We were so blessed on this advent Sunday by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali here at Guildford Baptist Church Christ. Bishop Michael spoke on "A light for the nations" - Here are some of the notes from the message, may you be Blessed by it: "Isaiah: 35 vs 1-10. Matthew: 11 vs 1-11.
Ransom is a transaction. Redemption is the process of the transaction (ransom). Jesus has ransomed us to get out of what we could not get out of ourselves. We cannot save ourselves, only Jesus can save us.
When the eyes of the blind are open in the Bible it does not only mean physical blindness but spiritual blindness as well. We as Christians should be able to see what's going on around us and don't be deceived that nothing is taking place. We got to make Christ believable again so the eyes of the blind can be opened again.
And our ears have to be open to hear not only physically but also spiritually. Being able to hear does make a difference, when you hear the truth you can't hide from it. Some have become deaf to the things of God because they do not wish to hear they just want to hear all the lies from the enemy through media, music etc...
The ears of the deaf need to be opened. Are you willing to hear?
Being lame because we are stuck, because we are facing the wrong way, whatever it is we don't like to move... Being lame means you can't move, you refuse to make a difference and move. You got to be able to go and do, don't let things of this world keep you stuck.
We got to sing for joy, we got to praise God, we can't be fooled by the deception of music these days. We got to know what we are singing, singing for the Lord.
Isaiah: 61. Luke: 4. Be strong and fear not. God's providence extends to all. Bible believing Christians should be involved in evangelism and social involvement in society and this is what mission is.
Advent is about the coming of Jesus His birth but it is also about the Coming of Jesus again, when He comes for humanity and we can't be blind, deaf or lame to it but ready..."
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