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April 22, 2017, 8:29 PM

St. Andrew's congregation celebrates three new confirmands


This Easter Sunday, members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church jointly celebrate the confirmation of three members of Bios Content Mission. Malcolm and Gabrielle who were baptized about nine years ago in this same congregation joined with their grandfather Ishmael Johnson at confirmation. Following pastoral visits and Bible studies in Bios Content after their baptism,  Ishmael came to faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in 2015. He rejoiced and looked forward to joining the congregation in Kingston for worship.  He desire came to fruition. They all reaffirmed their faith in Christ and were received into communion membership of the  Lutheran Church, Bios Content Mission.  We praise God for His faithfulness and great mercy.  Continue to keep them in your prayers as they continue to walk in faith and grow in the knowledge of Christ our Lord.

 




December 22, 2016, 10:59 PM

It's Still Possible

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December 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Behold He Comes

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February 15, 2016, 9:34 AM

The Real Prescription

When people visit a doctor at times of sickness, they get a prescription. Do you ever think of what they get when they visit a pastor or minister of God with their problem? You may say ......counselling, prayers, words of comfort from the Bible. I simply call it biblscription.  This word is not in the dictionary yet. I checked it, and it may be included one day. Who knows? We need to get our biblscription - Bible Scripture filled also and not just a prescription from a medical practitioner, "For man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord" (Deut. 8:3). Moses was right when he reminded the Israelites of the great and awesome way God led them through the wilderness, lest they forget His love for them (Deut. 8:2-4)

Th mysteries of the Word of God are revealed in the Scripture. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us (John 1:14, ESV). In Christ, we have the Incarnated Word of God. In the Scripture, we have seen the spoken and written Word of God. When God tested Abraham in Genesis 22, it is like God gave a Abraham a prescription, Genesis 22:2, which Abraham obeyed, and it attracted God's promise and blessing that will extend to all nations of the earth (Genes 22:15-18). 

In the New Testament when Jesus was tempted by the devil, Jesus tapped into the written Word of God and reminded the tempter what had been written. "It is written" - this is the real prescription. Jesus used the biblscription on the tempter. No authority in heaven and on earth can match the authority of the Word of God. It is eternal and efficacious. The devil repeated his foolish tricks, but Jesus stood on the authority of the Word of God - "Again it is written ," "For it is written (Matthew 4:4,7,10). 

The authority of a physician's prescription is that a patient cannot  change or alter what is written in it between the physician's office and the pharmacist, who has the right to interpret and fill the prescription with options for generic drugs or alternatives. Though we struggle to interpret and apply the Word of God, we have no right to add or take away from the Scripture (Rev. 22:18,19)

In 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, St. Paul appealed to the people of Corinth not to receive the grace of God in vain. Here he qouted what was written in the Old Testament concerning salvation and the restoration of Israel (Isaiah 49:8).  What could be more awesome than the grace of grace that brings salvation? The Gospel of Christ which declares us forgiveness through Christ's sacrificial death on the cross. Not for what He has done, but for us men and for our salvation, He took upon himself our sins and punishment. It pleases His Father to lay them upon His beloved Son, so we may have peace with God and live with Him eternally. Thus through Christ, we are reconciled to our Father in Heaven. He entrusted to us the message of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18,19).  This is the grace of God. Receive it and use it, for it is the "real prescription" for life. 

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June 5, 2014, 8:13 PM

The Power of His Name

God knows our names. He cannot make a mistake when it comes to identification and appropriation of blessings on us. He desires we know Him, and share in His name. It's a great privilege to share in this mystery of His love through His Son, Jesus Christ. A far greater to share in the abundance of this prayer: "And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one." John 17:11.

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