Weekly Teachings by Erik Momsen
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House Built On ....
A house is a good metaphor for your personal life, your family, business, city and nation. What happens in personal life often translates to public life and public life presses in on our person.
All over the world lives are crumbling and crashing down. People just don't know how to live. They do not know the way to keep their house standing.
There are at least five great pillars of keeping the house of your life and church standing.
(Date Added: 2013-06-17)
Fear of His Presence
Our Lord Jesus promised us that in this life we would have trouble. Much of that trouble is of our own making, but some are given great burdens by the world and the evil one. The Bible itself is a book of great trouble. The forced eviction of Adam and Eve from Eden and the murder of their one son by the other. All this happens by the fourth chapter of the Bible.
(Date Added: 2013-06-12)
We devoted a month a while back to the cells or "gatherings" of our church. I use the word gathering because there are many different types of groups. Cells are one kind of gathering but what we are interested in is the words of Jesus saying:
"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20
Every time two or more believers come together with Jesus as focus something powerful happens. The problem is we often gather and forget to invite or expect Him to be present.
(Date Added: 2013-06-05)
Building a Great Church
I believe in the church. Even as you hear me say this some might find it strange. We believe in God and the many things He has taught us, but many Christians do not believe or have a high regard for the church. Perhaps this is because the visible church makes lots of mistakes, is a very poor reflection of what Jesus will still do with her, and because the enemy has attacked her relentlessly for thousands of years.
(Date Added: 2013-05-30)
I Oh, I Oh It’s Off To Work I Go
We cannot live without it. The Bible says we must not be allowed to eat if we do not do it (2Thessalonians 3:10). We train and study for it but when we get it, it turns to a burden. It always seems better to mow the grass in the other field. For many, work is a four letter word. God did not intend it so.
(Date Added: 2013-05-23)
Love is not an easy thing
The word gets used millions of time, daily, around the world but we do not understand it. Modern culture depicts love in a idealized form associated with pleasant feelings. The Greeks used at least four words to describe love namely agápe, éros, philía, and storgē. Love is the highest command, value and gift in the Christian Faith and we need to focus and understand it.
(Date Added: 2013-05-14)
We have forgotten or never been taught that Jahweh is the mighty deliverer. When we speak of deliverance we foolishly focus on the problem to be delivered from or even the evil one from who we are to be delivered. I want us to in-bed in our minds and hearts that He is the deliverer.
(Date Added: 2013-04-21)
Faith - do you have any?
All falls apart when things get tough. While all is sunny and roses we are full of hallelujah's but when trouble comes we grumble blame accuse and become brats. You are not alone. This is how Israel constantly behaved. That is not faith. I am very aware that the middle class church is in desperate need of real faith. Our faith lies in our own ability and in the “strength of our horses”. Real faith is a determined knowledge that God is able.
(Date Added: 2013-04-14)
Why the Suffering?
Possibly the greatest attacks against faith in God comes from the question "Why is there so much suffering in the world?" The question has so much urgency and emotion behind it that we recoil from it. It is also a question that is so complex that no answer to date is complete. The book of Job was written to address the relationship between God, pain and people.
(Date Added: 2013-04-09)
The human race is becoming a spectator sport. Every day more and more people watch, and fewer and fewer do. Every one watches rugby while in the last ten years I have only met one person who actually plays the sport. The same goes for the Olympic games and the World Cup of soccer. Millions around the world are exhausted from all those late nights goggling the box. I don’t know any track and field athletes and don’t even know where to find a soccer club for my children.
(Date Added: 2013-04-03)
Spiritual Authority (2)
A life in the Christian faith is very similar to a life outside the faith. We face trials and testing, temptations and tortures as non-believers do, but we are not helpless and hopeless. We have a saviour who helps and will help us overcome the greatest trial of all, death.
(Date Added: 2013-03-26)
Hinders & Entangles
This nation is hindered and entangled because so many believers are. The world is marveling at what is happening in China economically but it is based in the spiritual world.
I am reading the the account of a North Korean Christian who says, “I love China because I met Jesus there”. I wonder if he would have said the same thing of South Africa if he was a refugee here?
(Date Added: 2013-03-11)
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