Find out who said: “Youth today love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, no respect for older people, and talk nonsense when they should work. Young people do not stand up any longer when adults enter the room. They contradict their parents, talk too much in company, guzzle their food, lay their legs on the table, and tyrannize their elders.” And when they said it! You might be in for a surprise.
In 1924 Eric Liddell, the flying Scotsman, was set to win Olympic gold in the 100m, but he refused to run because the heats were being run on a Sunday. He was a Christian and for him Sunday was the Lord's Day - a day of rest and worship. Was he right to refuse to run? What does it mean to "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy"? Does this still apply to Christians?
Do the 10 commandments still apply today? What other gods are we tempted to worship? Have a listen to this morning's sermon at the link above. You can read the 10 commandments in Exodus 20 and Jesus' summary of the law in Mark 12:28-34.
It was great to have the school service this morning. The children did the readings, prayers (including some in Polish!), a song and a drama based on Luke 15. You can listen to the two part sermon below and read Luke 15 here.
Why did God rescue his people from Egypt? Why does He still rescue people today? Here's the all-age sermon from this morning. You can read Exodus 19:1-6 here, and here's the sheet that is referred to:
Do you ever grumble?! It's so easy to do, and in our passage today we see how God's people did fell into the trap time and again and how God graciously helped them.
"What we suffer may be bitter, but it need not make us bitter."
You can listen to the sermon at the link above and read the passage here.
What or who do you fear? God's people were frightened of Pharaoh, in some ways we can understand, but in other ways it was crazy! You can read Exodus 14-15 here and listen to the sermon recording above.
At the moment some are waiting for their exams to be over, perhaps you can remember what it was like? The nervous anticipation, but once they were over it was the start of the holiday!
God's people had been waiting for 400 years to be rescued, Exodus 12 is the night before the great rescue, what would it feel like? You can read Exodus 12 here and listen to at the link above.
Sometimes, people say "I like to think of God as..." but the truth is we can only know what God is like if he reveals himself to us, and in Exodus 3-4 that's exactly what God did for Moses. Have a listen to see what Moses discovered that is the most important thing for us all. You can read Exodus 3-4 here, and listen to the sermon at the link above.
Does God hear when we pray? What about those times when he seems not to answer? This must have been a question for God's people enslaved in a foreign land, but as we saw on Sunday, God hears, God remembers, God sees and God knows, and even in the silence he is working his purposes out. You can read Exodus 1-2 here and listen to Sunday's sermon at the link below:
North Korea have the capability to fire nuclear weapons and yet most of the country don't have enough to eat. What does it mean to be deluded, in denial? How can a church or a Christian be in a delusion? Listen to Bishop Ferran's sermon from Drung this morning at the link above, and you can read 1 John 1-2:6 here.