Weekly Teachings by Erik Momsen
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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)
Can a person change and how is it possible? What does it look like and does it last?
I have just witnessed the wonderful testimony of Adriaan Vlok, the former minister of Safety and Security. It is not an exaggeration to say the man was born again. He does not go around waving his hands in the air and saying hallelujah or talking in strange languages but heaven has made its eternal mark of love on his heart. The word does say that you will know them by their love and it is evident. (1John 4:7)
The world longs for change, individuals for themselves and those close to themselves. We try medication, counseling and even the surgeon's knife but there is a more proven way.
(Date Added: 2013-03-04)
Read by all Men
This question haunts me. “Why does the good news struggle to break into people's heart? Why do people not want to follow the Lord of Love? Why do they not believe that God is Good and that He loves them?”
I believe the largest part of the answer is that God's messengers, the present believers, have failed on the primary issue. We get angry that people do not believe and behave and we have the completely wrong game plan. IF the greatest gift is “Love” then why is it so absent in the body of Christ?
(Date Added: 2013-02-24)
The first purpose and resource of man is to worship the Lord. The non-believer might have an advantage on the believer at this point because believers immediately think of music and ceremony. The unbeliever probably thinks about kneeling before God and surrendering in fear.
(Date Added: 2013-02-19)
Time Out - I Need a Rest
Approaching my fortieth birthday some years ago, I found myself valuing time more than any other commodities. I am more jealous of my time than my 'things'. The value we ascribe to time and our struggle with it is seen in our language. "If only I had the time - I'll try and find the time - I'm short of time - I don't know where the time goes - I don't get the time to think - there's never enough time - is that the time already? - time flies - could you fit in the time - time waits for no man - you really must pop around some time."
(Date Added: 2013-02-13)
Many are Called but ...
Matthew 22:1-14 is the Love story of Jesus and his church. Because of this love, we should be more respectful of the church - it is His bride. It would be very rude to make derogatory comments about a bride before her groom.
(Date Added: 2013-02-05)
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