This is something I rarely do on this blog – reviewing sermons. However, I thought it is only reasonable and important that I highlight a few concerns and observations regarding the current sermon series at Mavuno Church – The Sex Files: Living in an R-Rated World. One reason for choosing to do this publicly is that Mavuno Church does an excellent job at publicizing its events and sermons. The church is also one of the few that I know of which encourages its members to tweet the sermon bits and bytes during the service, as the preacher is speaking.
I couldn’t think of a simple and short way to summarize what I intend to achieve by writing this post. Continue reading “The Sex Files”: My Ramblings about Mavuno’s Current Series [Part 1]
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” [Philippians 2:3-4]
I’ve been thinking about Jesus as the embodiment, the example and the power behind true friendship. I’ve been thinking about the kind of friend that Jesus was to those around Him. The kind of friend that Jesus continues to be towards us today. The kind of friend that Jesus calls and urges us to be. I believe that a great part of being Christ-like is to be the friend that Christ was towards those around Him. The following are just a few aspects of friendship that I’ve gleaned from my personal study on Jesus as a friend. Jesus was: Continue reading The Friend We Have in Jesus