Monday, November 23, 2015

1 Cor 11:2-16-"Men, Women, the Culture, adn the Gospel"

Yesterday I preached on 1 Cor 11:2-16, which is a very debated passage. Nevertheless, when considered in light of the historical/cultural context of first century Corinth and the literary context of the rest of 1 Corinthians, this passage gives us an excellent example of using the culture to advance the gospel; as such, it is highly relevant for us today. 

You can download the audio and the written sermon from the "sermons" page of the ECLEA website, here:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Life in the mission field

I recently received this email from Obed Magoko, one of ECLEA-Kenya's regional coordinators:

"I visited a lady from my side who lives and works in Garrisa [a town in northeastern Kenya and the site of a massacre of approximately 150 college students by Islamic terrorists a year or so ago].
Pastor Francis Mutemi and I were given some food. We needed to wash our hands.

The water on my left was brought:
It was very blown to the point one would fear using it. They use this water for all household chores. The water is from the tap and is metered. They pay for it.

I had bought my water seen here on my right hand. If it runs out I will be left with no alternative but to close my eyes and use their water. Mission field at times is a challenge." Obed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New sermon on ECLEA website

I have recently been in East Africa so was not able to post anything. Last Sunday I preached at Community Church in Appleton. Here is a brief synopsis:

Sermon title: 1 Cor 10:7-14-"Overcoming the Idols of Our Heart"  
Life is, at it's essence, theological: everyone worships something. That something can either be Jesus Christ or some form of idol. The choices we make reveal who or what we really worship. How to avoid the ever-present danger of idolatry is difficult but doable.

This (both audio and written), along with other sermons, may be downloaded from the "sermons" page of the ECLEA website: