personally and profoundly. May the Holy Spirit reside deep within your heart, may the heavenly Father surround you with his constant and abiding and accompanying love.